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Mastery Audiobook

Mastery

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Publisher's Summary

The eagerly anticipated new book from the author of the best-selling The 48 Laws of Power

What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving second son, do to become one of the earliest and greatest naturalists the world has known? What were the similar choices made by Mozart and by Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force's last ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

Temple Grandin, Martha Graham, Henry Ford, Buckminster Fuller - all have lessons to offer about how the love for doing one thing exceptionally well can lead to mastery. Yet the secret, Greene maintains, is already in our heads. Debunking long-held cultural myths, he demonstrates just how we, as humans, are hardwired for achievement and supremacy. Fans of Greene's earlier work and Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers will eagerly devour this canny and erudite explanation of just what it takes to be great.

©2012 Robert Greene (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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  • JON BEASLEY
    Dronfield
    5/23/16
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    "very insightful"

    only gripe is would have been great to receive a summary of the points discussed at the end.

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  • serra neves
    4/25/16
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    "A well of teachings!"

    Absolutely loved this book. I now understand why I have failed in some of my projects. I now have clues on how to improve the way I learn new things and make it work in the long run. Best read in years!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bam
    4/22/16
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    "Recommended by Elliott Hulse. Amazing."

    A journey into oneself and great masters throughout history. I have learn more in the 16 hours of listening than many academic pursuits in my own life.

    I would recommend this to everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Niku
    4/13/16
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    "interesting and packed with knowledge"

    apprentiship isn't as common now a days.. but anyone doing a apprenticeship (including me) this book is almost a must.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • okme
    3/25/16
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    "Good book, but.."

    Do you really feel the need to reiterate the SAME examples and stories three times?

    I couldn't finish it, such a good book the first half then it becomes a repeating bore.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • fabio salvador
    1/30/16
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    "Light way to cross information giving examples."

    I personally felt that the overall amount of information that one can take out of the read is good and its well combined with very visual examples of the History.

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  • Piotr
    9/25/15
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    "life changing stories!"

    Very interesting stories. there is always something in each of them that you can compare to your own life and then it make you think about how you can improve your being. It's highly motivational! it was pleasure to listen this audio book.

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  • Piotr
    8/22/15
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    "5* book 4*performance"

    great book, good reader. very unlear way the chapters from the book and audiobook are connected.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Akis
    Athens, Greece
    2/20/15
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    "Great storytelling, but too long for an audiobook"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, there's lots of great and interesting stories from famous people here to give you some inspiration. However it is very long and at 16 hours, there were times when I felt it was simply getting a bit repetitive


    What other book might you compare Mastery to, and why?

    This is good addition for anyone interested in self-development as well as reading up on biographies of successful people


    Which character – as performed by Fred Sanders – was your favourite?

    what characters? This is not a novel


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Pawel
    Corby, United Kingdom
    12/13/13
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    "Great Book that i'd recommend to anyone"

    This is the first book I got from Audible and I'm happy with the choice. I learned much from this book as it show you what it takes to be good in something. It is hard work , we sometimes resist doing and calling ourself talentless. But talent without the long hours of hard work to put in is nothing. I will definately some back to this book and listen to it again as it is really inspiring. Again, I would recommend this book to anyone...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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