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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!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Tamika
  • Los Gatos , CA, USA
  • 09-13-07

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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A MUST READ!!!

This is the book that everyone that whats to succeed should have read. This book gives you the basic fundamentals to have a joyful life.

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Very bad narration

You’ve got to be kidding! The narrator speaks way too fast at normal speed, and sounds drunk at .75 speed. How hard is it to get narration correct? Story is excellent, but this version with narration is painfully awful.

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Narrator killed the book

The narrator was a poor choice. The story itself is good but would rather have the book now.

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Short and sweet but oh so impactful

This is the quick read, but but full of gems and gold nuggets that remain in the soul forever.

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Great

A regular listen can help to recenter your day, week or month! Well worth the quick listen.

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The Power of Your Thought Process

A lot to digest in a few words. A potentially life changing experience.
Powerful book

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love it

this book was well written, with everyday example. everything start with the you and you are holding the key of your destiny.

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Excellent book for power over your life.

Love this book. Very encouraging to think on the right path. Suggest this for anyone who is struggling with things in life. Very powerful words.

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  • Immanuel
  • 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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  • 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.