Models is the first book ever written on seduction as an emotional process rather than a logical one, a process of connecting with women rather than impressing them. It's the most mature and honest guide on how a man can attract women without faking behavior, without lying and without emulating others. A game-changer. Inside, you'll learn:
And much more...
Please Note: This audiobook does not include any accompanying material.
©2011 Mark Manson (P)2011 Mark Manson
Models shows a great way for men to think about the world and their relationship with women. It really focuses on improving yourself.
Mark Manson read it himself. It sounds like it was recorded in front of his computer and he left all the misreads and stumbles in. I could hear mouse clicks and I'm pretty sure he got text messages while recording.
No. Absolutely not. It was a 7 hour book recorded in 7 hours and a ton of mistakes left in. The negative listening experience definitely can overshadow the amazing content.
It inspired me to change the way I thought about my relationships with women.
Mark, please have this re-recorded with a pro reader.
While I’m not against an author narrating his own book, there are instances like this one when it’s just a bad idea. Not to say that this author could have done at least an adequate job if he had made an effort. Instead, what the listener is brutally subjected to is an unedited, unrehearsed and haphazard attempt at reading the text. It’s reminiscent of a junior high school student fumbling through a presentation of a just finished report, which was copied out of an encyclopedia and never really comprehended. It’s a shame, because the content has value but the delivery completely ruins even the most robust of concepts. All credibility in the material is lost when it’s coming from a source that sells such a weakly produced product. In addition to the lack of editing or proofreading, the author seemed to not even have given it a listen before releasing it for sale. The copyright and legal disclaimer at the beginning is read and for some reason explained before launching into the first section, which begins by repeating the same thing. I feel bad that the author doesn’t have a coach, advisor or even friend that could have told him of that and other mistakes. Or maybe he just doesn’t care. Expecting people to pay for something so poorly rendered is just wrong. I’ve often found that complaints regarding narrators of audiobooks were a bit petty and based mostly on certain style preferences. However, this audiobook is in an entirely new and more severe category of bad productions. I think I’m being a bit generous in giving the content a B+, the writing a C-and the narration a D-.
I did learn quite a bit from this book, but after trying to apply what I had learned I had zero success. For 3 months I went around flirting with women and asking for dates. I ended up with zero dates, but I did successfully alienate several friends and can no longer eat at some of my favorite restaurants. Clearly I am doing something wrong, but the answer to what that might be, is not explained in the book. I know these techniques can work, because I talked at length with a friend about what I had learned and he gets dates all the time using the advice I gave him. I felt disappointed that the author states that it doesn't matter what you say, it's how you say it. Sure, that's great and all, but I would have liked some basic conversation starters that I could start with or fall back on when my mind goes blank. Eventually I gave up and am back to where I started before reading the book, only with fewer friends. I'd also like to point out that the author goes on about how long he's been using the techniques and how much "success" he's had. Well, all that success and at the time of the writing of the book, he is not married nor has a steady girlfriend. Maybe that's not what he wants, but it's what I would like to have. I'm not going to go as far as saying this book is worthless, but I'm 38 years old now and it's looking like I'm going to be single forever and die alone. This book did give me some insight into how women think, but didn't get me any closer to a relationship with an actual woman. I learned that I was never particularly afraid of rejection, but rather afraid of making women feel uncomfortable. If you want to make women feel uncomfortable, by all means follow this man's advice, you will be very successful.
It's always great to have an audiobook read by it's author, however the sound quality was fairly poor. During several chapters there is an annoying hissing noise, and several times the author's cell phone receives texts. Also, the author occasionally mispronounces words that he allegedly wrote, that seemed odd.
The content was extremely good. I have learned some very good concepts that will help me be more successful with women, but also in all my human relations.
The only reason I am not giving this audiobook 5 stars is because of the narration. The author reads the book without much intonation. Despite this negative point, I totally recommend this book!
Yes, I would recommend the book to a friend...already have. It is a self help book without a lot of feel good fluff. Just wish the book had been around when I was in my 20's. Now that I'm in my early 50's I have overcome most of the mental obstacles to meeting women and all of the lifestyle challenges that most younger guys face. I'm just surprised that I agree with 90% of what this guy says. But one point that I didn't agree with is that demographics don't always work against you in a foreign country....moving to Colombia helped me out enormously.
This is a book you listen to again and again, and get the print version too, because you want to make sure you understand everything that's written because it can really help you change your life.
An idea from this book I will remember is that we all have our own stories for why we don't do things...to us, at the time, these stories seem plausible and even logical...but in reality, they are inaccurate conclusions that are based upon fear and rationalizations. The only way to really know what we are capable of doing is to try doing something, and if you really are incapable, you will find out...otherwise, you are just limiting yourself before you even try.
A no-nonsense book that deals with becoming a better man, and as a result, a more attractive man to women. Men and women are different, but also similar. Both are wired by attraction, but attraction is different for men and women. This book helps you to understand those differences, and use them to your advantage, while at the same time becoming a more healthy man. I would also recommend this book to women as well, as much of it is psychological principles of self-esteem and growth which are universal, but which men must know to be considered attractive to women; women will only become more wise and able to select a good man with this knowledge, as well as help their own lives apart from men.
First off- This book has some great advice on improving yourself to become the best man you can be. I learned a lot and will be reading through it again.
HOWEVER. This is by far the absolute worst audiobook recording I have ever listened to. I barely made it through the entire thing. It sounds like the author recorded it on his phone in one take. We are forced to listen to hours of him stumbling through his own words, inaccurate and fluctuating volume levels, background noises, and at one point I swear he was eating something while reading. If you want to read this book, which I recommend you do. Purchase the book version, it's just not worth it any other way.
Very informative , a deep inspiring book summed up in 8 chapters . I am listening to it for the 10 time , I never get tired of learning from Mark Manson about women and the interactions he went through .
A real emotion in his voice helped me experience some of the things he actually experienced with women that I wouldn't get in the book .
only approach women that you are truly interested in .
I tried several times to listen to the book, but the narration was terrible. There may be some good info, or not, I can't tell you. Never would I have imagined that a readers voice could put me off of a book so badly. First time for everything! Horrendous.
"Excellent insightful book marred by the narration"
A truly first class book on understanding what women want. Probably the best I have ever come across.
The error the writer Mark Manson made is in narrating the book himself. Really worthwhile, thought provoking information comes across quite flat. Also there are clicks at the beginning of each chapter where he is turning on the recording machine. The recording quality is poor too.
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