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The Richest Man in Babylon Audiobook

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

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.
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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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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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 2015
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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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    Shundra Smyrna, GA, United States 06-19-12
    Shundra Smyrna, GA, United States 06-19-12 Member Since 2014
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    "start your financial life over, you can do it..."
    Would you listen to The Richest Man in Babylon again? Why?

    yes, you hear something different every time


    What did you like best about this story?

    how you can always start again


    Which scene was your favorite?

    was how being discipline can show you to live on 70 to 90% of your income.


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

    to pay myself


    Any additional comments?

    This book made me think about how much money is spent on others and how little spend on me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pavel Lake Stevens, WA, United States 06-07-12
    Pavel Lake Stevens, WA, United States 06-07-12
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    "Excellent narration, great stories to learn from."
    Would you listen to The Richest Man in Babylon again? Why?

    Yes, stories are very well done and the lessons are timeless.


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

    I would say that a lot of personal financial and wealth building books are in the same category.


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

    No, I have not this is first and a great one!


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

    Learn the many ways to fatten your "purse" with gold. Many practical examples of how to grow personal wealth and apply your earnings to earn even more.


    Any additional comments?

    Love the narrator and the lessons are timeless! Highly recommend this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Strauss Delray Beach, Florida 04-16-12
    Paul Strauss Delray Beach, Florida 04-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic Wealth Building Wisdom"

    Great book- much needed reminder of the tried and true principles of successful personal finance and investing.

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    Randall W. Carol Stream, IL 03-03-12
    Randall W. Carol Stream, IL 03-03-12

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    "Hidden Lessons..."

    This book is a very entertaining collection of short stories that will teach financial wisdom. The stories are about how the ancients created wealth. The surprising part is that it all makes sense. I recommend listening to this with paper and pen so that you can write down these lessons. they will not be hard to find. In fact, they are in several places. A few of them are common sense but when they are woven into such an interesting story such as this, the lesson sticks better.

    The second time I listened to this, I had pen and paper and I wrote down the lessons. I applied them to the way I handled my money. They work.. and they work well. I had initially listened to this recording several years from another source. I downloaded it to have my own copy and I am glad I did.

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