(P)2006 Gildan Media
"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!
"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.
A regular listen can help to recenter your day, week or month! Well worth the quick listen.
"The Power of Your Thought Process"
A lot to digest in a few words. A potentially life changing experience.
this book was well written, with everyday example. everything start with the you and you are holding the key of your destiny.
"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.
great content! 45 minutes well spent. i highly recommended this be read or listened to as often as possible.
"Good Book! !"
All time classic, message will never grow old. As long as man breathes. Get Book
Absolutely loved he principles, the voice is kinda boring though. Hard to follow first time.
"Spoken too quickly."
The speaker spoke too fast for good understanding.
The slower speed 0.75x was a bit distorted.
This review is complete.
"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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