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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.

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    S 02-11-17
    S 02-11-17 Member Since 2017
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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.

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    "eye opener"

    saw the documentary during our first stage of purging the stuff. it was so inspiring to see the possibilities and freedom that could stem from simplicity. thus and other factors led us to sell of everything and travel full time in an RV. We launch in 38 days. I listened to this book as I spent late nights painting and getting our hom3 ready to sell. it helped me remove the last of our clutter and refresh my mind on what we were trying to achieve. thank you or sharing your hearts and story with me. I share it with many many people.

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    M. Thompson Virginia 06-22-17
    M. Thompson Virginia 06-22-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Minimalism for the real world"

    Some people might be turned off by this if they feel like they're being pushed into getting rid of all material things, but that's not the message I got from the book at all. I work in the D.C. Metro area and can tell you I see a lot of the same things Josh and Ryan talk about, namely never being satisfied. Always wanting more, more, more. I first heard of them through a Netflix documentary as I really enjoyed it so I went ahead and got the book. I'm very glad I did! It was totally worth the read (or the listen as it were). I appreciated the perspective of keeping your wants in check and separating those from actual needs. Highly recommend it!

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    "Content is awesome, narration is monotone."

    I've been a huge fan of Ryan's and Joshua's work and message and this book much like their others is highly recommended. That said I would have loved it if they had gotten Colin to narrate ;)

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    Kira 05-03-17
    Kira 05-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "eye opening"

    I really enjoyed this one. words we all need to hear to take that leap!!

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    T. K. Schoenrock 04-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good"

    The narrator was like listening to a robot. Why couldn't you guys read it yourselves? Great story though.

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    Suzanne M. Noblitt 04-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Can I return this book?"

    The good chapters described how they made the change.
    The narrator put me to sleep.

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    CS_707 03-24-17
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    "So inspiring!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to anyone frustrated with the seemingly endless "work to live" grind or in any way disenchanted with the so-called "American Dream." This story gently and genuinely leads the reader towards a new way of thinking.


    What about Justin Malik’s performance did you like?

    Interesting and unique but highly listenable.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The gradual shifts in awareness that eventually transformed their lives.


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    Lacey 03-23-17
    Lacey 03-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Well done"

    For as much as a stranger a few years your younger can be proud of you, I am. Thank you for sharing your learning process and bringing me back to roots. Back to simple. Back to joie du vivre!

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    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.

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  • Richard Parkinson
    5/30/17
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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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  • jaffa cake
    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!

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  • 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.

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