The Art of Seduction (Abridged): An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power Audiobook, by Robert Greene Play Audiobook Sample

The Art of Seduction (Abridged): An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power Audiobook

The Art of Seduction (Abridged): An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power Audiobook, by Robert Greene Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Jeff David Publisher: Highbridge Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2001 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781598871494

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

4

Longest Chapter Length:

78:22 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

75:23 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

77:20 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

11

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Publisher Description

Robert Greene's previous bestseller, The 48 Laws of Power, distilled 3,000 years of scheming into a guide People praised as "beguiling... literate... fascinating" and Kirkus denounced as "an anti-Book of Virtues."

In Art of Seduction, Greene returns with a new instruction book on the most subtle, elusive, and effective form of power because seduction isn't really about sex. It's about manipulating other people's greatest weakness: their desire for pleasure.

Synthesizing the work of thinkers including Freud, Diderot, Nietzsche, and Einstein, reporting the enticing strategies of characters throughout history, The Art of Seduction is a comprehensive guide to getting what we want any way we can.

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"This book was fascinating!!! I couldn't put it down. While I'm not sure I could ever actually implement the strategies and carry out a seduction, it gave me lots of good ideas on how to deal with people and win them over to my point of view in a way they will actually enjoy. I think the Machiavellian slant is kind of funny. If you're really so cold and calculating about it, the seduction turns into nothing more than a power game really, and what's the fun in that? I sort of felt like smacking him over the head and saying HELLOOOOOO in that regard. But I found the profiles, archetypes, strategies, and anecdotes absolutely fascinating. I want to read the rest of his books now."

— Alexandra (4 out of 5 stars)

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " My biggest regret is that I got the abridged version. Under the reviews for the full version they said it was too redundant and the author went in to too much detail. As I went through the abridged version I felt that the author did not explain enough. This was a great read and provides information that gives you a huge social advantage which is always very useful to have. I highly recommend. "

    — Calvin, 1/7/2019
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It teaches some useful actions or thinking processes of how to act according to what outcome you want to more often than not happen. "

    — Alan, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " didn't finish on purpose. it was "EH..." "

    — Long, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A great read. It assumes that you are a liar and manipulator by nature, but once you get past that, it's a fascinating study. Some great annecdotes from famous figures in history make it enthralling in parts. "

    — Jack, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A bit manipulative, but a whole lot of fun! Great romantic stories and quotes. "

    — Rosanna, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book is incredible and evil. It will literally guide you into how to manipulate people, whether it be for business or pleasure, and how to do it so they think it's their idea. In the right hands, it can be a little nudge to help you along. In the wrong hands, it becomes a way to become the ultimate predator. "

    — Kitty, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A great book on all the different ways of seduction. You get a good general idea, but the book does not give you practical examples that you can use to give you a better understanding of the strategy. "

    — Douglas, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Somewhat interesting but often seems to confuse cause and effect as it tells stories of seduction and appears to make the implicit assumption that similar actions are always part of seduction. "

    — Bill, 1/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great read allot of history lessons and wisdom lie in this book check it out "

    — Dennis, 1/2/2014
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    " Seductive.... "

    — Philisia, 1/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " All of his books have a cynical undertone but are interesting none the less. "

    — Christi, 11/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Phenomenal. However, very manipulative if used in the wrong context. Nonetheless, a very interesting book, especially historically. "

    — Coco, 11/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " SIMPLY IRRESISTABLE BOOK "

    — Sema, 8/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I despise this book and people who would emulate these behaviours to take advantage of others. "

    — Moira, 5/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very interesting psychology behind it and backed with biographical info on famous people who are considered sexy like Marlyn Monroe. Fascinating to read, nicely sectioned for easy reading. "

    — Ramona, 3/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another amazing book from Robert Greene! "

    — Nick, 3/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Giggity. "

    — Carmen, 1/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book and it made me really think about my interactions with people. "

    — Michelle, 9/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " interestign stories. good structure/analysis on relationship. can't take it all seriously, otherwise you have no spontaneity. "

    — Jaqueline, 5/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A fascinating book about all forms of seduction-political, sexual, etc.-and how to effectively seduce. I loved all the historical examples. "

    — Julie, 4/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " If you love history - and social dynamics this is interesting "

    — Charles, 2/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Plenty of good examples. "

    — Shawn, 2/6/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " this book is very text heavy, not well organized, and very slow in parts. but it is an interesting look at how and why we become infatuated with people, things, and ideas. more a collection of cautionary tales, perhaps, rather than a primer or how-to. "

    — Jamie, 1/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Greene is a good author that i will like 2 read all his books "

    — John, 4/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fascinating, although I've only had the opportunity to skim a bit. Beware people who have studied this book. "

    — Robin, 3/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " My second time reading it. Very well researched "

    — Brandi, 2/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " i don't see how any book could be any better than this one.. need to know info, very useful in everyday scenarios. "

    — Jerry, 1/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " its an OKay book, not that amazing to be a best seller, but it has a nice sorting events and historical stories "

    — Alaa, 1/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is a scary book. Very good stuff in here if you want to drive someone crazy! It's a good book but I don't recommend you do anything it says unless you want a stalker on your hands! "

    — Faith, 12/26/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Dude is a great author "

    — Varrsity, 11/29/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " An interesting look at seduction. It provides a more well informed look at the game that players and pimps have understood for years. More than that, it also may be helpful in maintaining relations long after the honeymoon period. "

    — Be'n, 11/24/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Tried to implement what I learned, but easier said than done. "

    — Wanling, 11/5/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " How to assess and gain rapport with those I seek to understand more deeply "

    — Glory, 11/3/2010

About 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.