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While Beeler presents some interesting insights into human motivation, they are buried under a meandering presentation that falls short of its promises. The energy charged delivery can be outright annoying at times. Through the first CD of 5, I felt like I was listening to an infommercial for the audiobook rather than the book itself. To his credit, Beeler draws on a vast reservoir of literature to support his principles as they are laid out in sequence, but it's important for the potential buyer to note that not everything presented is scientifically based. For example his frequent references to the Holy Bible account for a significant (~30%) portion of the reasoning presented, which largely make this book come across as a commercial for Christianity. I purchased this book looking for something to follow Jack Canfield's "The Success Principles" and Stephen Covey's "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People." In my opinion, this book falls short of the standard set by those authors. That being said the book is not completely without merrit, as there is a significant amount of good advice at its core.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
There are interesting ideas in this audio book, but I would not recommend it. It is not because of its content. It is the way it's read. I am not sure if the author & narrator speed-read the book to cut down on the number CD's to save money, or this is his normal pace of speech. What I have found is, it is almost impossible to multi-task while listening to this book.
I personally buy audio books to listen to during my long commutes and at the office while I am working. If you buy audio books to listen to in similar circumstances, save your money. This audio book is not for you. The ideas come at you so fast that, you either have to stop everything else, or tune out the book. In either case it does not suit a multi tasking envinronment.
If you drop everything and close your eyes, you will get the points the author is making. In that case you probably should buy the print copy, not this audio book version any how.
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