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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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    "MUST READ ASAP ESPECIALLY FOR TEENAGERS"

    I wish I had this wealth if knowledge as a teenager or even while in undergrad.

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    Danny Broadhurst 04-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Took 12 hours to explain 30 minutes of concepts."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Probably not possible.


    What could Stephen R. Covey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Dispenses religious opinion/personal belief. That's fine, but I'm not interested in that, and not the reason why I bought the book. So many anecdotes, you forget what the original goal of the chapter is. Clear as mud.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Projection.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Happy Husband 04-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Required - Life Changing - Must Have"

    Awesome.

    This book changed my life forever. The material did help with my professional life but it REALLY helped my marriage. It's the best collection of knowledge, in concise bite size pieces.

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    Jamie 04-15-17
    Jamie 04-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Must listen"

    I love the context of the book the author / reader can be hard to listen to at times, but still worth listing to because of all the teachings in it!

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    XONSETH CICERO, IL 04-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Can't have enough of this"

    I had to listen to a few chapters more than once. So insightful and useful information. Great book....will definitely hear it again!

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    Nick 04-12-17
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    "this book should be curriculum in schools and work"

    I'm not sure how I functioned to any degree of effectiveness before listening to this book.

    It does not contain 7 practices like waking up early, but seven universal principles that resonate deeply with many people.

    I changed relationships in my life by applying some of the principles before even finishing the book.

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    Paul 04-12-17
    Paul 04-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Droned on and on."

    This entire book should could have been summed up in 1 chapter. Way too long

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    Géraldine France 04-10-17
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    "a life changing book"
    Would you listen to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People again? Why?

    Once you passed the first hour, which is, like in many books like this, an hour long self-promoting speech, I learn or confirm a lot of things. This book helped me improve tremendously my communication skills (the part about resisting the urge to share your experience or give advice to really listen), taught me great techniques and ethics to lead my business.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    - being a person led by moral principles- listening to understand and not always to provide an answer


    What does Stephen R. Covey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The kind and benevolent voice


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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.

    32 of 33 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

    13 of 13 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.

    35 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • Stir
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    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?

    55 of 61 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

    17 of 19 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.

    71 of 83 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.

    35 of 42 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.

    11 of 13 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
  • Chantelle Lue
    9/28/17
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    "Brillant Book!"

    I had previosuly attended a sales training course based on the 7 habits and it literally changed my entire percepeption of life. The book (and the bible!) is a must read for anyone who really wants to understand who they are and make positive changes in their lives. If you're looking for a quick-fix, don't read it, because it does not offer 'implement now' solutions to any problems. It rather helps you to focus on that which is truly important in life and offers and insight into the reasons behind why you face the challenges you do. I honestly believe that if we all mastered these 7 habits and focussed on God, the world would be a better place!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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