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3.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 5 3.72 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Rogers Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781400181506
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What makes for a successful investor? More important, what makes for a happy and meaningful life? According to legendary investor Jim Rogers, the road to financial success and the road to a meaningful life are one and the same. In A Gift to My Children, Rogers lays out his advice to young people on how to achieve the financial success they need to live their dreams. A Gift to My Children is anchored by the two basic rules Rogers invests—and lives—by. The first is that you have to see the world up close if you're going to understand how it works, and the second is that you must always question conventional wisdom. Using a mix of stories from his childhood in Alabama, as well as his experiences at Yale, Oxford, in the army, in his world travels, and over the course of his investing career, Rogers explains how he has applied these principles in his own life and why they have made him so wildly successful. An accessible, entertaining, story-driven guide to a happy and successful life, A Gift to My Children will introduce Jim Rogers to a new generation. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “What a lovely, lovely book! Though I’ve read all you’ve written, [A Gift to My Children] really touched me. It is, of course, a love letter to your daughters, which is not only a wonderful, meaningful thing to do, but it was filled with exactly the kind of advice all fathers should give. Your new book will stay on my shelf for a long, long time, and I’ll be giving it to my own kids to read.”

    Nicholas Sparks, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Longest Ride

  • “Legendary investor Rogers…wrote this small memoir to share with them some of the insights that he has garnered from his experiences…These and other nuggets of wisdom from this self-made man are worth reading several times over.”

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 2/7/2014

    " The book is well written and would be excellent for a young adult but an older adult is apt to find it a little simplistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daisy Luo | 12/8/2013

    " Quick easy read from Jim Rogers. Whilst some of the advice seems unconventional, they are in fact practical and wise. Take it from a successful guy whose travelled almost everywhere and nearing his 70s. The advice on life is great but I would be cautious of any of his investment advice and "predictions". Still it is a book I would rely to my children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 11/14/2013

    " Got it because it was cheap. I like Jim Rogers. I don't know what I was thinking when I bought this book since I'm a guy and don't have any daughters. But oh well, the book is ok. Don't expect too much financial advice. It was amusing and it has some nice nuggets here and there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kent | 10/31/2013

    " Not as good as I thought it might be, but nonetheless, this is an easy read in a little book filled with a Father's advice to his daughters on living life to its fullest, investing wisely and preparing for the future world dominated by countries of Asia, particularly China. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chen Tong | 10/24/2013

    " "I owe it all to Paige. I hope our children have the best of both worlds: their mother's looks and their mother's brains." Ha ha ha, the funniest dedication i had ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Chung | 10/15/2013

    " don't expect investment secrets. literally a simple book of advice for his daughters but still gets you to think deeply. i enjoyed it for its simplicity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 9/29/2013

    " Great little book that is one man's advice to his little girls who are very young. Time old wisdom so nothing is grown breaking just simple truths. Nice reminder of what life is for and the important pieces that people neglect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Albena | 9/5/2013

    " Not a great literature, but good pieces of advice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irina | 8/22/2013

    " Great for understanding changes in the world. highly recommended to parents to be :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yun Long Wong | 7/12/2013

    " Definitely a good read for anyone. The language is made simple for the read of his daughters, but what meaning the book transcends is well worth it, even though the book is thin in pages, it is voluptuous in content. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Poh Chee | 2/1/2013

    " A great book with many valuable lessons to learn from..for all ages "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 12/10/2012

    " My dad made me read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 10/26/2012

    " This is an excellent book that everyone should read. Not just investment advice... It contains real meat to give you clarity about life.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serene NG | 8/6/2012

    " Simple and down to earth advices given from a Rich dad to his kids. Lovely... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Igor | 4/21/2012

    " Short book, humble and informing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 2/14/2012

    " This was a lot more "investment" advice than I realized and was a bit boring at times as Chase read it aloud on a road trip. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Baomin Li | 10/15/2011

    " short, concise but very valuable lessons not only applicable to children but to adults alike. Independent thinking and no-stone-untouched research are key ingredients for any successful long term investor or entrepreneurs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 3/25/2011

    " Pretty high level and filled with useful platitudes, this book didn't get too specific beyond advice that many others have effectively offered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yun Long | 3/14/2011

    " Definitely a good read for anyone. The language is made simple for the read of his daughters, but what meaning the book transcends is well worth it, even though the book is thin in pages, it is voluptuous in content.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 1/11/2011

    " Pretty high level and filled with useful platitudes, this book didn't get too specific beyond advice that many others have effectively offered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irina | 9/28/2010

    " Great for understanding changes in the world. highly recommended to parents to be :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Poh | 7/7/2010

    " A great book with many valuable lessons to learn from..for all ages "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Syrena | 9/16/2009

    " A quick-easy read. I thought I would get info to share with my tween daughter but the information was a bit more advanced and more focused on what I could learn. Now excuse me while I study Manadarin and invest in the Chinese stock market. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irfan | 9/15/2009

    " very light material..
    finishd in 2 days..
    his word got pros and cons..
    but dont take it light.. he's maybe right..
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 9/11/2009

    " This was a lot more "investment" advice than I realized and was a bit boring at times as Chase read it aloud on a road trip. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Albena | 9/2/2009

    " Not a great literature, but good pieces of advice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 7/26/2009

    " Got it because it was cheap. I like Jim Rogers. I don't know what I was thinking when I bought this book since I'm a guy and don't have any daughters. But oh well, the book is ok. Don't expect too much financial advice. It was amusing and it has some nice nuggets here and there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 6/29/2009

    " The book is well written and would be excellent for a young adult but an older adult is apt to find it a little simplistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chen Tong | 5/31/2009

    " "I owe it all to Paige. I hope our children have the best of both worlds: their mother's looks and their mother's brains." Ha ha ha, the funniest dedication i had ever read. "

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About the Author
Born in 1942, Jim Rogers had his first job at age five, picking up bottles at baseball games. Winning a scholarship to Yale, Rogers was coxswain on the crew. Upon graduation, he attended Balliol College at Oxford. After a stint in the army, he began work on Wall Street. He cofounded the Quantum Fund, a global-investment partnership. During the next ten years, the portfolio gained more than 4,000 percent, while the S&P rose less than 50 percent. Rogers then decided to retire—at age thirty-seven—but he did not remain idle.
About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.