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Publisher's Summary

Going beyond his world-famous book Your Erroneous Zones, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals his dynamic techniques for dealing with other people and living your life as you choose. Pulling Your Own Strings is Dr. Dyer's direct and practical audio adaptation of his classic best seller.

You are also responsible for how much you will be controlled by others. Now, Dr. Wayne Dyer provides his practical, step-by-step plan for developing new attitudes toward the most common sources of victimization and manipulation, including family, work, and, ultimately, yourself. Life, Dr. Dyer says, is a beautiful thing as long as you hold the strings. Pulling Your Own Strings will give you the strategies and tools to master your own fate.

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer is one of the most widely read authors today in the field of self-development. His phenomenally successful book Your Erroneous Zones has sold over six million copies. He has a doctorate in counseling psychology from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan and maintains a full schedule of teaching, lectures, and appearances on national television and radio.

©1978 Wayne W. Dyer (P)1991 HarperCollins Publishers

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It is not the book!

This was very disappointing. This is not the book. It is Wayne talking and recapping the book.

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  • Deb
  • United States
  • 12-19-16

Not the book

Disappointed that this was a lecture, and not the reading of the book. I was looking for the book reading.

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  • Julien
  • Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
  • 03-12-12

Exactly what I needed

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Really made me realize how much I have had a victim behavior all my life up to now. We really have the power to change and make things better for ourselves. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in taking back the power in their lives to become more in control and be centered on themselves instead of what other people think. It really changed the way I see myself and the power I have to make my life what I want it to be :)

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Absolute Truth!! Amazing and eyeopening!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, every single friend I have has received a copy of this book at one point or another. It is absolutely life changing!

What other book might you compare Pulling Your Own Strings to and why?

"What You Think of Me is None of My Business" is another great "freedom giving" book in this light.

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

Yes!

Any additional comments?

This book will transform your view and outlook on life and bring you a completely different and renewing filter for decision making.

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Only 2 chapters in audible

I gave this book 5 stars because I think it’s going to be really good. However, the audible version is more like an overview. It’s two chapters long, less than two hours in length. The actual book has at least 10 chapters so I was disappointed.

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Great summary

I read this book many years ago. It changed my life then. Great to review

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If you do not feel victimised, stay away

I was looking for an advice on how to better influence people. The title and the reviews misled me to spend my time on this audiobook review. In this audiobook, you will find an enormous number of situational examples of how people victimize other people. Unless you have a deep feeling of being a victim, you will not associate with any of those situations. If you feel victimised, I would not recommend listening to a thousand situation examples where the role of the reader is to be a victim anyway. I do not think it helps. Have you heard that "a lie repeated 1000 times becomes truth"? By the end of the first hour, I was thinking really hard to find a parallel with authors examples and to figure out a mental note. Several times I thought: "oh right, right, this did happen to me, nice example..." and then, "wait.., this is not exactly how I felt". if you are not a victim, the resulting dissonance with these enormous number of examples over the same topic is a very annoying experience. I remember anciently waiting for the next part, where I would get the actual insights on how these mechanisms work or actual strategies. That part never came. Normally I get 5-10 mental notes from a book. When the book is good and there are 10 mental notes that I would like to keep. I really tried, though I only got two mental notes from this one:

1. It reaffirmed my strategy of not engaging in negative experiences
2. I took a mental note that a critical but objective feedback is often more helpful than a disingenuous positive one.

I will follow both bits of advice and wrap up this review. I hope that my feedback will save you 90 minutes.

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Great distillation of the original book.

I read the book numerous times over the years and was looking for it in audio format. Note that although this is not an audio version of the book, it is the author discussing the principles outlined in the book in his own words and in a very relaxed and informal style. For me, it works as it will make it easy to revisit this principles on a regular basis.

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Good listen

Thank you , Wayne, another good listen. This audio along with the book, "pulling your own strings", is well worth purchasing

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Short and sweet

What made the experience of listening to Pulling Your Own Strings the most enjoyable?

Dr Dyer's voice is almost melodic and every time his narration comes to an end, I'm always sad and want more. The nuggets are so profound that its such a shame that its so short

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

yes

Any additional comments?

Could he update the entire book and put it up on audible?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-06-17

Looking after ME

I cant wait to play it again and also for my husband to listen at same time

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  • Jana
  • 06-26-16

fantastic

Anyone struggling with negative thoughts or negative people or feeling stuck.. this book is a MUST

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  • Grant-Ross
  • 01-10-16

Cutting through the nonsense

There are some superb and thought provoking quotes and texts within.

I would have like to have heard more on responding in a fashion that can not be used against oneself - for example if people are making judgements on ones manners, not asking for permission can or has been used against me .

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