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Mentors

How to Help and Be Helped
Narrated by: Russell Brand
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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Could happiness lie in helping others and being open to accepting help yourself?

Mentors - the follow-up to Sunday Times number one best seller Recovery - describes the benefits of seeking and offering help.

"I have mentors in every area of my life, as a comic, a dad, a recovering drug addict, a spiritual being and as a man who believes that we, as individuals and the great globe itself, are works in progress and that through a chain of mentorship we can improve individually and globally, together.... One of the unexpected advantages my drug addiction granted is that the process of recovery that I practise includes a mentorship tradition. I will encourage you to find mentors of your own and explain how you may better use the ones you already have. Furthermore, I will tell you about my experiences mentoring others and how invaluable that has been on my ongoing journey to self-acceptance and how it has helped me to transform from a bewildered and volatile vagabond to a (mostly) present and (usually) focussed husband and father." (Russell Brand)

Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped describes the impact that a series of significant people have had on the author - from the wayward youths he tried to emulate growing up in Essex, through the first ex-junkie sage, to the people he turns to today to help him be a better father. It explores how we all - consciously and unconsciously - choose guides, mentors and heroes throughout our lives and examines the new perspectives they can bring.

This audiobook includes an exclusive bonus-feature with the author, Russell Brand, who shares his tips on how to establish a successful mentor relationship.  

©2019 Russell Brand (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Little underwhelmed with this.

This book didn't really say much on its topic and more so about the authors life.

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Russell has wisdom...

Always a bonus to have the author narrate too. It is certainly not a guide to getting or being a mentor. More about his own journey with mentors.

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Single story and experience from author

Title of book is a broad "Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped" but it's just the single story from the authors.

Narration is low in energy and passion, which I would expect from great mentors.

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Another brilliant Brand

Up front, I'll brazenly admit, I do love Russell Brand's work. Mentors was certainly no exception. When I read the title, it seemed a dull topic to be honest. However, listening to Russell share his experiences with mentors and mentoring others was definitely not dull - I'm fact, it was so far from dull, I've no idea why I initially thought it might be dull. This book made me laugh at points, brought a tear to my eye during one story (you'll know it when you hear / read it), but more than that it really got me thinking about the mentors in my own life. On the back of listening to this, I'm working out ways to better define the roles my mentors play, and I'll use the tips learned if and when I mentor others. As always, thanks for your wonderful, honest, and poignant words Mr Brand.

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succinct and on point

As always Russell took me on a journey of how he sees life and the world we try to navigate, with shared beliefs spoken in his unique style of language. Your work is always enriched when heard in your voice. Loved it!

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CAN'T WAIT TO LISTEN TO THIS AGAIN

So much to learn from this. I loved it. I wish to develop a vocabulary like Russell's.

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Fun story, not as actionable/useful as I’d hoped! Performance was decent, if read a bit too quick to consciously read.

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More witty reading from Bland

Witty an inspiring but not a how to guide. Great listen tho highly recommended listening.

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Helpful, soothing. Amazing.

Helpful, soothing. Amazing. Russel Brand, in his own voice. Boom. A Haiku in five words.

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Loved the rawness !

Loved the honesty and I loved the way Russle puts pen to paper. Thank you for keeping it real. mentoring is something our world needs more of .

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  • dan
  • 11-07-2019

Very inspired

So impressed with this book, Russell is on point and has a lot of key insights as well as being very entertaining to listen to.

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  • Guillermo Ayala Alvarenga
  • 03-05-2019

Love everything about this Book

Perfectly narrated by Russell, it was easy to understand it, love the way how a full Rockstar went on a path for a search for a bigger meaning in life. Letting you know his process and applying on a daily life, how you can be a mentor for someone struggling or how to choose your mentors. Overall it's a very good book!

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  • No Rocket Scientist
  • 25-01-2019

So short...but another great book!

Not as many LOL moments in this book as his last couple, but just as poetic in places. A lot of it is good common sense, and I was hoping he would go more into the process of mentoring and being mentored...more like a Tony Robbins style 1) ask these questions 2) learn which submodalities are being focused on...more NLP-type techniques to mastering or passing on mastery - it's clearly more of an art, than a science (NLP, science, 😂) here. For each of the areas being mentored the focus is always the psychological hole that's being filled more than skills and techniques themselves (unlike The First 20 Hours book), but as a white working class male from Essex, very relatable. Guitar lesson booked for tomorrow morning 😁 looking forward to the next book

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  • Ke Donn
  • 24-01-2019

Another excellent book from Russell

As to be expected this is an honest and refreshing book. Just like Recovery there is lots of really helpful advice made more understandable by Russell's own experiences . I believe he is right in his opinion on how valuable having a mentor is as well as using something like the 12 step programme to be honest about ourselves. I love that Russell took time to talk about all his mentor's and what he learns from being with them

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  • Carla Ribeiro Oleiro
  • 22-04-2019

Interesting but don't fool yourself.

I thought was interesting but I is a biography. I thought was a book that could help you with advices and value insight from Mentors. Not at all. Something interesting just to know the depended Russel history and what he achieves after he becomes free from drugs and gots some help from two mentors.
It's a book just to read once because doesn't bring something new.

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  • Alex Maxwell
  • 03-06-2020

Speedy bitesize mentorship guide

Really enjoyed this as I do much of Russell’s content now. I would have liked more on how to find those mentors and how to approach possible mentors... even how to tap into yo ur own mentor because though I agree on mentorship 100%. I don’t know of many cases of it but maybe this us something I need to look into on top of this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-06-2020

Unique and Valuable

Interesting take on the idea of self-improvement. Unlike any book I've have ever read before.

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  • susan elizabeth mort
  • 04-05-2020

Love it!

Love love love this book. This comes from the heart, is honest and witty and bloody useful. There is hope for all of us.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-04-2020

Blinding

Loved it

Easy listen, helpful for early recvory. To the point. Heart felt. Honest humbling.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-04-2020

Previously annoying, now helpful to others.

Great to hear this from a working class kid who got totally lost in the modern mayhem, and now helps other track a better route to self, with others.

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  • El
  • 13-04-2020

A thought provoking and encouraging story

I have listened to RB podcasts etc for a umber of years and have always been a fan of his more spiritual meditations, in particular. This book has already helped me to listen to my inner voice and to give and receive mentorship. I would recommend to anyone interested in self development from the intriguing, engaging and wonderful soul. Thank you Russel

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  • aishling Costello
  • 04-03-2020

relatable and enjoyable

Russell's storytelling style makes tough subject matter easier to relate to. Thanks for this Russell!