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Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil Audiobook

Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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"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 [This] previously unpublished Napoleon Hill manuscript....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)

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    I wish I could return it to get my credit back, but audible won't let me.

    The inane commentary by the editor is both distracting and insulting to the listener's intelligence.
    We don't need to have it explained to us. Just let the book stand on it's own merits.

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    Sean Ebeling Spring City, PA 11-03-15
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    The female voice is grating and preachy. I am very disappointed. Perhaps with a different voice actor or in a different medium it would be great.

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    loved the book, but there is extra commentary which is just annoying and pulled me out of the story each time it occurred.

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    M.J. 11-09-14
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    "Quirky start and premise. GREAT book."
    What did you love best about Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil to and why?

    Executive Toughness


    What about Dan John Miller and Phil Gigante ’s performance did you like?

    You would never mistake the "devil" for Napoleon Hill.


    Any additional comments?

    The first hour and a half is a bit slow but it's worth it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Allen Biddeford, ME United States 10-18-13
    Kathleen Allen Biddeford, ME United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Excellent content... just ingore extra commentary"
    What did you like best about Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil? What did you like least?

    The message in the book is excellent and delivered in a very interesting format. There is advice for all walks of life that I wish society could adopt as a whole for a better planet.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The brutal honesty wrapped in eloquent speech from an interesting viewpoint (the Devil).


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dan John Miller and Phil Gigante ?

    No one.. that part was brilliant. The 'extra' commentary throughout the book from the publisher was distracting and unnecessary.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tre Scott lincoln, CA, United States 01-10-13
    Tre Scott lincoln, CA, United States 01-10-13
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    What would have made Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil better?

    Without the constant interruptions from the editor, I would have enjoyed this audiobook. A simple foreword would've sufficed.


    How could the performance have been better?

    There ought to be a way to listen to the book, minus the commentary inserted by Ms. Lechter.


    What character would you cut from Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil?

    The editor, Sharon Lechter.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I'd done my due diligence and read some of the reviews before purchasing this title from Audible. I'm surprised that anyone enjoyed this sort of delivery.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marcus D. Taylor Katy, Texas, US 01-07-13
    Marcus D. Taylor Katy, Texas, US 01-07-13
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    "Opens the Trapped Mind"
    What made the experience of listening to Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil the most enjoyable?

    This book completely changed the way I see myself, my surrounding and the people I associate with. This self conflict book brings points that helped me further understand my flaws in the way I look at success and failure. It outlines two characters with two very different views of the world. One being the master manipulator and the other a strong willed character who's purpose is the force the devil character to confess his way of control in the minds of the "simpleminded". The book displays such a strong message that only one's with the necessity to control their owns minds should indulge in this wonderfully write book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil?

    When the Devil broke down his main tricks he uses to control the minds of the "Drifters"


    What does Dan John Miller and Phil Gigante bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They brought the passion of the manuscript as if one was in the room of the meeting.


    What did you learn from Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil that you would use in your daily life?

    Everything


    Any additional comments?

    I suggest this book for any one who wishes to start the journey of business and wish to control their own minds.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janie Victoria, BC, Canada 03-26-12
    Janie Victoria, BC, Canada 03-26-12
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    "THIS BOOK IS A 20 ON A SCALE OF 1-10"
    If you could sum up Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil in three words, what would they be?

    Thought provoking, inspiring, I saw myself in his words. I have changed because of it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Napoleon of course. He was concise, highly prepared, relentless, and always probing for the answer. I was amazed at the questions, and the answers from the


    What did you learn from Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil that you would use in your daily life?

    That I can change. I can stop being a drifter even if it is day by day, step by step. And thru these changes I can begin to live my life, with zest, direction and freedom. What a wonderful gift Napoleon has given us. This whole world needs the message of this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Only that I have recommended this book to at least 15 of my friends and my biggest wish is that they do the same and the message begins to spread. It is GOOD news and people need to know there is hope.
    The narrators were superb. The voices were compelling, especially the Devil. Very very well done and something you could listen to time and time again. Give up that next Starbucks with cookie and just GET this book. It is a marvel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Montgomery Lake Mary, FL, United States 09-16-11
    R. Montgomery Lake Mary, FL, United States 09-16-11
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    "Truly an Exceptional in information and narration"

    I was recommended this book during a Seminar that I attended. It draws many ideas and subjects from Napoleon Hills master piece Think and Grow Rich (Currently Listening to that now).

    I found the audio both entertaining as well as it excited me to begin to apply the information in my life.

    The interview with the Devil is powerful and there is a few funny jabs.

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    Frank J. Jacquette West Chester, PA 06-26-17
    Frank J. Jacquette West Chester, PA 06-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Annotation disrupts a decent book"
    What did you like best about Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil? What did you like least?

    An interesting set of ideas presented in an interesting way with two talented narrators playing the parts of Hill and the devil. Sharon Lechter's annotations, however, are a constant irritation that add nothing of value and reflect her own limited perspectives rather than providing useful context and analysis.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hill's approach to making his arguments; by writing it as an imaginary interview rather than an essay he makes it more interesting and engaging.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dan John Miller and Phil Gigante ’s performances?

    Sure.


    Do you think Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. Hill probably isn't writing a sequel since he's been dead since 1970.


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