©2001 Robert Greene and Joost Elfers; (P)2001 HighBridge Company
"[Greene's] literary survey is fascinating." (Booklist)
Great narrator! A world without morals leads to more suffering and decay. Gives you the information necessary to obtain selfish pleasure quickly.
All I have to say is Robert Greene!
There is no value in what he is saying.. just a dramatic way of twisting anything you do as "good" for power and "bad" for power, even if it is the same thing. For example.. you should be available and act charming to "fool" your opponent into believing you like him/her, two pages before that "you should be unavailable and mysterious" to "fool" your opponent and spark their interest and desire. And then he describes an identical situation. Completely useless content. He should be writing fiction
Yes, definitely, this book really captures a reader's attention.
No, but his voice is so mesmerizing.
The information given out. It's a great way to recognize manipulation and tack around to avoid it.
I thought Jeff David's reading was overkill--almost Snidely Whiplash-ish. I could see him kneading and rolling his hands. I don't get why these readers can't just read the damn book instead of trying to act.
this wouldn't be a movie
Breath taking history
Originality...Never seen the horizons of the subject before Robert revealed it. This is a life change experience book.
Amazing...very expressive and touching.
Seduction is a basic characteristic of Human history.
Special congratulations for the narrator for his terrific performance.
Slimy, Underhanded, Unethical
The narration of this book was very captivating. It was also very informative on people's ways of getting what they want, under any circumstance, throughout history. I cringed so many times as the narrator described so many actions of people that I ditched from my life because they were just fake and horrible people! I do have a better understanding of the human psyche after listening, and will never be one to be seduced in any such manner as was described. It was definitely an engrossing book; Very well done.In short, this book was very informative and entertaining. If you choose to apply the techniques in this book, you will live a wonderful life full of games, trysts and stuff... and end up old and alone without any real relationships. Everyone finds out your game in the end, and no one likes to be played. ;-)
I feel kind of like all I did was learn how to identify different types of seductors - not how to operate as one or how to select which one would work in a given situation. Bought the book with intentions of applying the principals at work for career advancement (as advertised and without sex). I was pretty disappointed that my expectations were not met. Nonetheless, it was an interesting read and the "Publisher's Summary" did not oversell it terribly. I'll probably listen again some day and hopefully pick up on some subtleties I missed the first time.
Yes - I have tried reading the print version multiple times, but day to day distractions have prevented that for a number of years now. So had it not been for the audio version, I would have never completed it.
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No - At times, the narrator tends to put much verbal attention to the word "Seduction". You don't pay much attention to it at first, but after a while it gets distracting. He backs off on the emphasis as the book continues, so it is only a temporary annoyance. With this one exception, Jeff David proved to be an excellent Narrator.
I wish Audible would come up with the equivalent of an audio Table of Contents. There were times I wanted to go back and review some of the previous points but would give up trying to find it again after a couple of minutes. It would be nice if Audible could push down some pre-made bookmarks which approximate the functionality of the Table of ContentsOverall - Excellent listen, recommended if you are a fan of Robert Greene.
Good book but I like his other titles alot better. 4 out of 5 stars.
Not write it at all, I want that hour of my life back.
Jeff is great at creating interest, I truly think his talent is totally wasted in here.
I tried hard to find something good about this book, I wanted badly to justify my purchase and my time, but it felt that to continue listening was only making matters worse.
This book has succeeded in seducing me into buying it and I have to give it credit for that, but it has failed in holding my interest, if this book was a person, not only they would've failed in seducing me but they would've succeeded in inviting ridicule and great disappointment, I must be living in a different world than that of the author's where human beings are much smarter.
"Great book. Easy to follow."
It is indeed a great book. Extremely easy to follow. I would recommend this to anyone.
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