• The Luck Factor

  • The Scientific Study of the Lucky Mind
  • By: Richard Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-25-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (83 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Why do some people lead happy, successful lives whilst others face repeated failure and sadness? Why do some find their perfect partners whilst others stagger from one broken relationship to the next? What enables some people to have successful careers whilst others find themselves trapped in jobs they detest? And can unlucky people do anything to improve their luck - and lives?
Ten years ago, Professor Richard Wiseman decided to search for the elusive luck factor by investigating the actual beliefs and experiences of lucky and unlucky people. The results reveal a radical new way of looking at luck.
In this audiobook Wiseman identifies the four simple behavioural techniques that have been scientifically proven to help you attract good fortune. He then shows how you can use these methods to revolutionise every area of your life - including your relationships, personal finances and career.
©2011 Richard Wiseman (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Competition Rider on 12-09-16

Mostly common sense, but worth every penny

Would you consider the audio edition of The Luck Factor to be better than the print version?

I can listen to it while driving to reinforce some of the topics. There's always something I missed; some subtle point that reinforces a topic that I find useful.
This is not so much about 'luck' per se, but being able to take advantage of favorable actions (by being open to events and outgoing in personality) and learning to trust your judgement in avoiding unfavorable events and people. Some readers may find a couple of suggestions to be "woo" but they work for me.

What did you like best about this story?

It reinforces things that you'd regard as common sense, until you put it all together. Then it becomes strongly motivational. I've used the techniques and found them very useful. Nota bene: this is not the kind of luck that will win the lottery. It's the kind of luck that has the one person at a 400 person conference who your organization needs to talk to, and who has no idea who you are, sits next to you at the luncheon and you are able to take advantage of it. Part of that is just sheer luck in his choice of seat, and the other is an ability to make a connection when the lucky opportunity happens.

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

Nicely read.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's not that kind of book. It's the kind where you want to go back and listen to a chapter again.

Any additional comments?

When I first listened to this book I thought the 'unlucky' people were some of the stupidest losers on the face of the earth. Then I realized they must have been selected to make the reader feel superior to them and to reinforce how the techniques can help even people who are congenitally dense.

Wiseman's 'As If' book is also very useful.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Douglas B. on 06-03-16

Rings True

Full of valuable information that is not only useful, but inspirational. it's so good to be able to see why some aspects of my life have been 'lucky' while other aspects 'unlucky'. The book really makes sense.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Adam.W on 12-22-15

A short paragraph of common sense padded out .

A short paragraph of common sense padded out with woo, a lot of self promotion and '100's of scientific studies' which in reality seems to be only a few flakey and fake sounding people mentioned over and over again. Wiseman is the master magician, putting on a show with little substance when you examine it too closely .

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sylwia on 02-27-18

Interesting insight.

Loved the performance. The book is read with a lot of passion. It is quite interesting to find out about how luck really works. Would recommend the book to anyone who wants to take their lives into their hands.

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5 out of 5 stars
By michael edwards on 11-21-17

A great book

A very interesting look into the topic of luck. Scientific research suggests that there is a lot more to good or bad luck than by just chance. I highly recommend this book to anybody wanting to improve their lives

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