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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (83 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andreas Kluth Narrator: Sean Runnette Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The lives of Hannibal and his Roman enemies are the stuff of legend. But these classic stories contain truths with relevance today: the seeds of our successes lie in our failures, and within our successes are the kernels of our failure. Knowing how to recognize these paradoxes will help us to be more effective at work, at school, at home, and with others.

A big new idea book that springs from ancient history, Hannibal and Me explores these exciting ideas by analyzing the experiences of Hannibal and others who made their mark on history. By turns a riveting adventure tale, a compelling human drama, and an insightful guide to understanding behavior, this is essential listening for successful people and for those who seek to transform misfortune into success.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Realistic and timely, Kluth’s book uses historic truths to move us past the frequent traps of success and failure to mold practical, productive lives.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Runnette’s delivery is earnest, and his baritone voice engagingly resonant. Those qualities, combined with such an interesting text, make for an engaging listening experience.”

    AudioFile

  • “Andreas Kluth’s absorbing exploration of the life of the great military commander Hannibal will inspire you to look beyond simplistic notions of success toward a deeper understanding of what it is to live the good life.”

    Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive

  • “Meatier than the average self-help book, Hannibal and Me is a rare blend of military strategy and emotional intelligence that offers a more mature solution for winning life’s battles.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Thomas Umstattd | 10/4/2013

    " This is one of the best books I have read in at least two years. It teaches how to meet with triumph and disaster and how to treat those two impostors just the same. Run don't walk to buy and read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by T.E. | 9/6/2013

    " Aside from being a treasurehouse of interesting historical information about an amazing range of people, this is also a book which will make you reassess your attitudes about success and failure and setting life goals. Well worth your time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Judy | 5/19/2013

    " I liked this book primarily because it served as a readable biography of Hannibal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eugene Slaven | 4/28/2013

    " A brilliant and highly entertaining self-help book with an in-depth overview of the lives of some of history's most intriguing personalities. "

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About the Author
Author Andreas Kluth

Andreas Kluth has been writing for the Economist since 1997. He is currently the US West Coast correspondent, covering politics, society, and economy in California and the western states. A graduate of Williams College and the London School of Economics, he is a dual citizen of Germany and the United States.