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7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen R. Covey

Narrated By: Stephen R. Covey

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: October 2001

Duration: 3 hours 13 minutes


This program will help you solve many family dilemmas such as:

* How to balance your family life with your work life in the midst of life's pressures.
* How to develop a family mission statement that will serve as a foundation for building a beautiful family culture in a turbulent world.
* How to balance "tough" discipline with "soft" discipline by implementing a Third Alternative' that is both tougher and kinder.
* How parents can maintain control, while still giving family members the freedom to grow and develop.
* How to build a high-trust and loving marriage relationship in a world that is cynical, violent, and low-trust.


  • Teighlor Cole

    The only reason the book itself has one star cause it's not word for word from the book. it like a summary of each chapter and how that going to help people who must write a paper for it and struggle reading the book. I was hoping to listen and read along with the book. but instead I'm more lost than ever.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Albert Eccles

    Great book! A lot like the 7 Habits of highly effective people but I still enjoyed it.

  • Kim S.

    I liked this book and got some great concepts that I can use in any "people" situation, not just with family. I didn't find that there were "Seven" habits specifically, but that was okay. I wasn't hanging on every word like some of the other books I have gotten, but he wove some great things into the message. I took notes - which I haven't done before - so that I could use them in work situations.

  • Bill Kew

    Interesting and inspiring. Includes both personal family experiences and reused anecdotes from his other works. The "7" in the title, and the list format, is very loosely followed in this work. Seemed to be more of a marketing tie-in. At the end, I could not name the 7 habits. There was not enough emphasis and repetition for an audiobook format.

  • Anonymous

    This book was good, although I found it to be organized strangely. I did not feel that the concepts were presented in a straightforward fashion. The concepts were, however, good. I would recommend renting it if you are interested in things to keep in mind when you want to treat your family well.

  • Shanda

    There was a lot of good things in this book but I often found myself having a difficult time paying attention.

  • Denise Glover

    The author's voice was so nasal and accented, and the discussion so monotonous, that I had to stop listening. I couldn't go on (though he did...and on...and on...)

  • Alyssa Herndon

    I wish I had the stamina to listen but it became very monotonous and would lull me to sleep.

  • Anonymous

    Had some good points, but was very repetitive - I found myself skipping over sections.

  • Steve Y

    Very good. Very informative. Covey uses good illustrations, personal stories, and a great deal of wisdom. If you've listened to any other of the "7 Habits" books, you will notice, however, a re-packaging of the same material, stories, testimonials, and so forth -- still effective, just not too much fresh material. None the less, his concepts repeated over several writings does help them sink in a little more each listen.