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The unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, read by the author himself.

The astonishing and riveting tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, How to Get Filthy Rich in Asia steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by youths all over 'rising Asia'. It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on the most fluid and increasingly scarce of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises alongside his, their paths crossing and recrossing in a love affair sparked and snuffed out again by the forces that careen their fates along. The hero of the story could be any one of us, hungry for a different life. And ours too could be the fate that awaits him....

Fast paced, vivid and emotionally absorbing, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change.

'This book is a self-help book. Its objective, as it says on the cover, is to show you how to get filthy rich in rising Asia. And to do that it has to find you, huddled, shivering, on the packed earth under your mother's cot one cold dewy morning....'

©2013 Mohsin Hamid (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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short novel that takes a life time

if I was going to cry from a book, this would be the one. recommend.

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Different and impressive

Don’t judge just listen. A great recent history lesson on Pakistan and the subcontinent. Why fifteen words.

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Why misleading title?

I listen a lot of business related books. I thought this would be another one with practical tips. I rarely give bad reviews but this one is the worst.

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  • M J Livingston
  • 25-08-2017

Title misleading

Disappointed by the contents. Wasn't expecting a self help book. Avoid if you looking for fundamentals of asia

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  • 08-08-2020

Deep.

Captures a lifetime in a few, short hours. recommended to anyone who likes to think meaningfully about life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-04-2020

I don’t get moved by much...

...but this book and Mohsin’s performance stirred me to a well of emotion today. I never expected to be enraptured by a read (listen) in the way that this book captivated me.

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  • Tam
  • 28-02-2020

Brilliant 👍🏽

I really enjoyed this book it wasn’t what I thought it would be but I’m glad it wasn’t. A story hidden in a self help book that shares a message that is more felt than understood. Short not that sweet but brilliantly written and read. 😉

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  • 15-07-2019

Story of a lifetime.

I liked the story. The word where well writen and a simple compelling storyline. ;)

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  • FullMoon
  • 14-03-2017

Surprisingly tender

This is an unusual novel, written in the second person in the guise of a self help book. Though the structure is initially alienating, the story breaks through its constraints to become something heartfelt, tender and true.

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