©2006 Zig Ziglar; (P)2007 Oasis Audio LLC
I'd heard the name of Zig Ziglar off and on for years but didn't know a thing about him. When I saw this offered for $4.95 I thought, "Why not see what he is about?" I like to listen to positive people.
What I learned was that Zig is a type of preacher of the Christian variety. Maybe not ordained but a preacher nonetheless. This was a big surprise as nowhere in the book description was it indicated that he lards his pep talks with Biblical verses at infinitum. I found this excessive.
His basic advice, though, is common good sense, things you have heard all your life. No complaints there.
Remove the Bible bashing! It just got unbearable. I love Zig and I am born and bred a Catholic, but this just went way too far.
I will be reading more reviews before purchasing my next Zig Ziglar book. I don't want to be disappointed twice.
Entertaining, engaging and Southern
Zigs stories are always entertaining.
Get Ziglars "How to stay motivated" book instead. That one is recorded live so includes a lot of humour and while he does reference the Bible, it does not feel preachy or over done.
Ziglar talks about God and the Bible non-stop in this audible book. Instead of putting it in the category of motivational books, it should be put with other Christianity books. I'm not at all anti-Christianity, but I still find it irritating.
Can a company actually charge for this??!?! Zig Ziglar may have a little good information, but they are really hard to come through his recordings. Listening to his narration is like listening to a stroke patient speak (his speech is slurred, sometimes as if he can't control his lips). It's just painful to listen to. He should have hired a professional narrator! As it is, all Zig's recordings are a waste of money!
This is one of the worst audio books I have ever purchased. Don't waste any money on this guy. He doesn't make sense. He bounces all over and sounds like Gomer Pyle. Sounds like an 80 year old redneck on crack.
I have always enjoyed Zig Ziglar audios and looked forward to this book being along the same lines. I read the reviews and saw that it did quote scripture but what I didn't realize was how much. I have no problem with bible quotes, but every 5 minutes in this long audio book is too much for me. I admit I could not finish the book but it seemed to have little real content in between the scriptures. If you looking for a motivational book that integrates the bible with Zig's past talk, this is the book for you. But if you're not a dedicated Christian, I'd recommend passing on this one.
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