• Monsters and How to Tame Them

  • By: Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (981 ratings)

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Monsters and How to Tame Them

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Publisher's Summary

You’ve seen Kevin Hart rule the stand-up circuit. You’ve watched him take over Hollywood. You’ve even seen him slay the New York Times best seller list. Now he’s going to help you own your monsters.

Following his popular titles I Can’t Make This Up and The Decision, Kevin is back sharing the practical wisdom that he’s gained from a profound, life-changing event. Monsters and How to Tame Them is Kevin’s most recent guide on how to live your best life, wrapped in his signature honesty, hilarious voice, and adept storytelling. You’ve heard stories about vampires, zombies, and ghosts. Now it’s time to meet some of the monsters that haunt your mind. Kevin will introduce you to Control Monster, or the need to control everyone and everything around you that ultimately limits your chance to grow. Then there’s Comparison Monster. This one makes you compare yourself to others, causing irrational jealousy. You’ll also meet Approval Monster, that nagging feeling deep down inside you that just wants likes and approval from the entire world, which leads to endless emptiness.

If you’re afraid of these monsters and more lurking around every dark corner, let Kevin, the monster hunter, show you how to train those bad tendencies we all have in the recesses of our minds. But first, you’ll have to look and see who or what is hiding under your bed. Kevin’s got you. Now get them.

©2022 Kevin Hart (P)2022 Audible Originals, LLC.

Kevin Hart, Master Monster Slayer

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About the Creator and Performer

Emmy and Grammy nominee Kevin Hart was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he launched his career as a comedian at an amateur night at a local comedy club. Over the years, Hart has become Hollywood’s box office powerhouse, opening ten films at #1 at the box office and grossing more than $4.23 billion in global revenue. Hart has also become a successful entrepreneur: He is chairman of Hartbeat Productions, a global, multi-platform media company creating entertainment at the intersection of comedy and culture with a mission to keep the world laughing together. The next generation media company unites Hartbeat Productions’ best-in-class TV and film production capabilities with Laugh Out Loud’s expansive distribution network, along with its marketing, sales, experiential, branded content, digital, and social capabilities. Hart is also the founder of Hartbeat Ventures; together, these two companies play an integral role in building Hart’s ecosystem for extraordinary growth and creativity.
Hart continues to develop, star in, and produce feature films, television, and podcasts via Hartbeat for his various partners, which include Netflix, Peacock, Sirius XM, and Audible. Hart is currently touring nationally with his eighth hour of stand-up material, The Reality Check Tour. In 2020, Hart released his seventh hour-long stand-up special Zero F**ks Given, which quickly became Netflix's biggest stand-up special of 2020 and earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. Hart also earned Emmy nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for Die Hart, along with an Emmy nomination for his docuseries Don’t F**k This Up. Kevin is a New York Times best-selling author twice over and his first Audible original, *The Decisionv, was nominated for an Audie award in 2021 for Best Original Audiobook.
Kevin is a founding partner in two companies: the premium tequila brand Gran Coramino and plant-based quick service restaurant Hart House. Kevin’s brand partnerships also include Fabletics Men, Chase J.P Morgan, Hydrow, Nutrabolt, Brüush, Tommy John, and Therabody.

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Entertaining, not useful

This doesn’t feel like the true ideas of kevin Hart, instead advice for what he thinks normal people deal with, not really himself, and its just to general, the ideas do and don’t apply to different situations, this book is trying to fit a shapeshifting block into a square hole, with perfect situations and things going specific ways, but this is as if a random team of people put this together then kevin gave it a once over to add jokes and a bit of detail, overall disappointing considering how good his life story book was.

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Kevin Hart you did it again man!

I loved it. Very insightful, funny & life changing. I suggest everyone I know to take the time to check this out. Matter fact I demand it! Taking the time to take in the knowledge shows me how determined someone is tours their development & growth as a person. I’m always following up with Kevin Hart’s interviews & videos where I can pick his brain & steal a few pages of his book. I hope to meet the man one day. I hope this becomes a book so I can
Highlight the detrimental things that stood out to me the most. Much love Kevin Hart! Thank you for the time you took to put this together! I guess there were Monsters under our bed all along. Kevin pulled each one of them
Out & tamed them all one by one!

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College of Hart?

Monsters and How to Tame Them is a game changer in the industry. Within the first chapters, Kevin Hart evokes powerful audience reactions for mental health, storytelling, and traditional publishing giants. Whether you love him or hate him, he gets the job done. Thanks for the education!

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Thought provoking

Good insights to think about but just a bit too much on the "F" bombs!

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MUST LISTEN

I'm going to try to get my entire family to listen to this.
If I can accomplish this I believe me and my family will all be on the same page in life.
Kevin Hart just so you know, I believe you are a genius in the things that you do. You made it so easy to understand your book I believe any person at any age can understand all the Golden nuggets that you've dropped in this audio book.
I Love all your books and if it doesn't interfere with your family time hope that you right and read many more.
You reading the book made me enjoy that much more.
Kevin thank you for sharing your story amd all your life knowledge.
It is much appreciated.

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Helpful and well explained

I really enjoyed this and thought it was helpful. The control monster in me wants to make everyone hear it. 😁 I am sure I will go back and re-listen to some chapters.

I haven’t listened to The Decision. I hadn’t heard of that one before this, and you don’t need to have listened to that one first, but I will definitely listen to that one too.

Highly recommend!

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WOW.. He did that!

LOVED IT! The humor, the transparency, the storytelling kept me engaged and provoked change. I was not left feeling like there has to be more. It was full of so much goodness! Love Love Love

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Amazing book!

I love the way he brings each of the monsters down and how to tame them. Funny and relatable.

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Couldn’t stop listening

It’s another CANT STOP, WONT STOP by Kevin! I loved every part of this audible… from the laughs of course to the true nuggets he gave us to improve.

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Great story. Great thoughts.

I love listening to Kevin Hart. So down to Earth. Tells it like it is. I need to listen again and relisten to The Decision .
Thanks Kevin!

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  • K Bone
  • 10-27-22

brilliant can't wait for next one

gotta say just brilliant, guy is funny are so real. makes sense of some things that I needed to tame

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  • Rymel
  • 10-24-22

He did it again!

This is another dope book from Kevin Hart.The first one 'The Decision' was incredible. This one is just as fire. There are loads of 'nuggets' in here that will help you with success in all areas of life - family, business, relationships, wealth etc...

Definitely definitely recommend. Listen to both books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-22

Kevin Hart the monster slayer

Laugh out loud brilliant. Love kevs narrating so funny but also motivating. Looking forward to listening to it again.

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  • Jamie
  • 10-05-22

Nuggets of wisdom

Good book with nuggets of wisdom delivered in a typical Kevin Hart way. Some will love and some dislike the delivery but the wisdom is solid and spoken from the heart

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-25-22

KH fans will love it

Not bad, I also have the decision and it’s pretty much picked up where that left off. Can be a bit annoying sometimes when he over elaborates a joke and you kind of lose track of just what the hell is going on… but it could also be a poke at the multi tasking listener. Some parts are very funny and KH is very open, honest, real and raw so kudos to him for that.

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  • Medwig L.
  • 09-22-22

not even finished it yet and I can say it's amazin

Not even finished it yet and I can say it's amazing. Kevin is clearly a new person evolving every day. 1%better every day.

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  • imad
  • 09-18-22

The Dark Marksman -YT

Very inspiring stuff. A lot of new funny stuff to hear too 😂. He needs to slow down, it seems as he got older he got faster. This isn’t a rap battle it’s a story. Take your time with story telling let the ready hear what you are saying. Other then that keep on growing

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-27-22

Wow!! Just make sense

A very relatable book!! Making perfect sense! Could not stop listening. Kevin was incredible!! I will definitely look at my “monsters” whom I relate to so much on his book and work on them!

Some really aaahhh moments!

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  • ROWENA
  • 11-23-22

Loved it!

I love this book, sometimes I felt a little attacked when he described the monsters that are mine lol but it’s a great reminder to improve yourself!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-18-22

Stick to Comedy

Not the best listen as a "motivational book" ... would rather listen to him doing stand up than giving me mind advice

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-22

loved it

Laughed out loud
nodded along
took lots of golden nuggets
had a great time listening to this & now going around with Kevin's voice in my head when my monsters pop up.. will be listening to this one again.
Recommend the listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-03-22

Fantastic book and can truly relate

Loved it! Will be relistening to it again and again. Kevin has a way with words. He speaks about his journey to self awareness and how he learnt to truly focus on what really matters to him. He speaks about the inner monsters that we all have. At the start these monsters can motivate you but if you let them take over they can make you do things that don't truly align with what is good for your life. He teaches you how to be self aware and how to control these monsters to make them work for you not against you. He manages to do this in a light hearted way yet get a very complex message across. A great listen. Well done. He is truly a very smart guy and I love that he is speaking about a complicated issue using a simple concept that is easy to understand. A great laugh to as always. You also feel like your hanging out with your best friend. Thank you Kevin you never fail to amaze.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-28-22

life changing

Absolutely loved this audiobook! so many nuggets of wisdom and very funny.
will definitely be listening to this over and over again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-28-22

Enjoyed very much

loved it, was an easy and enjoyable listen. Will be one I listen to more than once.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-25-22

Funny and inspiring

Really enjoyed listening to him. His voice alone is already funny, but loved what he had to say as well.

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  • Izack
  • 09-23-22

Another Banger

loved it, some good valuable life lessons in here for everyone. doesn't disappoint. 15 words are required

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-22-22

One of the best books I've read/listened too

For me this book was just what I needed to hear. It highlighted alot of behaviours and monsters that I have with me now. I might even have them all. Gave me ways to deal with them and I'm so thankful for this Audible. Thank you