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Mustafa Korel

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Excellent listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-01-20

This book was suggested to me and I approached it with trepidation.

I'm not a big fan of these types of titles, but I wanted to give it a go.

It's very useful material for being in the moment and while it says spiritual enlightenment on the front, it's rarely referred to and this makes it more accessible to people who like me approach this genre with caution.

So good, that I've read a second title by Eckhart Tolle.

The narration is calming and provides simple ideas and approaches to being present. It's also a useful meditation tool, and sometimes, you can drift off to his voice and that isn't a bad thing in this case, because he has by this point successfully developed a relationship with the reader.

Sorry - I couldn't finish it

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-01-20

So, there's about four hours left of this book and I just can't do it anymore. I feel for the guy, James Clear, and his experiences, but this book is like ego-stroking, and the reader is supposed to take his lead. I just couldn't. It reads like a marketing tool to raise the authors profile. Perhaps, if the narrator was different, I might have stuck through it. Really, second chapter in and It feels like: James Clear wrote this book. James Clear narrated this book. James Clear marketed this book. James Clear. James Clear. James Clear. What about what the reader needs or wants? Or what the author promises? If you want atomic habits, instead of reading this try the '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' by SR Covey. Better yet, do an internet search for habit development - it's more useful than this title two chapters in. This title pales in comparison, and new authors to this genre don't seem to have an ethical dilemma borrowing material from other well-respected theorists and researchers without crediting them. Great starting book if you're an early stage good habit developer, but like other modern titles, rarely state clearly that they are based on pre-existing theories (most of which work and which do not need tweaking or a new spin on the original idea) or that the title is an anthology of such theories borrowed from others.

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  • Dark Psychology
  • Learn the Secrets of Human Behavior, Persuasion, Manipulation, NLP, Mind Control, Hypnotism and Other Techniques to Influence People (Persuasion and Influence, Book 1)
  • By: Dane Adams
  • Narrated by: Adam Baker

Ok, if you just want a 101 - not for me

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-12-19

I was excited at this title - I'm doing a degree in Business and thought this would be helpful in gaining a deeper understanding of dark psychology, especially in marketing.

As with all audiobooks, you have to create a relationship with the narrator - it is very difficult to engage with the narrator, it's almost condescending in tone. That was a put off to start with but I stuck through because I thought the subject matter would be interesting.

I was wrong. There is nothing in this book that teaches you secrets that can not be found on a list verse or pop sugar type website.

For me at least, the author has written something does not add value to knowledge: there are no references, rushed and sparse exercises that have been written about already like indispensable titles from Charles Handy, Dale Carnegie or SR Covey. The author is also insistent on using completely fictional case studies, like 'Bob' - rolls eyes.






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