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Richest Man in Babylon and The Magic Story Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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Napoleon Hill, born in poverty, became one of the world's most distinguished authors and speakers. Inspired by Andrew Carnegie, Hill was a confidant and advisor to businessmen and presidents. Among his associates were Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mahatma Gandhi, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and hundreds of other world leaders.
This brief and easily digestible cassette offers clumsy self-help and inspirational fare. Produced in the format of an earnest radio drama, the title story features ersatz Babylonian synthesizer music throughout a plot reminiscent of a Sunday school lesson on prudence, thrift, and hard work. Side Two, THE MAGIC STORY, suffers from a poor adaptation. How much work would it have been to rewrite the script so that characters paged in restaurants and clubs would be updated with cell phones? With its O. Henry type plot, THE MAGIC STORY does provide some vivid word pictures. But overall, this dated material is mediocre. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
Top Customer Reviews
For those that wish understand how to make money work for them, this is a great financial start.
The book's core principles can be summarized into its 7 Cures for a Lean Purse:
1. Start thy purse to fattening - Save 10 % of your income
2. Control thy expenditures - Budget effectively so that you may have the coins to pay for expenses and worthwhile desires without spending more than 90% of your earnings
3. Make thy gold multiply - invest your savings to build a stream of income
4. Guard thy treasure from loss - Protect yourself from unwise investments and invest only where your money will be safe
5. Make of thy dwelling a profitable investment - It is recommended that every person own their own home
6. Insure a future income - Provide in advance for your needs in old age and the protection of your family
7. Increase thy ability to earn - Through study, become wiser and more skillful so that you will always be in the forefront of progress
Ultimately, this fun guide to financial understanding will show you very simply how to acquire, retain, and grow your earnings. Read it, and learn why millions of others have been inspired to change their spending and investing habits with these ancient secrets of success.
The Richest Man in Bablyonis in particular an incredible story on how to create wealth. While I have read the book many times, there is something different about listening to this incredible story.
Highly recommended and if you haven't already guessed, all of the other reviews are by the same person. Ignore them they would rather recommend something like Grand Auto Theft or Motel/Hell. That should tell you where there minds are.
Listen to the cd and if you haven't already done so, read the book as well.
One side of the tape is only one story from Babylon, abridged. As far as that goes it's OK. The cheesy music effects somehow do work with the material.
The other side is "The Magic Story"; I can't tell if it is abridged, but the first half of this story isn't worth a second (or first) listen, while the second half would need to be heard many times to understand it, but it's not worth the effort to fool with the rewind button.
Strangely, I *have* listened to the whole tape several times, and I don't feel cheated in my purchase, but I am disappointed. I cannot recommend this tape.
Get both real books "Richest Man in Babylon" and "Think And Grow Rich" first.
But _do_ purchase the books - they are excellent.
Perhaps the only good result is that this one story may convince listeners to read the entire book!