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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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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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A fapping book

Apparently, the author got into so many women's pants in his early ears, that he didn't have time to masturbate. To make up for that lost opportunity, he wrote this book.

Most men reading this book are doing so because they're in the opposite situation as the author. That the author pretends to understand their situation, and that he thinks they're problem is the same problem he had (taking sex partnes so much for granted that he couldn't keep their names straight) is laughable. This is just so much self-congratulatory projection. The premise is that all it comes down to is attitude. Give it a pass. If "changing your attitude" was all it took, why was he so successful in his youth with his "bad attitude," why was he a walking herpes ad?

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The anti-PUA book

This is by far the best book on pickup I’ve ever read. Mark Manson offers an introspective look on how to conquer your own demons, start living a more attractive lifestyle, and tips to attract and be more attractive to the women you want to meet. Interestingly I also found a lot of parallels to how I interact with family friends and coworkers and I would even recommend this book for anyone who’s already in a relationship or even married because especially in the early chapters he talks about how certain types of incompatible people wind up feeding off their own insecurities and toxic relationships. Fascinating stuff! Best of all he talks about “the other pickup artists” and offers foundations on why those methods work, why people seek them, why they aren’t long term solutions, and why you may become a terrible narcissist if you study “game” too much. Seriously - man woman lgbtq - read this book.

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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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Just what I needed

I thought it was going to be a sleazy pick-up book. It turned out to be a long journey into self-discovery that I needed many years ago.

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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.

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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!!

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It Was Everything It Was Cracked Up To Be

I was recommended this book by a dating coach that I spoke to recently and it delivered in every way that he said it would. The book's title doesn't really make sense to me as I think a more appropriate title would be 'Roles'. Mark did a subperp job of explaining what the roles of women and men are within a dating/romantic context. The author really acts in the role of a father through out the book and lays out what needs to happen from us and what needs to happen from women to be successful. There is no cheesy PUA lines in the book, it's just straight, honest talk which is what I think we all are looking for. The book helped me to imagine how the knowledge applies to me and my life individually and how I would act out the things he suggests within the context of my personality. I was truly impressed with Mark's concept of polarization! That was a completely new and fresh concept for me across the board. That one concept has invoked a whole new way of thinking and looking at things in life when it comes to relationships and people for me. This is the only book that I have ever written a review for and I decided to do so because I think this is a book every male should read.

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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.

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Throw all of your other POA books in the trash

I have read or listened to a lot of books on the topics Mr Manson reviews and can state that this book is really a breath of fresh air. As one reader mentioned, Manson regularly mentions the old PUA books and to this reviewer that was annoying. However, I think it is important in the writing that he makes sure to distinguish his approach to that of the typical PUA genre. I would not even place this in the PUA genre, but in the self-help genre. I have never gotten anything from the most popular books of PUA. They all essentially resolve on the premise of being someone you aren't. This book really is about being honest with yourself. His chapter on rejection really is one of the best I've read. I am going to give it another listen this week.

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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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  • Giorgio Guglielmino
  • 05-20-19

Enjoyable book

I have read and listened to this book at different times, and I have found it very enjoyable with a good idea to follow. Let's say this book will introduce you to the interesting concept about yourself and the person you are attracted to; it is up to you to take action then.

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  • Jody Deane
  • 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
  • 09-10-14

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.

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  • Gus
  • 09-08-20

Some ideas are ok, some ideas aren't good at all

First things, first. Not Mason's best book. Why?

1) It doesn't flow a nicely "to the ear" as The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and some of his other work.
2) Not enough proof that "his techniques" work; as opposed by other writers in the field such as Mystery, Torero and others.

I strongly disagree with his idea that "lines" and "routines" are not working and they shouldn't be tried. It is true that for a beginner a canned line won't work (as anything else also won't) but the canned line allows the individual performing the seduction to focus on body language, tone etc.
Also, Masson here ignores basic elements of human behaviour and evolutionary biology. His idea of "being vulnerable" has the danger of seriously back-firing, especially for more inexperienced dudes starting to date "more experienced" girls. It allows a man to fantasise about a "purity fantasy" which will most likely hurt him and disappoint him about women altogether.

Overall an ok book to listen to if you're already in seduction and have read other pickup books. If you want this to be your first one, forget about it. Go and collect a copy of the Mystery Method, you'd be better off.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-21

a game changer

never usually review stuff, but this deserves all the praise it gets, I wish I had it earlier

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  • Fraser G.
  • 08-01-21

Effective Dating Advice

I enjoyed the concise nature of the information in this book. Effective and to the point. It is the only book I will use to level up my dating game (for fear of taking on bad advice elsewhere). I am confident that if you apply yourself fully to the ongoing process of self improvement, using the information contained in this book, you will not look back..

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-25-21

The bible to life that I never knew I needed

This book actually changed everything for me. How I view dating, rejection, my feelings towards how people act.. being completely honest and transparent with people. I really believe this book has impacted me in an extremely positive way as a human being. I actually keep going back to it as almost advice or to relearn everything as it’s so spot on. Love this book! Can’t recommend it enough 🙌🏻

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  • Clive Jones
  • 07-19-21

One of the best dating advice for men books!

I have come across so many dating advice books on audible. That are all very American and relate to "picking up women" however, this looks at more on a deeper level.

Avoid all other dating advice and get this book!! it will save you a lot more time and money!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-21

The voice is good

A lot matches the red pill theory. Put yourself in the center of your world. Invest yourself first then others. Rollo tomassi said enlightened self-interest, which I am doing it.

Things I learned: demographic, I should attend more activities I like in order to meet that kind of woman.
I will attend dance and yoga course next week.

Things I am not sure: show your sad stories to your woman, if the author said his girlfriend left him even when he said it. He said that kind of girl is not worth his attention. But maybe it’s simply a wrong thing to do?

Things the female readers do not like: the last 2 chapters about sex, girls like to be dominated.
I also read the same content from book: sex goddess. I will give it try

Overall a really good book to balance my thoughts from red pill, it is also a good inner game textbook.

Drawbacks: he favors direct open than indirect open, which may screen out many “maybe” girls. He just justifies it with the reason: if she rejected you then you are not suitable.

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  • Derek Jones
  • 12-04-20

A must Read for Any man.

Great book all men should read this book. Craps on the low value pua books out there.

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  • Reece
  • 08-21-19

This book is life changing.

I dont say that lightly. If you want to revolutionise your confidence and perception of yourself, then read this book.

Narrator was perfect.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-22-20

great for understanding women +understanding life

this will change any mans life. read it please? And don't take life so serious

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-15-20

Great read

Great book to read if you're having issues with the ladies and impressing them

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  • Phillip u
  • 08-08-20

Guide to understanding woman

Whish I had read this book sooner. The valnerability part was an eye opener

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-18-20

Best read for men at understanding women

And themselves

Couldn’t imagine a better use of my time than reading this

Absolutely foundational for all men

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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
  • 09-15-21

Exceptional

Got the book expecting a formula on how to attract more women. Came out with a formula on how to love myself with the added prospect of attracting more women. If your expecting a sign in order to get this book. THIS IS IT!