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The Napoleon Hill Foundation received many requests from people wanting the original, unedited, 1937 copy of Think and Grow Rich. To satisfy those customers, the Foundation reproduced Napoleon Hill’s personal copy of the first edition, printed in March of 1937. The book has the notation, “not to be loaned”, and signed: Annie Lou Hill (the wife of Dr. Hill). This personal copy of Dr. Hill’s was given to me by Dr. Charles W. Johnson, Chairman of the Napoleon Hill Foundation and a nephew of Napoleon Hill. It was Napoleon Hill who sent Dr. Johnson to medical school, and today he is a practicing cardiologist. Charlie refers to Napoleon Hill as “Uncle Nap” and will often make the statement, "Uncle Nap would be proud of the Foundation today." The original 1937 manuscript was written and edited with the assistance of Napoleon’s wife. In later years, the existing document was again edited by Dr. Hill. For example, the Foundation owns a 1958 edition that Hill edited personally. This did not lessen the book’s value in Hill’s judgment. Hill made the editing remarks in his own handwriting and the resulting 1960 edited edition has sold over 100 million copies making it the most read self-help book of all time.

Think and Grow Rich sells more copies today than before Dr. Hill died in 1970. Now, a new and authoritative recording of this original, unedited, one-of-a-kind work, authorized by the Napoleon Hill Foundation is available. By purchasing this audio edition, you will be supporting the nonprofit Napoleon Hill Foundation. The entire philosophy of Napoleon Hill is based on the Golden Rule. The Foundation deeply appreciates the support of those of you who only purchase Napoleon Hill authorized books. You can identify these materials by the Foundation Logo and by looking inside for Napoleon Hill copyright.

©1937 Napoleon Hill (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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This version, read by Fred Stella, is THE version to buy

The book Think and Grow Rich is a classic. If you were to ask any author who writes on success, motivation, or self improvement my guess is each one would recommend this book.

The book, originally published in 1937, is now available online for free because copyrights have lapsed and that has led to more recent print editions having slight changes to the original text.

This audio is true to the original text and I find Fred's voice, pace and style to be the most enjoyable to listen to. I highly recommend this version as well as Fred's reading of Napoleon Hill's Laws of Success also here on Audible.

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  • Sean W
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL, US
  • 01-22-15

The original and ultimate success bible...

When it comes to the foundations of success, this book simply has no equal. I can't believe it had been this long since I visited it and especially on audiobook. It's so packed with deep wisdom that there's a temptation to dismiss parts of the work as less important when in reality, it is simply a complete work of gold.

A must read/listen for anyone who wants to tap into the life we were all born to lead in seeking the best that's inside each of us...

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The world's greatest classic

Did not disappoint! I have struggled to finish reading this book for years but on audio, I finished it in 3 days!

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excellent remember of core habits.

don't be offended by some of the time periods gender bias descriptions. key principles still apply today.

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Best book ever, especially if you apply the principles.

I love this book because it was produced over a long period of time and published in 1937. Yet all the principles still apply today. It has made a difference in my life and continues to do so. This is about the fourth or fifth time I've read through it and I will continue to reread it. Best of luck to anyone who chooses to read it.

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A timeless masterpiece!

Truly phenomenal and revelatory! This book is life changing and is a must read for anyone who seeks to know the formula for success.

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A must to have book

What did you love best about Think and Grow Rich (1937 Edition)?

Although the language and some terminology are obsolete, the main sense of the book remains valid up to date.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The story of the little girl who stand up against a grown up man for some cents shows clearly the secret that the author mention at the beginning of the book

What about Fred Stella’s performance did you like?

His voice keeps you interested in the book.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

To succeed in every goal you have in mind you need to think of it and believe it's possible and then put your best effort in achieving, always seeing yourself as if you already have it.

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This is one of the best books I'd ever read, I have the kindle version and the audiobook and I've listened to it a couple of times, I'm also practicing the philosophy that is in the book and I must say that it really works.

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Your Thoughts

Change your Thoughts, change your Life via Desire, with a definite Plan. The plan is what you'll be able to create.

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absolutely amazing book.

this is my new bible. so many life lessons. i recommend everyone read this book

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Best Personal Growth Lessons

Napoleon Hill teaches how the power to control our own mind is the way to riches in life.

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  • Chris H
  • 08-22-17

An inspiration, if notably ageing

This audiobook, an unabridged reading of a book written in 1937, was and is, a real inspiration. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that it was written in the early 20th century; where the author offers explanations for some founded on scientific knowledge now known to be untrue. And the assumptions of gender roles and the intended audience invite a quiet chuckle from the discerning modern listener. Still, putting aside the fanciful speculations about how and why some phenomena of science might work, taken more as analogies than literal truth, it is a rare insight into the nature of human endeavours, which appears as valid today as it did back then. Inspiring, but ageing.

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  • serge
  • 12-15-15

Excellent

Everyone needs to listen to this book. Poor or rich and young or old . It teaches life and riches

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  • Elizabeth Ebudola A James
  • 05-25-15

The best

Wonderful book with so much inspiration. Very informative which adds value to ones living standard

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  • 01-18-18

his voice was deep

I liked the sound of his voice, though he was a bit slow and I listened to it at 1.3x to fix it.