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4.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 5 4.29 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Florence Scovel Shinn Narrator: Cary Valentine Publisher: Cary Valentine Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2016 ISBN: 9781504749886
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First published in 1925, The Game of Life and How to Play It has inspired thousands of people to find a sense of purpose. Florence Scovel Shinn asserts that life is not a battle but a game of giving and receiving. Whatever we place into the world will eventually be returned to us. This audiobook will help listeners discover how the mind plays a leading role in the game of life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “By studying and practicing the principles…one may find prosperity, solve problems…in a word, win the game of life.”

    Norman Vincent Peale, bestselling author of The Power of Positive Thinking

  • The Game of Life and How to Play It…helped me crystallize my own thinking and moved me forward on the path to where I am today.”

    Louise Hay, bestselling author of You Can Heal Your Life

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noelleangela | 2/10/2014

    " Read it all the time to reenforce positivity on my life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Razael | 2/3/2014

    " Not a fiction but a life changing one. Thumbs up if this book helped you :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy Washington | 1/31/2014

    " Gets you thinking out of the box. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 1/29/2014

    " Although written in 1925, Florence Scovel Shinn's prosperity wisdom still has relevance today. Her message is simple--bless others and ask for what you want from the abundance of the Universe. The key, as always, is putting her guidance into practice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/29/2014

    " This book it a great reminder that our thought create our reality. It is a quick read and good motivator to keep up the positive thinking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Marazoni | 1/16/2014

    " Reverend Paddy McEntire recommended 2-2012 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie M. | 1/6/2014

    " Positive thinking classic - easy, readable style. Great book to reread every now and then to maintain your perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shel Atkins | 1/6/2014

    " I am curious if any of my other Christian brothers and sisters have ever read this book. It has been a while since I read it so it would be interesting to read it again and see what I think of it now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 12/17/2013

    " This little book is amazing still relevant to us today. Along the lines of the lines of the Secret, it helps to teach one the importance of the thoughts we hold to, and the words we speak. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Phillip | 12/15/2013

    " this is interesting enough, I always wondered about the Law of Attraction, but never really read anything about it. Not something I would really start following, but it is very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 12/13/2013

    " Everyone should read this book at least once in their life time. I have red this book and re read this book a dozen times. Food for thought!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Titilayo Ogunmakinwa | 12/4/2013

    " The book offers a very positive perspective. A very easy read that can be read time and time again for consistent motivation and in order to help stay focused. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Kasal | 8/1/2013

    " Excellent book. Simply written (in a style of the earl 20th century). Wisdom for the ages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie J | 2/19/2013

    " I just heard the audio version of this book two days ago! WOW! Amazing! I will be getting a hard copy of this book as this is a timeless treasure! I see everything so different now! I love the scriptural references! Love love love! WOW!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim George | 12/30/2012

    " Too simplistic, probably good when it was published 75 years ago! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Vazquez | 12/17/2012

    " Although written so long ago, this little ditty contains such wisdom that can be applied to our lives today. It certainly is a "Prosperity Classic." I loved it and would highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justine | 10/17/2012

    " written in 1925 by a woman, this 93 page book is filled with wisdom. It is a book on metaphysics, (ie: your thoughts create your reality). Concise, easy to read, I carry it in my purse. If you liked the Secret or Buddhist ideas about Karma - check it out. Enjoy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia B | 9/14/2012

    " Received this as a gift from a teacher many years ago. A good lesson in affirmations and faith in God. I've given many copies away and continue to read it again when I'm feeling low or want to stay positive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Rits | 7/21/2012

    " Great little book. Still applies nearly a century later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 1/12/2012

    " The Secret before somebody called it The Secret. What you say and what you think is what manifests in your life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deidra | 8/29/2011

    " I reread this often when I feel i need some motivation and hope "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chandni | 5/7/2011

    " While reading dis book , I felt as if I am reading Rhonda Byrne's The Secret as it conveys the same msg -law of attraction. major part of the book circulates ard the idea f Manifestation ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Queenie | 4/2/2011

    " It gives me the ideas how to live in hope and peace that also open my mind to step back and look at situations with calmness. However, in order to make a long term life transformation, I must stick with and keep reminding myself with these ideas everyday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eartha | 3/7/2011

    " Flossie is a pioneer. I like her down to earth style and her affirmations hit straight to the point. I also like that she included the "denials". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 12/23/2010

    " Repeat after me “I will do wonderful work for wonderful pay.” And within just a few weeks of saying and believing this, you will get a big fat raise. This is the divine right.

    If only it was that easy.

    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 11/28/2010

    " Too simplistic, probably good when it was published 75 years ago! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janelle | 5/27/2010

    " A really quick read. Full of life wisdom. Amazing that a woman wrote and published this so long ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 1/18/2010

    " Life lessons to consider, copyrighted in 1925. A bent toward a religious presentation, but not out of the realm for consciousness realization. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 1/17/2010

    " Very short and quick read. Surely the precursor to many books on "thinking your way" to what you want. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deidra | 1/15/2010

    " I reread this often when I feel i need some motivation and hope "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/13/2010

    " I love the message in this book. Considering the time it was written, I'm very impressed. However, the author cites many vague, contrived sounding examples, that lost me a little. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 11/23/2009

    " This book is written by mystic Florence Scovel Shinn. She has a clear matter of fact way of presenting something absolutely mystical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 8/5/2009

    " A book of affirmations i found browsing te book shelves, it as a quick read that left a profound effect. You are what you think you are, think well and so it will be. Loved it, gave it away whenever I met someone... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maurynne | 6/13/2009

    " A good example of the genre with a lot of real-life examples a la Catherine Ponder, and more of a scripture-based approach. I recently re-read it, I'm sure I read it at some point in my 20s, because I internalized some of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 6/1/2009

    " Although written so long ago, this little ditty contains such wisdom that can be applied to our lives today. It certainly is a "Prosperity Classic." I loved it and would highly recommend it. "

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About the Author

Florence Scovel Shinn (1871–1940) was an American artist and book illustrator who became a New Thought spiritual teacher and metaphysical writer.

About the Narrator

Cary Valentine reads this material with joyous enthusiasm that brings Florence “Flossie” Scovel Shinn’s words to life, inspiring you to actualize your desired transformations and dreams, as it has for him.

Cary is a bestselling author, celebrated speaker, certified inner game and relationship coach, award-winning international drummer/percussionist, and graduate of the Berklee College of Music. He has performed with Dizzy Gillespie and members of Paul McCartney, Kenny Chesney, Stevie Wonder, Chris Botti, REO Speedwagon, and Lionel Richie’s bands.

Flossie’s material helped Cary out of a depressive state that laid the groundwork for his revolutionary Champion Your Inner Game to Success patent-pending, peak-performance system. Which quickly turns doubts, fears and insecurities inside out; greatly assisting thousands of individuals, business and sales teams, pro golfers, world class musicians, and actors. For more info visit CaryValentine.net.