To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.
As interesting as the topic may be, I find the level & number of fake reviews for this book highly disturbing. It's difficult to assess the real quality. (Examples: reviews indicating the book is about palmistry, referring to the author as a she, referring to the author by another name. )
(And don't be fooled by verified purchases. Those can range from free up to the current price. Look at the clustering of dates - of course dates don t indicate purchase date. )
The "topics" this is rated as a bestseller also indicate considerable gaming of the Amazon system. Both the author and Amazon should be ashamed. anything for a buck, eh?
I won't buy this, and will try to keep from buying any of the author's books as protest. I appreciate learning from people with honor; this is not an example.
Maybe I'm too affected by having recently listened to Jay Abraham's discussion of his Strategy of Pre-eminence. I don't appreciate my time being wasted with clearly obvious fake reviews.
Reading the sample, the info covered was somewhat interesting, but pedantic and dry, like reading a recipe.
(By the way, I know of better, more ethical, ways of getting better results on Amazon Kindle. But Amazon really needs to cut down on this kind of abuse.)