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Summary

The Game recounts the incredible adventures of the everyday man who transforms himself from a shy, awkward writer into the quick-witted, smooth-talking Style, a character irresistible to women. But just when life is better than he could have ever dreamed (he uses his techniques on Britney Spears, receives life coaching from Tom Cruise, moves into a mansion with Courtney Love, and is officially voted the World's Number One Pickup Artist), he falls head over heels for a woman who can beat him at his own game.

Jaw-dropping and hilarious, The Game reveals the naked truth about sex, love, and relationships - and getting exactly what you want.

©2005 Neil Strauss (P)2013 Canongate Books Ltd

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  • MR
  • 21-03-16

A noughtys hit I missed and now caught up.

a load of nonsense made entertaining. a strange premise which just about worked. I wouldn't recommend but when this first came out I was in my later teens and was forever being mentioned in the lad mags as a kind of dark art guide to bedding whoever you want. glad I satisfied curiosity but all just a bit far fetched to be believed and had , for me, a now bygone attitude for women that I have since grown out of and left behind.

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Great perception and detail

5star would highly recommend for any players or wanna be players out there. The game is fun for a while but unsatisfactory overall

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A great book

I discovered the PUA community online when I was in my teens and to hear the whole story behind it all was really fascinating. Even if you know nothing about it, it's still a great book. Read by the author too, which is always good!

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A fascinating rabbit hole

I really enjoyed it, very fascinating material. Would listen to again. Only problem I had was at certain parts Neil Strauss gets caught up in the words as if he's reliving it.

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Don’t judge this book by its cover!

I have read The Game and then I listened to this audio. This audio book does not keep pace with the written book. It skips out all the brilliant pieces from the text based book. I felt cheated as this audio book doesn’t full sync with the written version. You loose out on the valuable essence and essential material to make a better PUA. I recommend you read the book and apply the techniques contained within. This audio won’t help you. Best of luck.

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good book

good story! entertaining and interesting.



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Well worth a listen

Where does The Game rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not my normal book, but a great diversion. So good, I listened twice - back to back!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Game?

The anology of a cat that plays with string. But that was just one of many!

What about Neil Strauss’s performance did you like?

Excellent narration!

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

No. Just the fact that it was well balanced.

Any additional comments?

An interesting insight into a dark, yet true, world. You just have to figure out if it’s the game or being a player that you’re interested in.

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Excellent story teller

Excellent author. Fun and interesting all the way through. Im a woman & I learned!

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Moral of the story

Reflect what you are about to read into your life and pay attention to moral of the story.

P.S. don't apply any technique of this book before finishing it

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Great classic

Read this as a kid. Got really into the techniques and sub-culture. Followed the back and forth of the industry. But everything comes back to this book.
If you've read "the truth" you see the story continue and see how Strauss' mindset has changed over the years

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  • Magdalena
  • 22-12-13

Weird, sad, but interesting

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I decided to listen to this book because I wanted to find out what the Pick Up Artist community is all about, why it exists and what they do. I find the whole PUA culture weird, disturbing and rather tragic, but I found this book very interesting and compelling.

It doesn't say good things about our society that the PUA community is so large and that guys feel this is the best, or only, way to meet women. I understand that part of the process if to make men feel more confident in themselves and therefore make them happier and more attractive. This seems like the positive part of the process, but they way they go about it and their attitudes towards women are just WEIRD. It seemed like they saw women as another species who have to be tricked and manipulated, or even a collectible card game where you try and get the special edition card that the other guys covet the most. It didn't seem like they were getting to know women or picking up girls they were personally interested in, but trying to score the 'prizes' they thought would most impress other men.

I don't think this is a book to listen to if you want to learn the PUA techniques, but it's very entertaining if you want to find out about the culture and what they were up to at the time this was written (apparently things have changed and the movement has split into competitive factions all trying to cash in on some mens inability to talk to women).Overall, although I enjoyed the craziness of the car-crash being played out in the book, it made me feel pretty sad about the state of male/female relationships, and I had to keep reminding myself that these guys are in the minority. The narration is good and the pace of the book is good too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-03-18

Not what I expected

I started listening thinking it was something, but after I finished I realized it was something else

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  • JohnW
  • 31-07-17

Captivating story

Strauss proves that in the short space of two years one can go trough a complete radical transformation if the motivation is strong enough. But the message is clear, be careful what you wish for!

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  • Anton
  • 10-06-15

Great listen

I found this book very entertaining. It was easy to listen and get into this novel, and not once did it lose my attention.

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  • seb
  • 10-05-15

Entertaining but don't expect to be educational

A great and interesting story. A entertaining book with some good pick up tips. It's not a "educational" book, but it was good reading.