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Ben Meyer

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  • Napoleon Hill in His Own Voice: Rare Recordings of His Lectures

    • ORIGINAL (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Napoleon Hill
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    The principles and philosophy of success that Napoleon Hill outlined in his masterwork, The Laws of Success, and his international best seller, Think and Grow Rich, have served as the foundation for every motivational speaker since. Now, in these rare recordings, you will hear a complete and thorough exposition of Napoleon Hill's life-altering philosophy of personal achievement in his own voice. More than that, you will gain deeper insight into Hill's philosophy as you listen to him interpret and amplify the 17 universal principles of success.

    Mark says: "Dare you to be different!"
    "Effective philosophy for success"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This should be compulsory reading for everyone. Mr Hill explains in very practical terms how to be successful. His advice is very simple and easy to actually carry out. You will become very rich, in spirit and financially, even if you only follow one of his points. His experience is based on 20 years of research and interviews with highly successful leaders. He has broken down their traits into the 'laws of nature'. He explains how nature works and, in his witty way, how you can make use of it too. This is not a 'motivational' book that would leave you feeling inspired but with nowhere to go. Mr Hill has a message that is permanently effective as you will start to change the way you think about things, or start to use your 'noodle'.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Napoleon Hill in His Own Voice?

    His explanation of definiteness of purpose is fundamental to faith and success in all its forms. It does not matter whether you are religious or not in order to understand this, he explains how faith actually works.


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The series is narrated by Mr Hill himself. The series just oozes with his witty and enthusiastic approach to life. He is clearly enjoying what he does and is getting paid to do it. This is how everyone should feel about life.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Think and grow rich


    Any additional comments?

    This must be the original author on effective life skills.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    The aptly titled sequel to Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow which is also recorded by Assembled Stories and proved immensely popular.In this succeeding outburst of whimsy Jerome reflects on a variety of subjects such as 'the art of making up one's mind', 'the care and management of women' and 'the minding of other peoples business'.

    Ben says: "extremely funny"
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    What did you love best about The Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow?

    This is classic British humor. As the story was written written in 1886 I never imagined it would appeal to my modern sense of humor. I was wrong. Any fan of Monty Python, Dilbert or The Far Side will find themselves rolling on the ground laughing. I have been surprised by the interest from my 8 year old son. He makes a point of taking this audio book to bed with him. I dont have to worry about foul language that soils modern commedians, Jerome uses delightfully descriptive launguage which everyone in the house appreciates and understands.


    What other book might you compare The Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow to and why?

    Three men in a boat, by the same author. It follows the same format of being a collection of short stories. If you are not quite satisfied with one story then there will be a dozen others that appeal.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Joyce – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed them all.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    “I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to all Jerome's books read by this narrator. I am!

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