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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
4.5 out of 5 stars (86 ratings)
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Publisher's 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

Critic Reviews

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

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Gawd.. please make it stop!

A friend recommended this book so I was originally looking forward to listening to it. But early on I began to doubt its authenticity. There's a point where Julian Mantle, whose 53 year old body has just had a massive heart attack, and performs like he's in his 70s, scales the Himalayan mountains by himself, despite the fact that the author has just explained that most fitter, more amply prepared climbers die doing so. And then, after just 7 days of searching, Mantle stumbles across a secret clan of monks who give him the secret of life. At this point I googled Julian Mantle and discovered he doesn't exist. From that point on the remainder of the book sounded ridiculous. I had to stop listening, it was just pissing me off.

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alright but full of cliches

was alright but I found the story was packed with too many cliches. my main gripe
1) doing what you're passionate about is BS. the market doesn't give a shit what you're passionate about - focus on others and solving problems - not on your own selfish passions.
2)you need a certain level of financial stability to be at peace. find me a happy person living in poverty that lives in a westernised country... no amount of mental gymnastics or meditation will make those with bad cash flow happy.

there were some decent points but I found the story and character development lacking.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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WOW!!

JUST WOW!! read it and then read it again, understand it and then apply it!

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A great story of personal development

A great story of personal development with a quirky memorable tale to help you remember it

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will ready again

will ready it again for sure!

so much wisdom in only a few hours .

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A fable with more truth than most text books.

Gentle Australian accent made it feel very genuine and easy to listen to. I got through it in 3 days and have been sleeping amazingly after adopting some of the positive thinking ideas and meditating before bed.

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Super ultra spiritual

Robin Sharma's podcasts have inspired me so I am disappointed to say that I did not enjoy this book. It lacks evidence to support its claims and operates on the premise that because a technique is ancient or comes from a valley in the Himalayas that it is beyond refute. Having said this I do think there is value to be extracted with the right mindset.

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Great Book.

Great narration. Very clear to hear. I have read hardcopy of this book in hindi language also.

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brilliant message

this book offers an important message that almost everyone needs to hear. Only rated 4 stars because it is a little repetitive at times. otherwise, flawless :)

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Loved it.

listening to it again and have passed it on already. basic but profound. life changing.

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  • W.A. Preston III
  • 27-08-2017

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!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Richard Zepeda
  • 18-09-2017

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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Paul Poissenot
  • 10-08-2017

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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  • Michael P
  • 12-07-2017

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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  • JC
  • 23-06-2017

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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  • jonathan louback
  • 08-09-2017

Changed my life

I can't describe how much I love is this book. I would highly recommend !!!

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  • hamazasb
  • 07-09-2017

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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  • Sid Edwards
  • 12-01-2019

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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  • Giselle
  • 02-01-2019

An Awakening because of Robin Sharma

I have been on a 10 day journey! It started with the 5 Am Club and sent the book out to several people and. Started this book to continue my ritual in the morning of working out with his book! This one has given me LIFE on top of my Clarity attained from the 5 Am Club book! Beautiful story! Be ready to write notes and implement them immediately! Only if you want to life a magical life of happiness and purpose!

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  • marwan Husseini
  • 02-01-2019

Extremely helpful

amazingly revealing to the value of the present we live in and how we can master our mind with discipline and will power while respecting time and serving others

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  • Shayla Rei Shelton
  • 09-06-2018

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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  • MattyS
  • 20-05-2018

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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  • Johanna Harris
  • 27-03-2018

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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  • Joanne McLaughlin
  • 07-03-2018

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-02-2018

awesome book

must read for everyone who is on the path of spiritual health...narrator was great indeed

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  • M. Gulamhusein
  • 16-05-2018

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-02-2018

superb and truly inspiring

fantastic throughout I'd rate it over 5 stars if I could, very adictive book I've listened twice now il be going through it again in case I've missed anything.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-11-2017

Enlightening

I decided to read this book after having it recommended to me by a friend and it did not disappoint!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Sandra Nelms
  • 24-07-2017

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

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Neil Bickerdike
  • 21-04-2018

Excellent

the book for me only really got going from chapter 6 grom then in it was great. will definatly be listening again

6 of 7 people found this review helpful