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Publisher's Summary

Stephen Covey shows you how to apply the acclaimed 7 Habits to the unique circumstances of your family. You'll learn to establish a proven and successful principle-centered framework to build strong family relationships and develop a common language so family members better understand each other.

©1997 Franklin Covey Co.

Critic Reviews

"The ever-present conflict between professional life and family life is addressed...through an excellent blend of principle, common sense, and example. Success is possible in both with the proper sense of priority and balance." (Donald G. Soderquist vice chairman and C.O.O., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)
"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families inspires us to create extraordinary family relationships, and provides the practical insights to do it." (John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus)

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Abridged Vs. UnAbridged

When wanting to address family issues, does one want go about it half-effort by reading the abridged version. It would be great if there was an audio version of the full text.

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Buy the UNabridged Book

What would have made The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families better?

I've read this book before. It was so powerful I wanted to revisit it's teachings again. The abridged version left much to be desired. I felt the potent message was lost. I'll have to dig out the book read it cover-to-cover over the summer.

Any additional comments?

Please ask the Covey Institute to record an unabridged version.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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I recommend this highly

Since I didn't grow up in a home with these principles, it was indeed benificial to me as a parent to listen to Covey's teaching of these "7 habits" and give numerous applications and illustrations (from his own family as well as others), giving me mental images to work with. I'd already been exposed to his original 7 habits book, but this one wasn't a waste. This listen was worth the time and is already making a difference in my family.

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Great summary of the habits applied to familylife

I really like this audiobook and wish the unabridged version had been available in audio. I have previousy listened to several of Steven Coveys books and think this one gave a good summary of the 7 principles of effectiveness. The only thing I think is slightly negative is that Covey in most cases uses the same axamples as he uses in earlier books. As one who listens a lot to his teaching it would have given me a new dimention to get "fresh" examples to reflect on.

All in all this audio inspires me and give practical advice to be a better and more understanding parent; to build the "familyteam" :-)

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Abridged Books Should be Banned from Audible

Loved the book, but listening to it felt a little like being a tourist on a subway that continually goes through tunnels. Just as you are settling into ruminating and savoring the points given by Covey the chapter abruptly stops and moves on to the next point. I was looking for the full audio version of the book but could only find the abridged version. I felt like I missed so much of the essence of the book by not being able to listen to the full elaboration of each chapter.

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half of the stuff was repeated from original 7 habits book, and half of the stuff was new examples. But it is still worth it to re-listen.

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this is a good book, but many points are duplicated from the original 7 habits book

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Good info, annoying music

Information very helpful and relevant to improving communication with family members but music was annoying

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every sentence is a gem

dr Covey more than anything offers a message of hope for the one part of our lives that can be so sweet or tumultuous. this audio book recalibrates our family campus and made me see the silver lining in the clouds of my family life.

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Super book!

This book is filled with great content! So very excited to share this with my husband and implement this within our family as we daily continue to build our legacy!!

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  • attila csaji
  • 10-08-17

Great Book

Narrator perfect. Lifetime knowledge spot on. Just what a parent needs. If you need direction in your family life get this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-26-16

amazing Mr Covey

I am keeping the book as a personal bible.
I used to suggest this book to all the relatives and friends.

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  • rjp
  • 02-18-17

practical

loved it. so many wise and practical anecdotes that will be used in our family