The stories were illustrative, humorous and motivating.
Andrew MacMillan has a great voice and cadence. I could probably listen to anything if he were the one reading it.
You shouldn't listen to this book in one sitting. You should let chapters marinate in your brain for a day just to really digest and enjoy them. It also gives you a chance to practice the lessons as you go.
I liked the book a great deal but still found myself feeling disingenuous if all I ever do is agree with people - which is one of the founding premises of this book. I think the technique works but I haven't figured out how it can be honest at the same time.
I'd still recommend this book for anyone who has to persuade anyone else in life. It was definitely helpful for my relationship with my teenage son.
The audio has good advice that still is usable today but is way outdated in references and situations
The actually advice
He preformed well
Definitely needs a follow up book due to dates that are referenced
I will have it with me and listen to it every now and then.
Each section has its own moments.
well I do have plans to listen to it many more times.
I have a Question for all the other people who Praised this Book Like no Other ,
( Where have you been Living ) ?? The Book was ok but I did find all the info in it was just Normal Information that any one should Know about .
All that is mentioned here in this book , is Information you should have Picked up the first year in College or at least before you graduated from College, I would Hop So .
Any way It was Just an Ok Book and a Little Bit tooo Long
I hate to read but love to listen.
Inspiring and informative
I havent read or listened to many books. So I have none
it made me feel good that I am not the only one with this problem
The basics are great. Timeless. However, the examples and references were quite dated.
No. This book is not really a 'how to', but rather filled with stories that generally aren't relevant in modern times. While I respect Carnegie and his legacy, I think his books now are a little obsolete.
He sounds like Jean Shepherd (the narrator of "The Christmas Story") which made me more attentive.
One of the best so far
It was quite a slap on my face... It changed a lot my way when dealing with people, specially at work.
This book just changed my life. I have always considered myself a good man, but after reading this book I found out that this is what everybody considers of themselves. Even if I was and am a nice person, I have had conflicts, resentments and unproductive working relations with my colleagues, friends and families. Now I know why that happened and how I could have avoided that if only I had this book earlier or my parents or anybody else while growing up would have given these values to me. I am going to make sure that my child has these values while growing up so when he/she becomes an adult it just comes to him naturally. I always keep the teachings of this book in my mind from now on. I am still the same nice person I was, but now I have values that will make other people perceive who I am. This is because now I can have productive relations with other people. I can achieve my goal without conflict with anybody, I can motivate and influence people effectively, I can share my ideas effectively and so on...
Although I've always heard about the success of this book, I had never read or listened to it unitl I read some reviews on Audible. Now, I understand why so many people read and listened to it.
The narrator is very good indeed. Hes so convincent ! My impression was that it was the voice of the author.