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Publisher's Summary

Richard Bandler - the world-renowned co-creator of NLP who has helped millions around the world change their lives for the better - has teamed up once again with Italian NLP Master Trainer Alessio Roberti and co-founder of the Irish Institute of NLP Owen Fitzpatrick, to offer a simple yet engaging introduction to the groundbreaking ideas of NLP.

Written in the form of a fable, Choose Freedom is the prequel to The Ultimate Introduction to NLP. Once again Bandler invites readers into his workshops and illustrates the theories and techniques he has spent years developing.

Based around a three-day introductory course, this audiobook will give you the tools you need to start making an effective change today.

From explaining the importance of self-belief and how to change beliefs, to how to control your emotions and negative thinking, and how to create the life you want.

This is an easy-to-read and inspiring account that readers can turn to time and again.

©2013 Richard Bandler, Owen Fitzpatrick, Alessio Roberti (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Richard Bandler is a Leonardo of our times. He is one of our living greats." ( The Guardian Weekend)
"The must have self-help book!" (Paul McKenna)

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Too short, too little information, too much fluff

This is an interesting book and easy to listen too, however it's really only got about 30 minutes of information. As an audiobook it's too short. Due to it's storytelling style, this short book has so little real content that it should be a free sample. It's clearly just an up sell tool.

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5 % substance 95% story.

Waist of time.In ten minutes they could have told you what you needed to know.The hole book is just waisting time telling you a story like you are a five year old .

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brilliant

I enjoyed the fact that it was in parable form, that made it much easier to understand the beginning process of feelings in its natural state, and then delivered the exact process needed to obtain the better outcome. An excellent audiobook that actually does what it is meant to do, with no smoke and mirrors.

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A must listen

it's a practical guide for taking charge of life. Nicely explained as a story. However, more in depth of information and how to apply these methods in everyday life would have been great.

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excellent

here is my review it's not a very good review but it has over 20 letters.

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  • Hairn
  • 23-05-2015

Interesting to the end

I felt like I was in a practioner course , highly recommend to anyone

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  • gerald brogan
  • 16-05-2015

More of a narrative than a users guide imo...

More of a narrative than a users guide imo nonetheless the book delivered on several NLP tactics for change both immediate & longer term. I would recommend this to an open minded friend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-07-2017

Fantastic Book

Highly recommend this book for all, but in particular people that work in a sales role

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  • sportstherapist
  • 21-07-2015

Great format

Gradually developed methods and story which was better than just telling you
Clearer understanding because of the format

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  • Maestro
  • 15-05-2017

Really enjoyed this book

I like the story of Joe, an an ibeded metaphors in it. really good, simple and short.

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  • Fayed
  • 29-03-2015

Amazingly helpful book

The information was very useful and could listen to this book over and over again. I wished they had some chapters at the end which reminded you of the techniques though

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  • Katherine
  • 15-11-2014

Could be better

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No . This is obviously supposed to be an important topic but infusing the story with some kind of banal love interest and descriptions of what people are wearing is just tedious and irritating. I also consider referring to someone as a gorilla is totally unacceptable and unprofessional . Some of the examples given were unorthodox too and slightly dubious.

What will your next listen be?

Mindful meditation

Did Owen Fitzpatrick do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Vaguely

Could you see How to Take Charge of Your Life: The User's Guide to NLP being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Definitely not

Any additional comments?

It would have been better if they just stuck to the theory and not bothered with the badly written banal story.

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  • karen
  • 02-10-2015

Better than expected

The story telling helped me to understand better instead of instructional book of do and donts.

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  • Steve Allen
  • 27-03-2018

Captivating and inspiring

The content in this audio book is very well delivered. I love the concept of teaching NLP within a story. It made learning about NLP interesting and enjoyable and the story itself was very relatable. The techniques taught are also really easy to follow and inspire me to take action on them. Highly recommended to anyone wanting to find a way of thinking differently about negative thoughts and limiting beliefs.

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  • Adriana
  • 21-03-2018

Fantastic 1st/ refresher NLP book

I know of NLP and life gets busy and we loose track.
This book is very well written, so easy to listen to it, techniques are explained very well.
Fantastic even for older children/ teenagers.
Lots people were complaining about the accents narrator is using, but when we read books to kids we also do that. It was a bit annoying at first but then it was much easier to recognised which character was talking. I think it was beneficiary to get the story. Something as adults we are not used to anymore. So i disagree with people who say it is ‘making fun of foreigners’ I’m foreigner and I’m not offended at all.
I can really highly recommend the book even for advanced NLP people if they want a guide how to simplify when telling non NLP aware people. I surely will.

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  • M. Taylor
  • 13-02-2018

Great listen!

I loved listening to this to and from my daily commute to work. I'm just dissapointed it's over. It's told as a story that helps relate and convey the teachings of NLP. The reader has a soft tone and pleasant Irish accent.