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  • Written by: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (109 ratings)

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The 48 Laws of Power

Written by: Robert Greene
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Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers. Some laws teach the need for prudence ("Law 1: Never Outshine the Master") and the virtue of stealth ("Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions"); many demand the total absence of mercy ("Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally"). But like it or not, all have applications in real life. Illustrated through the tactics of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, P. T. Barnum, and other famous figures who have wielded, or been victimized by, power, these laws will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.
©2000 Robert Greene and Joost Elffers (P)2007 HighBridge Company

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Very good narration clear and fluid as in print

A great companion for people on move. I covered the whole book hearing in bits while on treadmill.

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Easily one of my top favourites

A must-read survival guide for an increasingly political world, in order to crush the averages.

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Little bitter, Little sour

Took my sweet time to complete it. people may like it or hate it but this book will not be ignored 😃. I suggest people struggling to make decisions and in growing phase of career to go through it.

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confirmation

this book will definitely explain someone's behaviour which you found suspicious in the first place but often give them the benifit of doubt.

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Smartest book ever listen

Get completely immersed into this book if you really want to understand how power concentrates within few people of group, family, region or state. This books gives very straight answers without any wasteful pseudo inspirational gimmicks.

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A great catalogue for communication

The content is okay but the narration is kind of robotic. Otherwise it's good to listen and to implement in daily life.

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Laws of power/life. Must read for powerful leaders

A must listen if you are looking for a meaningful life and power. If you want to be treated like a king, behave like a king...

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A must for a person who wants power

Rather being so much manipulative, I enjoyed and found very helpful things that are indeed quite useful.

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Very enjoyable listen!

I had been ignoring this book for a long time due to the negative reviews, fearing that this book will turn me into a power hungry monster.
But got hooked to the book from the very beginning when I started it. It is delivered in a very serious tone, perfect for the content.
The negative reviewers are not wrong with respect to the content as this book does elaborate the various laws of acquiring and maintaining power in its various senses. This is explained with historical examples. Some of these laws may seem morally at odds with your convictions. However, most of them are simple practical techniques that we may already know as common sense.

Don't hesitate, go ahead and listen to the book. It won't make you a monster. It can only make you more aware of some aspects of human psychology and behaviour (and sometimes may even help you to save your a**). At least, it is very enjoyable to listen to (But be ready to receive the wrath of the gods of power if you are just listening for enjoyment 😜)

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magnificent

I work in public sector. my life needs these timeless advice. worth implementing in life.

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