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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) Audiobook

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

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Publisher's Summary

Forget the old concepts of retirement and a deferred life plan. There is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. For living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.

This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from people who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

©2007 2009 by Tim Ferriss; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"It's about time this book was written. It is a long-overdue manifesto for the mobile lifestyle, and Tim Ferriss is the ideal ambassador. This will be huge." (Jack Canfield)

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    some great ideas and methods see what happens. Loved it and going to apply as much as I can

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    Tucker 12-25-14
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    "for douches"

    the narrator talks like a douche. I thought I liked it at first, but his doucheyness rubbed off on me and I started acting like a douche and it made me depressed. if you're a douche, you'll like the audio book version. if not, stick with the print version

    other than that the book is one of the best productivity books out there. highly recommend

    -not a douche

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua Edwardsville, IL, United States 10-25-11
    Joshua Edwardsville, IL, United States 10-25-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic Listen"

    The book was a fantastic listen. The narration was wonderful as well. There were so many tips in this book that I had to listen to it twice. If you are looking for a way to break out of the rat race this book gives you an excellent place to start.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Corina 10-19-11
    Corina 10-19-11 Member Since 2011

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    "LOVE IT!!"

    This just makes SO much sense! Why not have several mini-retirements throughout our lives?! Since reading this book several times, I have found myself more focused and energized! Once you outline what it is you really want in life, it is easier to focus on what it will take to get you there. Thank you Tim Ferris for a phenominal book!

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    Lookinout 08-30-10
    Lookinout 08-30-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Seems a little long for a 4 hour work week"

    I just downloaded this book and look forward to listening to it, however I must say it is trying to reach a 4 hour work week in 13 hours..... Is it worth the time? I'll keep you posted.

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    Shirley Asheville, NC, United States 09-08-10
    Shirley Asheville, NC, United States 09-08-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Not an easy listen"

    Too many lists being read do not allow for easy listening. You wish he would hurry up to the meat of the matter. This book seems best for people who are in corporate America.

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    Andrew West Palm Beach, Florida United States 07-15-10
    Andrew West Palm Beach, Florida United States 07-15-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Too good not to share"

    What can I say. As a pure capitalist I would prefer to trash this book so no one else would read it. That's how much it changed my life. But I owe it to Tim Ferriss (yes to the other reviewer - He IS the man!) to tell it like it is.

    I'm 40 and I own and run 3 successful businesses that take all my time. I have everything I could ever want but no time to enjoy it. After listening to this book I immediately started the process of selling them all.

    I then sat down and wrote a 2 page business plan that will allow me to work only a few hours each week. Its a good workable plan that plays to my strengths. After my mini-retirement I will start to build my new automated business. I feel like 1000 pounds have been lifted off my shoulders.

    Thanks Tim.

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    Joel Hendersonville, NC, USA 07-16-10
    Joel Hendersonville, NC, USA 07-16-10
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    "Interesting"

    I also have the eBook version but wanted to listen to this and work through it with a friend. What Feriss proposes is provocative but I'm not sure how practical it is for those of us in just ordinary jobs. It's difficult to "outsource" a manual labor job, for instance. I did like the "dreamlining" exercise and I was able to get some inspiration from some of the other info. The audio version gets bogged down by all of the web page references. The narrator spells out every little slash and dash of the addresses and there are many of them. Probably a couple hours could have been trimmed from this version without all of the URL's. In reference to one of the other reviews, the narrator's voice IS NOT computerized. It is a real person. I think what that person may have experienced is the effect on the sound from digitizing audio.

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    TerryBookLove Dallas 02-27-17
    TerryBookLove Dallas 02-27-17 Member Since 2017

    Amazing

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    I want to thank you for such an amazing read. This has gotten me to thinking outside the box.

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    richard 02-24-17
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    Wayyyyyyyyy to many testimonials , could not listen to it with kids in the car had some bad words , in saying that I would recommend it to anyone it's a must

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