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 [This] previously unpublished Napoleon Hill manuscript....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)
I recommend this book for one who enjoys the writings and ideas of NH. I got very tired of the moralizing and opinionizing and lecturing of this woman editor. She needs to learn to keep her mouth shut and keep her ideas to herself. It was nice hearing her story of how the book came to her and how she got the ability to edit it, but I don't need to hear her opinions and ideas, everything from religion to Henry Ford's "anti-semitism" etc. We are not her children. I feel sorry for her children actually, she thinks her name gives her the right to lecture haha. I find I am not alone on this! Every other reviewer says the same :)
Anyway it was not that bad though. The narrators were pretty good. I liked the style. I liked the concepts and new terminology.. for example the word Hypnotic Rhythym. After a few hours I kind of picked up on the pattern and didn't gain as much but it was worth buying for me. I especially liked the story of how Hill came to this point, and more background in his life, and his remarkable story of fear and how he overcame it through his strange experience in the five star hotel. This was so interesting.
Of course Hill is a little naive, thinking the world is "fair" and I don't agree with his ideas on religion either completely but he has some definite aspects of success and psychology well described. :)
Must read book. One of Napoleen Hills Best books! This book goes deep into your subconscious mind and how we make decisions, with which ones make us stray off into a bad life.
It's like the little devil on your left shoulder saying do this, do this bad thing and your other side saying no that is no good fro me. Will you listen to the devil or your better half?
Watch your thoughts and temptations
This book is amazing. Napoleon Hill is the KING of success. It is captivating and completely changed my outlook in a way the other books didn't. The idea of an interview with the devil is wild. He mastered all of his fears which made him a master of the devil. That is an intriguing concept!
The concept that you can interview the devil.
Pretty powerful to have a voice for napoleon hill and another for the devil
Don’t fear the devil! There is nothing to fear NOTHING you have more control over the devil than he has over you. He is not to be feared he is FEAR. He only has as much control over you and your life as you give him.
Believe it or not! Love is one of the devils most effective baits!!!!
Sin is anything one does or thinks which causes one to be unhappy human beings who are in sound physical and spiritual health should be at peace with themselves should always be happy, any form of mental or physical misery indicates the presence of sin
...and tons and tons more!
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Yes, because there is so much information and it is impossible to listen only once and remember all everything that is important for life today. Perhaps after I have listened a second or third time, I will see many things about the book that are very life changing.
The actual 'conversation with the devil' regarding the things the devil says he uses to trick humans into doing what he wants them to do.
Both characters were very necessary to the book. I liked them both.
Much of the things the devil said were amazing and enlightening but the fact that one of his primary tricks it to get people to be drifters was probably the most impactful. It is so easy to drift along and not make a difference in our world. That is the main reason our world is in the shape it is, today. Very few people have a real purpose for living and have no dreams of what they want to accomplish in life.
I will and have started to listen to this book a second time and will probably listen to it many times in the years to come. Every person on earth should read or listen if at all possible to this book. Listening is very good because you hear the inflections of voice, etc. and that makes it more effective.
yes, very engaging
all the evil devices he talks about using to lure people in
the voice of the devil and all the intonations he used. well done!
Yes, the audio version is by far the way to go.
How the characters were portrayed.
They make you feel like you were sitting there listening to them.
It made me think of all the things that people do and why they do them now.
Love Romance, Suspense, strong character development a must. Authors I go to: Erik Larson (NF), Stephen King, Suzanne Brockmann, Susan Elizabeth Phillips,
I listened to this book twice in one week. Profound information in a simple format. Don't be put off by the title. The name "devil" is a label for the negative forces. This book is filled with ideas to help you become proactive and positive right now. Read it! Listen to it! Do Both I just purchased a print version but the narration is AWESOME. Love Phil Gigante
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I believe that the audio edition gives you a different way in which to learn the principles taught in the book, but not necessarily better. This book, along with Think and Grow Rich, are textbooks on life and need to be reviewed multiple times to get everything there is to get from them. The printed word can be marked, annotated, and highlighted for later review while the audio book can be listened to in the car, while exercising, etc.
Think and Grow Rich - they are companions.
This book, along with Think and Grow Rich, allows one to know that they can and will succeed if they have a great enough Desire, Faith, Determination, and Persistence.
A must read if you have read Think and Grow Rich.
I would definitely recommend this book. The way it touches us one point or another helps to enlighten some overlooked areas we may be ignoring for comfort.
Most of the devil's dialogue was memorable, it feels like peeping on a conspirator who is plotting against you.
Think! Own your mind.
No. I will never buy anything associated with Sharon Lechter. Her opertunitistic and severly irritating interruptions on each passage and sub-passage greatly detracts from this great art. Even after the Devil makes it clear that "loosely organized opinions" are nothing more than egotistical expressions and one of the greatest sins of mankind, she still continues to frequently interrupt Napoleon's writings with irrelivant conservative stream of consiousensess muddled ideas. Not only was this book from Napoleon Hill blocked from being published by his family for nearly 80 years, at its publishing, a conservative, unintellectual and religious spin on Hill's amazing work is attempted through Lechter's exasperating interludes. Brilliance Audio, please publish a version of this book that does not require the audience to push the fast-forward button every 3-4 minutes.
Publish a version of this book that does not contain adlibs. Letcher comments are simpleminded and unorganized.
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