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The Art of Seduction - An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert Greene

Narrated By: Jeff David

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: September 2001

Duration: 5 hours 11 minutes

Summary:

The season's most talked-about all-purpose personal strategy guide and philosophical compendium," said Newsweek of Robert Greene's bold, elegant, and ingenious manual of modern manipulation, The 48 Laws of Power. Now Greene has once again mined history and literature to distill the essence of seduction, the most highly refined mode of influence, the ultimate power trip.

The Art of Seduction is a masterful synthesis of the work of thinkers such as Freud, Ovid, Kierkegaard, and Einstein, as well as the achievements of the greatest seducers throughout history. From Cleopatra to John F. Kennedy, from Andy Warhol to Josephine Bonaparte, The Art of Seduction gets to the heart of the character of the seducer and his or her tactics, triumphs and failures. The seducer's many faces include: the Siren, the Rake, the Ideal Lover, the Dandy, the Natural, the Coquette, the Charmer, and the Charismatic. Twenty-four maneuvers will guide readers through the seduction process, providing cunning, amoral instructions for and analysis of this fascinating, all-pervasive form of power. Just as beautifully packaged and every bit as essential as The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer of persuasion and offers the best lessons on how to take what you want from whomever you want or how to prevent yourself from being taken

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  • Richard Therrien

    Machiavelli meets pop psychology. Look into the abyss and the abyss looks into you. Bob looked into the abyss and fell. This book is a study in amorality. Before you start your read lets examine a few of the assumptions. 1) Your fellow human beings are only here to be manipulated. 2) There is no morality, only what works for you in the short term. 3) There is no you. You are only what you present to others. This book is only useful as a study of the dark side. RT

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  • Lucy Guzman

    the book was cheesy and narrator not good. save your money.

  • Anonymous

    I have heard many audio books and I thought this audio book was cheesy. The reader just tried too hard to be seductive. I like the content but reader really ruined this book for me.

  • tmyn

    If you listen to this book as a study on seduction and the various techniques, it's actually rather interesting. The style is a little too predictable after a while though - perhaps because it was the abridged edition.

  • Anonymous

    I loved this book. The reader was captivating and brilliant. I listened to most disks more than once and applied it to my life immediately.

  • Sharon S

    It should have been called the Art of Manipulation. It had some interesting points and talked about famous people who have used different methods of seduction/manipulation but it wasn't interesting enough to listen past the first disk.

  • Anonymous

    This book was a bit boring. The "reader" was overly dramatic. I quit listening half way through the second disc.

  • Nikki Byam

    When I first began listening to this book, I thought the author’s voice was a bit extreme, but as I continued to listen on the voice (a sexual undertone) began to fit the title of the book... It was PERFECT! This book was GREAT because it gave PRECISE DETAILS on how to seduce or conquer others, but interestingly enough, it also presented a flip side by offering all VICTIMS and PREY a look at how they act when they are under the spell of the Seducer. I would recommend this book to people, especially those that are tired of being made of fool of... as they will see themselves in the eyes of those who have seduced them. This book will offer them the power to no longer be seduced, manipulated, or lead astray, unless of course they want to be.

  • Blacksnapper

    This book labels and defines behaviors that we do with each other all of the time. Although some of it is very machiavellian, everyone will find some behaviour they can incorporate, improve upon or observe that will make their lives with their significant others better. A must read for all divas, loners who are looking, wall flowers, seducers and players.

  • Ian

    This book has talks about a somewhat taboo topic and I like it for that. The narrator's voice though is dark and mysterious. It does make some sense due to the nature of the topic but I think it goes too far. It's cheesy. There are also points where there is just too much fluff. It talks a lot about what to be but doesn't really give the best details on how.