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What makes a man manly? Master the art of manliness by learning about the seven manly virtues in this essential guide from authors Brett and Kate McKay. Each chapter covers one of the seven virtues (Manliness, Courage, Industry, Resolution, Self-Reliance, Discipline, Honor) and is packed with the best classic advice ever written down for men. From the philosophy of Aristotle to the speeches and essays of Theodore Roosevelt, these pages contain the manly wisdom of the ages - poems, quotes, and essays that will inspire you to live life to the fullest and realize your complete potential.

Learn the art. Change your life. Become a man.

©2011 Brett McKay and Kate McKay (P)2011 Tantor

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A must have for any aspiring gentleman

This book is a wonderful resource on the much neglected side of the ideal gentleman, the "Gentlemanly Virtues" Without virtue, etiquette and politeness is just empty form. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to any aspiring gentleman.....

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  • Steve
  • Littleton, co, United States
  • 07-23-12

All men should listen to this

Made me proud to be a man. It been along time since someone said you should proud to be man and being a man can be a noble thing if we work at it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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loved it

Helpful for the man wjo could not listen as a boy. My family tried hard too. They did not know the men in the book.

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Best advice in the last 3000 years.

Man-up son.
Only the hard, only the strong. But these were no knuckle dragging brutes.
Every quote a nugget. Every man a diamond.

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Excellent in every way!

Great content, great flow and excellent narration! Stephen Hoy is one of those narrators that you look for other books he's narrated.

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History Meets Manliness

What did you love best about The Art of Manliness - Manvotionals?

I have been following Brett McKay's blog for quite some time now. This book truly grasps the finer points of what it means to be manliness, and insight into Brett's mind of beginning AoM, by tying together numerous historical references. One will gain great value by listening, or reading, Manvotionals to be directed by some of the most manliest of men throughout times. If you are a fan of the AoM blog then I would highly recommend this as an expansion of The Library of Man Knowledge. <br/><br/>A great book to learn how to become a better father, husband, and all around man's man.

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Great book scarred by terrible narration

I loved this book as much as I possibly could considering the narration.

Not that the narrator sounds terrible, which he does, but also that, due to the style of the book, while listening, you cannot decipher if it is the actual writer "speaking" or a quote or reading from one of the philosophers of great writers.

Makes for a difficult follow.
Sadly, this hurt the overall experience.
Content was excellent though.

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man up!

loved this, each writing reinforced previous and then we'll put together with good commentary. With the narration you can't help but be inspired to man up!

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Raising the Standard of Manhood

I found this to be very insightful and introspective. It illustrates the best virtues of men throughout history. I have actually taken time to memorize many of the passages.

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Great Book! Terrible Narrator.

Where does The Art of Manliness - Manvotionals rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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What other book might you compare The Art of Manliness - Manvotionals to and why?

Can't compare this book with another!

Which character – as performed by Stephen Hoye – was your favorite?

None! NONE! It was terrible listening to him.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Annoyed at narrator.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful