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When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections, and enslaved great minds. The Art of Seduction synthesizes the legacies of civilization's greatest seducers - from Cleopatra to JFK - with the philosophies of important intellectuals on the subject, including everyone from Freud to Kierkegaard and Ovid to Casanova, and the classic literature of seduction. Robert Greene identifies the rules of a timeless, amoral game and explores how to cast a spell, break down resistance, and, ultimately, compel a target to surrender. The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer on the essence of one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate form of power.
©2001 Robert Greene and Joost Elfers; (P)2001 HighBridge Company

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"[Greene's] literary survey is fascinating." (Booklist)

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Disappointing...

Though well written, this book isn't very informative. The information given would be common sense to most. Add that to a monotone narrator and overall this was a bore. Kept listening hoping it would get better and eventuall teach me something, but alas, no....

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  • Karen
  • Madison Hts, MI, USA
  • 01-23-05

The Art of Suduction

The GAME PLAYERS hunting guide to love and relationships.

Have you ever met a woman who was not very pretty but for some reason men seemed very drawn to her. If you have, you know that while looks are important to the opposite sex, there is certainly more to it than that. This book is not about that.

I bought this book to learn how to appear more sexy and desirable to the opposite sex not to learn how to manipulate, take advantage and control others.

This book suggests that you must play game with people to win their affections. It read/plays like a revenge guide. Some of the suggestions were things like -- you must isolate your victim by alienating them from their friends and family. Other advice was to keep them off balance by pursue someone aggressively and then turn cold as ice toward them once they start to show greater interest in you.
If this is what it takes to be sexy and desirable it?s not for me.
I stopped listening too it half way thought.

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top 5 top 5

Best book of all time. A must have. major key. This is the new bible.

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Logical concept

Narrator's voice is captivating. Manuscript concepts were logical and practical for use in any situation.

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great book

this is a great book for anyone looking to improve their social skills or see things through a different lens.

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Classic

A book I can listen to over and over again and always get something new out of it.

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Archaic

If you want a history lesson on the pickup game pre smartphone, this book is great. However it is not really geared for the society and culture we have today, rife with technological bypasses to emotion like texting and various dating apps etc. Not to mention the hookup culture that has taken over real dating. Entertaining and historically interesting.

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# 1 Guide for Seducers

love it! listening to it a second time. The text is very insightful! The Art

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Great Book / Tatics

Great book and tactics for both men and women to read. Teaches how to score the one you want and also not be deceived by the opposite sex. I recommend not telling anyone that you have read it or they will think you are a sneaky manipulative a**hole

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Great book and perfect narration.

The narrator was perfect his voice really brought the story to life. It was chilling yet entertaining and informative.