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The 5AM Club

Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life.
Narrated by: Adam Verner
Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
4 out of 5 stars (167 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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Better story lines in porn

Wow, this book needs to be 1 page! Wake up a 5am and spend the first hour of the day exercising, meditating and learning. Done! Instead, the author decides to create the most 2 dimensional characters ever dreamt up and created the most boring love story man has ever known. Its actually wild that a publisher gave this the green light. This is just a pithy story line buffed up with hundreds of quotes by a very condescending narrator. I am getting a refund!

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Should had been read by robin Sharma.

Narrator ruined it for me. Couldn’t go past chapter 2. Robin, next time don’t let anyone ruin your work




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  • ej
  • 01-05-2019

Worst Book Ever

The point of this book is totally lost in a badly written clichè love story, with every second sentence being some overused quote.
Also if you do manage to catch the instructions for a better life, apart from getting up at 5am you pretty much need to have no kids, work very little but have lots of cash to follow this guys plan. Here’s a tip: wake up an hour earlier than usual, do a little exercise and self improvement in that time and you’ll feel better!

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Painfully bad dialogue

While the underlying principles of the 5 am Club seem worth learning , their delivery in this book is marred by poorly written dialogue and obscured in a Mills & Boon style fictional tale.

This book is not what I was expecting, it is indeed a fiction novel- a depressed entrepreneur faces death threats and corporate espionage from the investors of the company she started . A stereotypical Blundstone boot wearing artist searches for betterment. They meet by chance at The Spellbinder’s (aka the epic guru life coach behind the 5am club) seminar , where they encounter a derelict homeless man who speaks works of poetic wisdom . In a shocking turn of events the homeless man is secretly a billionaire who whisks them both off to his private island (via his private jet) to teach them the secrets of the 5am club . Needless to say they fall in love and - I’m assuming- discover the meaning of life , overcome all their problems and go onto being extraordinary productive human beings.

I only managed to get a few hours into this audiobook before the cringe worthy dialogue became intolerable. I wanted to keep going because the principles glimpsed through the verbose plot resonated with me but I couldn’t. The plot is terrible, fanciful and completely ridiculous. The dialogue spoken reads like it was written by someone who has never heard a conversation before .

I’m so disappointed - I would love to learn the principles of the 5 am club but the only thoughts going though my head where “what the hell am I listening to “ and “ is it over yet ?” .

I like the concept that Robin Sharma uses to deliver his message - the idea of using a fictional story to deliver a what is essentially another self help book is interesting but he fails to deliver.

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Awful sound quality & very strange choice of narrator

Awful sound quality & very strange choice of narrator. Utterly baffling as to why you would choose that narrator. Created a very odd experience that I found extremely unenjoyable. A great shame after being recommended the paper back.

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Couldn’t make it past the style of writing.

I get the message, or rather what I could get of it in the first 7 chapters. I worked hard to enjoy this book. But character narrative style of a guru imparting knowledge just drove me a little nuts. I fully admit I like the direct approach to learning and this felt way too meandering. Every time one of the characters spoke all I could imagine was Ned Flanders from the Simpsons. If you like a ‘story’ to get your message as opposed to case studies then this is likely for you.

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Ok

Good topics and teachings but often too verbose. The audio for the last 5 minutes of the last chapter cuts out. This was very disappointing.

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Exceptional!Excellent!Life-transforming!

I love everything about this book! it's amazingly wonderful!! It's my 21st day of waking up 5am! Just wow!!

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awful

The author has tried to write in the style of Coelho's "The Alchemist", teaching through stories from each of the protagonists. Unfortunately the author can't write and writes for too long, and ends up producing a stream of inane management/self-help proverbs.

The performer was strange, I ended up speeding him up to 150% to make him sound like a normal person.

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unsure yet

was hoping those stories at the start would get to the point. i ended up realising that after chapter 4 this is how the whole book is. Very childish and hard to get the facts out of what is being taught.

for that reason one would have to listen to it x2 over to understand and get the real meaning.

i will give the book my full commitment and make sure i listen to it intently.

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  • Arman Khoshghalb
  • 17-12-2018

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
  • 19-01-2019

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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  • 匿名
  • 17-01-2019

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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  • Vinicius Siqueira
  • 15-07-2019

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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  • 匿名
  • 11-07-2019

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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  • 匿名
  • 27-06-2019

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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  • 14-06-2019

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
  • 14-06-2019

Amazing

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

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  • Shlomit Lapid
  • 06-06-2019

worst book ever. rediculos story + narration. <br />

worst book ever. rediculos story + narration.
good ideas, but they should have been in a self development book, not a wannabe romance novel.
The childish narration somehow makes it ever worst.

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  • 05-06-2019

Own your morning, elevate your life.

Fantastic story, great insight and a well rounded philosophy which I will strive to apply

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  • mr stephen thompstone
  • 10-12-2018

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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  • Yovanni Teixeira
  • 17-12-2018

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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  • robert Elkins
  • 07-12-2018

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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  • Neil
  • 09-01-2019

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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  • T M Brown
  • 11-12-2018

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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  • Boris
  • 04-01-2019

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-12-2018

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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  • 匿名
  • 18-07-2019

Unique way of story telling, important message

A well written and interesting book that can inspire and help with perspective. An excellent reading investment.

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  • Al
  • 01-07-2019

Worst book I've ever read

complete waste of time and devoid of practical advice. Save yourself time and money and just set an alarm for 5am.

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  • Yongo
  • 28-06-2019

Great message!

Some incredibly powerful and practical messages contained in this book.

I found the story, however, to be somewhat silly. At points it became annoying. In some respects I think the narrative of the story was unnecessary to deliver the heart of the message and the key learnings. The love story that unfolded was bland and unengaging... in fact it became annoying at times.

The performance was very good.

The message and key learnings were great! Some wonderful insights into how to upgrade my life! I'm inspired by the message.

As a direct result of the message in this book I've now completed two weeks of 5am surfacing. I'm accomplishing more in my day as a result.

This book is worth purchasing for the message alone. You can power through the story to get to the core of what the book is about... totally worth doing.