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Mastery Audiobook

Mastery

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Publisher's Summary

The eagerly anticipated new book from the author of the best-selling The 48 Laws of Power

What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving second son, do to become one of the earliest and greatest naturalists the world has known? What were the similar choices made by Mozart and by Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force's last ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

Temple Grandin, Martha Graham, Henry Ford, Buckminster Fuller - all have lessons to offer about how the love for doing one thing exceptionally well can lead to mastery. Yet the secret, Greene maintains, is already in our heads. Debunking long-held cultural myths, he demonstrates just how we, as humans, are hardwired for achievement and supremacy. Fans of Greene's earlier work and Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers will eagerly devour this canny and erudite explanation of just what it takes to be great.

©2012 Robert Greene (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Ned Zeppelin Seattle Redmond, WA USA 10-03-16
    Ned Zeppelin Seattle Redmond, WA USA 10-03-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Green's masterpiece. A must read."

    I've read most of Green's other books, but this is the one that has actually influenced me in a big way.

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    Andrew 09-30-16
    Andrew 09-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    love it !! Will read it again no doubt. looking forward to next book. Thanks

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    MARIO LEOS 09-21-16
    MARIO LEOS 09-21-16
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    "Excellent. Just as good as his previous books."

    A book that actually motivates you to take action. Very detailed and complete. A real guide to success.

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    Steven Farmer Warren, AR 09-16-16
    Steven Farmer Warren, AR 09-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "mindblowing"

    this is a must for anyone that wants to unlock their full potential. Never be bitter or angry, but know you've done your best to be the best.

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    jose 09-03-16
    jose 09-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great listen"

    I liked the multiple stories that made each person successful and how they learned from their failures

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    Justin Lamoureux Everywhere 08-29-16
    Justin Lamoureux Everywhere 08-29-16 Member Since 2016

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    "more great info but very redundant"

    just like 48 laws and 33 strategies this book has invaluable information although I found it to be redundant irs still a great read but perpetuates the myth the Wright brothers were first in flight.

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    Yolonda R. 08-28-16
    Yolonda R. 08-28-16
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    "I love this author"

    Robert Greene never disappoints. Worth every listening moment. Great presentation and even encouraging. Two thumbs up!

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    Kamara 08-21-16
    Kamara 08-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing"

    A true uncovering of what makes people 'great'.
    This book can guide anyone towards a life of achievement and success.

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    tateonna hass 08-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Robert Greene never lets us down"

    In the span of two weeks I've binge listened to all of Robert Greene's books. Keep them coming!!

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    Zornosaur CO 08-13-16
    Zornosaur CO 08-13-16
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    "I'm generally not a fan of self help books"

    this book is different. through the stories of masters both ancient and modern I was able to really imagine the points the author was making

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  • I. Reid-Knightley
    Bolton, UK
    4/8/13
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    "An inspirational insight into success"

    This is an entertaining and insightful examination into what it takes to stand out above the crowd. It helps you to realise that the success of geniuses like Mozart, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michael Faraday wasn't handed to them on a plate and that their natural talents alone did not secure their places in history. The secret ingredients were the love of their subject, their attitude and their determination to succeed despite constant obstacles. This book has helped me to see setbacks and challenges in a different light - often, they are blessings in disguise. Sometimes, they are the very key to success itself.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • livvster
    7/26/15
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    "Read this when you're 21!"
    Where does Mastery rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best Audible books I've listened to


    What other book might you compare Mastery to, and why?

    It's unique researching high achievers that are not all well known and better for it.


    What about Fred Sanders’s performance did you like?

    His passion made me want to carry on listening


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    10,000 hours to Mastery


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book. I particularly enjoyed learning about some of the lesser well know Masters and have been inspired to read and research some of their material. I have learned a great deal. I was left feeling this book should be read in your 20's and there was a sense that by 40 (as I am) it's a little too late!! Nonetheless it is a great read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Adam
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    6/30/13
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    "Not a revelation"
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    More interesting for the biographies than any insight into mastery and self development. Can literally be summed up as 'work hard at what you enjoy and are best at'. Really wanted to like this book but finished a little disappointed at the lack of developed insight.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • david davidson
    london
    4/29/16
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    "Mostly nonsense"

    2 hrs of content stretched out to 16 hours. Not really sure of the point or practicality of it.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Byron
    BROUGH, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "character building!"

    First of all I generally don't write reviews but in the case of this book I am making an exception! if you are like me and looked for this book on the recommendation of Elliot Hulse you will not be disappointed! it will get you on the way to becoming "the strongest version of yourself" the main problem i have with this audio-book is that Fred Sanders (i have never heard of him before is he famous in america?) voice get on my nerves but that's probably more of a personal thing! so all in all if you want a book for self improvement or even just to see what other peoples ideas on self improvement are! (like me) its worth ago right?

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Rory
    York, United Kingdom
    4/4/13
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    "Marvelous insight into some of the greats minds"

    Really enjoyed this from start to finish. Some brilliant stories on past and present masters of their fields. The narrative of trying to apply your own mind to do the same I took a bit tongue in cheek. I'm definitely not Mozart..

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • FENG
    Lueven, Belgium
    12/23/12
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    "Great and life changing"

    It is the book that help u get skills life and jobs done. Finding the thing motivates u from feep within your heart.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Majed
    8/12/15
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    "Amazing, Enlightening and Motivating"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I read the book, and listened to the audio book twice and plan to do so again. The stories of the masters' lives are truly inspiring and I believe everyone should know their stories.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mastery?

    Michael Faradays story really resonated with me


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Martha grahams story was a very unlikely one which shows you can achieve once you trust yourself and follow your instincts


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D Anderson
    7/3/15
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    "An inspirational read for the aspiring Master"

    Robert Greene presents valuable principles of Mastery and allows the reader (or listener) to absorb these principles with relevant examples throughout history.

    Thoroughly enjoyed! Well read too!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shek
    4/27/15
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    "Brilliant"

    A true insight into mastering any field. Recommended for anyone wanting to develop their inclinations. Lessons not easily learned from people around you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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