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  • The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life

  • By: Richard Bandler, Alessio Roberti, Owen Fitzpatrick
  • Narrated by: Owen Fitzpatrick
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 293

Richard Bandler - the world-renowned co-creator of NLP who has helped millions around the world change their lives for the better - has teamed up with Italian NLP Master Trainer Alessio and co-founder of the Irish Institute of NLP Owen, to craft a simple yet engaging story of one man’s personal change and discovery, to help listeners understand the remarkable principles of NLP. Inspiring and easy to listen to, this fable recreates the experience of being at a workshop with Bandler.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • useful and helpful

  • By Helen on 08-04-13

useful and helpful

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-13

Before I buy an audiobook I generally look at the hard copy on Amazon and read the reviews before making my decision. I noticed that some readers felt it was patronising and this put me off. I do understand why they made these comments. Nevertheless I gained a lot from it. The thing I liked about it most was the way that it the information was presented it made it easy to understand when to use the techniques, why they are so important in everyday communication and it ran you through some examples of conversations so you can see how they work in the real world. NLP is not an easy subject to present in book format, you really need to be in live training to fully understand how to use it, but this book seemed to come as close as you could get.

It would be very easy to just close your eyes and go along with some of the demonstrations as if you were a participant.

The only criticism is that many people do not fit as easily into the types outlined in this book. It is only intended to be a brief introduction, so you cannot really expect to get an answer to everything you get stuck on. For example on the timeline exercise I cannot perceive time in the way that this book presents it. I am a practising hypnotherapist so I'm not really too concerned about this because I have ways around it, but if you are not familiar with some techniques it could be frustrating. On the other hand you may be curious and want to learn more.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Susan Cain’s groundbreaking book Quiet, brilliantly read by Kathe Mazur. In Quiet, the international best seller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking A+

  • By Theodore on 10-01-13

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-13

This book has a mixture of theory and practice. She explains how it is ok to be introverted and it isn't the same thing as shy and she gives some great examples from her own experiences in life. I loved the part about her attending a Tony Robbins workshop and her response to what was going on around her, it was full of humour.

I think it helped me understand how introverts are perceived by the non introvert population. If you are an introvert this book can help you to understand why you don't always get the responses you would expect to. If you are an extravert, it helps you understand what is going on in the mind of the introvert you are interacting with. It also gives permission for introverts to stay as they are or if you prefer to make changes, it points the way to some behavioural adaptations that you may choose to make without any pressure.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful