• Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

  • The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex
  • By: John Gray
  • Narrated by: John Gray
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 12-16-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • 4.0 (644 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Get seriously involved with the most famous relationship book ever!

Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: They forgot they were from different planets.

Based on years of successful counseling of couples and individuals, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus has helped millions of couples transform their relationships. Now viewed as a modern classic, this phenomenal book has helped men and women realize how different they really are and how to communicate their needs in such a way that conflict doesn't arise and intimacy is given every chance to grow.

(P) and ©1993, 2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., All Rights Reserved. Harper Audio, a division of HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"A valuable, much-needed book. A contribution to the understanding of the communication styles of men and women." (Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want)

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Oldie but a Goodie

This abridged version was short and sharp but I good all of the salient points in 1 hour.
Brilliant!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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If you could sum up Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus in three words, what would they be?

Worth reading once

What did you like best about this story?

helped me understand why men do some of the things that are upsetting to women

Which scene was your favorite?

men hide in caves

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus?

pep talk for being more patient with men's behavior

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Insightful and easy language - a must read!

If you could sum up Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus in three words, what would they be?

Insightful, easy, worth it.

What did you like best about this story?

I found this book very insightful. It was good to hear/read helpful information for both the male and female behaviors. I read some of the reviews where readers found the book "sexist" and I have to totally disagree. The author paid enough attention to both the female and male needs when it comes to relationships and communication, offering concise input for both. The tips provided in the book are practical and easy to execute. I highly recommend any couple and/or single person to read this book.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

TBH I found the narration rather slow and uninviting. however I used the speed-up option to 1.25x and 1.5x and it was much, much better!

What did you learn from Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus that you would use in your daily life?

I learned of the different ways we cope with frustration and love needs. it was easy to go back onto my memories and point out areas where in the past it was hard to understand why as a couple we acted so different when it came to communication, hardships and love language. I could clearly see where the misunderstandings where created while reading the book. Great insight for my current relationship.

Any additional comments?

A must read and the audiobook is short. I listened to it in my car from place to place. will definitely listen to it again over and over. I also suggest reading "The 5 love languages" to complement the information given regarding relationships.

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A MUST READ FOR ANY YOUNG COUPLE

Where does Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Ranks pretty high.

If you could give Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus a new subtitle, what would it be?

A road map into how the minds of men and women are different. Would'nt you like to avoid all those stupid little fights that seem to break out on the way out to dinner Friday night for example.

Any additional comments?

News Flash Men and Women think differently! This book gave me in site on how my wife thinks and how we can communicate much better....

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  • Jill
  • United States
  • 10-19-13

Boring - I have another recommendation for you

The narrator of this book made this book even more boring. If you want a book on this subject choose "For Women Only" and "For Men Only" and they discuss all of the points in this book and more in a much better way.

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Men are from Mars Women are from Venus

Great content, but terrible delivery. Buy the book! I read the book years ago . . . so I knew the content was great. It was painful to listen to this audio book. I wanted to refresh my memory on the topic, so I stuck it out. Again, I suggest buying the book.

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Mars and Venus

Many points that I could relate to. John Grey shares some timeless knowledge that could definitely benifit many relationships.

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Eye Opening

I learned a lot from my past mistakes with this book. Truly Self transforming and an Eye opener. I've got my work cut out for me.

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A must read/listen to all.

Loved it. Learned alot about myself, friend and opposite sex. Will recommend any male and femal of any age to read/listen it, and to repeat it from time to time.

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excellent advice

learned important things, going to apply them. narrator wasn't the greatest, more academic, but that's the book so survivable

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  • J. Grebenikova
  • 04-03-13

Not sure why it was a bestseller...

I've heard of this book from so many sources and finally decided to read/listen to it. Good job I didn't waste my time reading it. I found it disappointing and I found it a bit patronizing...not sure why...may be some of the ideas were so basic to me that I found it patronizing for the author to mention them...but I got a couple of new ideas about men's behavior which were helpful to know.

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  • Jackie
  • 11-02-07

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

I had bought the book ages ago and never managed to read it so to listen to it was ideal, however, the reader was a bit flat and he did not make it seem particularly interesting. Rather monotone!

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  • B O'Donnell
  • 08-29-16

Was this the whole book?

I've tried to listen to this once already, but I thought it was about 10 CD's worth if listening. This seemed awfully short. Was this the whole book?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Vilas
  • 03-26-10

Best to go for Unabridged books

It is best to buy audiobooks that are the unabridged versions of the book. A few key elements of the book were missing in the audio book version (as evident from the Wikipedia page on the book). But enjoyable listen nevertheless.

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  • DR K.
  • 01-08-18

My thoughts

Fantastic I would recommend this book should be read by every couple before getting in to a relationship

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  • Rex Osafo-Asare
  • 11-16-17

Ha! And I thought it was just me!

John Gray does an excellent job of categorising common issues between men and women through the comedic backdrop of our forgotten Martian and Venetian heritage. I found myself laughing to myself on many occasions throughout this the number issues raised were clearly not something that has been experienced in isolation. I also loved the resolutions proposed and will be introducing them into my own marriage. A job very well done Dr. Gray.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-21-17

great book

loved the book will be coming back to it for sure glad I downloaded it . good narration

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  • Maqy
  • 06-29-17

Eye opening

Every one shud read this book for the sake of their relationships or marriage. :)

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  • Sophia
  • 05-30-17

This helps

This is a great book to help you remember that we are different and a few subtle changes in the way we interact can Change our dynamics. This is also a good book to constantly re-visit.

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  • Sabena
  • 05-17-17

inspirational book

Amazing book which makes so much sense. Essential reading for everyone. Extremely useful techniques included.

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  • Dan
  • 03-01-17

A little dated but never the less some great info

Didn't feel the narrators voice/style was a good fit. Apart from a few to many generalisations and really good book, can see why it's become a classic.

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  • Michael
  • 11-02-16

If only I heard this sooner

Pretty funny yet useful insight to the way women and men, makes a lot of sense and will integrate it into any relationship that follows. This could be a massive turning point haha

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  • Michael
  • 11-21-17

interesting

interesting and a lot makes sense, I think I will listen to it a few times.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-23-17

very informative

Thi is the sort of thing taught in schools

yes mothers and fathers it make the world a better place

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-10-17

Great Book!

Loved this and found the content to be extremely helpful. It has improved my marriage and now both my husband and I can understand one another much better, resulting in us having less conflict. The explanation and application we found to be the best approach yet for our marriage. It's improved our understanding that we really are different men VS women and that's a good thing. This book has helped us to grow in intimacy and love for one another!! ❤️ a big thank you to the Author.

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  • Nish
  • 08-14-17

good

Loved it. every couple should read this book. amazingly explained stories and emotions. Thank you

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  • Sven Amazon
  • 05-24-17

Great concept.

Wow, that's us he's talking about !
Very enlightening & thought provoking.
Will now have to show a far more considered approach, look at it from another world

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  • Kevin
  • 03-23-17

Pretty good book with some useful concepts

The book includes some key differences which helps you to understand both genders. This makes it easier for people who haven't learnt this and would like to know how to have a more successful relationship.

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  • Dani
  • 07-31-16

Very good key points gathered from this book

the many examples really enabled me to relate to in my own relationship and I was greatful to see a better way of discussing and resolving this.
I found this book to be very powerful and useful, I hope to put what I have learnt to practice.