How to Get Rich

Narrated by: David Ryder
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
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"Making money is a knack, a knack that can be acquired. And if someone like me can become rich, then so can you - no matter what your present circumstances. Here is how I did it and what I learned along the way." So writes Felix Dennis, who believes that almost anyone of reasonable intelligence can become rich, given sufficient motivation and application. How To Get Rich is a distillation of his business wisdom. Primarily concerned with the step-by-step creation of wealth, it ruthlessly dissects the business failures and financial triumphs of "a South London lad who became rich virtually by accident".

Part manual, part memoir, part primer, this book is a template for those who are willing to stare down failure and transform their lives. Canny, infuriating, cynical, and generous by turns, How to Get Rich is an invaluable guide to "the surprisingly simple art of collecting money which already has your name on it".

©2006 Felix Dennis (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

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The anti-manual on how to get rich.

This book has ruined me for other 'how to get rich' books.

I own my own business and I would like to think that I'm on my way to becoming one of the 'comfortable poor' - a term the author uses to describe affluent people who are not super rich. I like to read the odd self help book on how to achieve wealth and stumbled upon this one.

The author, Felix Dennis, is a self made multi-milionnaire and by his own admission this book sets about telling the listener how difficult it is to become rich. It tells you in graphic detail how you will lose friends, how people will try to discourage you, how you may fail and lose everything, how you may be publicly humiliated and how your health and sanity can, and most likely will, suffer. But then it gives very sober and practical advice on how to combat these negative issues and how to come out at the other end alive and rich... or not.

So why did this book ruin me for other get rich books? The author spent quite a few minutes ranting on about the authors of other get rich self-help books and how most of them are only rich because they write self-help books on how to get rich. Think about this comment for a bit... Felix Dennis is filthy rich. He made all those riches himself. Then he wrote a book telling us how to do it as well. This is the book.

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Best business book

After reading numerous business books - this one tops them all by a long shot!!! Excellent performance.

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The Best Non-selfhelp-book

What a great book. Have had a print copy for years, that I read again every year or so. Had to get the audio book when I saw it. The performance was outstanding.

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Well written, well narrated, and great performance

Thanks Felix, this has been one of the greatest audiobooks that I have ever listened to.

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Great book.

I really loved this book; so much so that I plan in listening to it again.

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Good entertaining audiobook

Good entertaining book with real cases and meet from author's life. Maybe I will listen one more in the future. If you interested in my business check USB sensors at http://electromake.pl

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loved it! but trying to get used to this audiobook

i loved it! but im still trying to get used to this audible user interface,

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Awesome Book

Its an awesome book, ive read it for the second time, and as my company i will keep on reading it

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Love this book!

This books shares the anti-mainstream advice on getting rich. This is book is not your “believe and you will get rich” book.

This book is not for those who wants to get rich but at the same time become a saint although it is possible but the chances are you wont.

How many saint do you know that are extremely rich? i thought so..

Take notes ! it has very very good points

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tan bueno como Maxim

hacerte rico, es difícil, pero él te enseña como 😉, valdrá la pena hacerlo, eso es lo que te expone también, pero sí te interesa ganar $$$$, leé el libro.

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  • Robin
  • 07-23-14

A personal insight into the pursuit of wealth

This is a personal opinion on how the author, publishing mogul Felix Dennis made his money (approx £750m at the time of his death in 2014).

There are some interesting anecdotes and in truth some sound advice about certain topics but like many of these books. The author focusses on the overall creation of wealth and for many people, getting from £20m to £100m of wealth is not as interesting as making that first few million.

Generally this is a good listen (although the musical interludes between chapters is a little odd) but don't expect too much from this more than a story of how the author did it and at times you may be left feeling a little patronised. It is worth a listen though and I will at some point probably give it a second listen to pick up on the gems hidden amongst the prose!

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  • DJ
  • 01-13-20

How to get frustrated

Not sure why there is a need for a third party narrator on here when Felix narrates his other titles. There is also no need for pointless, and frankly annoying, snippets of classical music into the mix.

I bought this as have owned the book a few years but have never got the chance to read it. Whilst the content is good I will have to read the rest as I can't take anymore of the narrator and music on this Audible version!

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  • Dilraj R.
  • 10-13-19

Full of laughs and truths

I disagree with many things Felix has to say but he’s bought me around to his way of thinking on many others. Wise words of wisdom and you can’t help but laugh in every chapter.

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  • Ash F.
  • 01-09-20

Absolutely fantastic

Timeless. I love this book so much - definitely recommend. MJ De Marco brought up Felix Dennis a few times in his books so I had to give this a go, and you should to

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  • Jon P
  • 04-26-19

A barrel of laughs, and lots of wisdom

well read, informative and motivational, although the author probably won't like that last bit.

one of the best performances for an audio book, and brilliant examples from Dennis's life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-26-18

Truly Entertaining while educational

loved it....excellent delivery in true British style....very entertaining....made me laugh out a few times....great lessons learnt from an experienced Business man....brilliant...and the music....wish more books we read in style like this one...well worth a lsten....you will not be dissappointed.

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  • Tomas
  • 02-21-20

Just wonderful

Well written and enjoyable to listen to.

Need I say more.

Just enjoy.

Two words

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  • Jamie McGarry
  • 02-16-20

The original "anti self-help"

This is really something special, both content and performance (the latter being beautifully dry and arch). The experience is something like going to dinner with Mr Dennis and, after a few glasses of wine, he holds forth (in no particular order) on business, the pursuit of wealth, and its incompatibility with the pursuit of happiness. I finished the book reassured that I was quite content to never be rich... peace of mind that is worth the book's cost by itself.

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  • Chantal
  • 02-08-20

Great!

I really enjoyed the blunt truths and reality in this book, the author's sense of humour shine through the dark facts.

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  • Kieran G
  • 11-08-18

One of the few I finished

Great audio book, lots of personality in the narration - and a must read or listen for anyone seeking real wealth

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  • Justin
  • 07-14-15

An awakening, the hard truth of "How to get rich"

I would love to hear more from felix, his writing style give the hard truth of success with a hint of humour. A great listen will definitely re-listen

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  • Scotty
  • 10-05-19

Excellent

Humorous and entertaining yet insightful and full of wisdom. A fantastic book that I’m definitely going to be reading again

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  • ross
  • 12-13-18

Funny and brutally honest.

Dennis provides many pearls of wisdom for the prospective rich, but does not glorify the pursuit or riches!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-28-18

Funny, entertaining, insightful, controversial

I reckon I nodded in agreement to 90% of it, vigorously shook in disagreement to the remainder. Entertained through the entirety and will apply lots to my life.

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  • Dean
  • 04-05-18

Loved it!!!

Will definitely read it again at some stage, funny, witty at times arrogant, but a great read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-15-18

Yes

Just Yes! Read and listen, then repeat the above many times over. Then repeat as above.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-14-17

One of those re-read's, its too good not to

By far the most realistic book in this category that I've ever read. If your looking for a feel good book with no real substance this is not the book for you but read it anyway.
Also the narrator did an excellent job, fits perfectly

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  • David
  • 05-09-17

Fantastic book. Great man.

A great man. A great life. A great story. Humbling and inspiring. Powerful and tactful yet down to earth.

Felix - you are an inspiration. Thank you.

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  • Lloyd
  • 12-16-16

straight to the point

Very Interesting and worth listening to again.
I recommend it for anyone who wants to grow their company.

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  • Michael Miller
  • 06-25-16

The truth

Witty, insightful, brutally honest and brilliantly narrated. This is what you need to read before deciding whether or not you want to be rich