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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

A Spiritual Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny
Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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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

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

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Audio equivalent of 'The Secret'

Visualise, Set Goals, Be Disciplined, Set a Timeframe ..... basic advice, but wrapped in a ridiculous story line peppered with wild and inaccurate assertions so that you can become a 'fully actualised person'.

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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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Disappointing

From the reviews I was hopeful this may be a good follow on from Eckhart Tolles “ the power of Now” and “ A New Earth”How wrong I was. If this is you first book on spiritual development then you may find it enlightening . I’m afraid I found completely unconvincing and badly written.

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Absolute drivel

Narrator ok but the story is contrived tripe to prolong a blurred message which would be better summarised in a few lines. Absolute waste of time.

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Drivel

This is dreadful. I am not going to manage past chapter 4 - I've had it. This book is a tired old rehash of every basic, pseudo-Buddhist, 'The Secret' - type enlightenment manual ever written but with no new insights, no revellations, not even a new way of telling the same old story...in fact it assumes the reader has absolutely no knowledge of anything vaguely related to it and treats the subject as if it's something completely new, divulged only in this book.
The supposed meeting with a 'secret' clan of holy sages in Nepal who hold all the answers to life and are just waiting for some random traveller to find them so that they can immediately impart their sacred knowledge (in English, naturally) is cringingly painful.
I can only assume it's been written for children. It makes Harry Potter sound like Dickens.
Seriously, give us a break. Anyone buying such a book is unlikely to be a complete moron?
I tried just having this on in the background while getting on with other things in the hope it might have a redeeming feature. Sadly not.

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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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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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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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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

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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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  • Sid Edwards
  • 12-01-19

Honestly... it's ok...

It has some interesting concepts that I would say serve more as reminders than new concepts.

The story doesn't really offer anything new either. The dialog between the main characters is almost laughable at times because it feels like the author is trying to hard to make the monk sound sage but it comes off as a little tacky.

3 stars because there were some interesting take-aways but unfortunately nothing new. I felt like I've heard different versions of this story hundreds of times. Unhappy rich man goes on a spiritual journey to seek enlightenment, discovers he had it within him the whole time if only he had changed his perspective, goes on to share the knowledge. Which I think is a good story but I felt like this book was very surface level in it's delivery.

Entertaining at times but not something that I would strongly recommend.

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  • Paul Poissenot
  • 10-08-17

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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  • W.A. Preston III
  • 27-08-17

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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  • Michael P
  • 12-07-17

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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  • Richard Zepeda
  • 18-09-17

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-08-19

Some good points...but

I didnt learn anything that I didnt already know and it appears to me that the author was repeating himself over and over again. I try very hard to give a book a chance and I did make it through the book , however it was tedious. I also enjoy listening to my audiobooks on faster speeds and I could not enjoy the performance of this book. The speaker's accent was distracting to me. no matter what speed I adjusted it to. Sorry just not my cup of tea but maybe you will have a better experience from it than I did.

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  • RNH
  • 26-03-19

Phenomenal

Reviewing this book in words is a disservice. The truth contained in this book could be studied for a lifetime with limitless expansion.

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  • Austin
  • 15-03-19

Fantastic listen! Great lessons and great narrator

A classic book filled with great insight in a way that captivates your attention throughout the novel and leaves the lessons in a short fable that is easy to remember. Definitely a must listen and loved the narrator.

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  • hamazasb
  • 07-09-17

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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  • JC
  • 23-06-17

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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