The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable about Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny by Robin Sharma, Audiobook (Cassette) | Barnes & Noble
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (2 Cassettes)

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (2 Cassettes)

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by Robin Sharma, Robin S. Sharma
     
 

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Seeking the secrets of true happiness, a workaholic undertakes an extraordinary odyssey that leads him to an ancient culture of Himalayan sages. Abridged.

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Seeking the secrets of true happiness, a workaholic undertakes an extraordinary odyssey that leads him to an ancient culture of Himalayan sages. Abridged.

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ISBN-13:
9780694520503
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Edition description:
Abridged, 2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.53(w) x 7.05(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Robin Sharma is the CEO of Sharma Leadership International, a global training and coaching services firm. Rated as the #2 leadership guru in the world by leadershipgurus.net, he is the author of ten books, including five #1 bestsellers that have been published in more than forty countries. Robin is a highly sought after speaker and leadership advisor to organizations like Microsoft, GE, IBM, FedEx, Nike, BP, and Yale University. For more information, visit robinsharma.com.

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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable about Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Robin Sharma has, clearlyh made a fortune from a 'self help' book which porports to answer life's key questions. That is very noble, but the major flaw of this 'tale' is that it reads like a fairy tale and treats the reader either as a dumb adult or an uncomprehending child. The dialogues are laughable; the 'insights' are patently obvious. The stories are clearly the figment of his (rather limited) imagination. The said Julian Mantle (a fictitious character, totally made up; entirely predictable and cliche'd) trots off to the Himalayas in pursuit of the sages of Sivana in a secret place. Really...in the age of google map where every path and river and road and cycleway is chartered. Still, off he goes and, what do you know, he succeeds where no other mortal succeeds: by pure chance he meets a Yogi who 'just happens to be ambling' miles away from this paradisical Sivana. Does the author really think it's plausable? I certainly didn't. I like the idea of introspection; I like the idea of stock-taking. I also like the idea of mentoring. But all this put together in a modern-day fairy tale produces as a most bizarre narrative that fits neither children nor adults. And while we're on narration, the language which Robin Sharma employs is nothing short of gooey molass wrappted up in schmult . His description of the Sivanan village and its in habitants is truly remarkable for its unimaginative use of language and hackneyed metaphors. The improbability of the situations remind me of, pardon the shallow comparison, a cheap porn movie; each scene totally contrived and predictable. Still, I hope he does something good with all the money and heat that this book has generated.
Dee-Pit More than 1 year ago
The author unsuccessfully tried turning a self-help book into a novel. I kept waiting to either learn something new or become intrigued and neither happened throughout the whole book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother stumbled across this book and urged me to read it. I was skeptical at first but I have read the book 4 times from to back and every day I go back to my markings. The book is so uplifting. It has changed my life. It has changed the way I think and brought me to a happier place in life. I would highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was worth reading especially if you are looking for something in your life, it really helps you evaluate your life and makes you think about what you really want to do in life. The only reason why I gave it 4 stars is because it had very similar beliefs as many Buddhists books and some of it seemed a little redundant, but the story and overall meaning was very helpful.
DoranneLongPTMS More than 1 year ago
A delightful, easy-to-read book, packed with life-giving wisdom. As it was published in 1997, and because I am in the second half of my life, I feel I am already living much of the wisdom shared. But, as wisdom is timeless, it still worth the read, and the reminder.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read!
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Just an all around good msg about life and how we should open our hearts and really begin to live it!!! If your in a spiritual, or creative funk its a MUST read
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If you need something to inspire you to get going and improve your life, this is definitely the book. I finished the book last night and woke up feeling happy and motivated to make the day a positive one. The author gives easy to follow suggestions for improving your outlook and overall life. Must read!
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bookwormluvs2read More than 1 year ago
Robin Sharma's The monk who sold his Ferrari has a unique title but is worth the read. The story tells of a worn out, over weight attorney who after suffering a heart attack disappears in order to find himself. when he reappears he is the picture of excellent health and has discovered truth to his own happiness. He recounts his journey in a way that takes you back to your child like self. He outlines several age old and spiritual truths along with a wealth of wisdom (physical, emotional) in order to discover how to put passion back into a busy hectic life that can often be filled with discontentment and stress. The best part is how the story unfolds like an onion as he builds your excitement one truth at a time. I definitely recommend this to anyone who is in search of a more fulfilled life and wants to know what their purpose on earth should be. Sharma has a wonderful way with words.
Mark212 More than 1 year ago
The story is the awakening of a somewhat egotistical, stressed-out attorney who chooses to change and live a full life, mentally, physically and emotionally rather than a life of stress and selfish pursuits. Powerful but simple ideas on always improving yourself and making today better than yesterday. I recommend this book followed up by Sharma's new book, "A Leader Who has No Title."
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L_Lamhfada More than 1 year ago
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari was a major inspiration. I recommend keeping a notebook and pen by your side everytime you pick up the book. I took pages and pages of notes, quotes, and concepts from the wisdom given here. I gave my book to a friends and will definitely purchase more as gifts to give to others, and hopefully they can pass those on as well. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari will open your eyes to the opportunities we already have that may be over-looked or neglected. We have much more time than we believe if one is able to develop an awareness of it. Buy the book, cultivate it wisdom, and pass on the knowledge! - Howard Cramptom, Jr.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari' starts off dramatically with a powerful scene where the protagonist experiences a heart attack in a court battle. He soon realizes that his pace as a lawyer is creating stress that may contribute to his early death if he doesn't change his direction in life. This wake up call takes him on a spiritual journey to India where he meets three teachers who each impart an important lesson to him. He soon realizes the meaning of life outside his materialistic goals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up on a whim and couldn't put it down...it is so inspiring! Everyone should read this book, it's message is outstanding. It is one that I will read over and over again truly one of my favorite books.