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The 50th Law

Narrated by: Robert Greene
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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Summary

The 50th Law combines the unique talents of hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) and Robert Greene, best-selling author of The 48 Laws of Power. This is a "bible" for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing.

Containing intimate stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom; his rise to worldwide fame and acclaim after the release of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin'; and examples of others who have overcome adversity through understanding and practicing the 50th Law. This deeply inspirational book is perfect for entrepreneurs as well as anyone interested in the extraordinary life of Curtis Jackson.

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pretty good and I don't even like 50 cent!

good listen even if you don't like 50 cent will keep you to the end. I listened to it over 2 days!!!

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Fascinating stuff

Okay, I am wondering if maybe I'm being a bit of a sucker here - there are some valid arguments for slating this book - taking itself a bit too seriously, lacking humour, dubious connections to and input from 50 Cent - but nevertheless I found this fascinating. The ideas are so true - people tend to respect those who have no fear and can face people down; it is vital to be able to walk away from any deal you are not happy with; 50 Cent probably really did learn a lot of the "laws of power" on the street, and these are explained well here. The fault is in the slightly jumbled-up-ness of the book - Robert Greene's The 48 Laws of Power is slightly more focused - but given that I have played this through a few times, it rates as one of my favourites.

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Very good

Very good audio book. Greene's voice is at first annoying, but you get used to it the anecdotes, story's and philosophical references really inspire.
I wish there were more audio books like this

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  • 01-12-13

Intersting and Educational

Would you consider the audio edition of The 50th Law to be better than the print version?

Yes it is better then print as you have every chapter being introduced by 50 cent himself. His voice gives more meaning to the subject.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The 50th Law?

How you can change your identity. That you are not born with certain personality traits but they evolve and you can change them.

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

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

It's interesting how business focused 50 cents is and this can be useful for other people in business as well.

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Good read

Robert Greene is a very resourceful person, it's amazing how the human mind can contain so much knowledge, I too have an anger for knowledge. I see 50cent on a different light. overall a well put together book.

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Great Content But Dull Narration

I very much think the narration is what killed this audiobook. That aside, the content is very helpful. The chapter introductions by 50 Cent helped as the style is much more interesting, exciting and engaging. Very good book with practical tips. I recommend that Robert Greene gets someone else to read any book he releases in the future.

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Sensational. .

Totally not what I expected. An enjoyable, incitefull and interesting read. I would definitely recommend it.

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A good listen

This was a great book with some good insights from 50 Cent. It was slightly odd however listening to a detached narration and it also had an abrupt ending. However overall I quite liked it.

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Awesome, it is what I expected, quite entertaining

Where does The 50th Law rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's punching above average, definitely

What was one of the most memorable moments of The 50th Law?

An entertaining story throughout the book ties topics quite well together

Did Robert Greene do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Question with regards to differentiating between characters does not really apply to this particular book since there's no dialogue to be narrated but this book is a story telling one, when it comes to introducing characters as a writer Robert Green introduced them into overall theme of the book very well (with help of 50cent I'm sure)

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Corporate or Street, principles are the same

Any additional comments?

It's a good motivational, and business orientated listen

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Get real

A reality check of a book, with learning points on dealing with others and the conflicting emotions surrounding our actions and the interpretation of others actions. Well written and well read.

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  • 09-07-20

Fantastic 👏

This book is exactly what you'd expect. It's was a motivating, informative and insightful read.

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  • Manenga
  • 10-10-19

An easy listen

A lot of life lessons and real life examples in here. Listened to it at work and it gave me a winners mindset

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  • Mr. Richard M. Terrell
  • 14-06-18

really like the book and the stories are easy to u

love how easy it is to understand and how well the stories are intertwined with interesting narratives.

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  • jo
  • 09-03-12

The Fearlessness Approach

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Having been through twice I have found this to be one of my favourites. This book can be picked up at any point and flows from then on. So does not need to be followed intently. Which was nice as I was listening to it while working on something else. The narration is monotonous but works very well for this type of book.

The whole concept of fearlessness is not wholly focused on 50 (his whole story is compelling aswell) but looks into many great historical figures and their use of it. From fear of taking what you want, to fearing death, it is all in there. The 50th Law was a hit with me because I could relate to the fearlessness approach. If you do too, then this will help you to push it even further. Also, if you are a fearful type this read may help you to break away that little bit more. Either way, just experiment with it for fun.

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  • Angie
  • 07-05-15

Excellent book

Wow, this was an amazing book! It gave me many insights as to how one can step up to challenges faced in the worst situations and make it a way of life. I definitely need to keep rereading it so that all the points can sink into my brain .