• The Wealthy Barber

  • Everyone’s Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent
  • By: David Chilton
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-17-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (409 ratings)

Regular price: $20.99

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Publisher's Summary

A frequent guest on national TV and radio shows, David Chilton is widely praised for his ability to combine humor and common sense to show people the simplicity of sound financial planning. This updated edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books will help you straighten out the complex twists and turns of personal finance on the road to monetary independence. Chilton shows you how to get rich slowly and steadily - even if your salary is average!

Relying on his fictional assistant, Roy the barber, and healthy dollops of humor, Chilton shows how you can take charge of your money now and achieve future financial freedom. Using an entertaining story to present his plan, Chilton shows you the way to fiscal good fortune, even if your current finances seem like a calamity. L.J. Ganser’s congenial narration highlights Chilton’s affable, readily accessible style.

©1998 David Barr Chilton (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

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A good listen with useful advice

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would. Good story, useful information, and great listening experience.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Wealthy Barber himself. Gave a lot of useful information.

Which character – as performed by L. J. Ganser – was your favorite?

Hard to pick, he did a very good job in my opinion. Looking for more books with him.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Wealthy Barber?

A lot of the financial advice is useful for someone my age.

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It's the American Version

While this book does provide great information and is very practical, I had downloaded it thinking that there was only one version available. Turns out there are two, a Canadian Edition and an American one. I thought there was only a Canadian Edition which confused me at first upon listening to it as he mentioned some very American places and topics. I let it slide at first as I just thought it was part of the Narrative; but as more and more information was given that related only to Americans I started to feel gipped off that all the useful information was slowly becoming useless to me as I am a Canadian.

As I stated previously the book has lost of great and practical information, but only if you live in the US.

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Great information caught in an odd story.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to learn about personal finance, but it wouldn't be the first book I would recommend. The pros are that its principles are realistic and they are taught in story form, like a novel. The main issue with the book is that the writing style is a bit amateurish. The author is overly descriptive and has too many bad jokes. The author seems to have a fear of using the word "said", instead using words like "expressed", "quipped", and "muttered scornfully". He also uses far too many adverbs, something that any basic college english class teaches you not to do.

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mmmm..Amusing

Amusing,that is about all!
The performance is very captivating and very well "dramatized" but nothing much to the content. Most of the data and advise presented will be very well known to you if you have read any , I mean ANY, financial advice book before.

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Finacial wisdom

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you need to get some insight into financial matters in day to day life, read this book.

What does L. J. Ganser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

witty style of the author

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

This generate amusement while listening to the book

Any additional comments?

I would like to recommend this book to anybody who want to become financially stable but clueless about basic financial facts.

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very informative

Very informative and the storyline was a nice touch on a somewhat boring topic. great!

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Mehhh

Not bad financial book for novice. But everything was pretty basic. Not bad. Not great.

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Must listen for EVERYONE

Great introduction to financial planning. Recommended for anyone who needs an intro to it. A++

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Every young person needs this book!

I loved it. Listened to it non stop. I feel our generation is very undereducated in the world of money management and this book explains everything in simple terms. Very highly recommended.

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Entertaining and Practical

The content is excellent. All the advice is entertaining and practical. The narrator does an excellent job in keeping you engaged.

I'll definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to be more financially educated