When I first picked up this book, I only heard people saying that if the first page strikes a chord with the strings of you soul, there's no way you could put it down from there on. Well, it's only partially true, as it lured me into its bittersweet adventure and kept me excited the whole way throughout the book.
Although the last page, as well as the first, made a breathtaking impression, causing shivers up and down my spine, almost every other page is filled with phrases one would want to come back to and relive again. I believe I was even more lucky as I listened to the book. There's some kind of special magic about that Indian accent I liked so much mixed with a low, deep narration of the main character. My affection towards people and events presented grew stronger and stronger as the hours of chapters flew by. Even more so, I liked the philosophy, as well as the principles of love and justice expressed by the author; they somehow resemble to those I've always believed in and tried to live according to.
A special attention should be drawn to love, of course. Each page is filled with it, in this form or another, and you find yourself thinking that there's no any other way to truth, if not through love.
Much can, and should be said as I finished the book, with the storm of feelings accumulated throughout this charming story. As for me, it could not be better expressed, other than with the help of the following sentence: "One deserves to give himself or herself a gift of this fascinated journey that "Shantaram" kindly offers."
We all start reading books with a hope for something breathtaking. In "The Book Thief" you are greeted by the voice of death, and the story promises to be quite amazing. Taking into consideration the gentleness of death's soothing narration, one cannot help but accept the invitation for an enticing journey.
It's hard to overestimate the literal beauty of this well-written book. It was a pure joy to be guided through the pages of Leasel's life. With each page flipped over, so many lives were lured into death's soft, mighty hands. Nobody can escape that outcome, although a few can impress it. Leasel, and those close to here, were the ones that did a spectacular job at it, making this story such a pleasant adventure.
I should give special attention to the audio version of the book. The listening experience was particularly enjoyable as the narrator did such a spectacular job at imitating the author's vision of how the story should sound like. The whole book was like a sweet lullaby sung by death, praising the human race in general, and certain souls in particular.
I would highly recommend to read/listen to "The Book Thief." The recently produced motion picture only amplifies the overall positive impression left by the book. If you're looking for a story to touch your soul and leave some memorable moments for years to come, consider asking the compassionate death to read out loud this one for you.
A man who spent his lifetime seeking for answers on personal development and patters of how rich people think and behave couldn't go in vain. "Think and Grow Rich" is the manifestation of all the passion and purpose Napoleon Hill put into this book. By following these obvious, yet unshakable principles, one will most definitely pave his way to success, fulfillment and prosperity. However, it takes a lifetime to master those. With this book's company the journey becomes far easier and more enjoyable.
Having dived into the depth & abundance of Napoleon Hill's thought and experience, I cannot help but admire his life's work. It really does take guts to be a courageous dreamer in this fast-paced world. Discovering his books was a stepping stone on my way to advancement. There's a lifetime of discoveries, trials, errors and, eventually, success.
This book, in particular, teaches one of the most important skills... It taps into our potential to sell ourselves through life by serving other people and ourselves in the greatest manner possible: by applying the golden rule. Hopefully, "How to Sell Your Way Through Life" will help and motivate you to discover it within you.
This book has way much more to say than I can possibly perceive at this point in life. I believe I'll be coming back to this book many times throughout my adulthood and parenting.
Perhaps it is the barrier of being a foreigner that created many obstacles in understanding it fully. In addition, being a 23-year old individual trying to figure things out in life, make it even more difficult.
However, I'm grateful I came across this gem. But lots of polishing should be done before the true value of it can be uncovered and appreciated.
This little speech is life changing. Everything that I have ever managed to learn about this life is engraved here, in the simplest terms possible. The wisdom one hopes to acquire is always on the surface, yet so difficult to be acknowledged. The most simple things are the hardest to accept. This audio recording is short and precise. Every single word is vital, so it is up to a listener to grasp as much of it as he can.
It will take years and years to make these 30 minutes a part of one's life. A great sense of calm and peace will be discovered, together with abundance and happiness at acceptance and realization of these words. Yet not the final destination is the reward, but the journey itself.
“Ask, And It Shall Be Given You”
“Seek, And Ye Shall Find”
“Knock, And It Shall Be Opened Unto You”
“For Every One That Asketh Receiveth”
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