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Publisher's Summary

Now published in over 70 languages, this number one international best seller gently offers answers to life's biggest questions as well as a practical process to help you create prosperity, vitality, happiness and inner peace.

This is the incredible story of Julian Mantle, a superstar lawyer whose out-of-balance lifestyle leads him to a near-fatal heart attack in a packed courtroom. His collapse brings on a spiritual crisis, forcing him to seek answers to life's most important questions.

Hoping to find happiness and fulfilment, he embarks upon an extraordinary odyssey to an ancient culture, where he discovers a powerful system to release the potential of his mind, body and soul, and learns to live with greater passion, purpose and peace.

Brilliantly blending the timeless spiritual wisdom of the East with the cutting-edge success principles of the West, this truly inspiring tale has shown millions of people around the world how to live with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy.

©1997 Robin Sharma (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A captivating story that teaches as it delights." (Paulo Coelho)

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Exactly what my soul needed! 5 Stars is not enough!

Wow, what can I say other then, this book is exactly what was needed in my life, it awakened my soul, it opened my mind, it taught me so many things about life. I can't wait to master the techniques shared in this book! A must read!

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Very insightful

This book was very insightful and inspiring. I've started practicing some of the advice while reading the book and it only got better and better.

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Boring and trite

Keeps repeating itself. Can't complete it. Just a slog. Just read a lululemon bag and save yourself twenty dollars and 6 hours

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Inspirational

I have started applying methods that I learned into new habits. These new habits have profoundly changed my life in a meaningful way. Deep breathing, eating once a day no processed foods, cold pool 50 degree water 15 min a day and meditation

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great listen to keep your mind right.

highly recommend you give the book a listen. great reader and keeps your mimd on track with life and business.

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  • JC
  • 06-23-17

Loved, loved, loved it!!!!

Best and yummiest book I've read in a while. Definitely the most inspirational!!! Totally worth the credit!!

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Changed my life

I can't describe how much I love is this book. I would highly recommend !!!

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Humphrey with this book.

This amazing Life lesson, this book teaches. And with Humphrey Bowers reading this book he make you feel like you are in the conversation with the characters of the Fable.
Not my first audiobook off Humphrey. But this is first time listening of Robin Shama book and I look forward listening more of he's books.

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loved this book

A reminder of the importance of doing the things you love & spending time with those who really matter. It will help put life into perspective

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Robin Sharma is an Awesome writer

I enjoyed very much The Monk who sold his Ferrari, besides it has great teachings, the book made me feel I was watching one of my favorite movies. Thank you very much

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  • Shayla Rei Shelton
  • 06-09-18

best book I've ever heard

just loved this very insightful and inspiring I now know what I have to do to grow thanks to this book. thank you to all that was involved in sharing this story. love and light to you all

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  • MattyS
  • 05-20-18

In my top 3 audiobooks of 2018.

I am listening to this for self development while walking along my spiritual path. And, I am very thankful a friend recommend it to me. The ‘quotable quotes’ are excellent, as are the reviews of content every so often. I particularly liked the narrator’s delivery in this book. Will listen to it again.

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  • Neil Bickerdike
  • 04-21-18

Excellent

the book for me only really got going from chapter 6 grom then in it was great. will definatly be listening again

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  • Johanna Harris
  • 03-27-18

Brilliant life changing listen

Will be listening to this quite a few times over, very inspiring and will apply the principals to my life. Thank you very much!! Ten out of ten!!

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  • Joanne McLaughlin
  • 03-07-18

A great perspective to listen to and adopt

loved listening to this book even more than The Secret. a great perspective to adopt in life. something to listen to every year or two I reckon to reinforce the positive, simple messages

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-23-18

awesome book

must read for everyone who is on the path of spiritual health...narrator was great indeed

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-16-18

superb and truly inspiring

fantastic throughout I'd rate it over 5 stars if I could, very adictive book I've listened twice now il be going through it again in case I've missed anything.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-13-17

Enlightening

I decided to read this book after having it recommended to me by a friend and it did not disappoint!

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  • Sandra Nelms
  • 07-24-17

Storytelling with real meaning

This is one of my favourite personal development books.

The story is simple believable and profound.

The author's website is a valuable resource to put into practice the lessons learned.

A real soul searching deep listen. Highly recommended x

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  • M. Gulamhusein
  • 05-16-18

must read

brilliant book. really puts the life we leading into context. inspiring and motivating towards changing the flawed life we leading

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  • Allan
  • 03-20-18

alright but full of cliches

was alright but I found the story was packed with too many cliches. my main gripe
1) doing what you're passionate about is BS. the market doesn't give a shit what you're passionate about - focus on others and solving problems - not on your own selfish passions.
2)you need a certain level of financial stability to be at peace. find me a happy person living in poverty that lives in a westernised country... no amount of mental gymnastics or meditation will make those with bad cash flow happy.

there were some decent points but I found the story and character development lacking.

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  • Loremante
  • 08-01-18

will ready again

will ready it again for sure!

so much wisdom in only a few hours .

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  • elena collins
  • 07-20-18

Gawd.. please make it stop!

A friend recommended this book so I was originally looking forward to listening to it. But early on I began to doubt its authenticity. There's a point where Julian Mantle, whose 53 year old body has just had a massive heart attack, and performs like he's in his 70s, scales the Himalayan mountains by himself, despite the fact that the author has just explained that most fitter, more amply prepared climbers die doing so. And then, after just 7 days of searching, Mantle stumbles across a secret clan of monks who give him the secret of life. At this point I googled Julian Mantle and discovered he doesn't exist. From that point on the remainder of the book sounded ridiculous. I had to stop listening, it was just pissing me off.

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  • James
  • 06-28-18

A fable with more truth than most text books.

Gentle Australian accent made it feel very genuine and easy to listen to. I got through it in 3 days and have been sleeping amazingly after adopting some of the positive thinking ideas and meditating before bed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-23-18

Super ultra spiritual

Robin Sharma's podcasts have inspired me so I am disappointed to say that I did not enjoy this book. It lacks evidence to support its claims and operates on the premise that because a technique is ancient or comes from a valley in the Himalayas that it is beyond refute. Having said this I do think there is value to be extracted with the right mindset.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-01-18

Great Book.

Great narration. Very clear to hear. I have read hardcopy of this book in hindi language also.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-22-17

brilliant message

this book offers an important message that almost everyone needs to hear. Only rated 4 stars because it is a little repetitive at times. otherwise, flawless :)

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  • anja
  • 11-30-17

Loved it.

listening to it again and have passed it on already. basic but profound. life changing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-25-17

good audio book

good audio book but sometimes it's hard to distinguish which character is speaking as the voice sounds the same for both characters