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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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    antonio 05-04-15
    antonio 05-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A fantastic audiobook"

    Not only did I learn a great deal, it's presentation style had me looking forward to the next time I could turn this book on.

    For a book on budgeting, it was extremely relatable to people with just pennies or to people with hundreds of thousands

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    ASHLEY 04-10-15
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    "Corner Stone of wealth building"

    The principals taught in this book are still being taught by countless financial gurus today. This is a must read.

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    teerav 03-07-15
    teerav 03-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A story of compounding interest"

    Solid story with some basic lessons that all should learn. Working hard and taking pride in the work done should be taught from an early age.

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    eddieharperjr 02-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "simple to understand "

    If work is your best friend this book is for you. This book is straight to the point. Enjoy

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    Antonio Perez 01-05-15
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    "Outstanding book!!!"

    I would recommend this book to anyone. Whether you would like to earn more, save more, or just to learn better practices when it comes to finance.

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    Caleb Greenwood, IN, United States 06-18-14
    Caleb Greenwood, IN, United States 06-18-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Fundamentals to wealth building book."
    What did you love best about The Richest Man in Babylon?

    It's unique story telling approach


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Richest Man in Babylon?

    When they talk about the investing in a brick layer who's selling non-brick ideas versus the bronze maker needing bronze


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The part concerning saving 10%


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    LosBaz 06-03-14
    LosBaz 06-03-14
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    "Entertaining stories, simple lessons"
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    I enjoyed this book as an introduction to laying the foundation for building wealth for the future. I've use most of these methods already, but it was a great refresher. The reason this book is 3 stars for me is because I didn't learn much new material and it repeated itself a bunch. I would recommend these principles for someone starting out fresh from school though.

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    Sean Commerce Township, MI, United States 07-25-13
    Sean Commerce Township, MI, United States 07-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book with great advice!"
    What other book might you compare The Richest Man in Babylon to and why?

    Investing in Gold and Silver by Mike Maloney because they both give great investing advice.


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

    Nope.


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

    Ha yes it was. His stories are very interesting and very relevant. It is a great way to learn. I always found myself wanting to hear how the stories ended.


    Any additional comments?

    It is very good investing advice. The people who follow the book's advice will do very well financially.

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    Amabel 05-26-13
    Amabel 05-26-13
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    "My favorite Persoonal Finance Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love this book. I also love the way it is read. <br/><br/>This is my all time favorite personal finance book as it guides you using stories that are engaging and that address obvious questions most of us wonder about.


    What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

    His voice is perfect for the story and I loved the way he represents the different personalities in the book.


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

    All the principles especially putting aside at least 10% of all you earn, making arrangements to pay off debt, having insurance, investing.<br/><br/>I like the way the book says, your 'gold' is an army working for you. Makes me ask myself how hard my money is working and if I have to look for ways for it to work harder.


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    Dusty 05-15-13
    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.<br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>Everyone can benefit from the information in this book. Read it, read it again, then make your children read it.

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