50 Self-Help Classics

  • by Tom Butler-Bowdon
  • Narrated by Jack Garrett
  • 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Discover the books that have already changed the lives of millions. This award-winning, unabridged guide to the "literature of possibility" surveys 50 of the all-time classics, giving you their key ideas, insights, and applications, everything you need to know to start benefiting from these legendary works.From the ancient teachings of Buddha and The Bhagavad-Gita, to the early American wisdom of Emerson and Thoreau, to such contemporary giants as Wayne Dyer, Joseph Campbell, Daniel Goleman, and Norman Vincent Peale, these are the most influential thinkers and motivators spanning the world's religions, cultures, philosophies, and centuries.As you hear more about the landmark works of such blockbuster best-selling authors as Deepak Chopra, Phil McGraw, Anthony Robbins, Marianne Williamson, and more, you will learn how to:
Change your thoughts to change your life
Set goals and follow your dreams
Appreciate your depth
Transform yourself and your world

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Customer Reviews

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A book review not a summary.

I would stress this isn?t a summary of the 50 best self-help books, more a review of the ideas behind them, about the authors, and the impact the books had. Felt the author must have been restricted due to copyright reasons and had been briefed to describe the books without out mentioning any of the practical wisdom within them!

Any ideas seemed to be described on a more philosophical level, which wasn?t particularly useful, & not explained clearly in the short slot allocated for each book. I didn?t recognize the books I had already read in full.

On a plus side I came away with ideas for further reading.
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- Ewan D.

Great Overviews

I really enjoyed this audiobook. It's always going to cause a bit of division when one does the whole 'top 50 thing'. Where is Jim Rohn? Where is Jack Canfield?....I could go on and on as to the obvious omissions here. Nevertheless the 50 chosen are a great introduction to the books (some old favorites and new ones here!) - and more importantly the people and lives behind them- that can and do change lives for the better. It's true that this is very general and at times some of the obvious messages in the books are omitted. Nevertheless, there is enough to give the listener of good gist of the key ideas/ concepts. My only other gripe is that whilst very clearly read, the reader does sound a bit like a used-car salesman which can (falsely) seem to limit the authenticity.
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- L

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-07-2006
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC