Author Robin Sharma reads this international best-seller, allowing you to gain the wisdom and lessons from the original book while you commute. This abridged audiobook is one of Sharma Leadership International's all-time best-selling audio products.
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Though the story makes you realize that the daily mundane things aren't what your life should be about, and that you need to always remind yourself of the important things in life, to me the story was presented in a conventional and maybe not so interesting way.
It voided me of patience. The events and the discussions were very predictable, nothing new and engaging.
Even though I agree with Robin Sharma's intentions, I was bitterly disappointed with this book. After seeing the book in stores for ages, I finally decided to try it out. As a fellow reviewer noted, this book certainly does not live up to the hype it generated and is basically a poor summary of Anthony Robbins' personal development programs. Not only does Sharma blatantly plagiarise other authors' work, he follows an illogical 'cut & paste' formula that doesn't really work for me. Needless to say, it contains really good elements, but instead of explaining them (and the rationale behind them) fully, he over-embellishes the importance of them by using adjectives. Sadly, this book seems to similar to the style used in 'The Secret'. If you liked that, you'll like this. Not my taste- I'd much prefer listening to Robbins, Covey, Blanchard or even Dale Carnegie...
This book literally changed my life. I have already recommended it to all of my friends and family. The best quote was "Truly enlightened people do not seek to be like others, but rather a better version of their former self". Something that I know that I was very guilt of.
Try some of the free stuff of Robin Sharma which is quite good, but this really was not worth the time.
Yes, some of his stuff is good. There is a free audio book on audible which I highly recommend.
The part about the monk who sold his Ferrari.
I expected to be uplifted like I was after listening to his ebook on leadership. This one came across as a poorly written outlandish lie which was trying too damn hard. This might be a stretch, but even Dan Brown writes better than this guy. I was mislead to believe this book would be serving a hefty helping of inspiration and perspective. The only thing Audible should be serving in this case is a refund. What a bore... Save yourself the trouble and avoid this steaming hunk of literary excrement.
I have heard about this book on many occasions over the years. Many writers I like have told that it is a book they have read. Now I have listened to it and I didn't enjoy at all.
Very short, if you haven't read any other self management book or anything similar to it, i might work for you. But for me, it was very shallow and there was nothing new at all. It is a nice idea to make it into a story or fable and not just an instruction manual but I don't think it works.
The narrator does a good job but I would recommend anyone to listen to another book. There are plenty.
I purchased this audio book after listening to Robin's free book on leadership (a book that I highly recommend you do listen to). Although The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is packed full of interesting and useful ideas, I found the story to be simple and the dialogue to be almost anoyingly so at times. Still well worth the time to listen too and draw upon; however, the book failed to demonstrate the maturity of Robin as the presenter he is now.
Great book. Will open your eyes to life. Also if you are from India, it brings back the old memories what our parents have taught us and things what we forgot about life. Love this book. and I am pretty sure any one listening will also.
I found this book profoundly disappointing. Take any self help book focused on "ancient wisdom of the east" and you will have the meat of this book. Next place it in the context of a story that is so completely hackneyed that it distracts from the message. Finally, add a narrator that uses a voice of "breathless wonder". The result is painful.
Nothing in the book is actually wrong. It is just that Sharma could have actually written an enjoyable simple story with real characters and then illustrated his points by having the characters try (and perhaps sometimes fail) to pursue the goals using the techniques he touts. The patent unbelievability of the story; a man who is grossly overweight running at 17,000 feet to catch up to a mystic monk who no one can find but somehow he finds in a week, the friend who has a family that is only mentioned in passing and is conveniently gone during the all night training session, the mixing of meditation techniques with modern neural theories and social shaming and presentation of this as ancient wisdom. I found myself gritting my teeth. Perhaps the worst part is the idea that this miraculous change is somehow easy to accomplish.
"A must listen/ read. Life thoughts provoking"
Recommended by a friend and consider it to be one of the greatest gifts I've ever received. Thank You RS
"Great all round concepts"
Yes, very much so
He was fine !
Count blessings, slow down. Appreciate surroundings/achievements and family. Live in the moment more
"For a quick life make over, it’s a must!"
I was recommended this book so I thought I’d give it ago and I’m glad I did. It very easy to listen to and makes some great insightful points in a very short space of time. It’s a motivation story and applicable without being dictating. It found it really makes you think about life and the choices we make be in an enjoyable way. I found Robins voice very easy to listen to, manly and not a single patronising tone. You could easily listen to it again and again. I would recommend it.
"I so wanted to enjoy this book"
The premise of this book is great. A high flying, fast living attorney has a heartache and wakes up to the fact that he has to change his life. He searches for the secrets of happiness, contentment and personal enlightenment. After he finds the answers, he returns to impart this new knowledge with others - the first being the author of this book who used to be his protege. The parables and metaphors are engaging and the lessons being taught are valuable and insightful but oh my God I found the author to be so irritating. The subject of the book is about finding enlightenment and he constantly makes unfunny stupid jokes that you find yourself constantly cringing at. And even the 'monk' thinks his jokes are ridiculous. Unfortunately I found myself wanting this book to be over as quickly as possible because the awkward jokes and silly statements and questions posed by the author were really getting on my nerves. So purchase this with the knowledge that you might finish it with a feeling of relief thinking 'thank God that's over'.
"Love Robin Sharma!"
Have listened to this take several times and always love it. Constant reminder to live in the now and follow your passion to do the thing you were born to do. Thank You!
"A great guide to self mastery!"
An amazing and relatable story.
Combine this book with The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod as I've done and you will be on your way to better self mastery.
I highly recommend this book.
"Life changing boom"
I loved this book. It was really life changing. It really packed everything one needs to understand in order to live life to the fullest. And it was pretty much straight forward.
On the downside though, when I compare this book (which is marketed as a fable), I can clearly say that it is nowhere as good in terms of storyline creativity and complexity as well as vocal performance as a truly great fable like Alchemist for instance
Still, overall, this is a very highly recommended life changing book that one would go back to again and again.
"Great book for stressed and troubled mind"
Great book for stressed and troubled minds. Listened to this book three times. It has really helped me
"Really enjoyed the book but have heard better"
enjoyed the story but have heard better narration. would recommend this book to a friend
Maybe I wasn't ready to be enlightened but this really was second rate. Considering he wrote it Rob Sharma's narrating was dreadful. There were only two characters it should have been pretty obvious who was who but it often wasn't. Best part is the title. Look elsewhere for a better and less patronising understanding in this subject.
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