The 48 Laws of Power

Written by:
Robert A. Greene
Narrated by:
Richard Poe

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
974
Narrator
104
Release Date
April 2007
Duration
23 hours 11 minutes
Summary
Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control-from the author of The Laws of Human Nature.

In the book that People magazine proclaimed 'beguiling' and 'fascinating,' Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into forty-eight essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P. T. Barnum.

Some laws teach the need for prudence ('Law 1: Never Outshine the Master'), others teach the value of confidence ('Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness'), and many recommend absolute self-preservation ('Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally'). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.
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Brandi T

Great read. This book is very mind blowing . I have a better understanding on why some people are manipulative.

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Adrian C

Great!

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Jorge M.

great book. plenty of useful stories discussed.

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Zbigniew P.

An excellent review of the laws of power that you can use in any situation in your life.

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Charles W.

Great listen. Very entertaining and informative.

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Lonell G.

this book will teach you

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Evan L.

This book is great and I definitely feel like i made the right choice getting the unabridged version. This book is basically a history book, philosophy book, folktale book and self help book all in one. I would highly recommend.

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Terrell C.

Great informational book!

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Richard M

great lessons.

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Anonymous

Amazing book I've read it 4 times

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Mamadou D

Great read. This book increase your confidence and teach you how to defend yourself against political and manipulative people.

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EMILY V

If you keep an open and objective mind, this book will immensely help you in your personal and professional life. Some might be fooled to interpret the books ideals as nothing more than manipulation. You must be keen enough to understand that human psychology is very complex in nature and this book just helps you navigate it.

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Robert P

Wonderful historical evidence and a gripping read. Systematic in its writing and endlessly insightful. A must read.

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Joshua Neal

Great but now I'm having problems with app. I would of given 5 stars but this really does suck. I'm sick in bed today and wanted to finish my book

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Montel West

An amazing book and an amazing read. A good book on the nature of humanity and our never ending struggle with power and what we perceive as the divine. A must read for any modern day strategists.

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Santa Klod?ne

Good book. Can't relate myself to majority of the rules, but definitely the given information would help me understand others and games they play. Great narration.

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Rodrigo Pena

Truly amazing content I can think of moments where I have seen all of these laws in real life. Perfect narrator.

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alexandria hernandez

intriguing collection of information. great narration.

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Kamiesha Dunigan

Still reading but it's so far so good ! My boyfriend recommended it to me !

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Alex McCraw

An excellent book, read by the perfect narrator. A classic.

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Rhonda Osborne

I love this book! I love the narrator and the music between chapters! I love the history! You may not want to practice its principles but you will be able to recognize them and defend yourself against them. Human nature has not changed!

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Olivia Frisbie

Author might be a sociopath, or knows how to crawl into the mind of a social path. Even being kind in this book or child is considered, a power play. But if you want to understand how selfish creeps functions, this is a great guide.

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Ivy Watson

This book is amazingly good, it taught me so much!

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Max Jesse Beer

worst narration Ever!!! brutally hard to listen to. preview first!

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Temp T.

grateful fro this book and the reading was amazing as well

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Eternal L.

great listen

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Winifred C.

The best ever. thank you so much for this.

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latario Poitier

I think it's a great book lots of tatics about the power game, tips and tricks we really need to know

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Anonymous

Extremely good. Who can argue with history? The narrator is masterful.

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ReShonda T.

empowering

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Demetrius

Must have in every collection

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Patrick D.

excellent!!!

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Rj J.

great book, would definitely recommend! so many great examples pulled from history. i think it’s an enlightening read

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Anonymous

Very useful. Also makes you understand how people use these laws within family

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Jeremy J.

I loved this book! I couldn't stop listening and I found each point intriguing. I just finished this book and I am probably going to go through it a second time, even though I have other books in queue. I have been using this book to influence some relationships at work. It is amazing that I am able to subtly manipulate people into liking me by appearing powerful just as the book says. People are hard wired to react certain ways and this book shows you how to get what you want in life if you apply what you learn. Loved it! Going to read it again.

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Faris M Teia

Great book. I would read it again!

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Amy K.

I don't like the narrator. His voice is irritating

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Ein L.

The narrator sounds like he's trying to seduce the friggin microphone. Gentle caresses with a dEeP sExY vOicE... good as a sleep aid. That being said, there are some passages that just seem like rambling. "Patience is a skill, it does not come naturally. But nothing about power is natural, power is more godlike than anything in the natural world, and patience is the supreme virtue of the gods, who have more time than anything." Uh...okay.

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Maria Duchesse

Great book. A bit Machiavélique but well worth reading. Found it incredible to see the similarities in some behaviours to those of people around me

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Ke th W.

not to bad

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Adam W.

Worth the listen

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Geoffrey O.

Good read

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kristen hendrix

I absolutely love this book. I listen to it over and over again. The narrator was very clear and understandable.

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Michele Hikec

haven't finished yet on law 44 now. so far so good however doesn't always apply to every scenarios i.e. some are good for love life, others for the workplace, others for authority. can not apply laws to every aspect of life

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Skipper

Textbook on how to be a weasel, if that's what you're looking for: this is it.

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Sean gray

This book changed my life. I only download the audio book in order to refresh my memory at work. These principles still hold true today in modern society, although 3000 years old, mankind's actions haven't changed at all.

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Anonymous

Although there are some very good pieces of advice in this book the examples are from such ancient history that it has no relevance to today's world. I could hardly stand to listen to the whole book. I struggled through but it was a total waste of time and if I'd had another book arrive during the listening period - I would have quit mid-way. The speaker was OK - but I would not recommend this book.

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