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Publisher's Summary

The Pickup Artist is a salacious book about the continuing adventures of the world's most famous pickup artist, Mystery, who was first introduced as the ringleader of a subculture of pickup artists chronicled in Neil Strauss's 2005 best seller The Game.

After fame, fortune, and reality television, a group of pickup artists live in a gorgeous Miami mansion and live the life many merely dream of. As you go on Mystery's journey for love, he will teach you all he knows about the art of seduction. The Pickup Artist reveals the next level of game theory and technique, designed to catapult timid and insecure men into a world of confidence, attractiveness, easy hookups, and all-around success with women. Half of the book consists of never-before-published tips and techniques, and the other half comprises stories from Mystery's life---the most extreme and enlightening pickup anecdotes---illuminating the game and helping you to avoid the pitfalls of today's dating scene.

©2010 Erik von Markovic and Chris Odom (P)2010 Tantor

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  • Steven
  • Van Nuys, CA, United States
  • 10-23-10

Tortuous to Hear

This book may be outstanding (I'll never know), but the narrator has a nasty habit of waiting several seconds (that's right -- dead silence) between each subsequent character's lines. I could not stand it and just deleted the book.

If you're lying down and perhaps looking for a sleep aid, this audio narration might do the trick.

The description of the book looked so great -- maybe they'll release it with a reader who speaks more normally. I'd probably buy it under those circumstances.

14 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • Kayvon
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • 08-15-10

Dishonest

The best thing about Neil Strauss' "The Game" wasn't about picking up women, it was how honest "Style" was about his transformation. Style had highs to be sure, but many, many lows--and these were balanced and portrayed fairly.

By contrast, Mystery's "The Pickup Artist: The New and Improved Art of Seduction" reads like someone in junior high wrote a story about how awesome he's going to be when he grows up. It's like Entourage without humor or intelligence: "Oh no things might not work out! Oh wait, they will work out. Yay!" Nothing about the "story" contained within it contains any emotional weight.

Also, the narration is ridiculous. Alan Sklar has a great voice, but this wasn't the appropriate venue for it.

But, I'm sure if you're a pickup artist or just interested in the subculture you'll buy this book anyway, and I won't blame you. Mystery is a genius, and I hate to admit that I would have put one of my credits towards the book even if I had read this review. It's just sad that for such a great illusionist, the picture he paints in this book doesn't seem real at all.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Ha Ha Funny!

If you could sum up The Pickup Artist in three words, what would they be?

This is a very informative and funny book. Each chapter is funnier than the last. The many different characters sorta popped up without proper introduction though.

What did you like best about this story?

The scenarios were classic and hilarious.

What does Alan Sklar bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The verbal pauses, and gasps were perfect for conveying the emotions of the book!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Mr. Sklar did the scenarios great justice. I think he really conveyed what the author was intending for the reader.

Any additional comments?

Very entertaining book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Garbage

The orginal material in Magic Bullet was an attempt to present methodology as seen by this crew of PUA's. This current imitator is piece of trash devoid of useful opinion or information not obtainable elsewhere and is more an ego piece. It appears to be an experiment in stream-of-consciousness writing without the consciousness. I dare you to listen past 30 minutes.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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How To Be A Douche

There’s better books on love and dating than this one. Would return it if I could

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Some outdated philosophy, but still a great book!

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

Definitely! Although certain techniques are not useful in 2018 (such as "negging"), there is still a lot of good information about approaching, creating attraction and seduction.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the narrator. He was a very good reader, had a great tone and pace.

Which scene was your favorite?

I liked that this book makes reference to Neil Strauss' "The Game."

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Not putting women in a pedestal all the time and investing in yourself first.

Any additional comments?

Get this book now!

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Valuable information from A-Z.

It is a book full of information, some times your brain can't even process everything. I recommend it to take notes about the most important parts.
If you are interesting about the seduction game, you should definitely get this book!

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Mystery Rocks!

Mystery is the best. Hands down. He is the man. Real talk. Get out there and meet women!!

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Bs book

The book is a bunch of bs you can learn more from watching how to be a player

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Second part to mystery method

Pay attention to the stories , and think of yourself as Adam. If you read mystery method then once you read this, all will make sense

0 of 1 people found this review helpful