• The Richest Man in Babylon

  • By: George S. Clason
  • Narrated by: Michael Rowe
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (2,900 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Beloved by millions, this timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish. This is the book that reveals the secret to personal wealth.

Countless readers have been helped by the famous "Babylonian parables," hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. In language as simple as that found in the Bible, these fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys. Acclaimed as a modern-day classic, this celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of - and a solution to - your personal financial problems that will guide you through a lifetime. This is the book that holds the secrets to keeping your money - and making more.

©2019 George S. Clason (P)2019 Page2Page

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narrator is terrible, go w/ the one on YouTube.

YouTube has the whole book with a much better reader and it's free. this dudes reading is so bad this book isnt worth the 2 bucks I paid for it.

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WTF?!

Great performance!! Quite possibly the best Stephen Hawking impression I've ever heard - this narrator has a gift!!

I had to stop the book after 6 seconds, it was completely unbearable...

Seriously, WTF?

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Great Story, HORRIBLE NARRATOR

This story is a classic but the narrator is one of the worst i have ever heard! Does no justice to this timeless book.

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Horrible to listen to.

I wish I would have listened to the sample preview. I would have never downloaded this version. It sounds like a robot reading text. No emotion or emphasis in the narrators performance. I’m zoning out while I listen because his voice is so bland.

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Oh my... could not listen anymore

I'm sorry, but I had to buy another copy of this from a different narrator. At first I thought something was wrong with my app, or maybe it was a computer generated speech. The content is good, but I could not survive listening to the rest of the book this way.

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Great

Everyone that wants financial prosperity should listen and do as it says. Just a Great Story from beginning to end

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This is the most boring version ever

The content of this book is awesome, the story teaches great things. The performance is TERRIBLE! While listening to this version, the voice actor does not differentiate between two different people talking, or whether it’s a new paragraph or topic or anything. It all sounds like a run on sentence and it’s monotone. I got lost all the time because of these things, could tell what was happening most of the time.

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A good read but very complex

It takes a while to understand the old English words in the book but once you the reader adapt to the verbiage it’s a good read.

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Very offputting performance. Very good story.

The voice is awful. It's a beautiful story, but read in a passionless manner. Couldn't/didn't finish.

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Great book poor narrator

This book is soooo good but it sounds like it was read by a computer. No pauses, no voice inflection and where there is dialog between two characters, you can hardly tell where one begins and ends. I highly recommend this book….but do yourself a favor and choose one with a different narrator.

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  • Chris Cheshire
  • 10-15-19

Good stories and lessons but horrible narration

The narrator sounds like a robot with weird intonation and just generally difficult to listen to.
He sounds like the guy reading his playscript in the purge episode of Rick and Morty.

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  • Yekaterina Vikhlyayeva
  • 07-11-20

good book

the book has great ideas and provide insights and tips which are applicable nowdays as well. would recommend to listen. a bit challenging to concentrate on listening due to narrator

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  • rainstep
  • 08-10-22

Love it

I listen to it again and again, informative and yet makes me feel like I'm in a story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-22

Bought the wrong version refund or trade possible?

I disliked the voice and tone I download for the version that is on YouTube

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  • curtis mclardie
  • 02-15-22

Richest man in Babylon

Great stories on financial world gonna give this to my teens to read and review

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  • Tanino A.
  • 10-10-21

Is the reader a Bot?

Do not buy without listening to a sample first!

I could not endure the flat pronunciation and complete neglect for punctuation for the reader. Not even at the end of a paragraph or chapter he would make a pause. I am questioning the reader is a bot, indeed.

I could not appreciate a single minute of this book, and I will ask for a refund right away so to try a different narrator.

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  • Nick
  • 09-29-20

Read by a bot

Sorry but was a chore to get through. Was a cheap purchase so did not swap out.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-28-20

An interesting story with sound financial advice

A selection of short stories from the perspective of people in Ancient Babylon.
Each with a financial lesson that is as relevant today as it was 5000 years ago.

For me, this particular audio book was a trial to listen to, as a combination of the language used (old English) and the speed of which the narrator speaks. This may just be me, but I thought I should mention it,

Fun stories, and great, basic financial advice for those seeking.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-01-20

The only financial philosophy you need

The book is filled with gems, from chapter 4 onwards it really starts to show it's wisdom and timelessness. The ideas this book puts forward held true in Babylon and will hold true forever.

It's the simple, massively powerful philosophy's for finances that I have used since owning the book and will continue to use.

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  • NR
  • 02-09-20

really good book

was easy to follow and good content. I'll definitely apply what I learned. great read.

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  • the art of learning
  • 02-14-20

let down by narrator

Didn't even get the to 60 minute make. His voice is like one long drooooone. Don't buy this audio version. he killed the store .

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  • James Pizzey
  • 09-07-19

Worst. Narrator. Ever.

Worst. Narrator. Ever.
Only managed one chapter before turning it off.
Can’t recommend this book at all.