Beyond the biblical allegory that Og Mandino has so brilliantly portrayed is a book of surprisingly sound advice on business and life in general. The story is captivating and I found myself not being able to leave my car long after my commute was over.
The beauty of this story is its lasting effect on the reader. It is so motivational that I find it hard to not be moved to take action in the immediate aftermath. Exceptional narration and an even better story.. a true classic. Overall, a quick listen that you will in no way ever regret.. nor forget!
I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite my short time.
I read this book when I was 12. And after that, I read all Og Mandino's books. I bought the Audible version, but Og's breathing is so intense that seems like he is breathless. The paper version is a better call.
Worth listening because of scrolls part. I think that the beginning and the end are too much religious for me...
Yes! Great story line and great content.
I loved how Og tied the storyline into the valuable concepts of the scrolls.
Hard to follow.
Since I only had three words to describe Og's performance reading, I want to elaborate. He was kind of hard to follow and the vocabulary of the story didn't flow but it is WELL worth your time to overlook those small problems to gain the wisdom OG provides in this book!
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Wisdom of Life
Erasmus, for his loyalty and steadfast character
Hmmm, well yes, but I would have preferred another narrator. I caught myself reacting to the brooklyn accent and letting it get in the way of my listening pleasure.
This little book reinforces what many of us already know, but often do not practice - mindfulness, presence and love.
I listened to this book after i had listened to the 5 languages of love by Garry Chapman, also available through Audible. Both provide very simple lessons in communicating with each other and offering ways in which we treat the Other. Chapman fails because he only provides his success stories. Some will certainly remark that comparing the two books is like apples to oranges, but of the two, I enjoyed this book, for its presentation, its affectation, its hope for humanity, and its simple way of providing a way in which to become the greatest salesperson in the world. Narration aside, its simplicity is a marvel and wonder to hear.
Already have two times
Richest man in Bablyon
Read it to my children 15 years ago and glad I did. Made a positive impact on them along with richest man in Bablyon. During last 24 months have each of my three children now In Thirties lecture their friends about saving first at least 10% of income first.
To me, this book had a slow beginning. But I had really purposed to listen to the whole book. In the end, I really enjoyed the book because the essence of the book is really contained in the scrolls that the author speaks about. A very great book that is definitely worth the listen.
This book by far is one of the best books that I have read.
The ending is a good suprise.
The story behind the greatest salesman is brilliant. It is Og Mandino at his best. As a self improvement writer he has encapsulated learning points into a fictional story.
I first read this as a paperback. In some ways it is more suited to that form of delivery than in an audio book. I still strongly recommend the book, but note if you find the message in the story of real value, you will end up buying the paperback as well.
This is an awesome story and I have had the short story for years but never read it until i was able to listen to it via audio books.