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The key to unlocking your full potential can be found in the dazzling audiobook Awaken the Giant Within, written and narrated by best-selling author Anthony Robbins. Within us all there lies our full potential. It is often an untapped resource that we forget is there or just don’t know how to get to it. In everything we do, we have the potential to excel - whether that be in the office, studying, achieving goals or just simply being contented with life. Robbins has already unlocked the potential in millions with this book. Now it’s time for him to unlock yours. Available now from Audible.

Summary

"I know that no matter where you are in your life, you want more! No matter how well you're already doing or how challenged you now may be, deep inside you there lies a belief that your experience of life can and will be much greater than it already is. You are destined for your own unique form of greatness."

Anthony Robbins has already unlocked the personal power inside millions of people worldwide. Now, in this revolutionary new audio production based on his enormously popular Date with Destiny seminars, Robbins unleashes the sleeping giant that lies within all of us, teaching us to harness our untapped abilities, talents and skills.

The ultimate program for improving the quality of every aspect of your life (personal or business, physical or emotional) Awaken the Giant Within gives you the tools you need to immediately become the master of your own fate.

©1986 Anthony Robbins. All rights reserved (P)1986 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

Critic reviews

"Yet another profound and powerful tool in the Robbins arsenal of self-awareness. It has been an enormous source of strength and insight for me both personally and professionally." (Peter Guber, former Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures)
"Anthony Robbins is the 'ultimate coach' for that special breed of men and women who will never settle for less than they can be." (Pat Riley, NBA "Coach of the Decade")

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  • Maria
  • Laindon, United Kingdom
  • 17-04-14

Keep on listening to this one

Would you listen to Awaken the Giant Within again? Why?

This book, shortened as it it, is ideal for train journeys. I listen to it when I know I am going to have a difficult day and find it very helpful.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Awaken the Giant Within?

Listening to Tony's story as a child and having no food yet someone took the initiative and delivered a full Thanksgiving feast for no charge. This inspired Tony to provide many 1,000s of these food baskets for other needy families at Thanksgiving.

Have you listened to any of Anthony Robbins’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Anything by Tony Robbins is awesome to me.

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  • Mat
  • Wilmslow
  • 22-06-14

Short but Very Sweet

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. This book is long enough to explain the method but short enough to get you fired up into taking action.

What other book might you compare Awaken the Giant Within to, and why?

This is a short version of alot of the books that I read. Also, Anthony Robbins is very like Jim Rohn when he speaks. He is, however, very much unique and his presentation - in my opinion - is amazing. My mentor.

What about Anthony Robbins’s performance did you like?

His delivery and passion could sell absolutely anything.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

His story about how he cried, believing that his life was worthless - then not too many years later when he arrived at his seminar and thousands of people were fighting to see him. Result!

Any additional comments?

If you want to change your life or any aspect of it - listen to this. It is the shortest self-development audiobook - but the strongest to get you motivated to make more progress and develop a plan to succeed.

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  • Gerry
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 23-12-12

Still one of the best at what he does...

Tony Robbins is still one of the best gurus out there, and this was one of his original programmes. Reading his books was not as powerful for me as listening to his actual recordings. To actually hear Tony's enthusiasm, energy and passion in your ears, in stereo, is far more engaging. Even listening to a ten or twenty minute segment while walking to the bus stop can fire you up. You have an edge over most people who listen to their own negative inner voice, or replay negative comments from their past. In this programme, he covers 'pattern interrupts' and how to erase those old 'mental tapes' many people play on a loop to themselves. Break old patterns and learn new ones.

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Amazing - motivational, energising and concise

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it was awesome. I was so pumped-up after listening to it in the car. It is concise and does not waffle on, Tony's delivery is powerful and funny. This is what all self-help books should aspire to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Awaken the Giant Within?

Stop procrastinating and making excuses. Just make a decision and do it.

Which character – as performed by Anthony Robbins – was your favourite?

errr?

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Friggin' amazing. Just listen to it and change your life.

Any additional comments?

Best book in print or listened ever. I may as well cancel my Audible subscription as nothing will beat this. (P.s In the week since I have listened to this, I made the decision to reduce junk in my diet (mainly snacks) and have lost 4 pounds in weight)).

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Motivational reading

I liked the idea and the voices in it but it was really short disappointedly short I wish that the full book was read with that voice.

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Great

Great that it's only a hour and half long. Great that it's packed with useful information. Great that it was in the sale x

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Powerful classic

Thank you Tony Robbins for making a simple but powerful life changing strategy for anyone to follow.

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Use power you have

Book for those who want better life but can't quite get there. We all got it within.

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very helpfull

tony never fails to open ur eyes to whats out in the world for you

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Short and Super Impactful!

Much shorted than I was expecting but still as impactful as all his other content I have consumed
Two practical exercises.

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  • Leslie Nino Piro
  • 19-05-15

Abridged was way too abridged

Too short on substance. I felt cheated. I hope the written product is much better than this was. Not worth buying this audio version.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-15

Too short

What would have made Awaken the Giant Within better?

If this were the entire, unabridged book. This is only equivalent to about 1/3 of the book, which is dense in material. In this audiobook, you get a very short, shallow view of Robbins' coaching methods.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Too short

Have you listened to any of Anthony Robbins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, but only online as videos, which are more apt to be short-form.

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  • eve8899
  • 08-11-17

Misleading

I️ have the book and the book and this audio book are not the same. Now I️ waisted one credit.

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  • DahliaRose
  • 10-08-17

Lame. Not the whole book.

Would you try another book from Anthony Robbins and/or Anthony Robbins?

This is a very condensed version, so I'm a bit miffed I spent this much money for a fraction of the book. Also, his voice is grating and very irritating. And it's from the early 90's, so he keeps saying "pause this cassette tape", which I could get past, but overall it's just annoying. The content is OK...though I can think of lots of other better self help books. Try "You are a badass". Much more approachable, less eye-rolling king of stuff.

Would you be willing to try another one of Anthony Robbins’s performances?

Probably not.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Sure. It wasn't a total loss.

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  • Dave
  • 21-03-07

Not worth it

I was expecting so much more. It was such a let down. I went out and bought the book afterwards to see if it lost something as an audio book, it certainly did. The 90 minutes didn't do it justice.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 02-07-09

NO ONE DOES IT BETTER

On those endless TV infomercials, Tony Robbins comes across as an insincere, hyperactive pitchman who's main goal appears to be separating losers from from their hard-earned cash. The really astonishing truth, however, is that Robbins is not only legitimate, but a source of insights and techniques that work better than those of ANY other motivational or spiritual guru whose work I've encountered. I had a difficult time at first overcoming Robbins' high-intensity speaking style. But once I began stopping the tape to respond to his questions and actually applying his techniques (a combination of Neuro-Associative Conditioning and goal-setting wisdom), my life went through a major transformation. I continue to return to his work when my emotional muscles need strengthening and am always surprised at the solidity of the "science" behind what he does. This particular abridgment is concise and powerful and worth its low price many times over.

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  • Brett
  • 30-12-09

Smoke Signals

The first 18 minutes of this program was Tony introducing himself and being very vauge on what he can do for you in this audio.

Here's the entire program, in summary:
1. Decide what you want.
2. Take Action to go get it.
3. Notice what works and what doesn't.
4. If it doesn't work, try something else.

WOW! Brilliant! Thanks, Tony!!

The most helpful "take-away" I got from this audio was how you can get RICH by re-purposing old content from other programs and selling it as a separate program. The rest of this audio program is bits and pieces of his other programs re-purposed, and mashed together.

BOOORRRINGG!

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  • Achilles
  • 08-12-15

Great message

presented through a mediocre monologue. After a short 90minutes I feel gipped. No question will that I'll opt for a hard copy in the future.

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  • Adam
  • 21-02-09

Bring clarity and strategy to your life!

Anthony Robbins is the authority on "Life Mastery". I recently bought the newly revised copy of Awaken the Giant Within which made me hesitant to buy this audiobook.
But Anthony cuts through all the extra, unneeded content within the audio book and gets straight to the point. I still have the hard copy for reference which is great.
I highly recommend this book for someone who wants to be able to formulate and articulate the things they do in life an why they do them. Anthony gives unbelievable strategy for accomplishing everything you could ever want.

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  • Jeff
  • 03-03-07

His methods work!

I used these methods 10 years ago to quit smoking.

I'm glad I could get "Awaken the Giant Within" on my ipod!

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