Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The audiobook of the week: The Playbook by Barney Stinson and Matt Kuhn (and a giveaway!)

The Playbook (or in it's full name - The Playbook: Suit up. Score chicks. Be awesome.) by Barney Stinson and Matt Kuhn is not necessarily just for the fans of 'How I Met Your Mother', but it's definitely a guys' audiobook (I don't know if there's even such a thing, but if there is an audiobook that guys and only guys will enjoy, this is the one).

Well, at least I'm not such a big fan of 'How I Met Your Mother' and I really enjoyed this audiobook. I have to admit though that I've seen couple of episodes, so I know who Barney Stinson is (I had no idea who Matt Kuhn is and later on learned he's a staff writer for the show and helps write
Barney's Blog on the show's website).

Neil Patrick Harris who is reading The Playbook (and plays Barney Stinson in the show if you haven't seen it at all) provides here another example of a great actor that provides a great added-value to this book by reading it and makes it REALLY funny.

I guess not all guys would appreciate 75 ways of how to seduce women, but I believe most of them will, even the ones who are out of the game for a while, who can only be sorry they didn't have access to The Playbook when they were dating, or trying to date women. I really doubt how many of these techniques actually work (SNASA scientist? the Olympian? the Author?), but Patrick Harris sounds so convincing, so who knows..

The bottom line is that this audiobook is a great laugh and also a good lesson in awesomeness and that's all it matters.
I especially recommend it for trips in the car on the way to a bachelor party (I'm thinking on The Hangover for example) or for road trips in general.

You can purchase this audiobook as a CD pack (2 disks) or download it (which we must add is the greener option between the two).

Here's a description of the new audiobook (from the publisher's website):
Since the dawn of history man has searched for the answer to the most fundamental of questions: "Why am I here . . . not banging chicks?" The search is over. Now, with the help of The Playbook, you'll be able to approach any beautiful woman, discover her innermost passion, and use that to trick her into sleeping with you. You'll master more than 75 seduction techniques, developed by pickup guru and all-around good guy Barney Stinson, guaranteed to turn you into a bona fide ladies' man.

Here's an excerpt from the book:

Disclosure: We received a copy of this audiobook from the publisher (Simon and Simon Audio).

We're giving away a copy of this audiobook, courtesy of the publisher, Simon & Simon audio!

How you can win? Very simple. All you have to do is to add a comment with your tip on the best way become a ladies’ man just like Barney Stinson. We will have a raffle on Wednesday, January 19, 5:00PM EST between all the readers that will leave a comment by then. The winner will be announced the following day.

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