In 1938, just after publication of his all-time best-seller Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill revealed that he had broken the Devil’s Code, forcing him to confess his secrets. The resulting manuscript - Outwitting the Devil - proved so controversial, it was hidden for more than 70 years. Now, Sharon Lechter brings us this important book, annotating and editing it for a contemporary audience. Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Hill digs deep to identify the greatest obstacles we face in reaching our personal goals - including fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy - as tools orchestrated by the Devil himself. These hidden methods of control can lead us to ruin, and Hill reveals the seven principles of good that will allow us to finally triumph over them and succeed.
Fascinating, provocative, and empowering, Outwitting the Devil shows how to create your own path to success, harmony, and fulfillment in an age of uncertainty and fear.
©2011 Napoleon Hill (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"My simple faith is this: If we are created in God’s image, then we were born to create, and to create is to prosper. [This] previously unpublished Napoleon Hill manuscript.... I’ve read it and recommend it." (Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of Forbes magazine)
Near the top, if not the top. I listened to it following "Think and Grow Rich"
The voice and subtle humor of the devil.
Sharon Lechter's interruption every 5 minutes is very distracting so I deleted them (see below). She just repeats what Hill said, added her opinion and then asked a question that made you feel like you were in a primary school classroom. Sharon may have had good intentions with her commentary but it does not add value.
After listening to the book for 20-30 minutes I decided to delete all her parts. After this, I could get immersed in the book and take in the content. This was impossible with Sharon Lechter's interruptions.
I used Audacity to delete Sharon Lechter's segments. They are relatively easy to see because there is a clear gap between the her sound bites and the other narrators. This took me 1-2 hours but it saved me about 60 minutes in listening time. Unfortunately I couldn't use Audibles app to listen to the edited mp3s so I used another app.
Consider doing this, it's a much better experience. The publishers should consider releasing a version without the commentary.
If you want to know more about what is stopping you from finding success in your life, this audiobook will be of great value!
The first thing I want to say is that you should listen to Think and grow rich (Napoleon Hill) before you listen to this book. It will help you to follow the author's mind.
Another thing is that Sharon Lechter brings NOTHING more to the book whatsoever. It was actually really annoying having to listen to her whenever she comments as it brought nothing more to what Hill was already saying. Another thing is that she keeps pushing her book "3 feet from gold" and that too was really annoying.
Sharon Lechter doesn't comment too often so it's no TOO bad.
This being said, I HIGHLY recommend this book. It is a big eye opener on the keys to finding success in your life!
She really did ruin this book. Her voice is awful, almost as bad as her commentary. Please never try to improve another book ever again.
This book made me open my eyes and change my life a bit. The fact the Shane Lecther helps you soak everything in helps a lot and makes you think about certain stuff. I am grate that after so long Napoleon Hill could share his amazing work with everyone.
I haven't been able to listen to the book for more than 30 mins at a time because of the self indulgent commentary by Sharon Lechter.The narrator of the book did an excellent job but it is completely overshadowed but Lechter's interruptions.
Sharon Lechter utterly ruins the book with her constant and typically unnecessary comments. There are times where she interjects with just one sentence that has no relevance other than to agree with what was just said.
Its like watching a movie with someone who already saw it and cannot contain themselves from commenting on it.
Haven't been able to finish it yet and I have had it for 2 months.
I have been a member of Audible for 7 years and this is the first book I have felt the need to comment on. My experience on this site has been extremely positive over the years and I appreciate Audible is not responsible for Lechter 's decision to desperately attach herself to Napoleon Hill's name.
I read the comments from previous members and though it couldn't be that bad, but it is. I would gladly pay a fee to have Audible redo the book without the commentary. The flow of the book is ruined with her constant interruptions.
Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.
This book was written over 70 years ago but wasn't released until after the author's wife's death for many reasons. There is tremendous insight in the book especially in light of the fact many items mentioned were not known as medical, historical, or scientific facts at the time the author wrote the book.
If you believe the Bible (which I do) then some of the items mentioned do not 'line up' with Biblical truth. Therefore, it is critical that when reading/listening to the book, that the reader takes some of the items as part of the author's literary right.
I did not have issues with the editor's comments like other reviewers. Although at times, the editor did go over board with her comments, they provided an interesting perspective and gave some historical content for the author's writing.
It is well written and I recommend the book, especially since many of the items within the book not only have scientific proof but are now historical facts.
Like many of the other reviewers Sheron Lechter's comments totally ruin the book. It added nothing but defocuses from the contents
Take out the editor's inane and useless commentary.
The narration was fine
I am sure that Napoleon Hill had some good points because he always does but I couldn't finish the book due to the insipid need of the editor to interject every few minutes.
I don't know who thought it would be a good idea to let the narrator "improve and clarify" the original work but it was a HORRIBLE idea. I don't think the people who are intelligent enough to choose this audiobook, and take the time to listen, need everything explained to them. Just let the book stand on its own and keep your comments to yourself.
The message in the book is excellent and delivered in a very interesting format. There is advice for all walks of life that I wish society could adopt as a whole for a better planet.
The brutal honesty wrapped in eloquent speech from an interesting viewpoint (the Devil).
No one.. that part was brilliant. The 'extra' commentary throughout the book from the publisher was distracting and unnecessary.
Without the constant interruptions from the editor, I would have enjoyed this audiobook. A simple foreword would've sufficed.
There ought to be a way to listen to the book, minus the commentary inserted by Ms. Lechter.
The editor, Sharon Lechter.
I wish I'd done my due diligence and read some of the reviews before purchasing this title from Audible. I'm surprised that anyone enjoyed this sort of delivery.
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