Since the dawn of history, man has searched for the answer to the most fundamental of questions: “Why am I here... not banging chicks?” The search is over. Now, with the help of The Playbook, you’ll be able to approach any beautiful woman, discover her innermost passion, and use that to trick her into sleeping with you. You’ll master more than 75 seduction techniques, developed by pickup guru and all-around good guy Barney Stinson, guaranteed to turn you into a bona fide ladies’ man.
©2010 20th Century Fox (P)2010 Simon and Schuster Audio
I am self-absorbed and...oh wait this isn't an e-mail to my therapist. hehe I love the Science and Technology section here, it's my favorite. I hope to write my reviews at least well enough to peek the interest of a few listeners to the point where they will shift their tastes more toward educational literature, knowing that(after receiving some insight from me) they can be just as entertaining, if not more so than mainstream fiction
'Write a review about The Playbook that becomes so popular your clout skyrockets, then just sit back and pick from the many women as their emails come rolling in.' is my sad attempt at creating one of the plethora of hilarious plays in this book. They range in effectiveness from 1% to 100%. Why would they include in a play book a routine for picking up women that is only effective one out of one hundred times you ask? Because if you pull off that play my friend you are legen.......wait for it........dary!!! lmao.
In all seriousness this was more enjoyable to listen to than the Bro Code, which is another in the Barney Stinson series, although I haven't fully explored the supposedly amazing PDF. At 10.95 for a member, I would pay outright rather than use a credit for this one. Enjoy, as it will have you laughing out loud even if you are by yourself(not as easily achieved as when with others)!
If you're a huge fan of How I Met Your Mother, then this won't really be anything new (remember the episode with the scuba diver?). However it's still hillarious in a Barney-esque way and an entertaining listen. Definitely got some good giggles from it.
I thought this would be funny, but it's just really dumb...I only listened to about 45 minutes before I turned it off.
Why did I think it was dumb? The way the author presented/read the content was annoying--trying to be slapstick, which may have worked...but the content is just stupid.
Yes, but probably only to my single buddies. Your females friends may either find this hilarious ... or offensive.
Maybe the new Bro Code for Parents book.
I think the tone and flow of the book was perfectly communicated by NPH, which is something that may not have come across as easily on paper. Also, having NPH / Barney Stinson read the book himself was a big bonus for me as an NPH fan.
They've done one on the Bro Code for Parents. Not sure if they've done others?
I really enjoy when characters expand their beyond just their TV roles. Neal Patrick Harris did a great job portraying Barney Stinson in this book, as he has done for years on "How I Met Your Mother".
I would have to physically look at the book before doing another one of these. It was just a listing of all the plays in "The Playbook' and it got repetitive after a while.
Barney Stinson of course! NPH never broke character either, which I really enjoyed.
I usually listen in 45 minute blocks during my commute and rarely listen to audiobooks outside the car.
Again, I wish I had a chance to glance at the physical book before buying the audiobook. It was an entertaining book and NPH did a great job, but the repetitiveness of the listing of the plays got stale near the end.
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
For light entertainment, yes.
You could listen to this book in one listen, like whilst flying in a jet plane. It is light, silly and 'Barney Stinson' is at his best.
Warning, do not try this at home. Women are not this stupid and anyone trying these methods is this stupid. Never the less, if you are rich, good looking and famous/powerful then give it a go. Good entertainment.
"Pretty mic what you'd expect, legendary"
The fact that it is Neil Patrick Harris reading it in character as Barney, it was an instant selling point as a fan of the show. Sure having "The Playbook" as an actual book would have been awesome too, but there is an added bonus here that you could not have gotten by reading the book itself. Hearing it from Barney himself
It's pretty much every twisted, sexist plan you would come to expect from Barney, full of ones you would have heard having seen the show but many of them are not. It was pretty cool and funny too at the same time.
Well you might read it in his voice in your head, many of us would with any other kind of novelty book but hearing it from man himself (both the character and the actor) brings a sprin would might not have gotten otherwise.
I wouldn't imagine they would, there is not much of a plot to turn into a film, I guess it would be his catchphrase from the show. It's going to be legend wait for it dary! legendary
It is a definite must if you are a fan of the show
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