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Publisher's Summary

Disease and health, like circumstances, are rooted in thought. Sickly thoughts will express themselves through a sickly body. Thoughts of fear have been known to kill a man as speedily as a bullet, and they are continually killing thousands of people just as surely, though less rapidly. The people who live in fear of disease are the people who get it. Anxiety quickly demoralizes the whole body and lays it open to the entrance of disease, while impure thoughts, even if not physically indulged, will sooner shatter the nervous system.
(P)2006 Gildan Media

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Best material, worst reading

I was very pleased with the content and super, inspirational message of this short primer on the ability to and importance of shaping one's life through one's thoughts. It is a must read, and I found myself wishing, in this age of ubiquitous "crapertainment", that more people could be exposed to this message.

To be fair to the reader, "As a Man Thinketh" is written in the style of the 19th century, with phrasing that is odd to the 21st century ear, so it would be a very challenging read for any narrator. Having said that, I have never heard, in approximately two decades of enjoying "books on tape", a more monotonous rendering of any literature than the narrator of this book lazily applies here. There is no change in tone, or rhythm, no pauses or emphasis, nor any such effort to read the material as if to convey the meaning of the text. It took me three hours to listen to this 38 minute reading the first time, because I constantly had to rewind the program to "get" what the author was trying to say because of the amateur reading of the narrator. It was worth the effort, but what a shame that audible doesn't offer a reading of this classic which transcribes it more justly!

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As A Man Readeth

While the information was tremendously enlightening, the reading was just as tremendously dry and rushed.

To be sure, the book is a small one but 38 minutes to read this book... the narrator barely took a breath between sentences.

I wanted to hear the book again and decided to purchase the same book with a different narrator so that I can better take in the information that is being read.

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Great reading, clear, an easy listening

I could listen to this three times a day.

As matter of fact, I do.

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Terrible narrator

Please change the narrator!!!

Great book but the narrator speaks to fast and swallow words. Such a shame.

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Another human opinion.

Very short book. Broad generalizations. The master-slave opinion was one of the main distorted views that I find ill-informed and just wrong thinking.

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Insightful

Loved it!!!! would highly recommend it, Very insightful, informative, a must read to all looking to better control ones thoughts

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Thought Leadership at it's Best

A classic book read in original fashion. It will take a few minutes to let you mind open up to the performance but it is well worth your time.

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Slow Down

Overall the subject and story is Great! The only issue that I have is that the speaker is too fast.

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Spot on!

An Absolute fantastic read! Not everyone will enjoy or retain the wise wisdom this title has to offer, but if you are an avid book reader on self help, mind tool or self improvement books you will enjoy this short listen.

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Narration is horrible

Great content but the narrator is very dry and sounds bored. There are other narrators though and I would definitely recommend you try one of them.

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  • 07-31-16

some nuggets are hidden

One of the early books on personal development. Has made a impact on me and a book I come back to regularly.

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  • Maria House
  • 01-23-20

I did not like this performance

The performance was too fast and unclear - I would look again and find the other version of this book that has more reviews - that one was great!

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  • Sandy
  • 06-03-16

Do yourself a huge favour!!!

Brilliant! Timeless! Classic! This is advice that everyone needs in their life. a must read book for sure.