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  • Persuasion

  • An Ex-Spy's Guide to Master the Art of Mind Control Through Powerful Persuasion Techniques & Conversational Tactics for Ultimate Influence in Any Situation
  • By: James Daugherty
  • Narrated by: Tom Taverna
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
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    4 out of 5 stars 144
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You will never quite know how many opportunities you have missed by lacking the persuasive powers to truly get what you want out of life. Whether it's attaining more influence at work, or simply getting the kids to do the dishes. All too often people are left wanting, as they aren't equipped with the right psychological tactics to get these things done. Imagine if you could effectively massage conversations in your favor, without manipulation or deception, to effortlessly bring people round to your way of thinking.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • waste of time and money

  • By bangbang on 07-10-18
  • Persuasion
  • An Ex-Spy's Guide to Master the Art of Mind Control Through Powerful Persuasion Techniques & Conversational Tactics for Ultimate Influence in Any Situation
  • By: James Daugherty
  • Narrated by: Tom Taverna

Give me a break!

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Reviewed: 02-03-19

What a bunch of textbook pablum! That’s 2-1/2 hours of my life I was “persuaded” into listening to a dud!

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,537
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,354
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,022

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

Give me a break!

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Reviewed: 06-27-18

These so-called self proclaimed sages do not have life figured out any better than the rest of us. But yet they continue to hit The NY Times Bestseller’s list time after time. If you’re a grown adult and especially middle-aged, as I am, and you haven’t figured out how to live your life yet, then this book isn’t going to help you one iota. The self-help industry is a ruse. I would write one of these books chock full of endless platitudes and tripe if I didn’t have a shred of integrity. In this book the author encourages his readers, and I am paraphrasing, to give up the most important thing in your life, the thing you love the most to possibly become the person you should be. And then quotes scripture from the Bible about Abraham. “God is pleased when we sacrifice [our most cherished belongings].

What a load of crap!

That’s my review.

Here’s some advice and it won’t cost a nickel:

Life will always confuse, befuddle, disappoint, elate, surprise, devastate, leave us in dire straits and in good fortune, fill us with joy and despair, loneliness and isolation, disease, mental illness, panic attacks, addiction, good health....see where I’m going with this? And there isn’t a single book in the world that will connect these mysterious dots together for you so that you too can see the world through the lenses of an enlightened person.

Save your money and drink some beer with your friends on the weekends and laugh and tell stories until you can’t move your face.

Because ain’t nobody ain’t got nothing figured out, especially some guy who wrote a book that he probably got a half a million dollar advance from his publisher before he even started writing it.

There are no hidden answers. What you see is what you get. Period. End of story. Just follow your heart and do the best you can to try not to come “unhinged.” Because that’s what it’s all about, right? I can’t cope...I can’t concentrate at work..money, bills, health issues, medical insurance thieves, elderly parents whose days are numbered, coming to terms with our own mortality...that’s what all this is all about....looking for a panacea in these books that will give us strength and the resolve to stand up straight with our heads held high during the worst of life’s circumstances that are going to knock on every single one of our doors one day and there ain’t a damn thing we can do about it and I know for a fact that some guy who matriculated at one of the Ivory Towers and writes a self-helper after he gets his doctorate probably has it even less figured out than the rest of us schmoes.

But, if you want to read this solely for an academic or intellectual exercise, then I recommend it. Not highly though.

Thank you for reading and I apologize for any misspelled words as I’m texting this at 2am and am half asleep.

Steven Wimberly
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(618) 751-2328