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The Millionaire Next Door Audiobook
The Millionaire Next Door
Written by: 
Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
Narrated by: 
Cotter Smith
The Millionaire Next Door Audiobook

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich

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Who are the rich in this country? What do they do? How do they invest? How did they get rich? Can you ever become one of them? Get the answers in The Millionaire Next Door, the never-before-told story about wealth in America. You'll be surprised by what you find out.

©2000 Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. and William D. Danko, Ph.D.; (P)2000 Simon & Schuster, Inc., All Rights Reserved, SOUND IDEAS is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The implication of The Millionaire Next Door is that nearly anybody with a steady job can amass a tidy fortune." (Forbes)

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    Lanitra Peoria, IL, USA 02-06-08
    Lanitra Peoria, IL, USA 02-06-08
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    "The Millionaire Next Door (Unabridged}"

    Very insightful!
    The book has a lot of info packed in it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Greenback, TN, United States 11-12-11
    Michael Greenback, TN, United States 11-12-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Not nearly as interesting as I thought it would be"

    I thought this was going to be an interesting inside view into the lives of millionaires....who they are....how they got there. In fairness, I suppose it has some of that but it's delivered with a level of excitement comparabe to an accounting teacher reading from an Excel spreadsheet. The book could be reduced to a pamphlet-sized document that says, "If you aren't getting rich, you're spending too much money."...... over and over and over.

    Initially I was very excited about this book but it turned into a struggled to find the will power to finish it. If it weren't for the fast-forward button, I wouldn't have made it. Particularly frustrating was the authors tendency to explain a simple subject with nauseating repetition. He went on and on and on about the right and wrong way to buy a car (according to millionaires of course). After I got the point, I rode the FF button a long time to get through that section.

    Besides the repetition, the authors tone was the next most irritating quality. It wasn't enough to just explain methods millionaires us to be successful....he presents it in terms of smart vs. dumb. The frugal people do everything right and the non-wealthy people do EVERYTHING wrong. It was so heavily biased that I expected him to say that non-wealthy people produce ugly babies. He gives lots of kudos for people that don't take vacations, don't buy nice things, and save every penny while those that travel the world and/or enjoy doing things that require spending money are presented as inferior. I don't want to be too hard on the author but his presentation makes me think that he would charaterize Ebenezer Scrooge as one of the "smart" people.

    The book provides interesting information about the habits of wealthy people but I was left with the highly unexpected feeling that I wasn't sure I wanted to be like them. Most of them try to live as close to poverty as possible. Memories of special occasions are described by most people I know as priceless. These people appear to prefer a mizer's life of pinching every penny. No thanks.....

    PS. He LOVES the word "prodigious". That word actually got stuck in my head and echoed for days after listening to this book.

    14 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Arnold, MO, USA 04-28-04
    Adam Arnold, MO, USA 04-28-04 Member Since 2014
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    "Great to listen to and insightful"

    I listen to this book once on month - great to listen to with easy to understand examples.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Orlando, FL, USA 03-13-05
    Scott Orlando, FL, USA 03-13-05
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    "An Eye Opening Experience"

    A phenomenal book worth listening to. If you want a financial paradigm shift, The Millionaire Next Door can definitely help get you there. It's eye opening!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 07-22-16
    Michael 07-22-16
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    "OMG, I was wrong all this time."

    I couldn't stop listening to it it definitely change my mind about how to become a millionaire I had it wrong all this time thanks to the author for a briefly millionaire lesson

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua Kee Stephens 07-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good but not great for the time"

    I like the information contained as well as the delivery. There was a lot of "fluff" where duplicate information was shared time and time again. Similar to in the book "the science of getting rich." If that does not bother you then you may not even notice, but the point here is very heavily driven. All in all I am very satisfied with this purchase and will be reading it again I am sure in the future. A+

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jake 07-10-16
    Jake 07-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "solid book with a message for all to hear"

    the book was good. the message is fantastic. while the authors seem to provide conflicting messages about how to handle wealth at the end of life, the overarching message of frugality and discipline is crystal clear throughout. the book doesn't give any recipe for becoming a millionaire, but it does give a framework for how you can head that direction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alec 07-06-16
    Alec 07-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Ridiculously redundant"

    How to read this book: find an abridged version, and then only read the first chapter, a chapter in the middle, and the last chapter. To say that this book repeats itself is an understatement. That's not to say that what it's saying is any less valid. I definitely think everyone should read this book, it's just really annoying to read all the way through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    whatithinkofstuff 07-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The Millionaire Next Door, life changing insights"
    Would you listen to The Millionaire Next Door again? Why?

    I plan to listen to this book once every few months so that I can hear the information and apply the information to my life. This book outlines and details the insights of what millionaires do. The focus is not in how they became rich, but the lifestyles that make them rich. If you want to be wise and become the millionaire next door, then this should be your first book.


    What other book might you compare The Millionaire Next Door to and why?

    The Millionaire Mind, which is the next book in the series. I also highly recommend that one. Think and Grow Rich, it has a lot of the same concepts except this book is more of how the Millionaires live rather than learning Technics like Think and Grow Rich teaches. Personally, I think you should listen to all three.


    Which character – as performed by Cotter Smith – was your favorite?

    Cotter Smith is an amazing reader, I would enjoy hearing him read more books. In this book it is really the Narrator who is talking with a few examples from individual people. Either way, I enjoy Cotter Smith's reading and speaking style.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    How the Millionaire Think and Lives


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book and after you are done with this one read/listen to the Millionaire Mind, then Think and Grow Rich.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jared 06-27-16
    Jared 06-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Insightful"

    Case studies and statistics of spending habits of upper-middle class millionaires, not 1% Billionaire strategy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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