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Publisher's Summary

Stephen Covey shows you how to apply the acclaimed 7 Habits to the unique circumstances of your family. You'll learn to establish a proven and successful principle-centered framework to build strong family relationships and develop a common language so family members better understand each other.

©1997 Franklin Covey Co.

What the critics say

"The ever-present conflict between professional life and family life is addressed...through an excellent blend of principle, common sense, and example. Success is possible in both with the proper sense of priority and balance." (Donald G. Soderquist vice chairman and C.O.O., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)
"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families inspires us to create extraordinary family relationships, and provides the practical insights to do it." (John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus)

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Great reading

Good Voice , perfect reading.clearly and emotionally. It is really good for studying English. Also really practical book.

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  • Cliente Kindle
  • 2011-01-28

Abridged Vs. UnAbridged

When wanting to address family issues, does one want go about it half-effort by reading the abridged version. It would be great if there was an audio version of the full text.

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  • Noel
  • 2012-07-06

Buy the UNabridged Book

What would have made The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families better?

I've read this book before. It was so powerful I wanted to revisit it's teachings again. The abridged version left much to be desired. I felt the potent message was lost. I'll have to dig out the book read it cover-to-cover over the summer.

Any additional comments?

Please ask the Covey Institute to record an unabridged version.

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  • A. Ellis
  • 2005-12-04

I recommend this highly

Since I didn't grow up in a home with these principles, it was indeed benificial to me as a parent to listen to Covey's teaching of these "7 habits" and give numerous applications and illustrations (from his own family as well as others), giving me mental images to work with. I'd already been exposed to his original 7 habits book, but this one wasn't a waste. This listen was worth the time and is already making a difference in my family.

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  • V. Wilson
  • 2015-05-14

Abridged Books Should be Banned from Audible

Loved the book, but listening to it felt a little like being a tourist on a subway that continually goes through tunnels. Just as you are settling into ruminating and savoring the points given by Covey the chapter abruptly stops and moves on to the next point. I was looking for the full audio version of the book but could only find the abridged version. I felt like I missed so much of the essence of the book by not being able to listen to the full elaboration of each chapter.

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  • Marit
  • 2012-02-04

Great summary of the habits applied to familylife

I really like this audiobook and wish the unabridged version had been available in audio. I have previousy listened to several of Steven Coveys books and think this one gave a good summary of the 7 principles of effectiveness. The only thing I think is slightly negative is that Covey in most cases uses the same axamples as he uses in earlier books. As one who listens a lot to his teaching it would have given me a new dimention to get "fresh" examples to reflect on.

All in all this audio inspires me and give practical advice to be a better and more understanding parent; to build the "familyteam" :-)

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  • Matt
  • 2020-08-22

Not like the book

This seems to be abridged. Also, my listening comprehension skills are lacking... But I'm not sure what any of the seven habits are by listening to a quarter of the book. Just seems like a lot of quotes

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  • Carol Dicesare
  • 2020-10-27

His is a must read for anybody and everyone

I feel that this book has changed my life, it’s a must read if you are serious about being intentional about Your family relationships, also read the 7 habits of highly effective people for a more in depth understanding

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  • Kristin
  • 2020-09-18

Does not read word for word from book.

does not read word for word from the book. Can't follow along if you need too. Very disappointed!

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  • Kevin Nguyen
  • 2020-06-28

great book.

Very important lessons for a great family. must read. I really enjoyed it. now going to put it to practice.

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  • Sharlene
  • 2020-04-30

Phenomenal read!

Great book for all members of a family to read! Puts a lot of my thoughts into perspective.