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Art of Seduction Audiobook

Art of Seduction: An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power

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Publisher's Summary

Robert Greene's previous best seller, 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 audiobook 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.

©2001 Robert Greene and Joost Elffers. (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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    15/09/2017
    15/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Miss this at your peril!"

    Great insights into the many ways of seduction and its use in countless endeavours. Read engagngly with verve and style.

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    Justin 01/12/2016
    Justin 01/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read"

    Would recommend, Greene breaks down various stories of seducers and their interpretations. Slightly lengthy but interesting nonetheless.

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    javin 31/10/2016
    javin 31/10/2016
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    "Great!"

    Well worth the money n the duration. sad that it's also available on YouTube for free

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    Laura 29/01/2017
    Laura 29/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Not a book on healthy relationships!"

    I think this is a good book so you can see when other people are using these tactics but the words "seduction" and "emotional manipulation" mean the same thing in this book. You'd have to be a sociopath to follow all of Greene's advice.

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  • Jonathan
    24/01/16
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    "I have been seduced"

    It's not at all what I expected, and for that I am glad. I imagined it might be some pick up artist babble, but what I got instead was a devilishly insightful glance into an essential part of human nature. Greene does not sugarcoat anything, and unveils the secrets of not only romantic seduction, but manipulation of almost every kind. The numerous archetypes of seducers and anti-seducers are explained in lovely detail with many historical and fictional examples to boot. I found myself falling for the book as if I was being seduced myself. The stories and examples throughout not only give great manifestation to the technique discussed, but also have rejuvenated a spirit of wonder and excitement within me. The narration is clear and wonderfully read in a perfect cadence. I cannot recommend this book enough. For someone like myself who has always yearned to grasp more and more power in the realm of social dynamics, this a goldmine.

    34 of 37 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Sydney, Australia
    16/10/16
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    "I have had my eyes opened"

    What a stuff up I have made of my own seductions. What I have missed, what time I have wasted, how cynical I have become. What a fool and not only in love. Business, work, career, family, any relationship. This book is worth the study and when I say study I don't mean listen to and forget. Get your notepad out and start working. Will probably change your life.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Mona
    15/12/15
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    "Monotonous"

    I bought the abridged Art of Seduction narrated by Jeff David. It was enchanting and the text was animated so interestingly! Loved it.
    That encouraged me to buy the full book. Maybe my expectations were elevated but the narration wasn't by Jeff David and instead the book is read as if it's a regular book. Being quite a long book, it sounded quite boring and monotonous.
    Please redo the book by Jeff David PLEASE!!

    24 of 29 people found this review helpful
  • kimchirichie
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    29/08/16
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    "fucking amazing stories"

    although i started not thinking i would finish it, the stories in this book are very entertaining.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • LaLyn
    7/04/16
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    "good one to hear"

    i heard it over and over and over again..to understand each and every chapter...loved it...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Nadiya Samanich
    1/04/16
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    "never be an unwilling victim again"

    I learn so much from this book, feel empowered and in the driver seat of my life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Francois
    South Africa
    13/09/15
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    "Probably the most cynical books I've yet read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Art of Seduction to be better than the print version?

    Yes and no. Apparently the print version has a lot of stylistic printing art, which is lost. However, the narrator of the audio book is very good.


    Would you recommend Art of Seduction to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes... But only if they have a prior interest.


    What about Joseph Powers’s performance did you like?

    The deep timbre of his lively voice, and the cynical sarcasm by which he reads certain passages.


    What did you learn from Art of Seduction that you would use in your daily life?

    Hmmm.... ;)


    Any additional comments?

    The historical fragments were extremely interseting. I learnt a lot about French royal society, Catherine the Great, Cleopatra and several other historical figures.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Frank penney
    4/09/15
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    "Well worth the time, great Book!"

    This book has been extremely helpful to me over the past 7 years, I stumbled upon it, purely by accident, it was being used as a text book, it's a great read, very long though, the audible version made it easy to get through. I love this book! It's like a bible of sorts! I'm looking forward to reading Greene's book on Power! 10 stars!

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Lauren Forbes
    26/07/16
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    "fantastic! very informative."

    this book is so jammed-packed with information, there's no way you can absorb all of this in one go: a definite repeat!

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Jon
    24/08/15
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    "A book that drones on and on"

    This book drones on and on. I couldn't finish it despite being interested in the topic. It's a historical analysis of successful seducers from cleopatra to French nobility. And that's all it is, an ANALYSIS. The only chapter worth reading was the intro and the first chapter about sirens, such as cleopatra. Beyond that, Greene follows the same formulaic retelling. Basically a book on "naturals" with no practical takeaways. Save your time and buy another book. Maybe 48 laws of power is better, I haven't read it yet.

    18 of 30 people found this review helpful
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  • stefan
    8/06/17
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    "Brilliant insite - best I have read on the subject"

    excellent at explaining and analysing how different people attract each other and why it works or fails. Is probably the most insitful book on the subject I've read. includes grate examples across history to give legitimacy to the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/03/17
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    "very good"

    I would recommend this to anyone. A real insight into the subtle complexities of human attraction

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ricardo
    12/01/17
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    "A must read for anyone interested in influence"

    It talks about learning how to fulfill the needs of others and yourself. Looking in depth into various archetypes. We can all fit into 1 or more of them, whether your consciously aware of it or not. This book uses historical examples and makes reading somewhat poetic and engaging. The book is seductive it it's self as Greene uses examples the evoke the imagination. Simply put this book shows many ways of seducing a person or even a group of people through whatever it is that they feel they may be missing. The role of the seducer encaptures and leads their target through a rage of emotions and human needs.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Terence Alan Browning
    8/02/17
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    "A must for any serious politician"

    This is applied psychology as seen from The Dark Side. If you want to understand how charisma works, or why anyone would ever *ever* vote for Trump, then read or listen to this.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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