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As a Man Thinketh

Written by: James Allen
Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
Length: 55 mins
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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook version of As A Man Thinketh is true to the original. Every word written by James Allen is spoken with clarity and authority by the narrator, making it easy to remember the information and absorb the timeless wisdom.

This short audiobook, originally published in 1902, has had a huge impact in the field of personal development. It is regarded as one of the most important books of the new thought era. It's written in such a way that makes it easy to understand the most powerful message you could ever learn.

The introduction of the audiobook summarizes the idea beautifully:

Mind is the Master-power that moulds and makes,

And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes

The tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills,

Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills:

He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass:

Environment is but his looking-glass.

©2007 Thinking Stuff LLC (P)2007 Thinking Stuff LLC

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Powerful truth and reality.

This book really hit home. will be reading over and over again to obtain deeper understanding.

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Amazing book! 5Stars hands down.Short and powerful

Really loved it! Short and Powerful!Highly Recommended to anyone who want success in life.5 stars

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Amazing timeless wisdom that transcends generations and will for time to come! A must read for anyone looking to better themselves and their environment!

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Profound and Concise

Don't be fooled by how short this book is and dismiss it thinking a longer book would make for a better investment of time and attention. That was my initial line of reasoning and delayed my purchasing this book for several months, even though it's only a few dollars!

The lesson contained is one of those concepts so obvious it's almost difficult to accept - that your thoughts dictate your experience, your outcome, that what you are inside inexorably manifests externally. And so to strive for external change before executing the necessary internal, mental "cleansing" (I suppose, re-ordering, cleaning up... you get the picture) is futile. The argument is along the lines that a mind must be like a well-tended garden (in terms of your thoughts) if the goal is to yield desirable results. A poorly or lazily managed mind begets commensurate outcomes in reality.

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  • Chris L
  • 2015-11-08

I listen to this book every week.

Would you consider the audio edition of As a Man Thinketh to be better than the print version?

The narration by Brian Holsopple was exceptionally good. It makes it a joy to listen to this audiobook over and over again.

What did you like best about this story?

The story is succinct and to the point. It covers the most important aspects of taking control of our own minds, with poetic and evocative language.

What about Brian Holsopple’s performance did you like?

Brian Holsopple has an excellent voice for narration and paces the reading of the book perfectly.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book helps me to find resolve and focus when I find my mind wandering to dark and destructive places. It gives me peace of mind.

Any additional comments?

If you value being in control of your mind, but sometimes struggle with maintaining that focus, this book will quickly help you get back on track. It's a masterpiece of writing, narrated with excellence.

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  • Boris
  • 2015-07-14

Read this!

Great book. Great narration. If you allow, this book will change you. This audiobook is almost more powerful and meaningful with this narrator.

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  • Kristian
  • 2015-06-03

Excellent !!

Thank you for offering this wonderful book in your library. I am thankful to be able to listen everyday.

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  • Ana Guardia
  • 2014-11-10

Clear and beautiful

Would you consider the audio edition of As a Man Thinketh to be better than the print version?

I love the comparison between mind and garden. How we grow has to do with what we choose to cultivate and what we choose to weed out. The message really resonated with me and had a strong immediate effect on my consciousness. We easily forget our own power and this is a good reminder, a small step back to get a clearer view. It's short and it is a pleasure so I'll probably listen to it again.

What does Brian Holsopple bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think his pacing is just right.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but I didn't seat, I went for a walk, that is why I use audiobooks.

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  • omahacheeks
  • 2018-11-01

A Must Read

If our schools do not have our children read this book, we must. We must raise our children with all the wisdom available to us.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-02-26

As a man thinketh

Reading as a man thinketh via audible has changed my thinking pattern of addressing the problems l have in my life

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  • aaron johnson.
  • 2015-10-26

life changer.

I listen to it everyday while running. it has changes my life to say the least..

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  • Sam
  • 2015-02-21

Epic book, epic narration. Must.

The title summarizes my opinion on this great audio book. Recommended without hesitation. Excellent. Thanks

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  • Rhett
  • 2015-07-06

Everyone and their dog needs this book!

It's quick, and if the principles are taking on will change your life! It's also a great gift for others

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  • nasyoung
  • 2018-12-24

outdated thought processes

For the most part it's accurate. However, there were a few outdated examples and things that have been disproved. Still worth listening to and a quick read

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