Historical fiction that is moving and guidance that can be very beneficial to anyone, not only a salesman.
The 10 scrolls
It's better to act and fail than to never act at all.
I've read once and listened to the book once. I've enjoyed each time and plan to listen again on a trip this weekend.
I've seen this title in bookstores for a very long time, and I've only now enjoyed it by audio book. It is read by the author, who adds a great dynamic to the book. It is a unique book - an excellent parable.Ostensibly about the journey of a young man wanting to become the best in his profession, it really teaches lessons which are timeless and have wide application to so many areas of life and to so many types of endeavors. It is quite entertaining and would be great for most ages, including older children.
I bought both, I enjoyed the audio version best
It is really just about one character
I could tell as the author, he believed in what he was saying
Brought tears to my eyes several times.
This book has been an all-time favourite since the first listen. Such simple guidelines for living a fulfilling life wrapped up in an amazing story of mysticism. I love the narrative, the voice making the story come to life. The story itself is merely a vehicle for very important values. So very precious and a child could appreciate it as well as an adult. Love this. It reminds me of Gardens from the Sands - which I would love to listen to, alas I have the print version.
It took me a minute to even realize that this book was being narrated in English at first. Then another minute to place the accent, and I'm FROM Boston. While Mandino is a good narrator as far as the voices of the characters and inflections of the words, even after listening to the book for an hour I still found the accent distracting and at times even hard to understand. The producer probably would have done better to step in and suggest an actor do the reading of this selection. Great book, but I would suggest finding a different production of it if you plan on listening to it over and over as the book suggests lest you end up talking like someone out of a Matt Damon/Ben Affleck movie.
A Diamond Lady
Without a doubt, this book has changed my life more than any other I've read. In the past 20 plus years, I've read it many times, now I can listen to it as well.
Og Mandino is wonderful!!!!!
This book has something for everyone interested in life lessons. It is reminiscent of George S.Clason's "The Richest Man in Babylon". We are taken back to a time around the birth of Jesus Christ.
We are introduced to Hafeed, the richest man in the land. He is nearing the end of his life on earth and wishes to make provisions to dispose of his worldly possessions. The most prized possession of all is contained in a locked chamber to which no one else has ever been granted access; not even his trusted, life-long friend, Erasmus.
The vault is opened and Hafeed reveals to the astonished Erasmus the greatest treasure that he possesses.
The narrator's New England accent even adds a little color to the story...