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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Audiobook

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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Publisher's Summary

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

This audio edition is the first ever unabridged recording of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

© and (P)2004 FranklinCovey

What the Critics Say

"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is by now one of the best-selling books of all time." (Fortune)

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    Nanotek 12-09-16
    Nanotek 12-09-16
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    "Nothing useful here"

    Book is full of platitudes. NARRATOR IS TERRIBLE TO LISTEN TO. Surprised this book is so highly rated.

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    SJMJ USA 12-09-16
    SJMJ USA 12-09-16
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    "Time Well Spent"

    Never have i experienced a publication that can affect a life on so many levels - personal, professional, family. Yes, there are religious overtones and i am the furthest thing from religious, but if you receive the central message that doesn't matter, it is simply the author's implementation. i read the book about a decade ago when my life was seemingly much less complicated. i am happy i revisited as the book codifies simple practices to attempt to live by in all the roles you play. Truly one to keep and read again.

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    Doug 12-08-16
    Doug 12-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    This principles in this book have started to change my life from the inside out. They are applicable to individuals, families, friendships, and organizations alike. As I've worked to incorporate this behavior into my life, I have seen improvements in performance, attitude, as well as relationships, that I never knew were possible. I hope you have the same experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John 12-08-16
    John 12-08-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Time Released Catalyst"

    This collection of principles continues to change and catalyze my life, 1 layer at a time.

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    peter 12-06-16
    peter 12-06-16
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    "a read you won't regret and hopefully won't forget"

    the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is an amazing the 7 habits of highly effective people is an amazing life changing book. The other is extremely articulate and helpful. He lays things out better than you can imagine.

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    Tameatu T Bira 12-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great concepts that will require revisting."

    The concepts discussed in this book will require revisiting from time to time. It is not a one time read. Instead it requires continous studying and reflection for one to maximize its benefits.

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    Pamela Bell 12-02-16
    Pamela Bell 12-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Phenomenal"

    I listen to the story so much and so often even while I'm sleep when I wake up I not sure whether it was a dream a rewiring but as my day progresses I realize I am being rewired I want to change I needed help to change and this book it's wonderful it's like a workbook I'm going to order the actual physical book iLearn by listening writing and reading and this book is worth it life changing

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    Amazon Customer 12-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "7 habits of highly effective people"

    one of the best audible books that I have ever heard. look forward for more

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    Christopher 12-02-16
    Christopher 12-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "This is the best self help book ever!"

    this is the best self-help book ever listen to it set the tone for all self-help books

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    Jonathan 11-28-16
    Jonathan 11-28-16
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    "An effective way to promote human wellness"

    I believe that my title says it all. Covey's principals are well thought out and beautifully conveyed.

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  • Margaret
    morpeth, northumberland, United Kingdom
    4/27/10
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    "The message is simple"

    Like others on here I initially found the voice monotone and dry with none of the usual punch and uplift found in other personal improvement readings. But on reflection I think that this bland style works better in the long run. It allows you to listen, really listen to what he is saying rather than be short term uplifted. A long book taken at what seems a leisurely pace but I do not think it could have been shortened and still get the message across. This is a casserole not a microwave meal.

    24 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    waterlooville, hampshire, United Kingdom
    8/20/09
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    "good stuff"

    i thought this was interesting and useful book. The behaviours (habits) make alot of sense
    It is a tad preachy at the end. If your in a toss up between this and how to win friends and influence people i think the later is better

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Stair
    Northumberland, UK
    5/23/12
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    "Get over the hangup - does NOT push religion"

    There are a few reviewers who have written off the book because the author happens to merely mention - in one sentence in the prologue - that he is a Christian. Surely the problem is no more than if he had mentioned being an atheist? - Anyway it is irrelevant to the content of the book and has no bearing on the concept, which is well researched and solid. The author has presented to boards of directors of major international companies and organisations and they wouldn't buy into crap and this is in no way wishy-washy or spiritual, the principles are well set out and argued.
    I let the voice - which some may find jarring - pass over me and listened to the content which was what I bought it for after all.
    Very insightful and well organised.
    As an open minded individual - as far as one may be - why are so many people so touchy as to junk an entire book that is well reviewed by many business leaders and thinkers (and others) simply because an author mentions that he/she has a belief system? Very odd methinks...perhaps there may be something in it. Must look deeper myself perhaps - shall look in the relevant Audible category for a scholarly work without a strong agenda in either direction methinks! - Any suggestions anyone?

    52 of 57 people found this review helpful
  • Triplecat
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    1/23/09
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    "Highly recommended."

    I'd known about this book for a long time and it was always on my list of books to read (listen to). I found the 7 habits fascinating. The age of the book does come across and it is a little preachy but Stephen Covey's research, conclusions and insights are staggering in their depth. Although you come away feeling that a lot of what he says is common sense, the vast majority of people, including myself, would never think in those terms. Stephen unravels what it is to be human and how to make the most of that gift. I can't believe anyone listening could fail to benefit hugely from the experience.

    31 of 34 people found this review helpful
  • Leon
    Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
    6/16/06
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    "7 Habits, constructive change not quick-fix"

    I took the time to listen to the unabridged version. Audible could do with reviewing the encoding but other than that the book was excellent.

    This book is required reading for managers in the 21st century as is the 8th habit. This was an easy listen (even the unabridged version) and Stephen Covey is a great narrator. I'd recommend this book to all.

    69 of 80 people found this review helpful
  • Atif
    East ham, London, United Kingdom
    3/23/11
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    "Helped me focus on who I am"

    brilliant book.Layed out principles that are common for all people and essential for success. it helped me to re-focus on what is important for me in life and how to reprioritise my life around my principals.
    A must listen for anyone and everyone

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • bookwormbadger
    Gloucestershire
    3/18/11
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    "A great listen"

    A very empowering book with lots of easy to do, useful ideas for leading a happier, more fulfilling life. Well worth a listen.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
    8/2/07
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    "Life changing"

    You can now have your cake and eat it. Having read a lot of management books, this is the one that will change your outlook on family and work. You will learn over time to do things differently and take control of those aspects of your life that at the moment might be controlling you.
    The book is very readable and listening to Stephen Covey is even better.

    33 of 40 people found this review helpful
  • Alan
    SixmilecrossUnited Kingdom
    4/13/10
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    "Must Read"

    If you have not yet read this book then you really should. It has been very influential and contains a wealth of ideas. If you only read one personal development book it should be this one. The audio book is well read by the author and is easy to follow and quite entertaining.

    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Isleworth, United Kingdom
    1/25/13
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    "A book to live by!"

    I skim read this years ago when it was first released, thought it definitely had the right maxims for living effectively. Sadly, I had little time to go back and reread it. With my long commutes, it was great to revisit this unabridged version and really try to understand the essence of what Covey conveys. A great shame that he passed away last year as I would have liked to have met the man himself.

    Well worth listening to several times.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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