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 [This] previously unpublished Napoleon Hill manuscript....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)
Perfect audio book for the content it covers. Unreal insight to how the devil controls us. A MUST read.
I really love the concept of this book but I have to admit I got really irritated with the constant interruption of Sharon Lechter. She kept repeating and interpreting Napoleon Hill's words as if the listener wasn't capable of doing that on their own. It was like having Cliff's Notes constantly scattered throughout the book. The actual interview with the devil was GREAT! But again it kept being interrupted by her narrative. None of Hill's other books had an "interpreter. If anything, that might have been needed in the Law of Success which did have complex ideas and concepts in some parts. Overall I'm not sorry I purchased this book but maybe in the next edition they can leave out the "editor" interpretations and questions.
No! I don't know who Ms Lechter is but I bought this book because of Napoleon Hill. She is constantly chiming gin with her commentary and her explanations of Mr Hill's thought and current day references to a book that should be timeless like all of Mr. Hills writings. Her additions take away from the flow of the book and are frankly annoying. Those who are attracted to Mr. Hill are educated enough not to need grade school explanations of what he is referring too.
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The useless commentary needs to be removed. Frankly, it's not only annoying, the tone is condescending - made worse by the fact that concepts so simple a child can understand them are overly-explained to us.
If I can find this audio book without the commentary - that will be my next listen.
Sharon Lechter tries to ruin the dramatization of Hill's work. But, the story is too good.
If you like Think and Grow Rich you will enjoy this story which is a conversation between Hill and the Devil. The story gives life to his philosophy. Hill takes some VERY controversial positions. I can understand why it was unpublished for 70 years. The voices of Hill and the devil are very good.
Sharon Lechter is the editor. She also adds 'clarification' to parts of the book. She is TERRIBLE. She brings nothing to the story. Only retells what we already heard and promotes her own material. That said, I would still recommend the audio. Just be prepared.
Best: The stuff written by Napoleon Hill.
Worst: The annoying editor constantly chiming in. Extremely frustrating.
Timeless advice and truly genius insights of Napoleon hill are regularly and even frequently interrupted by Mrs. Lechter. It's a lot like coming to a conference to hear Albert Einstein speak and having a high school student on stage frequently interrupt and give their knee-jerk insights.....and this happens every 5 minutes. Each time this woman speaks I am ripped out of my zone of concentration and utterly annoyed. I quit listening to this audiobook twice because of this woman, finally just powering through it because of the wisdom of Napoleon Hill. The book is ahead of its time to say the least but I would pay 3 credits to NOT have Mrs. Lechter's comments involved.
I bought the physical book in order to avoid this womans comments and THEY ARE THERE TOO! At least in the book they are in italics and therefore easy to skip.
Let me please quote my audible rantings while driving to Mrs. Lechter. SHUT UP! SHUT UP!!!! SHHHHUUUTT UPPPPP!!!!!
Written in 1938 but easily apply to the times today. WONDERFUL
A must read for anyone 21 and older who needs guidance to get their life on track.
This book has completely changed my way of thinking and approaching life. I find it interesting how great the information in this book must be for it to be held for 73 years before it made its way into publication. The Devil has certainly tried to with hold this information from people in the attempt to prevent them from becoming all that they can become. If you are looking for a life change, this is your book and if you do not act on the principles found in this book, you will most certainly be classified as a mindless "drifter" that will produce or mean nothing to the world in which we live. WAKE UP AMERICA. THIS WAS WRITTEN 73 YEARS AGO AND WE ARE WATCHING THESE TRUTHS UNFOLD TODAY IN OUR COUNTRY. What are you going to do about it?
The earthbound man was my favorite character because he did not back down from what the devil threatened him with and would not allow him to escape answering the questions.
The interview comes to life in the audiobook much like in would not be able to in print media.
This is a life changing book...but only if you act upon it. If you let it flow in one ear and out the other all you are is a drifter.
Yes--for the most part. As usual, Hill is insightful and inspiring.
The narrators are fine. I would have completely eliminated the editor's comments. They are repetitive, self centered, and add little value.
Yes, to look at failure in a new way--as a precursor to additional success and not as an end point in itself.
I would love to see a revised edition minus the editor's comments.
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