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The 5AM Club

Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life.
Written by: Robin Sharma
Narrated by: Adam Verner
Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: Self-Development
4.2 out of 5 stars (29 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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Good read though felt at times it was too elongate

Good life lessons to be embibed in daily living. Lite reading & worth listening for sure.

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Truly spellbinding and inspiring. Must Implement.

Miracle and complete book for elevating our lives. Loved the story telling method of sharing tenets of 5AM club.

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Tremendous insights.Thanks Robin

Tremendous insights. Life changing. Thanks Robin for elevating my life. It is embedded with a great solution for people's poverty.

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I never thought

I never thought 1 extra morning hour a day can change your life completely. You can be a leader you deserve to be. What I learned is 20/20/20 the most scientific way to keep all your 4 internal empires ignited. Thanks Robin. See u someday.

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Talks on basics of life, well described.

little longer than the actual story, but we'll managed by author. some concepts are known but it's always good to go back to them. Loved it.

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  • Arman Khoshghalb
  • 17-12-18

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
  • 19-01-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-01-19

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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  • Brent Grant
  • 24-07-19

How disappointing

Leave story writing to Stephen King and talk straight. The whole story is a distraction from The message

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-05-20

fantastic

enjoyed it thoroughly! Motivated to own my morning and elevate my life! I will definitely be persuing the steps and teachings of this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-04-20

A Life Changing Book

This book made me review my life from all corners. It is a must read and I hope you really do implement. It will change your life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-09-20

amazing book with useful and unique insights

i loved this book! it was very easy to follow and read. i will definitely read it again to reinforce all the lessons.

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  • EML
  • 16-09-20

Loved the concept - disliked the way it was told

When I started to read the book I didn’t imagine that it would be so intertwined with fictional elements. I thought it would be more pragmatic and fact based. I feel like the way it was told undermined the message. The narrators voice didn’t suit the story either. I finished the book, enjoyed the principle concept but felt it was diminished by the over description and romanticism. 2/5

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  • Lisbette Seguin
  • 08-09-20

Interesting but long

The messages are great but the story is insanely long and full of too much extra. Random trips around the world? Lots of great quotes jumbled in everywhere. A million charms. It’s good because it’s different to most books that list the xyz way to live...you get a full storyline. But not sure if that works for or against.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-08-20

Informative but....

The info is amazing, but the characters get super annoying. But i’m not sorry i bought the book.

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  • David Hawksworth
  • 09-01-20

Hard to continue...

My mistake for not utilising the preview or reading the reviews. This book was so difficult to follow with really cringeworthy, overly expressive narration. If you are like me and now reading the reviews because your hating chapters 1, 2 and 3; Let me tell you... it doesn’t get any easier. It’s too late.

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  • mr stephen thompstone
  • 10-12-18

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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  • Neil
  • 09-01-19

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
  • 11-12-18

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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  • dgrant_jr
  • 21-01-20

good ideas buried in a cheesy story

I listened to this book on the recommendation of a friend who has applied the principles and is doing very well, without this recommendation I would have given up after 10 mins. everything feels long and drawn out. however, if you can get past that a glean the key points and message you'll learn some valuable lessons

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  • JaymaicanBacon
  • 31-12-19

Narrative reads like fan-faction

I was expecting a traditional non-fiction self-help book when I purchased this. Instead this is a fictional story where the learning points are driven home by a guru type character who is mentoring two students. There is nothing wrong with this in principle, however the narrative reads like it was written by a high school student. The characters are so one dimensional and cliché that it is difficult to take any of their dialogue seriously. The book does have a few good points to make, and there are inspirational quotes from world leaders and entrepreneurs etc. scattered throughout, however I found the format of the book itself over shadowed these positive points and ultimately made it very difficult to get through.

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  • robert Elkins
  • 07-12-18

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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  • adam
  • 27-02-20

Waffle

Just mostly waffling. Narrated like a horror story. Loads of nonsense. Waste of a credit. Ill buy the book

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  • Boris
  • 04-01-19

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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  • Yovanni Teixeira
  • 17-12-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-05-19

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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  • ej
  • 01-05-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-08-19

Total waste of time

If you’re like me and you’re trying to maximise your day don’t bother with this book as it will waste a full day of your own. We get it, get up at 5am, you didn’t need to ramble random stories for 11 hours to get that point across.

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  • Blair Hickman
  • 16-01-19

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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  • VeicsUv9
  • 07-07-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-12-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-09-19

The Point is Clear

Great book, enjoyed it a lot, albeit quite long and dances around the point a little. I would recommend it to people to read.

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  • Sienna R.
  • 23-09-19

Please buy the hard copy book and not this audiobook

This great book was ruined by the narrator. He sounds utterly ridiculous with his attempted voices and interpretations of the book. I couldn’t last more than 15 minutes.

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