Having read two of this authors previous books, I could not face the prospect of reading another. With the books I found them to wax and wane and they enjoyed good points followed by boring and meandouring segments, where the author appeared to be just padding out the book. I bought the cd and it kept me company on a few journeys. He is no Jim Rohn and lightyears away from being an Anthony Robbins but yet the gentle pace of the audio allowed the message to seep in without ever being over exciteable. The author says that he took years to master the art of public speaking but now sells out big venues with his life lessons. Odd then that he chose somebody else to voice his abidged book. However, the reading style is fine and is marketed at a price that is affordable and inoffensive. The author is a son of a preacher and you would expect and get a few religious references made but it is always mild and unobstrusive. If you like me have already listened to other motivational speakers you will recognise the American preference for unsupported (ie unreferenced) assertions and stories where there is almost a parable type lesson to be learned. Although this cd is now dated it is also timeless as the author is quite skilled in writing on a compelling theme even though the point often seems stretched and laboured. As a cd it works but I wasn't convinced that I should buy the book as there are too many better books available.