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The 5AM Club

Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life.
Narrated by: Adam Verner
Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
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Summary

Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5AM Club concept over 20 years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximise their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity.

Now, in this life-changing audiobook, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four-year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness and feelings of aliveness.

Through an enchanting - and often amusing - story about two struggling strangers who meet an eccentric tycoon who becomes their secret mentor, The 5am Club will walk you through:

  • How great geniuses, business titans and the world’s wisest people start their mornings to produce astonishing achievements.
  • A little-known formula you can use instantly to wake up early feeling inspired, focused and flooded with a fiery drive to get the most out of each day.
  • A step-by-step method to protect the quietest hours of daybreak so you have time for exercise, self-renewal and personal growth.
  • A neuroscience-based practice proven to help make it easy to rise while most people are sleeping, giving you precious time for yourself to think, express your creativity and begin the day peacefully instead of being rushed. 
  • ‘Insider only’ tactics to defend your gifts, talents and dreams against digital distraction and trivial diversions so you enjoy fortune, influence and a magnificent impact on the world.

Part manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity and part companion for a life lived beautifully, The 5AM Club is a work that will transform your life. Forever.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site. 

©2018 Robin Sharma (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Dreadful narration

I have been looking forward to reading the 5am club since I Pre ordered the book several months ago. I like to also have a audio version of some good books when I am on the go . Very disappointed with the Narators voice, trying to play the parts of the characters. I’ve had to stop listening after 3 chapters as it is honestly so dreadful. I am sure having read several of Robin Sharma books the print copy will be amazing but my opinion is do not bother with the audio. Awful acting voices!

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Very complicated history

Was very hard to understand, there is something wrong with the history and how develops through the book. Sorry but this one a not what I expected. Disappointed

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NOT what you expect, and NOT in a good way

This book seems to be an attempt to mate a self help book with a fictional story. Unfortunately the key points of the self help were completely lost, jumbled up in the dull plot of the story where neither of the characters even have a name, instead identified by their job title. For the first time in over a hundred Audible downloads I feel like I want a refund.

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Get the book instead

As a long time fan of Robin Sharma's work I was expecting a lot from this audio book but was hugely disappointed.
Firstly that the author didn't narrate the book himself, surely after working on the book for four years he would want to personally deliver the message to his audience.
Secondly, I'm used to the storytelling nature of the authors books and enjoyed his other titles but the story here is absolutely ridiculous to the point where I was going to return the title after the first couple of hours. The narration is also awful as the narrator is constantly changes voices to represent the characters which just doesn't work. The characters are so clichéd as well it's embarrassing to listen to the language they use in the story.

There are a few good concepts in the material but a lot of it is repeating the material the author has been sharing on social media for the last few years.

All in all I would say to avoid this audio book and just buy the physical book instead, then you can extract the useful material from it.

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awful fatuous nonsense

couldn't get past chapter 3 of this total drivel. I thought there was a way of sending back. I would like to redeem my credit as I feelbi have been robbed with this one. I would give it negative stars if I could.

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full of superlatives, cheap motivational course

95% of the first couple of hours are filled with words like "legendary, world builder, higher potential, wonderful…" Not one sentence is based on science, it is just like a very cheap motivational speakers course.

Could not get passed those first couple of hours, hope that the narrative changes later in the book. Will be returning this title on Audible for something better.

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LOVED EVERY SECOND!

This has become one of my Top 5 books of all times.
I was already familiar with the 5AC but this has brought it to life with a story that I really enjoyed
(Also Can't find the PDF??😕)

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I expected a different book

I struggled to finish this. I expected a more practical, self help book. but I felt this was more a fiction book with some lessons to take away. the narrator and all the voices made me cringe. it just wasn't for me...

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Great book

storyline was cheesy but principles are simple yet profound and game changing for development seekers

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Great message, back story was too much!

Great message, will definitely be incorporating parts of this into my life. However, the story the writer tried to use to relay the message/teaching was far too much making this book far longer than it needed to be!

not able to find the "enhancements" with the audiobook?

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  • Arman Khoshghalb
  • 17-12-18

Very rich in content, but poor in presentation.

I am a big fan of Robin Sharma and like most of his podcasts. I was looking forward to listening to this book for a while, but I must say that it is not what I expected, at least the presentation is not.
The book is great in terms of contents; it is full of inspiring ideas and great quotes (typical of Robin Sharma), but they are presented through a cheesy story which I found distracting, and at times annoying. It would have been a five-star book, if the contents were delivered in a normal direct way, and read by the author himself.

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  • Estevam
  • 19-01-19

Big change in life after knowing this philosophy

Actually, I first found out Robin Sharma (the author) in his Youtube Channel. I watched at least 10 videos of him talking about leadership and the 5 am club and methods. After some days practicing the 20-20-20 formula, I learned about this book. It was very cool because I started to listen to it while I was in my first pocket 20 from the 20-20-20formula of each day, so it stimulates me more than ever.

The history is good, but the writing is too romanticized and little bit often repetitive. But the overall is great since there are some very good insights craved on it. I would love to have the best points resumed somewhere, where instead of 11h of audio, we would have bonus audio with less than 1 hour. For our luck, there is a PDF where you can download after reading resuming the concepts. I suggest to print it out and write your interpretation of each point from the audiobook.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-01-19

As bad as it gets

I’ll start by saying that The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma is one of my favourite books but don’t waste your time investing in this. The teachings are general good outside of some ridiculous notions like ‘invest in 2 massages a week or prepare to die early’. But you don’t need the book to learn the teachings, there is more than enough information online as Robin has been spouting about this stuff for years. As for the story, it is terrible beyond belief, so corny that it’s a struggle to finish. Some people have complained about the narrator but nobody could save this mishmash of a story, the characters are dreadful, the storyline is so farfetched it is ludicrous, the Entrepreneur ‘twerking’ across a room is a typical example of how cheesy the story is. It is actually idiotic at times, I’m not sure what Robin is aiming for here but its so far off the mark, it is written as a book for children. Only a Robin Sharma fanboy would give this 5 stars.

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  • Brent Grant
  • 24-07-19

How disappointing

Leave story writing to Stephen King and talk straight. The whole story is a distraction from
The message

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-08-19

Why the love story!?!

Obviously he knows what he's talking about, but to put us through HOURS of a lame romantic soap box was NOT cool.. There should be a shortened version for people not interested in story telling.. Wow, that was just TOO long, boring & often cringe worthy..

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  • Vinicius Siqueira
  • 15-07-19

Amazing story

Inspiring story.
Great aspects to transform your life philosophy, the way you see yourself and everybody else.
Aspects for a deep reflection and transformation on a journey of personal growth on different fields of life.
I’ve found very practical and ready to use.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-07-19

A MUST!

Absolutely life changing.

Initially struggled with the narrator, Adam Verner, but then after a few chapters found him to be great!

The book is a bit slow - Sharma drags things out a bit, however, a phenomenal message that came to me at the right time in my life.

I would highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-06-19

Amazing life changing

Thank you! Im so grateful for this book!
Recommended for anyone who is stuck somewhere in their life

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-06-19

Awkward

A strange, theatrical ‘novel’ rather than a useful guide that I understood it to be.
It was like listening to The Archers but with only one narrator doing all the characters.
It was uncomfortably awkward listening...

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  • Tshepo Mathiba
  • 14-06-19

Amazing

This is one of the best books I've read. This is changing my life in a heavy way...