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The Richest Man in Babylon Audiobook

The Richest Man in Babylon: The Success Secrets of the Ancients

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Publisher's Summary

With more than two million copies sold, this classic guide to accumulating wealth has profoundly affected the world. Author George S. Clason uses simple and inspiring parables to illustrate how easily people can change their fiscal habits to enjoy a comfortable level of financial independence.

Unlike most financial self-help books, The Richest Man in Babylon does not present the latest fashionable idea for fattening bank accounts. Instead, it offers time-tested techniques, wittily illuminated through amusing fables, that clearly and concisely illustrate the path toward establishing a stabler budget and building greater savings.

If you are combatting debt, struggling to secure your retirement, or fighting to stretch every dollar you earn, you need look no further than the common sense ideas of this indispensable volume.

©1955 George S. Clason; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"What can a book written in the 1920s tell modern investors about their finances? A whole lot if it's George Clason's delightful set of parables that explain the basics of money." (Los Angeles Times)

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    Dusty 05-15-13
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    "Read it, read again, then make your kids read it."
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    This is wealth building basics. A 101 class on building wealth that is rarely taught, and often forgotten by those who were taught.

    The information here is timeless, thus the whole taking place in ancient Babylon setting, which I found entertaining. It also added a sort of weightiness to the lessons that I enjoyed.

    Everyone can benefit from the information in this book. Read it, read it again, then make your children read it.

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    AmazonJunkie 05-02-13
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    "Fantastic"
    What made the experience of listening to The Richest Man in Babylon the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed everything about this audiobook. The story was intriguing and informative and the performance was fantastic. I don't think I can say enough good about this.


    What other book might you compare The Richest Man in Babylon to and why?

    This is the book that many other financial books base their information. The "pay yourself first" idea has been used time and time again. However, what makes this story interesting is the novel like feel to it.


    Any additional comments?

    The narration and story are so good that my children were entertained while in the car driving.

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    Miguel 04-01-13
    Miguel 04-01-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"
    What did you love best about The Richest Man in Babylon?

    Everything, It has really good advice that one can use and incorporate to one's financial decisions.


    Which character – as performed by Richard Ferrone – was your favorite?

    all of them


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Richest Man in Babylon?

    Pay myself first.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    dean TEMPE, AZ, United States 03-28-13
    dean TEMPE, AZ, United States 03-28-13 Member Since 2016
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    "simple & smart"

    An acted out story from long ago, this book gives simple advice that anyone can follow. I started as soon as I was finished listening by making a depoit to my savings account, which usually gets ignored in favor of paying bills and buying things that are not true needs.

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    Cathy S. LAYTON, UT, US 03-24-13
    Cathy S. LAYTON, UT, US 03-24-13 Member Since 2012

    Easily entertained and amused.

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    "I couldn't finish."

    I bought it because it was on sale and had high reviews. I returned it. It's Og Mandino in old English. What I did listen to could be summed up as, "The Golden Rule, save, tithe and serve." I'm sure the reader could be an excellent Shakespearean presenter, but I didn't see the point in trying to portray this message in the old English language of thee, thine, thou, etc.

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    Greg Meech Tx 03-20-13
    Greg Meech Tx 03-20-13 Member Since 2016

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    "The best book I ever read"
    Where does The Richest Man in Babylon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I loved this book, and I don't love any books. It was perfect. Wasn't just a buch of rules or guidlines to follow, but it was put into a very good story with clear understanding and very interesting.


    What other book might you compare The Richest Man in Babylon to and why?

    Nothing


    What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

    All of it.


    What did you learn from The Richest Man in Babylon that you would use in your daily life?

    How not to be a slave to debt, and how to become a rich person. This book changed my life.


    Any additional comments?

    If you ever wonder why you can't get ahead, why you can't gain wealth, than this is the book for you. It is an easy read and as long as you pay attention you can listen while you drive or workout. No notes to take, No reason to pause it, just an easy listen.

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    Thane Wasilla, AK, United States 03-04-13
    Thane Wasilla, AK, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great presentation of ancient wisdom"

    If this book is as old as its title and narrative imply, it is the root for many of today's top selling personal wealth books.

    The narrator's voice was ideal...it sounded like someone's grandfather telling a story. The characters were ancient but relevant to anyone struggling to develop wealth in today's society, and the dialog and story was easy to follow.

    This audible book appears to be a series of short stories around a similar theme and with connecting characters. The only thing that might have improved the read, would have been a more decisive segue between the different stories. To me, It appeared as though the narrator was wrapping up one chapter of a story, and beginning another chapter of the same story. It took a couple of minutes to realize you were in a whole different story.

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    Roy Eugene, Oregon, United States 12-30-12
    Roy Eugene, Oregon, United States 12-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    "I love this audio book!"
    Would you listen to The Richest Man in Babylon again? Why?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book about finances and it tells a great story along the way.

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    elliott 07-22-12
    elliott 07-22-12
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    "Strong book and adoptable advice"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this book is a guide to life. Advice that is applicable through the milleniuas.


    What does Richard Ferrone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The use of character voices always makes a read more entertaining and Ferrone is no exception.


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

    I applied many of the principles in ths book to my own life.


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    Guns4all 07-03-12
    Guns4all 07-03-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Sage advice"

    This is a good refresher for many, but would be especially good for a beginner. I got it on sale for $5 or $6 and it's worth all of that.

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