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Publisher's Summary

This is a summary of the original book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini. The book is an authoritative work on the art of persuasion. It discusses the mental attitudes that make you say "yes", and, more importantly, explains how to use these. The author walks you through six universal principles and explains how to be a skilled influencer, while at the same time knowing how to shield yourself from negative persuasions.

The author, Dr. Robert Cialdini, is the pioneering authority in this rapidly developing area of psychology. For over three decades, Dr. Cialdini, painstaking conducted a data-based study parallel to a medium-term course of study on what motivates humans to alter behavior. The result is Influence which is highly recommended by critics. This book is for you. It will not fail to inspire you to consider the need for a deep personality change through an intelligent understanding of the psychology of persuasion. Why listen to the summary of a book when you have the original? Time constraint is the biggest problem. As you are flooded with lots of work and don't find time to consume it from the first word to the last, a well-written summary enables you to know the unique ideas presented in the book clearly and precisely. It saves your time giving you the great advantage of listening to the original book.

About the Author: Ant Hive Media reads every chapter, extracts the understanding, and leaves you with a new perspective and time to spare. We do the work so you can understand the book in minutes, not hours.

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The narration is terrible

What didn’t you like about Chrystianna Robinson’s performance?

The narrator's voice as well as her awkward phrasing ruins this excellent summary. Siri could have done the audiobook with more naturalness.

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Excellent book poorly narrated

Narration: if you like narrators speaking in teeny weeny voices then you will love this one.

Content: Over the years I have attended many of Chialdini's presentations and read seriously several of his writings. This eminent scholar and gentleman deserves to have his work described by an adult, not a millennial having such weak, unflattering voice.

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Can't recommend

This summary is written in a very stilted style. This detracts from its value as a summary.

I couldn't finish listening. This summary might be salvageable with some editing, though.

I found the Instaread summary to be much better.

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Not worth it

don't waste your money, nothing to learn here. the main book might be ok, just not the summary

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Interesting!

Loved it!
The narrator has done a good job. Good and practical information, easy to follow. Simple but effective.
Helpful document!

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Influenced by this book summary

Good book summary that outlines key concepts of Cialdini's work.
Fantastic, clear narration from Chrystianna Robinson.

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Very few insights

It does summarize the book, but I got the feeling that there were few techniques explained making it seem as if the book actually has very few insights into how to persuade someone.

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  • dianabondsmith
  • 06-14-16

The book is better.

This audio summary is read is such a boring and monotonous way. There's quite a lot of I retesting info to absorb but the delivery is just so dull. I found it very disappointing and asked for a refund.

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