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 [This] previously unpublished Napoleon Hill manuscript....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've been trying to listen to this book for nearly 2 months. I can't take it for more than a few minutes at a time. The interjections and ramblings from the editor, Sharon Lecter, make it impossible to settle into the rhythm of the original manuscript. The works of Napoleon Hill are fantastic and have no need of constant, pointless annotations every few minutes. Seriously. I really do want to read this book. I guess I'll have to purchase a paperback edition, because this audio edition is completely worthless to me.
The original text would be necessary without "Annotation" or "Editing"
A work such as this should have been presented in complete original form
without the marketing nonsense associated with an "Editor" reinterpreting a great work.
The core of the story is witty and thought provoking.
An obvious and transparent attempt by the "Editor" to Glom on to the magic of Napoleon Hill's writings.
Eliminate the "Editor" speaking. There is absolutely no value added by the editors comments. In fact the work is more powerful without the added statements.
All that involve the Editors voice. Is the reader not sufficient to interpret the work for themselves..?
A very worthy work substantially harmed by the intrusive "Editing" and "Annotations"
Mr. Hill does not need to be interpreted or edited. To do so is shameful and usurious. To edit is to change. It is insulting to the reader to think that editing is necessary for such an accomplished writer as Mr. Hill.
Amazing content ruined by the editors commentary. Someone please make this available without Sharon's distractions
There's theater in this book, but there's also a ton of great info. I've recommended this book many times over and have listened to it several times.
You would never mistake the "devil" for Napoleon Hill.
The first hour and a half is a bit slow but it's worth it.
This book is over 70 years old. The story it tells could have been written today.
It gave me an understanding of many of the feelings I was having. Being an entrepreneur is not glamorous. It is down right scary. As much as we feel the need to always be confident, often our alone times are filled with self doubt. Napoleon Hill explains that this just may be the Devil's workshop.
The story is really a performance.
I listened to the book in 3 sittings. For me, that's a huge time commitment.
I loved that he elaborated so well on what I've thought my entire life. The validation is priceless.
I would say that it is in a class all its own. Every well known self-help guru has pulled a page from Napoleon Hill and rightfully so, he was extraordinary.
I absolutely loved the performances. Very well done in every regard.
The interview with the "Devil." Wonderful...
If I had to recommend ONE self-help audio book, it would be this shining gem of a book.
Chief Emancipation Officer at Uppity & Untamed |Intentional Knitter | Aspiring Bodhisattva | Mission: Releasing Humans from Captivity
Napoleon's books are amazing - simple ams straightforward with actionable steps to success. The narration of Mr. Hills section was awesome. I disliked very much the commentary by Sharon Lechter. The constant interruptions were annoying and broke up the progress and continuity of the book. I nearly refunded it but I wanted to listen to the book as a convenience. If it's updated maybe be selective on what notes of hers to share. I was irritated by her need to translate nearly everything.
This something that you really need to take notes on mentally or written.
This helps explain Heaven on earth. Will explain why you do some of the thing you do.
How to conquer the devilish ways easily.
It can change your life for the better and make it much more stress free.
Never live your life by committee...
In terms of information on the power of thought, it ranks very high... This book isn't for entertainment purposes, and if your getting it for that reason, STOP...
The format. The interview format was exceptional and the flow between the two characters were second to none.
The two narrators of this book did an outstanding job, BUT, the interjections by the editor I believe were unnecessary and bothersome... This made the overall performance a 3 instead of 5 stars...
No, but it's a book that should be bookmarked repeatedly and frequently referred to over time...
Excellent Book, worth adding to your library...
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