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Publisher's Summary

This new audio set is a very special abridgement of two of Stephen R. Covey's best-selling business books, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit, read by Dr. Covey himself. We've condensed the content of two entire books into just three hours of audio, but you'll still enjoy Dr. Covey's lessons on powerful personal change and how to incorporate his ideas into your life to fulfill your ultimate potential.

©2005 Franklin Covey (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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" The 7 Habits have the gift of being simple without being simplistic." (M.Scott Peck)

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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If it would have included more of the original version of the book

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7 Habits of Highly Effective People changed my life! I wanted to refresh and listen to again on my road trip & decided on the unabridged version because of a comment that I read recommending it, They wrote that they preferred this version because it wasn't as long but still good if not better. I cannot agree with that at all. The unabridged version cut out many details and one in particular that I was wanting to listen to again & that is the part about emotional bank accounts. If wondering which to choose pick the original you won't regret it,

24 of 26 people found this review helpful

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Worth it

The abridged version is quick and just hits the key points. Well worth your time. I will probably listen to the unabridged versions soon.

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Great Listen

I wish there were more abridged versions of great books to help cut down on listening times. This is a high points option of classic read.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • De Potter
  • Amersfoort The NetherlandsNetherlands
  • 08-27-08

perfect audio book

The audio quality is perfect. Easy to listen in a noisy car. The audio consists of 2 parts: the 7 habits and the 8 habit. The 7 habits is the best part. Key information. This abridged version is a very good summary of the book The 7 habits. Spoken by Stephen Covey himself: pleasant voice.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Great recap and reminder

I would highly recommend this book as a reminder for those who previously read the seven habits of highly effective people. It is an excellent summary of the key points as well as an introduction to the eighth habit.

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Buy the full version instead.

Great subject matter and delivery but it left me wanting more. I should have bought the unabridged version tho begin with.

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  • John
  • Cincinnati, OH, US
  • 03-07-15

Great for abridged version

It's hard to condense the full book into 3 hours, but that's expected. Considering what has to be packed into this shorter version it's well worth it, particularly for a quick refresher!

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To the point & very good

Would you listen to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 3-Hour Abridgement) again? Why?

Its to the point & specific.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 3-Hour Abridgement)?

Getting to know the 7 habits & going back when discussing a new habit

Which scene was your favorite?

The bank in Bangladesh

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

A simple pdf to go along as a reminder list would be great

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  • Saria
  • davenport, IA, USA
  • 10-31-08

Just a taste of the books

Im new to the audio book thing and didnt relize that this book was only a taste of the book and it says if u like it please purchase the full lenght book. So I really wouldnt waste your $

13 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Great principles by a great man

The 7 Habits has been on my to do list for years. I should have read it years ago! I enjoyed this abridgment and am now excited to tackle the full book.

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  • S_Kam
  • 03-03-10

Not as good as complete version

Part 1 - 7 habits was ok with concise summary but part 2 was not up to what you can expect from Dr Covey.

I would suggest listening to complete versions instead of this part meal approach

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  • Muhammad Al Odah
  • 11-10-17

Nice

Finished it smoothly. Voice is excellent. I've read articles about the book before lessening to this, so I got begger understanding.