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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement) | [Stephen R. Covey]

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement)

This new audio set is a very special abridgement of two of Stephen R. Covey's best-selling business books, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit, read by Dr. Covey himself. We've condensed the content of two entire books into just six hours of audio, but you'll still enjoy Dr. Covey's lessons on powerful personal change and how to incorporate his ideas into your life to fulfill your ultimate potential.
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Publisher's Summary

This new audio set is a very special abridgement of two of Stephen R. Covey's best-selling business books, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit, read by Dr. Covey himself. We've condensed the content of two entire books into just six hours of audio, but you'll still enjoy Dr. Covey's lessons on powerful personal change and how to incorporate his ideas into your life to fulfill your ultimate potential.

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"The 7 Habits have the gift of being simple without being simplistic." (M.Scott Peck)

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    Too many toys National Capital Region 02-25-13
    Too many toys National Capital Region 02-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Useful and Engaging"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement) to be better than the print version?

    Not better. If you will only get one or the other, you need to get the book. However, using both print and audio is great.


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

    No. It is useful listening to a section and having some time to reflect before listening to the next section.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alexis MATTHEWS, NC, United States 11-05-12
    Alexis MATTHEWS, NC, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2015
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    "What a mess!"

    This audio book meanders all over the place and never gets to the point. With a specific title like this, I assumed it would be broken down into clear chapters and lessons; but no. This is a huge missed opportunity and a waste of time. He just goes on and on about "voice" and how contemporary companies are terrible for not letting people be their authentic selves. Very disappointed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Rosamond, CA, United States 10-02-12
    Anthony Rosamond, CA, United States 10-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good but weak"
    What did you love best about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement)?

    Not woven too well. Hard to pick out the seven among the eighth habit even though I knew them well. It was more confusing than enlightening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    He attempted to add the seven habits and eighth together but just didn't pull it off as I expected.


    What does Stephen R. Covey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice emphasizes points that he intended to make that you wouldn't read.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Put it all together from the seven and that's how you go from good to great. Mostly, find your voice so you can help others find theirs.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eliu Montoya Mariscal Mexico, Mexico Mexico 08-21-12
    Eliu Montoya Mariscal Mexico, Mexico Mexico 08-21-12

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    "Excellent as Covey used to be"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement) to be better than the print version?

    I read the 8th habit in print version but this audibook is a compilation of this book plus a walkthrough the other 7 habits. Thats why I enjoy it so much


    What did you like best about this story?

    The compilation and walk-through the 8 habits


    Any additional comments?

    Widely recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kriss Boise, ID, United States 08-15-12
    Kriss Boise, ID, United States 08-15-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Advice!!"
    If you could sum up The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement) in three words, what would they be?

    Stephen Covey will remain a legend!! Even though he isn't around to continue adding to his infinite wisdom, his teachings will flutter through the minds for all eternity. Remarkable individual!!


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    Stefan 03-11-12
    Stefan 03-11-12
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    "Great book"

    A must read for anyone interested in serious self-improvement, Covey in a very hands-on fashion shows how change is done - or done wrong.

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    Hitomi ToyamaJapan 10-15-09
    Hitomi ToyamaJapan 10-15-09
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    "It surely helps me"

    I have some self-help books, but I only read them and did nothing. This book is a little bit difficult for me as my poor English skill, but I am sure those theories (habits) the author stated are "true" and help me lot!
    I try to do what he mentioned step by step.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Columbia, SC, United States 03-05-14
    Tom Columbia, SC, United States 03-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "8th Habit not so good"
    What would have made The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement) better?

    Did not feel this was his best effort.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen R. Covey again?

    Probably finished with Covey. Seems to have run out of material.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed based on previous presentations


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rim 11-20-13
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    "Highly anecdotal and useless"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disapointment


    Any additional comments?

    20 minutes into the listening, I was bored. Seemed like stories I had already heard. Not inspirational at all.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Greensboro, nc United States 08-09-12
    Amazon Customer Greensboro, nc United States 08-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The music will drive you crazy"

    The content is good, the narration is ok, but the music will drive you crazy.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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