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  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

  • A Spiritual Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny
  • Autor: Robin Sharma
  • Sprecher: Humphrey Bower
  • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 34 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Now published in over 70 languages, this number one international best seller gently offers answers to life's biggest questions as well as a practical process to help you create prosperity, vitality, happiness and inner peace. This is the incredible story of Julian Mantle, a superstar lawyer whose out-of-balance lifestyle leads him to a near-fatal heart attack in a packed courtroom. His collapse brings on a spiritual crisis, forcing him to seek answers to life's most important questions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad writing, mediocre content.

  • Von Jan Rodenwald Am hilfreichsten 08.01.2019

Bad writing, mediocre content.

Gesamt
2 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
1 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 08.01.2019

To be fair, there are some valuable insights in this book.
But not a lot. And those insights, that are there, can be found elsewhere in a much better format (see last paragraph below).
So, the pain of listening to an awfully written "story", to find a small nugget of content every other hour, is simply too much for my sensitive ears...

Here are the details:
This piece of literature can hardly be classified as a "story".
The enlightened ex-lawyer, who is now the monk, tells his former colleague the lessons he has learned in the Himalaya. But the lessons are basically ordinary advise you can find in any productivity or self-development guidebook. Nothing special about them. Nonetheless, to add some authority to these lessons, the monk starts every second statement with something like "As the ancient monks in the Himalaya have known for ages and passed on from generation to generblablabla... - this is the advise I want to give to you...". Im like 40% done and I heard this intro literally a hundred times...
The former colleague, on the other hand, is the eager student, who wants to learn more about what the monk has to tell. His contributions to the conversations are nothing more than some variations of "Tell me more!", "This is interesting!", "I've never heard something like that before!".

Cheap.

You know, it's like drawing a rectangle and and a triangle on top of it and calling that a house. Yes, technically it's a drawing of a house. But if you try harder just a tiny fraction, you can improve your drawing dramatically. And if you'd erase only half an inch of one of these lines, it's not even a drawing of a house anymore.
Same with that story. Yes, technically, it's a story, but only half an inch away from being a pamphlet.
I simply don't understand, why the author chose to write a "story" like this. An abstract or guidebook would have been the better choice. And instead of listening to 6 hrs of bad storytelling, I'd have the core content in 20 minutes and would be happy with what I've learned.

My advise is this: Read "The 7 habits of highly effective people", by Stephen Covey. At least 3 of the 7 principles are the same in both books (as I said, I didn't finish the Ferrari-Monk yet). But Covey can convince without any reference to the spiritual world and has better real-life examples and advise.
Case closed.

  • The Purpose Driven Life

  • What on Earth Am I Here For?
  • Autor: Rick Warren
  • Sprecher: Rick Warren
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 38 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Sprecher
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Translated into over 50 languages, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it is a guide to a spiritual journey that has transformed millions of lives. Once you take this journey, you’ll never be the same again.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Scheinbar bin ich nicht die Zielgruppe...

  • Von Jan Rodenwald Am hilfreichsten 30.11.2017

Scheinbar bin ich nicht die Zielgruppe...

Gesamt
1 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
1 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
1 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 30.11.2017

Ziemlich repetitiv und unfundiert. Fairerweise muss ich sagen, dass ich nach 10 Minuten aufgegeben und mein Investment in dieses Hörbuch abgeschrieben habe. Aber jeden zweiten Satz mit "The Bible says:..." zu beginnen, entspricht - gelinde gesagt - nicht meinen Erwartungen.

Wer einigermaßen aufgeklärt ist und sollte sich den Kauf ernsthaft überlegen.

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  • Summary of High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove | Includes Analysis

  • Autor: Instaread
  • Sprecher: Michael Pauley
  • Spieldauer: 23 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    1.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Sprecher
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Geschichte
    1.5 out of 5 stars 3

First published in 1983, High Output Management by Andrew Grove is a management guide based on Grove's 15 years of managerial experience and knowledge as a cofounder, president, and chief executive of Intel. As Grove emphasizes in a new introduction to the book, globalization and the information revolution have dramatically changed the workforce, making people ever more replaceable and the market ever more competitive. Companies must adapt to these changes or face their own irrelevance and extinction.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No relevant content at all

  • Von Jan Rodenwald Am hilfreichsten 16.08.2016

No relevant content at all

Gesamt
1 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
1 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 16.08.2016

This summary is little more than a verbalized table of content. I expected at least some basic useful content to get a feeling about the usefulness of the book. Unfortunately I am now in no way better informed as before.
Disappointing.

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