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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement) Audiobook

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement)

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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 six 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.

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

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    Wally Bock Charlotte NC 06-17-17
    Wally Bock Charlotte NC 06-17-17 Member Since 2001

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    "Confusion and Unkept Promises"
    Would you listen to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement) again? Why?

    The content is good. The program is confused and promised the promised handout is not available.


    If you’ve listened to books by Stephen R. Covey before, how does this one compare?

    His part is good. The program is out of order. First you get an announcement that this is about the 8th Habit, no mention of anything else. The 8th Habit presentation follows. Then the publisher tells you that this is about the 7 Habits and and 8th habit. Then you start another canned program about the 7 habits.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Stephen R. Covey’s performances?

    Not after this. This is two pieces you folks had in the file, prepared at very different times, and, slapped together without any attention to how the contents of each relate to each other.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A film? YOu're kidding, right?


    Any additional comments?

    nope

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    Arctic Phoenix 03-21-17
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    "Principle-based teaching leaves a deep impression."

    Abolutely love it. At last this program allowed me to learn about the 7 Habits from start to end. Covey was fantastic with his presentation. It didn't feel like he was reading off of a book - it was like he was directly speaking to me. Thank you for your legacy, Stephen.

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    Angela Coleman 02-17-17
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    "Teaches good life values"

    Teaches how to deal with oneself!! I would recommend to others. A good self help!

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    Sara Heidenreich 07-08-16
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    "Good principles. Audio program could use work. "

    Good principles. Audio program could use more work. Starts with 8th habit, which seemed strange. Editing seemed poorly done. Excessive white noise between chapters. Where is the accompanying guide?

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    Jonathon Myers 04-06-16
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    "Great information."

    The info was good and I am intrigued to see how well it helps. It did seems strangely preachy though.

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    INES 06-28-15
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    "Great content, could be more engaging"

    Can get a bit slow at times but all in all a very interesting read.

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    Amazon Customer 12-22-14
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    "Chuckling or sighing"
    Would you listen to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement) again? Why?

    Maybe. I most likely will not listen to it within six months, but I may in the future to refresh what I heard if needed.


    Any additional comments?

    The chuckling or sighing is annoying. It is as if the reader either chuckling or sighing when he says something "amusing" in his mind. This takes away from the message which was delivered. However, I like the conversational style of delivering this message/book. I also enjoy the material covered.

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    Too many toys National Capital Region 02-25-13
    Too many toys National Capital Region 02-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Useful and Engaging"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement) to be better than the print version?

    Not better. If you will only get one or the other, you need to get the book. However, using both print and audio is great.


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

    No. It is useful listening to a section and having some time to reflect before listening to the next section.


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    Aleigh MATTHEWS, NC, United States 11-05-12
    Aleigh MATTHEWS, NC, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2017
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    "What a mess!"

    This audio book meanders all over the place and never gets to the point. With a specific title like this, I assumed it would be broken down into clear chapters and lessons; but no. This is a huge missed opportunity and a waste of time. He just goes on and on about "voice" and how contemporary companies are terrible for not letting people be their authentic selves. Very disappointed.

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    Anthony Rosamond, CA, United States 10-02-12
    Anthony Rosamond, CA, United States 10-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good but weak"
    What did you love best about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement)?

    Not woven too well. Hard to pick out the seven among the eighth habit even though I knew them well. It was more confusing than enlightening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    He attempted to add the seven habits and eighth together but just didn't pull it off as I expected.


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

    His voice emphasizes points that he intended to make that you wouldn't read.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Put it all together from the seven and that's how you go from good to great. Mostly, find your voice so you can help others find theirs.


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  • Joan
    10/11/16
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    "Very poor follow up to the original book"

    Self-indulgent with poor content.
    I couldn't bring myself to finish and I am an avid listener of audiobooks.

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  • BD
    5/25/16
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    "Lots around the 8th habit but very brief on the 7"

    I enjoyed this; the 7 habits are an insightful way of looking at the world positively. As a stand alone read it provides some thought provocation and really made me rethink some things, primarily about how I engage with people around me.

    To get the most out of it I recommend mind mapping or book marking this for follow up personal writing/reflection and of course just trying out some of the concepts; it is unfortunate that the listeners guide is not included in the Audible purchase.

    There is also quite a lot of consultancy speak and references that seem to have been shoe horned into the context of the guide. I also did not enjoy the sharpen the saw section and felt it was too intangible and subjective to the author's personal faith/beliefs

    Finally, what is with the Edwardian tunes to break the sections up?!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alex
    11/8/15
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    "Expected both 7 habits ans 8th habit but it seems"

    Only has 8th habit? Expected both 7 habits and 8th unless am doing something wrong

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jason Parker
    7/7/14
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    "interesting and effective"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Thought provoking and interesting I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in developing themselves or their careers.


    Any additional comments?

    I understand why so many courses recommend reading this.

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