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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Audiobook

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

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Publisher's Summary

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is an inspiring parable about a lawyer, Julian Mantle, whose out-of-balance life provokes a spiritual crisis. As he journeys to an ancient culture, he gains powerful and practical wisdom. The story offers a step-by-step approach to a life of balance, courage, abundance, and joy.

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.

© and (p)2004 Sharma Leadership International

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    Dzila 03-14-12
    Dzila 03-14-12
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    "Thought it was too cliche"
    What would have made The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari better?

    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.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robin Sharma again?

    Probably not.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    It voided me of patience. The events and the discussions were very predictable, nothing new and engaging.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Will Coetsee 08-28-09
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    "Much hype for rehashed ideas..."

    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...

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    P 03-05-12
    P 03-05-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Not worth the time and money"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Try some of the free stuff of Robin Sharma which is quite good, but this really was not worth the time.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Robin Sharma?

    Yes, some of his stuff is good. There is a free audio book on audible which I highly recommend.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari?

    The part about the monk who sold his Ferrari.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 09-14-07
    Daniel 09-14-07 Member Since 2010
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    "A MUST READ!"

    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.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin United States 01-12-11
    Kevin United States 01-12-11 Member Since 2013
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    "An utter disappointment"

    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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    marcusengstrom 09-01-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Not all it cracked up to be"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ben 10-08-10
    Ben 10-08-10
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    "An early work that doesn't show Robin's full value"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-15-08 Listener Since 2005
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    "Guide to better life"

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robert I Scheinman 07-08-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Reworked ideas wrapped in a poor story"

    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.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    nate norwood 07-29-17
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    "Very Enlightening!! Life Changing!! and inspiring."

    As I searched the pages of my own life while allowing this wonderful story to speak to my heart, I found myself rearranging my priorities in an instance, with total excitement!!
    Thanks for sharing this message!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Therese
    Co. KildareIreland
    8/13/10
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    "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'.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • penelope
    5/12/15
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    "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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. P. Spooner
    Sheffield, UK
    7/3/14
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    "Great all round concepts"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, very much so


    Would you recommend The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Robin Sharma?

    He was fine !


    Did The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari inspire you to do anything?

    Count blessings, slow down. Appreciate surroundings/achievements and family. Live in the moment more


    Any additional comments?

    No

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lynne
    Fleet, United Kingdom
    9/8/13
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    "For a quick life make over, it’s a must!"
    What did you like most about The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari?

    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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lisiane
    LondonUnited Kingdom
    2/16/11
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    "Not even worth one credit."

    I have to agree with the 2 reviewers. It doesn't deserve not even one star. The book is very shallow and the author makes unfunny silly jokes. I really wanted this book to be over.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/20/17
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    "Everyone should read/ listen to this!!!"
    Where does The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I will listen to this again & agin! <br/>Short, sweet & concise- it hits the spot but has amazing pearls of eissom. <br/>In fact I think as only 3 hours long you could listen once a month & it would be a marker as to how far you've grown. <br/>Nicole Garnier.,


    Which character – as performed by Robin Sharma – was your favourite?

    No. Comparison but I read a lot of self growth/ self development . I trained with Marisa Peer have done Workshops & read Tony Robbins, Paul McKenna & Richard Bandler, I subscribe to ins alley & have read code off the extraordinary life. .. <br/>listened to Buddhist Noot Camp & many more.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened in one sitting on a Saturday afternoon .


    Any additional comments?

    Fabulous! Great! I'm recommending it to all my friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Petra Kocourkova
    4/19/17
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    "food for thought "

    great story with lots of wisdom, food for thought , advice which I will apply in my daily life. loved it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vidmantas
    10/27/16
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    "Whish it could be unabridged"

    Interesting story, but it was to short to get in to it deep enough. However, there are many good points to change a view to your life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shaun
    9/30/16
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    "A guide to a fulfilled lifestyle."

    Though this title lacked a great story the book does give a fantastic guide to hacking your life to achieve a fuller, rewarding life.

    more of a to do list than story of revelation but it also rids much of the mumbo jumbo found on other self help titles and gives a succinct overview of many of their key points

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elsie Igbinadolor
    9/13/16
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    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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