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Adventure Capitalist Audiobook

Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Investor's Road Trip

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Publisher's Summary

In Adventure Capitalist, legendary investor Jim Rogers, dubbed "the Indiana Jones of finance" by Time magazine, proves that the best way to profit from the global situation is to see the world mile by mile.

Rogers and his fiancée, Paige Parker, began their "Millennium Adventure" on January 1, 1999, from Iceland. They traveled through 116 countries, including many where most have rarely ventured, such as Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Angola, Sudan, Congo, Colombia, and East Timor. They drove through war zones, deserts, jungles, epidemics, and blizzards. They had many narrow escapes.

They camped with nomads and camels in the Western Sahara. They ate silkworms, iguanas, snakes, termites, guinea pigs, porcupines, crocodiles, and grasshoppers.

Best of all, they saw the real world from the ground up - the only vantage point from which it can be truly understood - economically, politically, and socially.

Here are just a few of the author's conclusions:

  • The new commodity bull market has started.
  • The twenty-first century will belong to China.
  • A dramatic shortage of women is developing in Asia.
  • Pakistan is on the verge of disintegrating.
  • India, like many other large nations, will break into several countries.
  • The Euro is doomed to fail.
  • There are fortunes to be made in Angola.
  • Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are a scam.
  • Bolivia is a comer after decades of instability, thanks to gigantic amounts of natural gas.

    Adventure Capitalist is the most opinionated, sprawling, adventurous journey you're likely to take within the pages of a book - the perfect read for armchair adventurers, global investors, car enthusiasts, and anyone interested in seeing the world and understanding it as it really is.

    ©2003 Jim Rogers; (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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      Mr. M Metwally 02-15-04 Listener Since 2003
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      "Good synopsis"

      Jim has excellent observation and analytical skills, and is also a very eloquent narrator. The book was geared towards the most intriguing stories that he encountered in his trip. However, investing in emerging markets should not be based on anicdotes taking place in few days trips. It takes a lot longer than that to understand countries and cultures, let alone companies.

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      Thomas Germantown, TN, United States 03-18-04
      Thomas Germantown, TN, United States 03-18-04 Member Since 2004
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      "Let's Go!"

      A great adventure for anyone who loves travel and/or is interested in the financial world. Made me want to pack my bag and hit the road!

      2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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      ascetic Seattle, WA USA 01-09-04
      ascetic Seattle, WA USA 01-09-04 Member Since 2011
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      "Very interesting and informative."

      This was a great listen. The story and world commentary were definitely worth a read. My only complaint is that it was abridged, hence four stars instead of five. If you're listening, Audible, try to get more unabridged books...!

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      Stefan 06-27-03
      Stefan 06-27-03
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      "Great book - even greater perspectives"

      Jim Rogers gives an impressive view of the world - with eyeopening findings about the American way of thinking. If you feel that everything is perfectly fine for you, you need to listen to this. I myself couldn't stop until I was all the way thru it. One of the cases where a full-length version would really make sense.

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      Anthony Jersey City, NJ, United States 08-27-04
      Anthony Jersey City, NJ, United States 08-27-04 Member Since 2008
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      "Superficial Drivel"

      Rogers manages to take an excellent idea - taking the pulse of the world by driving around it - and botch it with his bland writing style. The work is a litany of superficial observations and bizarre predictions. His observations are completely ahistorical and totally lacking in any context.

      Rogers' pallid prose is matched only by his dull reading style and voice. He is painful to listen to. This "investor" apparently could not see the wisdom of hiring a professional reader. This recording should serve as a warning to authors looking to save a few pennies by reading themselves. Some authors are good readers but they should be honest with themselves.

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      Adam Belle 01-19-17
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      "give it a chapter or two. a great perspective."

      I was anticipating listening to this book, but it took me a second to really enjoy what it was offering. Seeing the world through the author's eyes was really interesting. overall a great listen. I wanted the story to continue on.

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      Anonymous 01-16-15
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      "Entertaining and informative story of travel."

      The author shares his travel experience and enlightens you with great information too.

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      Anonymous 10-12-06
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      "Wow! What a cool book"

      I have been trying to increase my economic savvy lately, and Jim Rogers sure added a measure of fun and interest to a sometimes mundain subject. Be sure to have your atlas handy while trying to keep up with this guy!

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      Zhengqiang ChengduChina 07-17-05
      Zhengqiang ChengduChina 07-17-05 Member Since 2005
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      "fascinating!"

      while listening to this fantastic book, I cannot wait to download jim's video on "The Millennium Adventure" www.jimrogers.com.

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      Edward Madison Heights, MI, USA 07-01-05
      Edward Madison Heights, MI, USA 07-01-05
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      "Interesting, Fun, Insightful, and never dull"

      While I may not agree with the author all the time he does describe an exciting journey and his views are based on first hand accounts which is a lot more than I can say for most economic "experts". I am seriously considering either buying the book or the unabridged audio copy to get all of the details that were glossed over in this abridged version.
      The author has certainly gone to great lengths to travel to distant lands and report back on the economic conditions he found. That certainly made it worth my time. The funny stories and first hand adventures were a bonus!

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