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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (906 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Russell Conwell Narrator: Earl Nightingale Publisher: Snowball Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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One of the most interesting Americans who lived in 19th century was a man by the name of Russell Herman Conwell. He was born in 1843 and lived until 1925. He was a lawyer for about 15 years until he became a clergyman.

When Doctor Russell H. Conwell talked about each of us being right on our own acre of diamonds he meant it. This story does not get old...it will be true forever.... Opportunity does not just come along. It is there all the time - we just have to see it.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Gubler | 2/9/2014

    " Good advice in knowing and using the resources all around you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Munson | 1/30/2014

    " Based on a speech originally given as a lecture to raise money for what would become Temple University, this parable about seeing the riches around you can help give you a new perspective. Short and powerful (the book is much like "Who Moved My Cheese" in that it is brief, but contains an important lesson told in the form of a story) "Acres of Diamonds" will force you to take a new look at your own backyard when looking for opportunity. The basic story revolves around a Persian farmer who loses his life and significant wealth looking for a mine of diamonds when, ironically, his own farm land (which he sold to finance his search for diamonds) literally contained acres of diamonds. Conwell gives several other examples of similar stories revolving around gold, oil, etc. The grass isn't always greener on the other side...don't discount where you are, what you know and the relationships that you already have too quickly. Rambles a bit, but it's still a great story with a timeless message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Cook | 1/27/2014

    " It's right under your nose! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Coletta | 1/21/2014

    " What an amazing person Russell Conwell was. If you have a respect for American History and for personality traits needed to succeed in life - this is THE book for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Hadley | 1/15/2014

    " Great story. I love the force with which he taught about opportunities. His lessons are simple yet powerful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/10/2014

    " Opportunities are right on your doorstep, you don't have to look far to get them. Start from what you enjoy doing, give your best to it and in the end you'll be able to gather your own diamonds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 12/18/2013

    " The road to wealth is to be true to your calling and to serve a genuine need in your community. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jellyfish | 12/7/2013

    " A great inspiring book to read. I am never tired of re-reading this. Simple and fundamental truths to living. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 12/4/2013

    " Often we go searching for acres of diamonds without realizing we were sitting on it all along. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 11/12/2013

    " The format is kind of weird as a book, because it was originally written as a speech - but the content is great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 11/9/2013

    " Good read. Conwell was a real forward thinking man who found varying ways to make a very common sense point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 10/22/2013

    " Loved this inspirational book! Inspiring and motivational...uplifting and such an example for more of us to follow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 9/26/2013

    " What you are looking for might be right in front of you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Wolfley | 8/31/2013

    " The only good part of this book is the opening story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andd Becker | 8/3/2013

    " Conwell's message: To be great, begin where you are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Shultz | 7/21/2013

    " I found the book challenging to read due to font size and layout, but once I committed to it, I found many valuable nuggets. Russell Conwell was a fascinating man, and I am glad to now know a bit about him and his noble work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric K. | 6/14/2013

    " Many a good part within this book outshines the rocky rubble that lingers also therein. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 6/8/2013

    " The famous lecture by Russell Conwell that generated the funding to start Temple University. Very aptly demonstrates how opportunities are laid out before us if we only look for them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lux | 5/20/2013

    " Read this over the weekend, found it to be insightful; however, it read like so many of the later business success books. The difference was that it had a christian perspective on success. Thought provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tommy | 3/19/2013

    " Your pot of gold may be right under your feet...so don't look too far on the horizon for your happiness! Quick read! Keep it by your toilet and you can finish it in four or five number 2's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelley Taylor | 3/15/2013

    " "Begin where you are and with what you are." Be great. "Right here. Right now. " Insightful and inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vic | 2/27/2013

    " Book content is basically the inspirational lecture/speech that the author regularly presented to audiences early in the twentieth century. Well done motivational presentation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 2/10/2013

    " Meh. Interesting ideals, so so stories, less than stellar delivery. "

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