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Art of Seduction Audiobook

Art of Seduction: An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power

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Publisher's Summary

Robert Greene's previous best seller, The 48 Laws of Power, distilled 3,000 years of scheming into a guide People praised as "beguiling... literate... fascinating" and Kirkus denounced as "an anti-Book of Virtues."

In Art of Seduction, Greene returns with a new instruction audiobook on the most subtle, elusive, and effective form of power because seduction isn't really about sex. It's about manipulating other people's greatest weakness: their desire for pleasure.

Synthesizing the work of thinkers including Freud, Diderot, Nietzsche, and Einstein, reporting the enticing strategies of characters throughout history, The Art of Seduction is a comprehensive guide to getting what we want any way we can.

©2001 Robert Greene and Joost Elffers. (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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    "very good"

    I would recommend this to anyone. A real insight into the subtle complexities of human attraction

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    stefan 08/06/2017
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    "Brilliant insite - best I have read on the subject"

    excellent at explaining and analysing how different people attract each other and why it works or fails. Is probably the most insitful book on the subject I've read. includes grate examples across history to give legitimacy to the book.

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    Terence Alan Browning 08/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "A must for any serious politician"

    This is applied psychology as seen from The Dark Side. If you want to understand how charisma works, or why anyone would ever *ever* vote for Trump, then read or listen to this.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    ricardo 12/01/2017
    ricardo 12/01/2017
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    "A must read for anyone interested in influence"

    It talks about learning how to fulfill the needs of others and yourself. Looking in depth into various archetypes. We can all fit into 1 or more of them, whether your consciously aware of it or not. This book uses historical examples and makes reading somewhat poetic and engaging. The book is seductive it it's self as Greene uses examples the evoke the imagination. Simply put this book shows many ways of seducing a person or even a group of people through whatever it is that they feel they may be missing. The role of the seducer encaptures and leads their target through a rage of emotions and human needs.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Jonathan
    24/01/16
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    "I have been seduced"

    It's not at all what I expected, and for that I am glad. I imagined it might be some pick up artist babble, but what I got instead was a devilishly insightful glance into an essential part of human nature. Greene does not sugarcoat anything, and unveils the secrets of not only romantic seduction, but manipulation of almost every kind. The numerous archetypes of seducers and anti-seducers are explained in lovely detail with many historical and fictional examples to boot. I found myself falling for the book as if I was being seduced myself. The stories and examples throughout not only give great manifestation to the technique discussed, but also have rejuvenated a spirit of wonder and excitement within me. The narration is clear and wonderfully read in a perfect cadence. I cannot recommend this book enough. For someone like myself who has always yearned to grasp more and more power in the realm of social dynamics, this a goldmine.

    39 of 42 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Sydney, Australia
    16/10/16
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    "I have had my eyes opened"

    What a stuff up I have made of my own seductions. What I have missed, what time I have wasted, how cynical I have become. What a fool and not only in love. Business, work, career, family, any relationship. This book is worth the study and when I say study I don't mean listen to and forget. Get your notepad out and start working. Will probably change your life.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • LaLyn
    07/04/16
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    "good one to hear"

    i heard it over and over and over again..to understand each and every chapter...loved it...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mona
    15/12/15
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    "Monotonous"

    I bought the abridged Art of Seduction narrated by Jeff David. It was enchanting and the text was animated so interestingly! Loved it.
    That encouraged me to buy the full book. Maybe my expectations were elevated but the narration wasn't by Jeff David and instead the book is read as if it's a regular book. Being quite a long book, it sounded quite boring and monotonous.
    Please redo the book by Jeff David PLEASE!!

    25 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • kimchirichie
    Canada
    29/08/16
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    "fucking amazing stories"

    although i started not thinking i would finish it, the stories in this book are very entertaining.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Francois
    South Africa
    13/09/15
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    "Probably the most cynical books I've yet read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Art of Seduction to be better than the print version?

    Yes and no. Apparently the print version has a lot of stylistic printing art, which is lost. However, the narrator of the audio book is very good.


    Would you recommend Art of Seduction to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes... But only if they have a prior interest.


    What about Joseph Powers’s performance did you like?

    The deep timbre of his lively voice, and the cynical sarcasm by which he reads certain passages.


    What did you learn from Art of Seduction that you would use in your daily life?

    Hmmm.... ;)


    Any additional comments?

    The historical fragments were extremely interseting. I learnt a lot about French royal society, Catherine the Great, Cleopatra and several other historical figures.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • El Bruno tal
    26/08/17
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    "A history of seduction, now with 10% more honesty"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Some of the examples given can be perceived as creepy and or primitive (well, because they come also from a more primitive stage of society).
    It would have helped to try to ease the reader into these examples so that there isn't an automatic rejection of the interesting information within them.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked the realistic view of people and seduction that is presented by the book.
    I also enjoyed the thoroughness with which each case was presented, with explanation and plenty of examples.


    What about Joseph Powers’s performance did you like?

    The narration is really nice and engaging, with a hint of complicity that makes you feel a little bit of a naughty boy. It was really entertaining and funny at times.


    Was Art of Seduction worth the listening time?

    The whole experience was entertaining in and of itself, and somehow challenging to one's concept of reality, especially for people who don't know much about the topic or come to it from a more naive perspective.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this book has to be taken for what it is, which is an introduction to the reader to what the author considers is the world of seduction.
    I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the content of this book as "outdated" or "not applicable" to today's world as many recent political results have shown, we seem to be more than ever vulnerable to cheap seduction tactics. By ignoring this important part of the human experience, we only make ourselves easier targets.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • D. Hines
    Kansas City, KS
    03/08/17
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    "I've bought several copies."

    My copies of this book keep disappearing. It's a great book. I read it again ever couple years and always learn something.
    A book which enlightens your thoughts on sales men and con men alike.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    27/07/17
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    "Worth every penny"

    Inspiring and factual reference for real life execution. Requires practice to develop into the desired seducer but the material is complete for you to work with.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mike
    04/07/17
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    "Better than I initially thought."

    it took a chapter or two for me to get into it, but once I did, I couldn't put it down. or turn it off. you know what I mean.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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