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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Audiobook

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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Publisher's Summary

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

This audio edition is the first ever unabridged recording of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

© and (P)2004 FranklinCovey

What the Critics Say

"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is by now one of the best-selling books of all time." (Fortune)

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    "Life Changing Habits"

    A very powerful audiobook. started applying these habits recently and I am seeing results immediately.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-19-16
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    "best books I've ever read....... So far"

    The best books I've ever read....... So far. If more people would practice these habits the less superficial the world would be.

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    Amazon Customer 07-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Intriguing"

    loved it and we'll listen to it again and again good pic or anyone and everyone

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pro 07-06-16
    Pro 07-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome help for most of life's challenges"

    This will be my new reference book. I'm getting the hard copy and studying it.

    It will help me "sharpen my saw"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brynt Ellis 07-06-16
    Brynt Ellis 07-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Space between stimulus and response- timeless!"

    This is my second time through the book and it was much richer and meaningful this time. The concepts resonated and had almost a "place to sit" in my brain for incorporation into my life.

    Definitely have to buy the paper copy to mark it up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jc 07-05-16
    jc 07-05-16
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    "Excellence in advice"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes!Because the message is well explain, concepts are well illustrated that is easy to see an image of that concept being discuss.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The honesty of the writter.


    What about Stephen R. Covey’s performance did you like?

    Absolutly!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I appreciated that fact that Dr. Covey acknowledge that the principles he wrote about in his book, were not his. This was the key for me to keep listening, because if he was able to be honest right of the begining, then the rest of his information would be trust worty. In addition to this, he's examples and illustrations are well chosen. They create the mental "image" he wants his reader to "see", therefore it creates a memory of the points he wants to highlight. I have listen and read, many many books, but this one thruly made very good sense to me.--Juan Ibarra.

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    Kevin 07-05-16
    Kevin 07-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A must read"

    I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone wanting to improve the quality of their lives.

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    Arutu 07-04-16
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    "Awesome"

    loved it. truly inspiring read. author narrates it so well making it so relatable. I already feel a change in my life

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    Jesse 07-03-16
    Jesse 07-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing!"

    what great information. This one is staying in my library to go back and listen again...and again!

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    thomas 06-28-16
    thomas 06-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "transformational"

    this is by far the most transformational "self help" book I have ever read. would recommend it to everyone

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  • Margaret
    morpeth, northumberland, United Kingdom
    4/27/10
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    "The message is simple"

    Like others on here I initially found the voice monotone and dry with none of the usual punch and uplift found in other personal improvement readings. But on reflection I think that this bland style works better in the long run. It allows you to listen, really listen to what he is saying rather than be short term uplifted. A long book taken at what seems a leisurely pace but I do not think it could have been shortened and still get the message across. This is a casserole not a microwave meal.

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Triplecat
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    1/23/09
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    "Highly recommended."

    I'd known about this book for a long time and it was always on my list of books to read (listen to). I found the 7 habits fascinating. The age of the book does come across and it is a little preachy but Stephen Covey's research, conclusions and insights are staggering in their depth. Although you come away feeling that a lot of what he says is common sense, the vast majority of people, including myself, would never think in those terms. Stephen unravels what it is to be human and how to make the most of that gift. I can't believe anyone listening could fail to benefit hugely from the experience.

    27 of 29 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    waterlooville, hampshire, United Kingdom
    8/20/09
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    "good stuff"

    i thought this was interesting and useful book. The behaviours (habits) make alot of sense
    It is a tad preachy at the end. If your in a toss up between this and how to win friends and influence people i think the later is better

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Stair
    Northumberland, UK
    5/23/12
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    "Get over the hangup - does NOT push religion"

    There are a few reviewers who have written off the book because the author happens to merely mention - in one sentence in the prologue - that he is a Christian. Surely the problem is no more than if he had mentioned being an atheist? - Anyway it is irrelevant to the content of the book and has no bearing on the concept, which is well researched and solid. The author has presented to boards of directors of major international companies and organisations and they wouldn't buy into crap and this is in no way wishy-washy or spiritual, the principles are well set out and argued.
    I let the voice - which some may find jarring - pass over me and listened to the content which was what I bought it for after all.
    Very insightful and well organised.
    As an open minded individual - as far as one may be - why are so many people so touchy as to junk an entire book that is well reviewed by many business leaders and thinkers (and others) simply because an author mentions that he/she has a belief system? Very odd methinks...perhaps there may be something in it. Must look deeper myself perhaps - shall look in the relevant Audible category for a scholarly work without a strong agenda in either direction methinks! - Any suggestions anyone?

    41 of 45 people found this review helpful
  • Leon
    Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
    6/16/06
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    "7 Habits, constructive change not quick-fix"

    I took the time to listen to the unabridged version. Audible could do with reviewing the encoding but other than that the book was excellent.

    This book is required reading for managers in the 21st century as is the 8th habit. This was an easy listen (even the unabridged version) and Stephen Covey is a great narrator. I'd recommend this book to all.

    69 of 79 people found this review helpful
  • bookwormbadger
    Gloucestershire
    3/18/11
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    "A great listen"

    A very empowering book with lots of easy to do, useful ideas for leading a happier, more fulfilling life. Well worth a listen.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
    8/2/07
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    "Life changing"

    You can now have your cake and eat it. Having read a lot of management books, this is the one that will change your outlook on family and work. You will learn over time to do things differently and take control of those aspects of your life that at the moment might be controlling you.
    The book is very readable and listening to Stephen Covey is even better.

    30 of 36 people found this review helpful
  • Atif
    East ham, London, United Kingdom
    3/23/11
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    "Helped me focus on who I am"

    brilliant book.Layed out principles that are common for all people and essential for success. it helped me to re-focus on what is important for me in life and how to reprioritise my life around my principals.
    A must listen for anyone and everyone

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Alan
    SixmilecrossUnited Kingdom
    4/13/10
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    "Must Read"

    If you have not yet read this book then you really should. It has been very influential and contains a wealth of ideas. If you only read one personal development book it should be this one. The audio book is well read by the author and is easy to follow and quite entertaining.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Joe
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    8/25/10
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    "Terrible pop psychology for Christians."

    One of the most awful personal development books I've ever read (listened to), I'd give it zero stars but I don't think that's an option. I knew it was going to be bad as soon as he brought God into the equation; speaking as an Atheist I'm not looking to link my personal development with religious values or beliefs. This aside I think the book was supposed to be full of pithy insightful anecdotes that gave you those 'Aha' moments. You'll hear how the supply of golden eggs will dry up if you don't also maintain the goose, how you can't be a concert pianist without starting as a beginner and going through each stage of development and how your lawnmower will only last half as long if not properly maintained...Genius but what could he mean? Only goes to prove one of my long held views that book sales and popularity are no guarantee of quality. Big mistake buying this one; in future I shall continue to subscribe to the school of contrary public opinion. Buy at your peril or if in early developmental stages.

    74 of 108 people found this review helpful

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