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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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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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  • Conrad
  • Mitcham, United Kingdom
  • 09-03-11

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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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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Sensational. .

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

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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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Amazing

Very informative life changing lessons on how to deal with people and life in general

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Loved this book and probably my favourite of robert greenes now

Such a well put together book which never gets boring. Just the right length and pace with some of greenes best advice from his other books put in a really interesting context. 50 cent brings a surprisingly interesting element to the book. Really enjoyed this one

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Essential reading /listening

I have long been a fan of this author's splendid work. He is a true scholar and yet his communicative style is wonderfully accessible for all. This is not a self help type book or typical deconstructed business strategy but more a philosophical attitude to help us understand the human condition and why we must all persevere in our uniquely personal destiny. Although I would strongly recommend any of this writers previous work (I've read them all) this one in particular along with the recently released ' The Laws of Human nature' are my two favourites and are excellent to read/listen in tandem. These are stunning achievements.

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Banger. Two don's united to make a gem.

Great listen.
Jam packed with value.
Loved the quotes and tie in to the real world.
This book is raw truth and super valuable to those who are prepared to hear it.

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Better than the 48 Laws!

I listened to this in 2 days.

A fusion of book and street smarts with valuable life lessons!

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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 .

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