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Everything That Remains Audiobook

Everything That Remains: A Memoir by the Minimalists

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Publisher's Summary

What if everything you ever wanted isn't what you actually want? Twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, Joshua Fields Millburn thought he had everything anyone could ever want. Until he didn't anymore.

Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage, Millburn started questioning the life he had built for himself.

Then he discovered minimalism...and everything started to change.

Four years later, Millburn had embraced simplicity. In the search for something more substantial than compulsory consumption and the broken American dream, he jettisoned most of his material possessions, paid off loads of crippling debt, and walked away from his six-figure career.

Once everything was gone, what was left? Not a how-to book but a why-to book, Everything That Remains is the touching, surprising story of what happened when one young man decided to let go of everything and begin living more deliberately. Heart-rending, uplifting, and deeply personal, this engrossing memoir is peppered with insightful interruptions by Ryan Nicodemus, Millburn's best friend of 20 years.

©2014 Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus (P)2017 Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus

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    Mark Reno, NV, United States 03-10-17
    Mark Reno, NV, United States 03-10-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Audio is best format for this"

    Big overlap with their podcast content but this is a good telling of how The Minimalists became The Minimalists, although it’s mostly about Joshua’s journey. I think the audio version is probably the best format because Ryan’s words are handled as footnotes, and in the audio version, they are read right where they should go, maintaining the flow better, IMO. Grade: A-

    Excellent narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    07-26-17
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    "Excellent Story"

    The story, writing style, and narration are all fantastic. Very enjoyable and impactful. I have read it four times already.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ohio 07-22-17
    Ohio 07-22-17
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    "Dreadful. Can I get my money back?!"

    Overuse of descriptive words at inappropriate times. Content disorganized and unhelpful. Interruptions intended to be cute were just weird and juvenile. We couldn't even make it through the entire book before getting rid of it. I definitely understand why editors always rejected him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Insight"

    Loved it.....started minimalizing as I have head set on listening. Very excited about giving my time to the more important things/people.
    Good Job....I mean good adding value to my life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Grupa 09-20-17
    Grupa 09-20-17
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    "Surprisingly... cluttered"

    There is a lot of inspiration in this audiobook. Unfortunately there are full sections filled to the brim with details and numerous examples that seem to be irrelevant and bit boring. Movie Minimalism is better in my opinion.

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    Lindsay 09-12-17
    Lindsay 09-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Empowering!"

    I loved this book! So incredibly inspiring! It was also my first ever audio book! It was truly wonderful to just kick back, relax & listen to it's powerful message!

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    Amazon Customer 08-28-17
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    "Wordy"

    Very wordy and repetitive. Had a very helpful message behind it but was lost in all the descriptions of everything. The narrator had no emotion in his voice and it was hard to give full attention to.

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    Ramon Sanchez 08-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story but slow to pick up"

    The voice isnt appealing but the content is worth more than you know. Creat your own story, their journey doesn't have to be yours.

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    Stephen Atadero 08-16-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Square Peg"

    Simple lines of reason, straightforward, uncluttered, clear message, keep only the important things. What is important to you?

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    Jessica Harris 08-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "inspiring"

    this was the most influential book I have ever read. pairing down for the important things. please read!

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  • deepforest
    2/16/17
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    "Love their work, but mediocre book"

    These guys are very good. I listen to all their podcasts and rate their stuff highly. However, I was expecting a lot from this book so ended up disappointed. It's nothing special, it satisfied my curiosity and I can say I've read it now but it was average. I found some their other essays a little better . It's ok and they are worth supporting but it is just ok as a read. Glad I got it, or I'd still be wondering, but not really impressed, nothing new in it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rosie
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    2/13/17
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    "The Way Of The Future"

    I had already started down the minimalist road a couple of years ago but listening to Josh and Ryan's book helped bring some more things into focus. I realized I was unhappy, working long hours in a job i didn't like to pay for lots of stuff it turns out i didn't even need.

    Today my life is much simpler and happier. I ditched all the stuff I didn't need and as a result have to work much less and in a job I actually enjoy because I could afford to do what I wanted to do instead of chasing the big bucks in a job I had to do.

    I recommend everyone to look at the work of these 2 guys and take some of it away with you. A simple stuff free and stress free life is defiantly the way of the future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    "Simply Beautiful"

    Quite simply one of the most rewarding reads of the past decade! Simple, touching and inspiring. Thank you Josh and Ryan.

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  • @ahcperrin
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    8/27/17
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    "Inspiring ideas."

    I did not like the narrator too much. The story is interresting but, to me, there is a bit of storytelling missing. The concepts of minimalism covered in this book are inspiring though.

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  • Richard Parkinson
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    "Food For Though"

    Having watched the documentary, listened to the book, its time to start my own journey.

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  • Javier
    5/18/17
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    "Down to earth and inspirational read"

    Really great book by some awesome people. Makes you really question your life choices and helps you realise these bad habits that modern day humans have come to be addicted to!
    Narrator wasn't the best and didn't have the enthusiasm in certain chapters where I feel the author reading aloud would have conveyed a more meaningful speech however still not bad.
    Great book from some average down to earth guys!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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