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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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    Ralph 09-02-17
    Ralph 09-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Just what I needed"

    Excellent book that shifted my thinking substantially as it relates to my financial well being. Will definitely be implementing what I've learned. It's a new day for me and will be for you, if you approach this material with an open mind and TAKE ACTION.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin P. 08-29-17
    Kevin P. 08-29-17
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    "This book will re shape your finance mind"

    This book will reshape how you think about money. It will truly show you what you have been doing wrong since you were a kid, what you were not taught and should have been taught when you were growing up. I wish I had some of the advice this book offers a few years back when I was younger it would have made a world of difference by now. It's never too late to learn though. Read this and act. Don't let the common emotions of the (chicken litttles) in this world steer you away from becoming a business owner or an investor. It's your freedom on the line and no one else's.

    Thank you Robert God bless

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L. Venable NORTH CAROLINA, United States 12-27-13
    L. Venable NORTH CAROLINA, United States 12-27-13 Member Since 2017
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    "great and simple"
    Would you listen to Rich Dad Poor Dad again? Why?

    of course, it was easy to follow and very motivational.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the rich dad, he was funny


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

    humor


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

    yes, it made me dedicate myself to learning about investing.


    Any additional comments?

    read it, should change your thinking.

    7 of 10 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
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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 2017
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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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    M. Walker 07-16-15
    M. Walker 07-16-15
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    "Worth listing to"

    This is worth more than just about anything I've read or listened to. It has changed my thinking and my life.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Alexander 11-10-16
    Alexander 11-10-16
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    "Great beginner's guide into the world of the rich"

    R. Kiyosaki combines his experiences as a young man and rising investor and translates the lessons he had learned then into this audiobook. It it wonderful to absorb the philosophy of a wealthy person. Finishing this book in lieu of the 2016 U.S presidential elections, however, I find myself at odds considering D. Trump as a "hero." I ask you to take this book at face value and combine it with your own insight. Do not accept everything you read/hear in this book, but do understand the underlying philosophies.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Syzokel (Itacv2) 10-29-12
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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.

    26 of 43 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!!

    21 of 36 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 11 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.

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    4 of 5 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.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    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.

    7 of 10 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.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Kristen
    5/31/17
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    "The dubious virtues of capitalism"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book seems to mostly be a hatched job of socialism parading as a fair and balanced viewpoint. The author seems sincere in his belief that a socialist philosophy is just an economic stupidity, and then goes on to extol the apparently endless virtues of what is, at heart, some fairly straightforward capitalist dogma.

    While from an individual's point of view, the advice given seems likely to achieve the end goal of making the individual using it richer - at least a little - there seem to be quite a few pretty critical issues entirely overlooked.

    The first is ethics. This question isn't even passed over lightly, it's completely absent from the book. The author wants you to think about how to get rich - full stop. He clearly feels enough guilt over his strategies to offer the platitude that poor people are really responsible for their own problems, and if only they'd change how they think about the world, they too could be rich. In so doing, he lays the challenges and problems of the poor and middle classes at their own feet. He explains, at some length, that taxation is bad and implies that people who pay taxes are stupid, and helpfully elucidates that America and the UK were both countries that had no taxes at one point, but fails to mention that the effect of tax was, in part, to make the countries the global powers that they became by allowing them to invest in projects that no individual could manage alone. Not that tax is bad, though, we're assured - just that smart people don't pay it.

    Yes, fine. It's possible to evade taxes - rich people do it all the time. That doesn't make it an ethical thing to do - just a selfish and short-sighted one. Even the rich enjoy having public services such as a police force, army and roads. Boasting about not contributing to things we literally all need seems to be the exact thing the author subtly calls the rest of us who do - terminally short sighted and stupid.

    Moving on. The second major problem is that the strategies presented would literally fail if more than a tiny minority of people adopted them. In a world full exlusively of investors, ironically no one makes and bread. The behaviours suggested in this book are fundamentally parasitic in nature - you leverage other people's hard work to make yourself rich at their expense. Smart, but very destructive to society as a whole. Still, the book will absolutely help you get rich enough to stop caring if the whole system crumbles.

    Third, this is a book of it's time, and will age less and less favourably as time goes on. With radical changes coming more and more rapidly, the approach advocated by this book is going to become less and less relevant. Hard times ahead - except for the people who already have pretty much everything. If that's you, congrats. If not - you're screwed in the long run, even if you take all the advice in the book.

    I'm sure the author would tell me that I'm my own worst enemy, though, because in spite of his efforts to be 'neutral' and 'balanced' in how he presents things, his own viewpoint is fundamentally that of a pretty greedy man of slightly better than mediocre intelligence.


    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!!!

    4 of 7 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 7 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!!

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    10/16/17
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    "Simple and Useful Information"

    Very inspiring book alot useful information and written so a child could understand thumbs up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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