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Art of Seduction

An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power
Auteur(s): Robert Greene
Narrateur(s): Joseph Powers
Durée: 22 h et 51 min
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Description

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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Robert Greene is a guide to life

This book gives an invaluable framework for how your relationships sexual and otherwise are organized. If you wish to romanticize relationships don’t read it, but if you want to understand and control them, reading this book will fundamentally change how you view the world!

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The Seduction Bible

Amazing information and interesting examples/stories that keep you entertained. Definitely reading it again. SO GOOD.

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A Book of Secrets

Robert Greene does a fantastic job detailing the process of seduction in massive detail, from the types of seducers to types of victims and the whole seduction process/processes in a non linear way, that is, he provides the reader with a whole array of tactics to choose from. He also provides many, many examples of everything he says. To be fair, the examples got a little tedious to listen to which is why I gave the story 4 stars but they were still extremely helpful! This is a book that I will listen to again and that I will also read physically! Definitely not for everyone but beware, however, that if you are not the seducer, you are the seduced.

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interesting stuff

this book is filled with a whole ton acknowledge that you can apply to every area in your life

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Not at all what the title promises

This book is simply a serious of stories about famous and historically significant people. Why the author would think that the myth of Cleopatra or the media's portrayal of Andy Warhol's social life has any relevance for the ordinary, modern person trying to learn "the art of seduction" is beyond me... and he certainly doesn't explain his reasoning for it either, he just relies on his abilities as a storyteller I guess, and hopes that the reader won't think to much about any of it.

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Very informative

Though most of the scenarios are in reference to attaining “victims” as the author likes to call it for seduction, it is fairly easy to manipulate the same strategies to excel in a business environment which in turn is much more productive.

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Good perspective but repetitive!

If you love courtesans, you will love this book. The author uses the same examples a few times throughout the book. You can fast forward once you have heard the example once.

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Masterpiece

Having already read The 48 Laws of Power, I can see now that Robert Greene has found a very successful formula for writing books, as the general format is quite similar between these two books. There is a charming overlap (and not superfluous) of concepts covered in the books as well, as they are both inextricably linked.

Naysayers of the book will say that it's manipulation, but as Greene aptly pointed out in the book, to reject these concepts and believe that you are immune to being seduced, then you are putting yourself in a vulnerable and unsuspecting position. Someone will come along that dazzles you, whether in your business or personal life, and if you aren't educated on the subject, all you can hope for is that they aren't malevolent. Even if they aren't that doesn't mean they'll cause you pain and anguish. It's up to you to be prepared.

After reading this book I can now confidently identify all the times I was unconsciously competent and incompetent in the past. Very empowering.

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disapointing

I love Robert Greene books, however this one is subpar. i was disapointed by this book

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Absolutely loved this book

Well written and great performance! I couldn't stop listening to this book. Pure pleasure! I also have the kindle version.

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  • Julien
  • 2019-04-11

Excellent book

The elements of History in this book makes it very captivating. Really nice book, we learn a lot in it.

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  • Jonathan
  • 2016-01-24

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.

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  • Michael
  • 2016-10-16

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.

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  • El Bruno tal
  • 2017-08-26

A history of seduction, now with 10% more honesty

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Some of the examples given can be perceived as creepy and or primitive (well, because they come also from a more primitive stage of society).
It would have helped to try to ease the reader into these examples so that there isn't an automatic rejection of the interesting information within them.

What did you like best about this story?

I really liked the realistic view of people and seduction that is presented by the book.
I also enjoyed the thoroughness with which each case was presented, with explanation and plenty of examples.

What about Joseph Powers’s performance did you like?

The narration is really nice and engaging, with a hint of complicity that makes you feel a little bit of a naughty boy. It was really entertaining and funny at times.

Was Art of Seduction worth the listening time?

The whole experience was entertaining in and of itself, and somehow challenging to one's concept of reality, especially for people who don't know much about the topic or come to it from a more naive perspective.

Any additional comments?

I think this book has to be taken for what it is, which is an introduction to the reader to what the author considers is the world of seduction.
I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the content of this book as "outdated" or "not applicable" to today's world as many recent political results have shown, we seem to be more than ever vulnerable to cheap seduction tactics. By ignoring this important part of the human experience, we only make ourselves easier targets.

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  • D. Hines
  • 2017-08-03

I've bought several copies.

My copies of this book keep disappearing. It's a great book. I read it again ever couple years and always learn something.
A book which enlightens your thoughts on sales men and con men alike.

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  • Joshua
  • 2015-12-07

Life changing.

This book, has turned on a light, in a dark hallway for me. Thank you.

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  • Mona
  • 2015-12-15

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!!

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  • LaLyn
  • 2016-04-07

good one to hear

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

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  • McHughes Anokwuru
  • 2017-07-27

Worth every penny

Inspiring and factual reference for real life execution. Requires practice to develop into the desired seducer but the material is complete for you to work with.

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  • Matthew Sullivan
  • 2019-07-07

Incomplete Picture - Take with a grain of salt

There's certainly value to be had here - analyzing different personality types and identifying if someone is trying to manipulate you.

A recurring theme of the book, however, seems to be that you put on an act and make sure they never figure out that you're manipulative and insincere. If you're interested in more win-win people skills books without the risk of being discovered as manipulative (because the praise is both sincere and strategic), I would recommend How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie and also How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing With People by Les Giblin (both available as great books on Audible). Though dated, the principles remain true.

Another issue I have is he states that certain qualities must "appear" to be such and such, or that certain qualities simply cannot be faked, without instruction on how to sincerely develop these qualities. When you sincerely develop qualities there is no risk of being "discovered" because you genuinely have them. A great book on this is Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz (though the audiobook is a bit lackluster - I would recommend getting the book itself).

Opinions on manipulation aside, there are many examples in the book which point to works of fiction as evidence rather than real world application. Other parts give extreme examples of famous figures and celebrities possessing these qualities. Examples of modern day application for the average person seem to be virtually nonexistent, and the whole thing comes off as someone who studies something more than they practice it (for example, learning from someone who writes about professional basketball as opposed to learning from a LeBron James).

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  • Vivi Divine
  • 2017-11-07

Realization of who each of us are.

It opened up my mind to a reality that labels who we are based on our actions and the result of what it is we do in anything we do there is a cause and effect regardless if intended or not. Wow.

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