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Rich Dad Poor Dad Audiobook
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Written by: 
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Narrated by: 
Tim Wheeler
Rich Dad Poor Dad Audiobook

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

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Publisher's Summary

Rich Dad Poor Dad will….

  • Explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich
  • Challenge the belief that your house is an asset
  • Show parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids about money
  • Define once and for all an asset and a liability
  • Teach you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence, and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education.

"The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for money… but never learn to have money work for them."
—Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad – The #1 Personal Finance Book of All Time!

Rich Dad Poor Dad is a starting point for anyone looking to gain control of their financial future.” (USA Today)

©2011 Robert T. Kiyosaki (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Syzokel (Itacv2) 10-29-12

    Syzokel

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    "I really enjoy listening over and over again."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Id reccomend this audiobook to anyone. Understanding that our day can be long and sometimes what we have left of it feels difficult to actually read the book, listenining to it is as close as it gets. I really enjoy the ideas presented and value the contrast of thoughts brought by the author.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Poor dad. Regretfully i have heard all these advices from my own family. Whats worst is that all of them are stuck (same as poor dad) in the rat race.

    Is not as much as i find it my favorite but probably the reflection of myself what makes the poor dad a favorite character.


    What about Tim Wheeler’s performance did you like?

    The performance is quite unique. Some people dont like it others dont care. To me as long as the performer keeps it interesting and the voice doesnt put me to sleep im fine with it.

    Id give the performer a 7 or 8.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really, since all the book moves you, motivates you if you will.


    Any additional comments?

    Ive read and heard other books from this author, and if you are not happy with your financial life this author is a most for your library of references.

    22 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Hampton Cove, AL, United States 07-29-13
    Jeff Hampton Cove, AL, United States 07-29-13 Member Since 2013

    Computer Scientist, Reader, also likes well read audiobooks. Prefer mostly non-fiction, but also the occasional fictional series.

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    "Good lessons to the young and those who can risk"
    Would you listen to Rich Dad Poor Dad again? Why?

    I would listen again to better focus on the primary themes and message.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the personal stories of Robert Kiyosaki's youth and how they applied to how he dealt with his adult life.


    Have you listened to any of Tim Wheeler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


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

    This book can't really be handled in one sitting. I listened while travelling in my truck and found it entertaining enough to keep my interest, but not too intense for the road.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended! I don't think a lot of debt is good due to the amount of risk, but I do like the attitude of not saying no, just saying how can I make this happen!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Bobby Moore RENTON, WA, United States 02-04-13
    Bobby Moore RENTON, WA, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book - slow reader"
    What did you love best about Rich Dad Poor Dad?

    Rich Dad Poor Dad is a great book that kicks off a series about thinking differently about money. I think Robert nails the mindset that one has to have to be successful with money.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rich Dad Poor Dad?

    Robert's stories about the view of his 'rich dad' vs. that of his 'poor dad' really create a dynamic that allows us to compare thinking of the rich to those who want to be more 'secure' but ultimately may not be able to obtain or sustain wealth.


    What about Tim Wheeler’s performance did you like?

    While I wish that the reading of the book was a little faster, Tim does a good job of clear pronunciation, so all can understand, even if English is your second language.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Rich Dad Poor Dad?

    At the end of the day, it's great for everyone to really understand the concept of passive income and how this helps you over your long term view of investing and maintaining wealth.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    yorbestproduct Fresno, CA, United States 11-05-12
    yorbestproduct Fresno, CA, United States 11-05-12
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    "Great Book"
    Would you listen to Rich Dad Poor Dad again? Why?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    The rich ideas in the story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Real estates sales


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I have learned some valuable ideas from this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Philip Hartsdale, NY, United States 06-24-12
    Philip Hartsdale, NY, United States 06-24-12
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    "Life Changer"
    Would you listen to Rich Dad Poor Dad again? Why?

    Rich Dad is a coaching for life. Yes, I would absolutely listen again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rich Dad Poor Dad?

    Recognizing the fear and ignorance of job vs independence


    What about Tim Wheeler’s performance did you like?

    Great tone


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

    It made me think


    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Christina Wittman Golden, CO, United States 08-13-12
    Christina Wittman Golden, CO, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "This Book is a must have!!"

    You will enjoy listening and learning to this book over and over!! You will understand more about the rich and how they become and stay rich! It's a great book!!

    15 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    John Celli 07-22-16
    John Celli 07-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book for financial mindset."

    if you want to get started into personal finance and investing this is a great starting point. not a lot of specifics but teaches a great mindset for success.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Eye Opening"

    This book should be read by everyone or at least anyone wanting to change the course of their life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leevi 07-18-16
    Leevi 07-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good overall, could use a little editing"

    Good book, little outdated, narrator did good job otherwise, but too much "spit gulping/swallowing noices"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nate 07-18-16
    Nate 07-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Timeless"

    I listened to this when I was 5 and didn't grasp much. It was excellent to see how timeless "Rich Dad Poor Dad" is.

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  • Chris Mullins
    9/12/15
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    "I'll be buying assets from here on!"

    I really enjoyed this book. It teaches you the mentality that drives wealthy people and the core principles that made them rich. I am putting these principles into action.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    UK
    2/7/15
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    "Motivational but thin on details."

    This is a bit of a mix, really, and there are some issues.

    It seems America-centric. A lot of the advice offered is not directly relevant to other countries because the laws are different. For example, in the UK it is not necessary to set up a corporation to claim business expenses offset against tax; you can instead set up as a sole trader or partnership.

    It also does seem that Kiyosaki is cherry-picking when it comes to anecdotes offered. This may or may not be the case, but it is the feeling I get. He seems to go off on a rant when talking about an investment that increases in value by 16% year-on-year because he's been told by other people that the investment is "far too risky," but he does not explain the investment.

    Nevertheless, some of the advice I do feel is sound. To own businesses (rather than taking time to run them yourself) and to learn to make good investment decisions and make them both seem good ideas from the point of view of the end goal of generating money without working for money. That's obviously the ticket to financial security which is what the book is really about. If you have a regular income and you don't have to "work" 40 hours a week to get it, that's the goal.

    The problem for me with this book and many similar books is that it describes what has worked for Kiyosaki. Kiyosaki has a unique set of skills as has every other person. In his case it led to riches; in other people's cases that may not really apply.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    LITTLEHAMPTON, United Kingdom
    12/9/12
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    "Almost....."

    This book encapsulates capitalism and for the most part whatever your philosophy, the advice is sound...at least from a 'Western' stance. Kiyosaki is clearly very passionate about the subject matter which adds an air of confidence and authority to his book. Some have criticised that the whole,'rich dad' thing is a fabrication...I would suggest that this is an irrelevance. Any successful entrepreneur will tell you that acting 'as if' is often a given. Kiyosaki can get carried away at times and make what I would say are ridiculous suggestions such as education being for mere fools......and this lets an otherwise excellent book down. At times, Kiyosaki apologises for being unfair...and then continues to be just that and there can be a two-faced element to his arguments as a consequence. Narration is always important with audiobooks and Wheeler's approach is impeccable. I'd encourage Kiyosaki to take some time out to embrace some more Eastern practices as money alone whilst important is ultimately a mere fabrication of mankind. Nevertheless a very enjoyable listen...if at times a tad trite.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    5/12/15
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    "Inspiring, entertaining and insightful"

    This book totally lived up to the hype. Inspiring stories and advice on all aspects of wealth creation as well as some nice spiritual observations.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • BookHopper
    London, UK
    2/15/13
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    "Badly read"

    I haven't finished listening to this book yet and one of the reasons it's taking me a long time to get through is that it's read in a very monotonous tone, which makes the material feel more boring than it needs to.

    But I also have problems with the content of the book, since the author spends so much time telling us to accumulate assets instead of liabilities, but doesn't really get down to the nuts and bolts of how to do that, which is frustrating.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Susmitha
    United Kingdom
    7/19/12
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    "Fantastic book!! Very useful"

    The narration of the book is really fantastic, Tim Wheeler has great voice.I also like different topics that are covered around this book. It gives an idea of how we can train our children about finance and also there is a lot adults can learn and think about the financial information provided in this book. Author has not only gave us thought process but also gave an idea of how to start with it. It changed my perspective of thinking towards money, rich people and managing our finances.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    2/18/15
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    "An enjoyable,outstanding eye opener !!"
    Would you listen to Rich Dad Poor Dad again? Why?

    I will 110% be listening to this audio book again as I feel that there was too much valuable information to take in all at once, next time I will be taking notes and using them to begin educating my own children. I listened to the whole book within 24hrs as I just wanted to know more and since finishing the book I have bought 3 more of Rich Dads audio books.


    What does Tim Wheeler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Tim Wheeler was a great candidate for Rich Dads audio books as he made the listening experience more pleasurable with his tone of voice and delivery of speech. He also has the ability to make you feel as though he is actually sitting beside you and talking to you personally.


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

    It made me feel a little bit angry at times as I felt like the working class are actually kept in the dark about a lot of the topics spoke about in this audio book. It also aggravated me to think that my children are now also being "Trained" at school to become only suitable for employment. I have since been proactive about changing my children's course of education and also about they're financial way of thinking. A definite must have for any loving, caring parent.


    Any additional comments?

    For any one serious about opening there mind and changing the way they see things I would highly recommend. A small price to pay for potentially life changing information!!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Adam
    7/15/14
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    "Excellent"
    If you could sum up Rich Dad Poor Dad in three words, what would they be?

    Informative
    Inspiring
    Educational


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rich Dad Poor Dad?

    Understanding the difference between 'classes' and assets/liabilities for me personally. I thought the whole book was good as an audio book.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MANCHESTER
    4/13/13
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    "An Inspiration"

    An inspirational book. Recommend this book highly if you want to learn how to take control of your finances and make money work for you!!!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/21/16
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    "Awesome Read. .."

    loved this book. Felt it gave more than it cost. great financial start for a starter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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