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Art of Seduction Audiobook

Art of Seduction: An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power

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Publisher's Summary

Robert Greene's previous best seller, The 48 Laws of Power, distilled 3,000 years of scheming into a guide People praised as "beguiling... literate... fascinating" and Kirkus denounced as "an anti-Book of Virtues."

In Art of Seduction, Greene returns with a new instruction audiobook on the most subtle, elusive, and effective form of power because seduction isn't really about sex. It's about manipulating other people's greatest weakness: their desire for pleasure.

Synthesizing the work of thinkers including Freud, Diderot, Nietzsche, and Einstein, reporting the enticing strategies of characters throughout history, The Art of Seduction is a comprehensive guide to getting what we want any way we can.

©2001 Robert Greene and Joost Elffers. (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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    Mona 12-15-15
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    "Monotonous"

    I bought the abridged Art of Seduction narrated by Jeff David. It was enchanting and the text was animated so interestingly! Loved it.
    That encouraged me to buy the full book. Maybe my expectations were elevated but the narration wasn't by Jeff David and instead the book is read as if it's a regular book. Being quite a long book, it sounded quite boring and monotonous.
    Please redo the book by Jeff David PLEASE!!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan 01-24-16
    Jonathan 01-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I have been seduced"

    It's not at all what I expected, and for that I am glad. I imagined it might be some pick up artist babble, but what I got instead was a devilishly insightful glance into an essential part of human nature. Greene does not sugarcoat anything, and unveils the secrets of not only romantic seduction, but manipulation of almost every kind. The numerous archetypes of seducers and anti-seducers are explained in lovely detail with many historical and fictional examples to boot. I found myself falling for the book as if I was being seduced myself. The stories and examples throughout not only give great manifestation to the technique discussed, but also have rejuvenated a spirit of wonder and excitement within me. The narration is clear and wonderfully read in a perfect cadence. I cannot recommend this book enough. For someone like myself who has always yearned to grasp more and more power in the realm of social dynamics, this a goldmine.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    D. F. Malan 09-13-15
    D. F. Malan 09-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Probably the most cynical books I've yet read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Art of Seduction to be better than the print version?

    Yes and no. Apparently the print version has a lot of stylistic printing art, which is lost. However, the narrator of the audio book is very good.


    Would you recommend Art of Seduction to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes... But only if they have a prior interest.


    What about Joseph Powers’s performance did you like?

    The deep timbre of his lively voice, and the cynical sarcasm by which he reads certain passages.


    What did you learn from Art of Seduction that you would use in your daily life?

    Hmmm.... ;)


    Any additional comments?

    The historical fragments were extremely interseting. I learnt a lot about French royal society, Catherine the Great, Cleopatra and several other historical figures.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren Forbes 07-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "fantastic! very informative."

    this book is so jammed-packed with information, there's no way you can absorb all of this in one go: a definite repeat!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "good one to hear"

    i heard it over and over and over again..to understand each and every chapter...loved it...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nadiya Samanich 04-01-16
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    "never be an unwilling victim again"

    I learn so much from this book, feel empowered and in the driver seat of my life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mightyone Batavia, IL, United States 01-19-16
    mightyone Batavia, IL, United States 01-19-16
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    "Long but good"

    This was a good book teaching a lot of things from a lot of novels and historical events and helps the reader realize where they have used seduction and where they have also been seduced.

    At the very least the reader will be awake in the future for when they are being seduced by reading this book.

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    Jon M. 08-24-15
    Jon M. 08-24-15
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    "A book that drones on and on"

    This book drones on and on. I couldn't finish it despite being interested in the topic. It's a historical analysis of successful seducers from cleopatra to French nobility. And that's all it is, an ANALYSIS. The only chapter worth reading was the intro and the first chapter about sirens, such as cleopatra. Beyond that, Greene follows the same formulaic retelling. Basically a book on "naturals" with no practical takeaways. Save your time and buy another book. Maybe 48 laws of power is better, I haven't read it yet.

    13 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Frank penney 09-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Well worth the time, great Book!"

    This book has been extremely helpful to me over the past 7 years, I stumbled upon it, purely by accident, it was being used as a text book, it's a great read, very long though, the audible version made it easy to get through. I love this book! It's like a bible of sorts! I'm looking forward to reading Greene's book on Power! 10 stars!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Farmer Warren, AR 09-27-16
    Steven Farmer Warren, AR 09-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Must Listen"

    Romance dies because people don't understand like it's about constant seduction.

    Seduction is beyond romance, its politics, gaining audiences, winning wars.

    Learn ask the different ways to seduce and even the power of anti-seduction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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