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The 48 Laws of Power Audiobook

The 48 Laws of Power

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Publisher's Summary

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers. Some laws teach the need for prudence ("Law 1: Never Outshine the Master") and the virtue of stealth ("Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions"); many demand the total absence of mercy ("Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally"). But like it or not, all have applications in real life. Illustrated through the tactics of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, P. T. Barnum, and other famous figures who have wielded, or been victimized by, power, these laws will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

Listen to the companion audiobook, The 33 Strategies of War.

©2000 Robert Greene and Joost Elffers; (P)2007 HighBridge Company

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    So many road unveiled now you know.
    The story with the Couple. Be humble share your success

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    JASON WILLIAMS 07-30-16
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    "A must read for social engineering, the only one."

    I wouldnt ever suggest this book to anyone that could possibly one day be an enemy or opponent, most ruthless facts on sociology from a historical pretext. I have read it twice. let's put it this way its "how to win friends an influence people" by Dale Carnegie on Acid...

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    Jerry 07-29-16
    Jerry 07-29-16
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    "Great book"

    The it's a slow moving. However the lessons learned will put a perspective on thing you have never thought possible!!!

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    Richard Tarbert 07-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Made me sick but I couldn't put it down"

    This book is by far one of the greatest books I've ever read. It made me want to vomit through the first ten laws however I went back and read it a few times and either became desensitized or more accepting of the horrible way we treat humans. Very informative book.

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    "Very Interesting, very unique."

    I would say that this is a very insightful look into the things that help powerful people to gain and keep power. Obviously though, those with scruples will naturally shy away from many of these techniques. I'm not sure if a book exists that shows someone how to rule the world morally. However, I guarantee that every reader, ethical readers included, will find many useful strategies in this book, which they can use to help them achieve their goals in life. Definitely worth the time!

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    Tyrone 05-29-16
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    This book definitely lived up to its name, The ideas it described and proof it provided coincided so well. Was an easy listen just well put together

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    Ryan Munyan Kansas, USA 05-24-16
    Ryan Munyan Kansas, USA 05-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Must read if you want to run shit"

    A great book full of awesome lessons about how to act. Some of the examples are a little boring and old school but the points are still made very clearly. I learned tons about ways to manipulate relationships and situations for my benefit as well as my sides benefit. This book helped me out before I was even finished with it. I will definitely relisten to it down the road.

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    "EXCELLENT BOOK, A MUST READ BOOK"

    This Book is a Must Read Book! It has inspired me to move forward in life. It also pointed out all the things I was doing wrong. This Book will help you further yourself in life. I hope my suggestion on reading it works out for the next one who wants to learn their own mistakes in life. Well worth your time reading it. Well worth the cost for the book. Give it a try, as no one is perfect. This book will prove it

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    Jose 05-04-16
    Jose 05-04-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Power on Others"

    How to maneuver relationships to your advantage. This book is not for the kind hearted. A lot of its advice is on deceiving others to win their appreciation and support. Still, a lot of human psychology can be learned, which can positively affect one's behavior and the understanding of others.

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    mohamed 04-28-16
    mohamed 04-28-16
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    "excellent book and great narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The 48 Laws of Power to be better than the print version?

    yes


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    the narrators soothing voice and flow


    What does Don Leslie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the way he reads brings the books atmosphere to life


    What did you learn from The 48 Laws of Power that you would use in your daily life?

    learned 48 different things to implement in daily life


    Any additional comments?

    was using the desktop version and couldn't find a way to increase the audios speed like you can on the mobile version. that would be greatly appreciated, other than that the audiobook experience was great!

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