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  • Meet the Frugalwoods

  • Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living
  • By: Elizabeth Willard Thames
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

In 2014, Elizabeth and Nate Thames were conventional 9-5 young urban professionals. But the couple had a dream to become modern-day homesteaders in rural Vermont. Determined to retire as early as possible in order to start living each day - as opposed to wishing time away working for the weekends - they enacted a plan to save an enormous amount of money: well over 70 percent of their joint take-home pay. Dubbing themselves the Frugalwoods, Elizabeth began documenting their unconventional frugality and the resulting wholesale lifestyle transformation on their eponymous blog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely memoir, great narration

  • By C. Brown on 03-17-18

millennial discovers the world

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-18

A thoroughly bizarre and condescending exploration of how to 'budget' and invest by someone with tons of money. wide-eyed discoveries included that you don't have to buy all your baby stuff new and that you an omit vanity purchases. Offensive for its stupidity, arrogance, and egomaniac.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Long-Distance Real Estate Investing

  • How to Buy, Rehab, and Manage Out-of-State Rental Properties
  • By: David Greene
  • Narrated by: Randy Streu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

Are you interested in real estate investing but there is nothing to buy that makes sense where you live? Are you tired of seeing the amazing success of others investing in markets better suited for buy and hold real estate and wish that could be you? Do you want to take advantage of wealth building opportunities but are frustrated by the fact there just isn't any way to do that until the next market crash? Real estate investing is one of the greatest vehicles to build wealth, but it doesn't make sense in every market. Some locations provide incredible returns, while others make it almost impossible to find a single property that profits. Traditionally, investing out of state has been considered risky and unwise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than expected with real strategies

  • By Shanan Levin on 12-30-17

very helpful and informative

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-18

very helpful and informative. chocked full of useful tidbits. I especially appreciated the information aboutdealing with contractors and repairs at a distance.

  • The Fifth Season

  • The Broken Earth, Book 1
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,512

This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great, red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal and long-dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the Earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ORIGINAL AND MOVING, EXCELLENT!

  • By Fantasy on 12-01-15

Rivetting from start to finish

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-18

An amazing virtuoso performance of unforgettable characters, ecocriticism and end of the world events. I am starstruck.

  • The War of Art

  • Winning the Inner Creative Battle
  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,715

Internationally best-selling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must-have for anyone creative (or not)

  • By kimberly on 02-01-12

illuminating.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-18

A brief book, but rich with literary examples, lived experience, true insight and thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Multiple Streams of Income for a New Millennium

  • By: Robert G. Allen
  • Narrated by: Robert G. Allen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Set yourself up for a lifetime of unlimited, ever-flowing wealth! Start enjoying multiple streams of effortless income in as little as 90 days from now! Do you want to be financially free? Do you want to end your money pressures forever? Would you like to double your income while working half as much or even less?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative

  • By Brandon Johnson on 04-23-15

Good info, uneven audio

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-17

There was lots of great information here. Unfortunately the audio quality is so uneven and the references to digital technologies so out of date that it undercut the otherwise good and helpful advice.