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Publisher's Summary

Note: This is a summary and not the original book.

Estimated listening time: 1 h 50 min.

Amoral, ruthless, devious, and pragmatic, The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is a self-help book offering crucial advice to anyone interested in gaining, maintaining, or defending against power.

The feeling of having no power over people or events is usually unbearable - when we feel helpless we feel miserable. We all want power, no matter who we are, what goals we have, or where we come from. It is dangerous, however, to seem too power-hungry, or to seek power in a clear, obvious manner. If you want to succeed in this game, you must remain subtle. Appear fair and trustworthy on the outside, but be cunning and pragmatic on the inside.

Men of power master the art of social interactions and cultivate an appearance that earns them respect and eliminates any kind of suspicion. They know how to adapt to any kind of circumstances. They have complete control over their emotions. They practice misdirection, secrecy, and selective honesty to manipulate and gain a tactical advantage. They set clear goals and do all it takes to achieve them. And after listening to this audiobook, you will not only be able to do the same when the situation requires it, but you’ll also be able to identify and defend against those who use such tricks.

This summary highlights the key ideas and captures the most important lessons found in the original book. If you’ve already read the original, this summary will serve as a reminder of main ideas and key concepts. If you haven’t, don’t worry, here you will find every bit of practical information that you can apply. But we do encourage you to purchase the original as well for a much more comprehensive understanding of the subject.

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Very interesting book!

It gives some great insights on human nature and some practical steps on how to maximize your ability to achieve what you want. I would recommend it to anybody who is highly ambitious and looking to move ahead in the world. Top-notch summary!

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Mind-boggling.

I’ve heard The 48 Laws of Power is a great book but I never had the time to read or listen the full version, so I decided to give this summary a shot first to see if it's for me. And I loved it! It provides insightful information on how to get what you want from interactions with others, and how to identify the people who are trying to manipulate or deceive you.

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Truly eye-opening.

Great advice for anyone who struggles with feeling insecure when dealing with their superiors. Lots of great tips that anyone can follow.

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This book touched my Mind

Outstanding summary & analysis of the 48 laws of power. It reveals how people acquire power by being Machiavellian. I highly recommend it!

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Great Summary of the original book.

Easy to listen to, understand, and comprehend in quite a short amount of time. Great information, interesting and very educational. Highly recommended!

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Loved it.

This is an interesting psychology book and it reminds me of the characters from ‘Game of thrones’ and their different scheming tactics. I also got the other book

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Timeless.

This book goes hand in hand with the Art of War. This book is the perfect secret weapon for mastering social dynamic and increasing your cunning in social situations. I need to remind myself of some of these rules every day. Keep in mind though that this is just a summary of Robert Greene’s “the 48 Laws of Power,” so it’s not as detailed as the original book, but it’s perfect for those who want to get a glimpse of the original book and see if it’s for them or not.

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Wasn't disappointed.

I’ve heard The 48 Laws of Power is a great book but never had the time to read or listen to the full version, so I decided to purchase this shorter book to give it a try. I wasn't dissapointed! Lots of clever and actionable advice. Gonna get the original too for the historical references.

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Highly recommended!

As a summary this was very informative. The 48 Laws of Power makes quite a lot of sense as told and understood by the author.

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Informative and mind boggling.

I have the original hard copy as well and this summary just left out the historical pieces from each law and analyzed each law in fewer, simpler terms. After finishing it, you’ll know for sure if the original book is for you or not.