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3.99985784001697 out of 53.99985784001697 out of 53.99985784001697 out of 53.99985784001697 out of 53.99985784001697 out of 5 4.00 (9,426 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Greene Narrator: Don Leslie Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN: 9781598874983
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Since the publication of his debut novel, "The 48 Laws of Power," American author Robert Greene has been called all of the following, and more:

  • evil
  • hip-hop's Machiavelli
  • a malevolent mastermind
  • author of a psychopath's bible

Robert Greene's fans include actor Will Smith and music mogul Jay-Z. Greene is first to admit that he is not a diplomat. He believes himself to be a realist who presents what he sees in the world at large, devoid of any attempt at sugar coating it.

This audiobook claims to offer "wisdom in a nutshell." It lists 48 commandment-sounding laws for people to follow if they want to achieve and maintain power over people in their domain. He contends that leaders such as Machiavelli, Queen Elizabeth and even Henry Kissinger have used these laws to dominate and subjugate.

"The 48 Laws of Power Audiobook" presents and exposes the secret, dirty tricks of executives and those who hold the power in Hollywood as well as other companies and corporations. He shows how powerful people manipulate and squash people they consider below them on the ladders by which they define themselves. He goes so far as to call many capitalists "vultures." He also advocates methods tha t various types of leaders use, including President Obama, Jay-Z and rapper 50 Cent.

The book has gained a wide following and remains popular with celebrities, athletes, entrepreneurs musicians and others who agree that it's time to wake up and see things as they are, not as they appear to be.

Robert Greene is a contemporary American writer best known for his self-help books that make no bones about what it takes to succeed in this country. He attended U.C. Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, earning a degree in classical studies. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Greene is a popular speaker and best-selling author. His presentations in which he has teamed up with rapper 50 Cent have garnered wide approval.

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills three thousand 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 infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sevens | 2/20/2014

    " this book tells u about how 2 conduct urself in somany ways from war 2 family and friends ,with fantastic stories 2 help u remember different situations that have happened 2 famous or everyday people . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nur Kabir | 2/15/2014

    " Wonderful book!!with the series of actual historic events!! And seriously if you find this book Negative then you are a real negative person...Congrats!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronin Reyes | 2/11/2014

    " great book for people who wants to have power or stay in power.. advices given in this book may sound like ruthless and shoulde be taken and done with precaution but the explanations given have enough and clear reasoning.. also a must read for people who wants to avoid being used by people who wants to be on top.. reading this will give you an advantage in playing power grabbing games especially in the corporate world "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clifford Goodwin | 1/31/2014

    " The Greatest Book's Ever !! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camille | 1/19/2014

    " This is the Bible for you if you wanna be a hardworking cutthroat bad ass..actually this is your Bible even if you just wanna be a decent middle manager. People are a pain in the ass, read this book and learn how to keep them in line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake Gilbert | 1/19/2014

    " This book was fantastic! The historical illustrations demonstrated Mr. Greene's points perfectly, and his summation of the truly amoral game of power played by people everyday was startlingly accurate. I even noticed things I already do in the book, as well as plenty of things other people are doing. Great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 T. | 1/9/2014

    " This is a hilarious book, I can not believe it was written to be taken seriously. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 1/6/2014

    " A must read. Although some stated facts are questionable, all the examples are noteworthy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garin Kilpatrick | 1/4/2014

    " Brutally honest and insightful interpretation of "laws" of power. Great examples of power throughout history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dele | 12/4/2013

    " Excellent Read!!! And I keep reading it over and over again... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boocha | 11/10/2013

    " It takes a lot of time and effort to read this but its definitely worth it! This book is a real gem! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mahmoud Adly Ezzat | 9/13/2013

    " Well, no one told me it was that evil. The more I read, the more the image gets darker. But after all it showed me the world from a new perspective. I don't have to apply each single concept I read, but at least take it into consideration to be careful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alii | 9/7/2013

    " Very interesting information, loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neal Hudson | 3/13/2013

    " If you understand the Machiavelli Type of thinking then you would grasp the overall theme of the book! Good read overall "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mario | 11/23/2012

    " I think there must be a 49 law, as don't be an asshole when you apply the other laws, various laws fall on non-ethical behavior and or just become a complete jerk, so I think you must gain the knowledge but just apply what best suits your moral and your principles. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eric | 11/1/2012

    " Yikes ... a soul-crushing journey into the dog-eat-dog lifestyle. Is this nature? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Muriuki MD | 6/19/2012

    " Quite a raw way to look at life in general. The witty rhetoric here in makes sense either way. Robert Greene is quite the prolific writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Misha | 4/30/2012

    " Wonderful book!!!! I think, it is a mirror of human nature. People can blubber about ethics and morals, but deep inside.... we all the same. And what is good? And what is evil? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anas Qawasmeh | 1/23/2012

    " Even though the laws are somehow evil, the story's and examples inside this book were catchy and fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Pawlikowski | 1/17/2012

    " More of a history lesson than anything else, but a relevant history lesson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mohammad | 12/2/2011

    " Great book. I bought 11 years back and read a few times. It uses stories from history to explain politics. It tells you how to gain power and flourish in this Machiavellian world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manikantan | 11/14/2011

    " Liked the annotations and the stories more than the laws themselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Be'n Original | 7/25/2011

    " This book is a must read for any aspiring executive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 5/20/2011

    " Interesting book, maybe a modern Art of War? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roshack | 5/12/2011

    " Loved it. This book is a how to for any and everything that a person could possible go through in life. Alot of people have different points on it, but for me, it was truly helpful. D. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlajo | 5/10/2011

    " This is a fascinating book, one that anyone whose aspires to write, should read. Once you start, you will know why. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pete | 5/7/2011

    " One of the greatest books ever written on human nature. Such incredible insights and the stories from history are not bad either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 4/24/2011

    " This book much like Sun-tzu's The Art of War should be a requirement to anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur or business manager. Greene has a dynamic way of showing how each law has been employed throughout our history (multiple times) and even gives a reverse to laws. Highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D'ionna | 4/22/2011

    " I live by these principles! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LS | 4/20/2011

    " Useful someday, probably. Some are a little evil though. Liked it a lot anyways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mahmoud | 4/16/2011

    " Well, no one told me it was that evil. The more I read, the more the image gets darker. But after all it showed me the world from a new perspective. I don't have to apply each single concept I read, but at least take it into consideration to be careful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Choong Chiat | 4/15/2011

    " An insightful book although some of the laws are contradictory with one another... Oh yeah, don't let your enemies and/or those who you want to use the laws on get a copy of this... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katya | 3/31/2011

    " This book makes me laugh just thinking about it. It's quite amoral. Very entertaining, however. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simon | 3/28/2011

    " Read this book and make yourself aware of some of the creepy competitors in your workplace! Don't behave like them but watch your back or alternatively look for another job. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Giorgos | 3/25/2011

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roderick | 3/16/2011

    " I recommend this book to anyone who seeks to understand and excel within an organizational structure. Its a classic! "

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About the Author
Author Robert Greene

Robert Greene has a degree in classical studies and is the author of several internationally bestselling books, including The 48 Laws of Power and The 50th Law.

About the Narrator

Don Leslie has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theaters throughout the country. He has been heard in thousands of commercials, promos for all the broadcast networks and most cable stations, political campaigns, movie trailers, and over fifty audiobooks.