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Publisher's Summary

Models is the first book ever written on seduction as an emotional process rather than a logical one, a process of connecting with women rather than impressing them. It's the most mature and honest guide on how a man can attract women without faking behavior, without lying and without emulating others. A game-changer. Inside, you'll learn:

  • The root behavior that causes all female attraction.
  • Why typical dating advice and pick up theory is counter-productive in the long-run.
  • How to overcome nervousness and anxiety around attractive women.
  • How any man can make himself appear attractive with a little time and effort.
  • The three keys to keeping conversations with women interesting and engaging.
  • How to discover the beliefs and attitudes that are sabotaging your success with women.
  • How to develop a genuine and joyful sense of humor.

And much more...

Please Note: This audiobook does not include any accompanying material.

©2011 Mark Manson (P)2011 Mark Manson

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its just good!

its like a friend's uncle just kicked knowledge for some hours and it was all stuff that you could relate to and/or understand. its not read as well as "the subtle art of not giving a f" but that also makes it easier to relate to the narrator...who happens to be the author. It wasn't underwhelming at all to me because none of what he said sounded contrived or like something somebody says to just sound like they know it all. Alot of it is just encouragement/reassurance but don't let that stop you, because it might be new to you. Things I've been told before or have come to realize, Mark talks about. But for me that was cool because its like I get to have somebody remind me, that being realistic and doubting myself are NOT the same thing. I hope this helps.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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The content is great but the reader is awful

What did you like best about Models? What did you like least?

Models shows a great way for men to think about the world and their relationship with women. It really focuses on improving yourself.

Mark Manson read it himself. It sounds like it was recorded in front of his computer and he left all the misreads and stumbles in. I could hear mouse clicks and I'm pretty sure he got text messages while recording.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mark Manson’s performances?

No. Absolutely not. It was a 7 hour book recorded in 7 hours and a ton of mistakes left in. The negative listening experience definitely can overshadow the amazing content.

Did Models inspire you to do anything?

It inspired me to change the way I thought about my relationships with women.

Any additional comments?

Mark, please have this re-recorded with a pro reader.

52 of 61 people found this review helpful

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I like that he had trouble narrating.

This is a book about fear, growth and building yourself so that the life outside of you is that way that you want. Is about running towards a mixture of failure and success, because that is the only way big successes will come about.

The author's narration was sometimes troubled. He was always easy to understand, but he often sounded like your buddy at a dive bar telling you his discovery about dating.

And that is the point.

He isn't perfect and polished the whole way, because he isn't afraid to screw up. If Simon Vance were narrating this would get an Audie, but probably not change as many lives. As it is, this is the book I needed right now. Not for dating insights or style tips, but a kick in the ass to go pursue the life that I want.

tl;dr: GET THIS BOOK!!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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The narration kills all credibility

While I’m not against an author narrating his own book, there are instances like this one when it’s just a bad idea. Not to say that this author could have done at least an adequate job if he had made an effort. Instead, what the listener is brutally subjected to is an unedited, unrehearsed and haphazard attempt at reading the text. It’s reminiscent of a junior high school student fumbling through a presentation of a just finished report, which was copied out of an encyclopedia and never really comprehended. It’s a shame, because the content has value but the delivery completely ruins even the most robust of concepts. All credibility in the material is lost when it’s coming from a source that sells such a weakly produced product. In addition to the lack of editing or proofreading, the author seemed to not even have given it a listen before releasing it for sale. The copyright and legal disclaimer at the beginning is read and for some reason explained before launching into the first section, which begins by repeating the same thing. I feel bad that the author doesn’t have a coach, advisor or even friend that could have told him of that and other mistakes. Or maybe he just doesn’t care. Expecting people to pay for something so poorly rendered is just wrong. I’ve often found that complaints regarding narrators of audiobooks were a bit petty and based mostly on certain style preferences. However, this audiobook is in an entirely new and more severe category of bad productions. I think I’m being a bit generous in giving the content a B+, the writing a C-and the narration a D-.

51 of 65 people found this review helpful

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Great book for any "Needy" guy in relationships!

Outstanding book Mark, not only have you taught me to be more self aware of how I interact with women, but your book has educated me to in-power my me by improving my self image! My existing girl friend had notice positive changes immediately once I started reading your book!

Thank you Mark, I really appreciate your outstanding knowledge specifically when it comes to understanding the opposite sex!

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amazing. don't let the voiceing throw you off

perhaps it updated. but the story telling and information is valuable. the vocal is fine- not prefect but it'll get you through.

look at it as a powerful audiotape rather then a book. the exercises are still there

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Narration is the worst I have ever heard!!!

Buy the book. This is so hard to listen to. He stumbles over words over and over.

20 of 27 people found this review helpful

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Narration has been updated - it’s great!

I was almost turned away because of the reviews warning against the author’s narration. Looks like he took their advice and hired a pro. Austin does a great job. This is a fantastic book!

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Precursor to the subtle art of not giving a f*ck

Great info and decently written. 3.75/5 writing style while the material is a 5/4. It's mostly about improving yourself to become a better you and as a result you will genuinely become a more confident, happy, and attractive person.

The only major fault is the narration. Mark? Seriously? This is so unprofessionally done it's a 7/10 on the cringe scale. I left 3 off because
1) You don't have a bad voice
2) It takes balls to narrate your own book/you were probably cash strapped back then considering the production value
3) You already know what I'm about to say and that's why you got Roger Wayne and a professional producer/crew to deliver one of the greatest narration performances of all time for the subtle art of not giving a f*ck

The problem with this audiobook narration is there are so many times you stumble in your reading and just left it in. Also the production quality is about the lowest I've heard on Audible. Like, yikes. The part you're explaining how to dress you obviously lose your place reading and start to skim/ramble out loud through what you just read until you find where you left off and then go back to actually reading.

That said, thanks the great advice.

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Poor audio distracts from what is otherwise a decent guidebook to dating

Don’t bother with the audiobook, the recording itself is very poor quality. By the book instead. In terms of content, I found the book to be a Decent guide book to dating, especially for men who find themselves at the emotional spectrum of either too shy or overbearing. Nothing groundbreaking, lots of common sense. No toss or, if you want to play a premium for your audiobooks and you are determined to read the book yourself, at least make sure it’s a professional recording.

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  • David
  • 09-10-14

Excellent insightful book marred by the narration

What did you like most about Models?

A truly first class book on understanding what women want. Probably the best I have ever come across.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The error the writer Mark Manson made is in narrating the book himself. Really worthwhile, thought provoking information comes across quite flat. Also there are clicks at the beginning of each chapter where he is turning on the recording machine. The recording quality is poor too.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Alexander Welsh
  • 04-07-16

Superb

Had this recommended by a female friend, listened to it while walking around my city and it really really spoke to me. I feel like an idiot to be thinking this but I feel like it's changed my perception of the world. Before I focussed on bettering myself to make others like me - now I'll do it to give ME a better life, the other things will come naturally. Thank you mr Manson, I'm sure you know you've changed a few lives in your life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-10-16

Hire a professional!!!

Such annoyingly cheap amateur production. Content is alright but audible: I paid you to deliver quality but lately you let all the authors read themselves. Be worth your money!!

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  • Jody
  • 09-27-17

ESSENTIAL LISTENING! Wish I had this when I was 15

Best book ever about dating at any age. This is the book. Get it and listen! You will thank me if you do, and you will be released from all the dissatisfaction you currently have and set on a road to fulfilment. This thorough book leaves no holes barred and tells you like it is. The author completely nails it. Following the advice in this book will save you countless time, money and angst. This is the definitive manual. I listened to this book over a 10 day period and already I've had results just in this time. I've had a date already with a v attractive lady and I've arranged for 2 more dates with two others. This would not be the case if I hadn't read this book. It gave me the courage, knowledge and strength to make those dates which I never would have done as I'm quite shy and often vague and blocked in being sexual with woman (I don't mean girlfriends, I mean girls I'm attracted to). I thought I wasn't until I listened and then realised how unclear and scared I really was. And that by giving in to my fear and insecurities I wasn't being true to myself at all or going for what I really wanted and this book has given me the balls and reasons to make the shift and follow through. For instance, I literally have turned a gourgeous woman who was a coworker and who I was scared to ask out into a hot date this Weekend just by manning up and expressing my interest in an honest and playful way, where she feels beautiful and desired. I have listened to many podcasts and watched many dating videos over the years, and had many girlfriends, so yes I have experience already and I've slept with over a hundred women, but have been failing miserably recently to have a decent sex life and love life yet in days the nuggets in this book have helped me so much in my understanding of the dynamics of dating and male female relating and I'm already seeing the results. I intend to relisten once a month, so it really goes in. Mark Masons is a hero for all men who have challenges in the dating realms.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-15-18

The real deal 100%

Full of excellent content and brilliantly delivered. The author clearly knows his stuff and has laid it all out rather brilliantly. The rest is up to the listener/ reader to take action....this is Gold!

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  • soozoo
  • 08-05-18

Zero fluff, right to the point.

I'm 2 hours in and there hasn't been a single drop of filler. Everything he says is cut throat to the point and somehow there's still 6 hours left.

He tells you how it is, followed by a story, and as he's telling you the story you can already see everything the guy is doing wrong like it was obvious the whole time. And then you realise that's just how fast you're learning.

All the negative reviews seemed to be about the author (Mark Manson) reading this too monotone, but they evidently have swapped him out for someone more expressive.

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  • Marc
  • 06-29-18

really good book. revelant in all aspects of life

really good book. revelant in all aspects of life, not just attracting women. read it more than just once.

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  • kamara b barnett
  • 06-26-18

Amazing!!

Never saw myself as someone who had problems dating but this book really flips things on its head amazing commentary and strong words to live by!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-03-18

Just an amazing.

Loved it. Theory goes along my values, so one thing you need to do - to change as a person. Become a better human being.

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  • Alessio Platania
  • 04-17-18

Very well written (and read)

What made the experience of listening to Models the most enjoyable?

Very fluid to listen to

What does Austin Rising bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The tone and the rhythm

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The part were describe how to satisfy a woman is particularly hilarious for how is basic, but I suppose for some people could be useful

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  • Jesse C. Sudich
  • 02-01-16

Lazily Recorded

Great book to read but incredibly lazy recording. Noisy and many misreads unedited. Read it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-01-18

One of the best books!

I absolutely loved Models. One of the best dating advice books ever! Narration was captivating and i loved the examples given in the books really puts it into perspective.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-14-18

men, read this book

Young men, older men, all men read this book.
This book describes a concise, no bullshit and brilliant way to approach life, women and dating.
A must read.

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  • patrick
  • 06-12-18

Best self help book I've read

A really worthwhile read! He explains abstract ideas about attraction but also gives you practical tips to improve your love life! Highly recommend to really anyone who dates women!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-18

A must read for any man

No book or advice I’ve ever come across about women, men, relationships, and attraction has ever hit home as much as this book. The themes discussed are not what one may expect, & definitely not what is typically of a pick up book. Everyone deserves to be as attractive as they can: this book will help.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-08-18

Amazing

Never left a review for a book before, but I thought I would as I thought it was that beneficial!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-20-18

Amazing

Well worth a read! Would recommend to any and all. Entertaining and educational. 10 out of 10

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  • Angus
  • 02-11-18

The healthiest book I've read to date

This book, as well as the way the author talks to the reader, expresses a firm, factual tone while leading guys to a healthier understanding of the world around them.

Every guy who feels insecure should read this book.

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  • Mathew Hobbs
  • 02-05-18

Fantastic

Well written, great topic that addresses 'a model' of masculinity in a post feminist world.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-31-17

Insightful

Loved it. Found the approach unique and honest. Worth a listen if you want to improve your female relationships