I downloaded the unabridged for a reason: I did not want a messed-with update and I like my information raw. Not unlike why anyone would want an unabridged version. There is another benefit to getting this unabridged version...it's hysterical!
The references to a bygone world and its expressions are borderline ridiculous. You'll love that they hadn't learned the word "resume" and call it a "brief." Or, that African-Americans are "Negroes." If you think 8-track tapes are funny, this book is calling radio an emerging medium. I mean, this is pre-World War II we're talking.
However, it is also timely. Napoleon Hill published this volume following the Great Depression. Here we are post-recession/post-bailout. A lot of what is true then is true now. And this is where the crazy-fun ends and the real purpose for this book begins. For a pocket-sized volume in print, or a couple of hours audio, the author manages to get "cosmic" and organic, all while keeping it elemental.
In his elemental breakdown, Hill keeps it straightforward, pulling no punches. It's the best roadmap I have seen on my success journey. This is the parent to all other success-based books.
This narrarator pronounces Andrew Carnegie's name incorrectly throughout the whole book! Extremely annoying, so much so I am purchasing another audio version with a different narrarator. Buy another audio version. Think and Grow Rich is an incredible book, but this narrator is no good.
Say something about yourself!
It was disappointing, I was hoping for more applicable exercises but this fell short. Also, it would probably be best in paperback and not audio.
Of all the business books I have bought this was a total waste of money
The whole book
Why would this book be pushed to the top of the list as a business book to read? I am all most sure that someone bought the right and is just making a buck. I will not trust Audibles recommdations again.
This book was certainly not for me. Its just another one of those "fluff" books where the author tries to fool you into thinking that they have the simple answer to all the complicated problems in your professional and personal life. What this book repeats over and over again is that all you need to succeed is to be positive and never give up. How do you get there according to the book? -By deluding yourself with repeated monologues of course.
Although confidence is an important part of the mindset of a successful person, its far from the whole package. And in some cases its pure madness to just be positive and keep on pushing when you are clearly on the wrong track.
Absolutely. I got this book from the "business" section. This is not business, this is cheap pop psychology and in my opinion does more harm than good. In the future I'll be sure to screen the books I choose a bit more carefully.
The narrator was fine.
I would have made it into one chapter perhaps of a motivational book for people with very low self esteem.
Although feeling empowered for a short period of time, most people reading this book will not benefit at all from it. Eventually that initial empowerment will fade and they move on to the next "scam", probably from Tony Robbins or some equally naked emperor. In my personal experience, the people I know that listen to and believe this rubbish are "self help" junkies and they are without exception failures in life in every single way.
They are often the same kind of people who get caught in Amway style pyramid scams or new age healing courses.
When this was written, I am sure it stood out above all other. With all of the leadership & management books out today, I would say it is pretty on par... but pretty amazing considering when it was written
the time period of it being written makes some of it irrelevant.
there are better more recent books to deliver this message - 7 habits etc.
Would not recommend. Talks and talks but doesn't actually say anything. Just keeps saying that if you really listen you will learn the secret.
Too many religious tones for my taste; I was not able to finish the book. Hill credits hearing aids used by his hearing impaired son to his faith and unwillingness to succumb to his handicap. Also, there are several mentions and credits to the "Ether"; which is apparently a source of infinite knowledge that anyone can tap into...... That's when I stopped.
If you are more interested in research and fact oriented theories, this book probably isn't for you. I'm surprised there are not more reviews commenting on this.
The book is great, but the narrarator mispronounces Andrew Carneggie's name throughout the entire book.
Editor? Proof listener? Hello?
The conent is quality.
Erik needs to do his homework & stop misprounouncing Andrew Carneggie's name.