The Pursuit of Happyness

Written by:
Chris Gardner
Narrated by:
Andre Blake

Abridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2006
5 hours 45 minutes
The astounding yet true rags-to-riches saga of a homeless father who raised and cared for his son on the mean streets of San Francisco and went on to become a crown prince of Wall Street.

At the age of twenty, Chris Gardner arrived in San Francisco to pursue a promising career in medicine. However, he surprised everyone and himself by setting his sights on the competitive world of high finance. Yet no sooner had he landed an entry level position at a prestigious firm, Gardner found himself caught in a web of incredibly challenging circumstances that left him part of the city's working homeless with his toddler son. Motivated by the promise he made to himself as a fatherless child to never abandon his own children, the two spent almost a year moving from shelters, ''HO-tels'', and soup-lines. Never giving in to despair, Gardner makes an astonishing transformation from being part of the city's invisible to being a powerful player in its financial district. Here is the story of a man who breaks his own family's cycle of men abandoning their children, a story that appeals to the very essence of the American Dream.

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lovely story one of the best books ive read

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Reem Hamad

It really a sad story but it shows how people can reach their dreams even if the go throw a hard time. It's my favorite book and I recommend it.

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Marcos del Cristo

A very interesting and inspiring listen. Although the narrator was great, I wish the writer himself narrated the story. I feel it would have added an extra element of attachment for their audience.

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