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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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    Jim Broomfield, CO, United States 03-03-14
    Jim Broomfield, CO, United States 03-03-14 Member Since 2015
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    "This is not a book about wealth or business"
    What would have made The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) better?

    Re-format the presentation and flow. The format is not for audible books at all. There are lists of web addresses, phone numbers, article numbers that are frustrating to listen to and useless while driving. The format of information is usually in numbered lists instead of having a useful name for each topic or section.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Timothy Ferriss again?

    No. He is in a class of his own - doing the least amount possible in life that will support his gluttony. If you have responsibilities, like children to raise, then most of this will not be applicable. None of this is likely to happen to anyone who buys the book. If any of this is possible for you, then you probably don't need the book. Still not convinced? Borrow a copy, don't pay for it.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was excellent. I would hire him to do just about anything else besides read off a list of google search results and phone numbers for 13 hours.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)?

    If the information is useful while driving, leave it in. Otherwise, put it on a web site and just refer to it for later reference.


    Any additional comments?

    The philosophy of this book is more about being as irresponsible as possible than it is about building a legacy that can be passed down. There are some good ideas for simplifying things here and there, but you can get those ideas from reading a free summary of the book.

    39 of 51 people found this review helpful
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    avoidthelloyd Poteau, OK 07-09-10
    avoidthelloyd Poteau, OK 07-09-10 Member Since 2010
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    "My favorite book for encouragement!"

    This updated version is worth the listen even if you have the first edition because it is filled with real life examples of people who went through with the steps in the first book and were successful.

    I wish there would've been some people who didn't make it and why. I feel like a lot of people wouldn't have been successful due to family responsibility. There isn't much advice for people who are married and have children. Tim is obviously single at the time of writing and able to focus on things without family responsibility.

    This book makes you want to get up and do something...but sometimes reality hits if your spouse isn't going along with your ideas.

    Excellent read and resources...

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    chris Maledon 03-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "This is a great book"

    I listen to this book many times, it's great for reprioritizing and refocusing on what should be paying attention to in business.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 03-07-16
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    "A great read, and re-read."

    Lifestyle redefined. I'm going to read this again because there was so much great information.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tai Hong Trieu 03-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Changing my life"

    I could not stop listening. My wife is reading the book and recommended it to me. The ideas Tim Ferriss presents are so different and refreshing. We are now planning on moving to Hong Kong in the coming years. Thank you Tim Ferriss. I've already started on the other 4 hour books(body and chef). Looking forward to his next book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Fouad Zakka CAMBRIDGE, MA, US 03-03-16
    Fouad Zakka CAMBRIDGE, MA, US 03-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Thank you. Thank you. Thank you."

    Just read it. Do it. Now. Life changer. Impacted the way I think and gave actionable advice.

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    CL 03-01-16
    CL 03-01-16
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    "Master of Fresh Thinking"

    I refused to read this book for 10 years. The title was just a turn off. My loss. Tim is a breath of fresh air and logic in the techno jungle we live in. Now I listen to the podcast every week. LIFE CHANGER

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Megan 02-26-16
    Megan 02-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "An inspiring kick in the butt!"

    A well of information packed into this book! A clear road map to follow to become location independent. He tells it like it is. A book I will have to re-listen to many times when I'm ready to apply the steps and principles.

    My only complaint is that the way the information was presented was dry, but then again there's SO MANY resources it would be tough to make it more interesting without adding more pages.

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    Donna 02-12-16
    Donna 02-12-16
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    "Mostly enjoyed"

    I have wanted to be a "digital nomad" for a while now, and have been listening to the podcast for a long time. I finally decided to give the book a try while at work. It started off great and I had fun writing out my dreamline using the worksheets provided on the site. I also got a lot of insight out of doing my monthly expenses worksheet.
    It seemed to drag midway through and I almost let it go completely after one too many super specific e-mail handling instructions, as I do not get any work related emails currently. I had some faith though and pushed on through to the case studies part ans it reinvigorated my motivation and left me feeling optimistic.
    All in all, although a lot of it does not seem to fit my style of execution as far as starting the business, I feel motivated to keep learning and enjoyed the viewpoints expressed.

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    Cobey 01-17-16
    Cobey 01-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "solid overall"

    reader is solid. without having the text in front of me, it is hard to follow sometimes when it jumps from citing sources to the authors point and back.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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