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Models is the first book ever written on seduction as an emotional process rather than a logical one, a process of connecting with women rather than impressing them. It's the most mature and honest guide on how a man can attract women without faking behavior, without lying and without emulating others. A game-changer. Inside, you'll learn:

  • The root behavior that causes all female attraction.
  • Why typical dating advice and pick up theory is counter-productive in the long-run.
  • How to overcome nervousness and anxiety around attractive women.
  • How any man can make himself appear attractive with a little time and effort.
  • The three keys to keeping conversations with women interesting and engaging.
  • How to discover the beliefs and attitudes that are sabotaging your success with women.
  • How to develop a genuine and joyful sense of humor.

And much more...

Please Note: This audiobook does not include any accompanying material.

©2011 Mark Manson (P)2011 Mark Manson

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Superb

Had this recommended by a female friend, listened to it while walking around my city and it really really spoke to me. I feel like an idiot to be thinking this but I feel like it's changed my perception of the world. Before I focussed on bettering myself to make others like me - now I'll do it to give ME a better life, the other things will come naturally. Thank you mr Manson, I'm sure you know you've changed a few lives in your life.

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Enjoyable book

I have read and listened to this book at different times, and I have found it very enjoyable with a good idea to follow. Let's say this book will introduce you to the interesting concept about yourself and the person you are attracted to; it is up to you to take action then.

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Excellent insightful book marred by the narration

What did you like most about Models?

A truly first class book on understanding what women want. Probably the best I have ever come across.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The error the writer Mark Manson made is in narrating the book himself. Really worthwhile, thought provoking information comes across quite flat. Also there are clicks at the beginning of each chapter where he is turning on the recording machine. The recording quality is poor too.

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ESSENTIAL LISTENING! Wish I had this when I was 15

Best book ever about dating at any age. This is the book. Get it and listen! You will thank me if you do, and you will be released from all the dissatisfaction you currently have and set on a road to fulfilment. This thorough book leaves no holes barred and tells you like it is. The author completely nails it. Following the advice in this book will save you countless time, money and angst. This is the definitive manual. I listened to this book over a 10 day period and already I've had results just in this time. I've had a date already with a v attractive lady and I've arranged for 2 more dates with two others. This would not be the case if I hadn't read this book. It gave me the courage, knowledge and strength to make those dates which I never would have done as I'm quite shy and often vague and blocked in being sexual with woman (I don't mean girlfriends, I mean girls I'm attracted to). I thought I wasn't until I listened and then realised how unclear and scared I really was. And that by giving in to my fear and insecurities I wasn't being true to myself at all or going for what I really wanted and this book has given me the balls and reasons to make the shift and follow through. For instance, I literally have turned a gourgeous woman who was a coworker and who I was scared to ask out into a hot date this Weekend just by manning up and expressing my interest in an honest and playful way, where she feels beautiful and desired. I have listened to many podcasts and watched many dating videos over the years, and had many girlfriends, so yes I have experience already and I've slept with over a hundred women, but have been failing miserably recently to have a decent sex life and love life yet in days the nuggets in this book have helped me so much in my understanding of the dynamics of dating and male female relating and I'm already seeing the results. I intend to relisten once a month, so it really goes in. Mark Masons is a hero for all men who have challenges in the dating realms.

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Some ideas are ok, some ideas aren't good at all

First things, first. Not Mason's best book. Why?

1) It doesn't flow a nicely "to the ear" as The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and some of his other work.
2) Not enough proof that "his techniques" work; as opposed by other writers in the field such as Mystery, Torero and others.

I strongly disagree with his idea that "lines" and "routines" are not working and they shouldn't be tried. It is true that for a beginner a canned line won't work (as anything else also won't) but the canned line allows the individual performing the seduction to focus on body language, tone etc.
Also, Masson here ignores basic elements of human behaviour and evolutionary biology. His idea of "being vulnerable" has the danger of seriously back-firing, especially for more inexperienced dudes starting to date "more experienced" girls. It allows a man to fantasise about a "purity fantasy" which will most likely hurt him and disappoint him about women altogether.

Overall an ok book to listen to if you're already in seduction and have read other pickup books. If you want this to be your first one, forget about it. Go and collect a copy of the Mystery Method, you'd be better off.

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Hire a professional!!!

Such annoyingly cheap amateur production. Content is alright but audible: I paid you to deliver quality but lately you let all the authors read themselves. Be worth your money!!

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States the obvious, for the most part

Aside from a small number of insightful points, this book seems to have been written mainly for American men who have no clue (especially the section about fashion and clothing).

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Valuable information

Listened to it twice so i can process as much info as possible. Hopefully i will be able to put all that in practice soon.

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Probably the best dating book ever written.

A really brilliant book. Really breaks down how to work on yourself and make yourself a more attractive man, and how to communicate well with women. Really strips away the issues and problems we have and the biggest mistakes we're taught in regards to dating. This simplifies and really breaks down how to work your way into becoming a better man, regardless of your motivation for doing so. Truly, this is a brilliant book which every man should read.

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The breakthrough

Finally I’m feeling good about understanding women. Understood some concepts that were a mystery for me before. Respect myself more than ever so the women I meet. Feel less anxious and being more confident while meeting with women. Feeling lots of new energy towards meeting new women. I’m really proud of myself that finally I came from the cave of being a pray. Having more respect to myself and women made me to enjoy my life to utmost.

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  • Carrie Beals
  • 03-08-18

Narration has been updated - it’s great!

I was almost turned away because of the reviews warning against the author’s narration. Looks like he took their advice and hired a pro. Austin does a great job. This is a fantastic book!

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  • Darryl
  • 24-05-17

Great book for any "Needy" guy in relationships!

Outstanding book Mark, not only have you taught me to be more self aware of how I interact with women, but your book has educated me to in-power my me by improving my self image! My existing girl friend had notice positive changes immediately once I started reading your book!

Thank you Mark, I really appreciate your outstanding knowledge specifically when it comes to understanding the opposite sex!

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  • Wu_Banga 117
  • 03-04-17

its just good!

its like a friend's uncle just kicked knowledge for some hours and it was all stuff that you could relate to and/or understand. its not read as well as "the subtle art of not giving a f" but that also makes it easier to relate to the narrator...who happens to be the author. It wasn't underwhelming at all to me because none of what he said sounded contrived or like something somebody says to just sound like they know it all. Alot of it is just encouragement/reassurance but don't let that stop you, because it might be new to you. Things I've been told before or have come to realize, Mark talks about. But for me that was cool because its like I get to have somebody remind me, that being realistic and doubting myself are NOT the same thing. I hope this helps.

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  • 402266
  • 05-12-16

I like that he had trouble narrating.

This is a book about fear, growth and building yourself so that the life outside of you is that way that you want. Is about running towards a mixture of failure and success, because that is the only way big successes will come about.

The author's narration was sometimes troubled. He was always easy to understand, but he often sounded like your buddy at a dive bar telling you his discovery about dating.

And that is the point.

He isn't perfect and polished the whole way, because he isn't afraid to screw up. If Simon Vance were narrating this would get an Audie, but probably not change as many lives. As it is, this is the book I needed right now. Not for dating insights or style tips, but a kick in the ass to go pursue the life that I want.

tl;dr: GET THIS BOOK!!

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  • Peter
  • 01-01-20

A fapping book

Apparently, the author got into so many women's pants in his early ears, that he didn't have time to masturbate. To make up for that lost opportunity, he wrote this book.

Most men reading this book are doing so because they're in the opposite situation as the author. That the author pretends to understand their situation, and that he thinks they're problem is the same problem he had (taking sex partnes so much for granted that he couldn't keep their names straight) is laughable. This is just so much self-congratulatory projection. The premise is that all it comes down to is attitude. Give it a pass. If "changing your attitude" was all it took, why was he so successful in his youth with his "bad attitude," why was he a walking herpes ad?

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  • David Andriani
  • 27-07-19

The anti-PUA book

This is by far the best book on pickup I’ve ever read. Mark Manson offers an introspective look on how to conquer your own demons, start living a more attractive lifestyle, and tips to attract and be more attractive to the women you want to meet. Interestingly I also found a lot of parallels to how I interact with family friends and coworkers and I would even recommend this book for anyone who’s already in a relationship or even married because especially in the early chapters he talks about how certain types of incompatible people wind up feeding off their own insecurities and toxic relationships. Fascinating stuff! Best of all he talks about “the other pickup artists” and offers foundations on why those methods work, why people seek them, why they aren’t long term solutions, and why you may become a terrible narcissist if you study “game” too much. Seriously - man woman lgbtq - read this book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-05-19

Just what I needed

I thought it was going to be a sleazy pick-up book. It turned out to be a long journey into self-discovery that I needed many years ago.

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  • Mark Speener
  • 24-06-14

The content is great but the reader is awful

What did you like best about Models? What did you like least?

Models shows a great way for men to think about the world and their relationship with women. It really focuses on improving yourself.

Mark Manson read it himself. It sounds like it was recorded in front of his computer and he left all the misreads and stumbles in. I could hear mouse clicks and I'm pretty sure he got text messages while recording.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mark Manson’s performances?

No. Absolutely not. It was a 7 hour book recorded in 7 hours and a ton of mistakes left in. The negative listening experience definitely can overshadow the amazing content.

Did Models inspire you to do anything?

It inspired me to change the way I thought about my relationships with women.

Any additional comments?

Mark, please have this re-recorded with a pro reader.

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  • Kent Parks
  • 27-06-20

It Was Everything It Was Cracked Up To Be

I was recommended this book by a dating coach that I spoke to recently and it delivered in every way that he said it would. The book's title doesn't really make sense to me as I think a more appropriate title would be 'Roles'. Mark did a subperp job of explaining what the roles of women and men are within a dating/romantic context. The author really acts in the role of a father through out the book and lays out what needs to happen from us and what needs to happen from women to be successful. There is no cheesy PUA lines in the book, it's just straight, honest talk which is what I think we all are looking for. The book helped me to imagine how the knowledge applies to me and my life individually and how I would act out the things he suggests within the context of my personality. I was truly impressed with Mark's concept of polarization! That was a completely new and fresh concept for me across the board. That one concept has invoked a whole new way of thinking and looking at things in life when it comes to relationships and people for me. This is the only book that I have ever written a review for and I decided to do so because I think this is a book every male should read.

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  • Everett Faraday
  • 30-11-13

The narration kills all credibility

While I’m not against an author narrating his own book, there are instances like this one when it’s just a bad idea. Not to say that this author could have done at least an adequate job if he had made an effort. Instead, what the listener is brutally subjected to is an unedited, unrehearsed and haphazard attempt at reading the text. It’s reminiscent of a junior high school student fumbling through a presentation of a just finished report, which was copied out of an encyclopedia and never really comprehended. It’s a shame, because the content has value but the delivery completely ruins even the most robust of concepts. All credibility in the material is lost when it’s coming from a source that sells such a weakly produced product. In addition to the lack of editing or proofreading, the author seemed to not even have given it a listen before releasing it for sale. The copyright and legal disclaimer at the beginning is read and for some reason explained before launching into the first section, which begins by repeating the same thing. I feel bad that the author doesn’t have a coach, advisor or even friend that could have told him of that and other mistakes. Or maybe he just doesn’t care. Expecting people to pay for something so poorly rendered is just wrong. I’ve often found that complaints regarding narrators of audiobooks were a bit petty and based mostly on certain style preferences. However, this audiobook is in an entirely new and more severe category of bad productions. I think I’m being a bit generous in giving the content a B+, the writing a C-and the narration a D-.

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