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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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    Janice Scappoose, OR, USA 03-15-10
    Janice Scappoose, OR, USA 03-15-10
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    "The 7 Habits of Highly Effictive People"

    This book was a required reading homework assignment for a Leadership training event. I loved the book and found myself wishing I had read it years ago. It applies to everything in everyday life. Take the time to read this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J 10-28-09
    J 10-28-09
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    "Greatest management book ever written"

    Some people are just good at managing people, some are great technical workers and some are great entrepreneurs. This book will help the average line worker become a good leader, and an owner of a company get the highest level of efficiency from employees.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heidi CENTURION, South Africa 01-17-09
    Heidi CENTURION, South Africa 01-17-09
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    "Much easier to listen to than read"

    I tried reading this book and found it read like a text book - what a difference to have Steven Covey himself narate what is written!

    I loved this book, learnt from it and hope that I will be able to put in practise what I have learnt.

    Thank you very much!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jodi Farmington, NM, USA 08-23-08
    Jodi Farmington, NM, USA 08-23-08
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    "Enlightening..."

    I have gained great insight, perspective and focus. I feel like I am gaining the road map necessary to make the right turns in my life.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Emily Brewerton, NY, USA 06-01-08
    Emily Brewerton, NY, USA 06-01-08 Member Since 2016
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    "Very Insightful"

    Completely enjoyed this book. I listened to the audio every time I was in my car. Author gives great tips and excellent life examples so that reader/listener can get a clear understanding of the author meaning. Every step can work in all areas of life. There is so much to learn and apply that I am glad this is an audio book so that I can listen again in a few months.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kara Huntley, IL, USA 03-14-08
    Kara Huntley, IL, USA 03-14-08
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    "A Good Lesson"

    This book has been around for some time and the lessons are still pertinent for anyone who wants to enjoy a more fulfilling life. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because the author, himself, narrates-which is a mistake- his teeth whistle and his pace was too fast. He should have hired a professional narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Relatable1 06-16-06
    Relatable1 06-16-06

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A little let down."

    Maybe it doesn't quite live up to the hype anymore because it has been emulated so much. I find much of the advice here in the realm of common sense, or at least for me. Anyone who enjoys this book may be interested in learning more about Buddhist philosophy, as it is touched on here without being labeled as such. While it is interesting to hear concepts labeled in clever ways, I found some of the catch phrases, devices, and labeling a bit gimmicky. Overall, worth a read/listen. Also beware, not the most engaging narration.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mike M. 06-04-06
    Mike M. 06-04-06 Listener Since 2005
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    "Employ these principles"

    I will admit this audiobook can be a little dry in spots but I must encourage anyone who reads it to practice the principled habits and see how it changes your life. Spend a month practicing each habit and you will see your leadership skills develop. Covey is a bit different from other self development authors because he leaves more to the imagination between the principles and how you choose to practice them. It can make the book more challenging to get through but if you stay on course, it's very rewarding. And I must recommend reviewing the book and chapters with a friend, spouse, or coworker. It can create a very encouraging environment. If you do find yourself stuck between the principles and practices, read Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People"; A fantastic book which lists many methods based on the axioms Covey talks about in this book. I hope this review helps.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Portland, OR, USA 02-16-05
    Ron Portland, OR, USA 02-16-05
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    "Life changing"

    What a great book. I've enjoyed listening to Dr. Covey speak. It's almost like we developed a friendship. I'm quoting him all of the time. This book is incredible... now if only I can live up to this standard!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James Chaoyang District, BeijingChina 11-16-08
    James Chaoyang District, BeijingChina 11-16-08
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    "very disappointing"

    I wish I had purchased the abridged version. Covey has a cloying, patronizing style and he takes ages to actually say anything. This seems to contradict the essence of a highly effective person. I could have read the book several times over in the time he took to get through the first part. Buried in all of this verbosity are some good points, but the chances are you'll be so bored you'll miss them. The audio version of this book is a major disappointment. Because he refers to diagrams and breaks the subject matter done into sub-sections, it may make better sense to read the book - skipping over the twaddle - in order to distill the parts that are of value.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    "NOPE"

    Steven waffles away in a confusing jumble of unsubstantiated statements and apocryphal tales. Result: Inconclusive drivel.

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  • Hayley
    3/2/17
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    "Magnificent read"

    This was recommended to me by a friend and i am so grateful... it encompasses all the personal and professional habits that will make life much more enjoyable, not just my business.

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  • Mr Jeremy J Osborn
    2/24/17
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    "Common sense codified."

    This book is one of those that is often sneered at as one of those "management" books irritating people read. I think that would do it an injustice. Sometimes you need to be told common sense. You know it but cannot find the words to articulate it or understand why what you do makes sense. I might call it a "kick-self" book. You will read it and kick yourself that you DID know it. I can't accept the religious aspects however but that is very rarely talked about in the book.

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  • Kelly Edionseri
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    "Modern day Christ"

    Unintended TRUEISM, read, re-read Covey until you agree. Bible in right-hand Covey left-hand, life ready.

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  • David
    2/18/17
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    "Good- Stimulates alot of thinking... will re-read"

    found this a really good book, it will take time to adapt all of the recommendations. I think this book is one that I will go back and read again over the years.

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  • Gaza Matazinc
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    "Mormon Alert "

    So, I enjoyed GTD, which I use to great effect, and thought I'd give this book a crack next. However, it just wasn't sitting well with me and I couldn't put my finger on it. Then I started noticing subtle references to the Church. Being an agnostic atheist, preached at from a young age, it naturally got on my wick when it realised I was being preached at again only, worse, in disguise. After 2hrs of mostly lazy listening, I decided to read up on ol Stephen Covey. Of the more entertaining finds: https://www.samharris.org/forum/viewthread/10764/

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aleksander
    1/28/17
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    "Interesting but not impressed"

    I enjoyed listening this book but there were moments when it sounded a bit annoying when obvious stuff sounds like something very special and clever. But no regrets, overall book was interesting and in some way useful.

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  • Billy W.
    1/23/17
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    "A must listen for everyone everywhere."

    Great from start to finish. Well read by the author himself. Take as many notes as possible.

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  • James
    1/12/17
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    "Must read/listen for anyone"

    excellent book full of insight into many aspects of life. well worth listening to over and over again...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Melody
    1/12/17
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    "Really good read. Even funny in parts."

    Really easy read. Definitely something to listen too again at a later date. I like that he goes into detail with all the issues. No issue is left unturned.

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