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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement) Audiobook

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement)

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Publisher's Summary

This new audio set is a very special abridgement of two of Stephen R. Covey's best-selling business books, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit, read by Dr. Covey himself. We've condensed the content of two entire books into just six hours of audio, but you'll still enjoy Dr. Covey's lessons on powerful personal change and how to incorporate his ideas into your life to fulfill your ultimate potential.

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"The 7 Habits have the gift of being simple without being simplistic." (M.Scott Peck)

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    Amazon Customer 23/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Not what it is advertised as"
    What disappointed you about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement)?

    This abridgement is not as stated. It is actually 'The 8th habit'. Do not buy this Audio Book.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Joan 11/10/2016
    Joan 11/10/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Very poor follow up to the original book"

    Self-indulgent with poor content.
    I couldn't bring myself to finish and I am an avid listener of audiobooks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alex 08/11/2015
    Alex 08/11/2015
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    "Expected both 7 habits ans 8th habit but it seems"

    Only has 8th habit? Expected both 7 habits and 8th unless am doing something wrong

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 23/01/2015
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    "Two for the price of One"

    I first read the 7 habits almost 10 years ago.

    Listening to a distilled but updated version was refreshing and re-awekening.

    In fact I would say that the 8th habit is the bonus feature of the book.

    As with most classics, re- reading (listening) to the 7 habits gave me new insights.

    Perhaps because I'm at a different place in my life today, compared to where I was, when I first read the 7 habits.

    In a way I wish I had imbibed those insights then.

    For example; "Listening to understand rather than to be understood".

    Mr Covey rightly asserts, that we listen with just enough attention to allow us frame a response.

    As such we rarely, truly understand the perspective of the person we are listening to.

    I'm confident you will find insights that will speak to your situation.

    Finally, I could not help but reflect on the fact that, Mr Covey is still able to speak to my present, despite the gulf of eternity that seperates us.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    Amazon Customer United Kingdom 07/04/2013 Listener Since 2007
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    "The 8th Habit - A very readable book"

    Stephen Covey is an inspirational man who has a very grounded approach to all areas of life. His books are very easy to read and always give you a lot to think about. I would advise anyone already in or wanting to move into a leadership role whatever that might be to read this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    April London, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    April London, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
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    "Learn effective hobits with audiobook effectively"

    This book will give you the clear ideas how you can organize your time and you mind in the most effective ways. I remember I read the book couple of years ago and it was very helpful for my personal life and my work, so I decide to read it again. This time I read the book with auiable and it was really great way to save my time and enjoy the book more with Stephen R. Covey's voice. You can listen the great lecuture of the book anytime anywhere. I'm very satisfied about the book and I'm highly recommned!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Suren 22/05/2017
    Suren 22/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "stupid book. i never sae 7 habits explained. this"

    stupid book. i never sae 7 habits explained. this is some bridge or summary book.

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    Will1968 UK 17/05/2017
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    "Excellent"

    Excellent principles - well explained and illustrated. Great teaching. Will listen to this again. Wish I had read (or heard) it 20 years ago.

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    Guillermo 02/04/2017
    Guillermo 02/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "excellent"

    very practical, relevant, research based, much needed material here. read it and reread it, it will benefit us all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miss W D Walton 30/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Listeners guide?"

    I'm half way through and would definitely benefit from the listeners guide as mentioned in the narration...did anyone received this guide when they purchased?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Kudakwashe
    22/08/17
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    "awesomeness"

    I loved the book, it's informative step by step guide was incredible and very helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    26/07/17
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    "Read first"

    I have know idea what this book is about. They don't mention the 7 habits at all. He I just telling stories the entire time. None of the chapters even remotely match the book. I assumed it would be somewhat similar but none of the topics are the same. Nothing a leader would need to know... almost like he rambled on for a bit Ayer an interview and they decided to use the nonsense as a extra book to make some extra money. Should have bought the full version.

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  • Dennis Adler
    13/07/17
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    "Starts with 8th. Then the 7 habits"

    Some overlap between the two books. 8th habit seems to focus on the impact of computers and information age. I enjoyed the insights into how 7 habits were developed during the end of industrial age.

    I listened while doing work around the house & while driving back from work. A more careful reading /listening may be needed due to the content. I may have missed some of Covey points. I choose this abridged version since it was about the right length for me.

    I was a little annoyed that 8th habit came first. The online description did not make that clear.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wally Bock
    Charlotte NC
    17/06/17
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    "Confusion and Unkept Promises"
    Would you listen to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement) again? Why?

    The content is good. The program is confused and promised the promised handout is not available.


    If you’ve listened to books by Stephen R. Covey before, how does this one compare?

    His part is good. The program is out of order. First you get an announcement that this is about the 8th Habit, no mention of anything else. The 8th Habit presentation follows. Then the publisher tells you that this is about the 7 Habits and and 8th habit. Then you start another canned program about the 7 habits.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Stephen R. Covey’s performances?

    Not after this. This is two pieces you folks had in the file, prepared at very different times, and, slapped together without any attention to how the contents of each relate to each other.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A film? YOu're kidding, right?


    Any additional comments?

    nope

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arctic Phoenix
    21/03/17
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    "Principle-based teaching leaves a deep impression."

    Abolutely love it. At last this program allowed me to learn about the 7 Habits from start to end. Covey was fantastic with his presentation. It didn't feel like he was reading off of a book - it was like he was directly speaking to me. Thank you for your legacy, Stephen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela Coleman
    17/02/17
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    "Teaches good life values"

    Teaches how to deal with oneself!! I would recommend to others. A good self help!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sara Heidenreich
    08/07/16
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    "Good principles. Audio program could use work. "

    Good principles. Audio program could use more work. Starts with 8th habit, which seemed strange. Editing seemed poorly done. Excessive white noise between chapters. Where is the accompanying guide?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathon Myers
    06/04/16
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    "Great information."

    The info was good and I am intrigued to see how well it helps. It did seems strangely preachy though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • INES
    28/06/15
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    "Great content, could be more engaging"

    Can get a bit slow at times but all in all a very interesting read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    22/12/14
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    "Chuckling or sighing"
    Would you listen to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement) again? Why?

    Maybe. I most likely will not listen to it within six months, but I may in the future to refresh what I heard if needed.


    Any additional comments?

    The chuckling or sighing is annoying. It is as if the reader either chuckling or sighing when he says something "amusing" in his mind. This takes away from the message which was delivered. However, I like the conversational style of delivering this message/book. I also enjoy the material covered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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