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There are many of us who dream about selling all our stuff, quitting our jobs, and running away to Paradise. This is a story about one couple who made that dream come true. The author shares what it feels like to experience ultimate freedom, and outlines the steps they took to get there. The story includes tales from their travels, social commentary on the state of today's American society, and a simple financial plan that will benefit anyone, regardless of their future goals.

Throughout the narrative the listener is treated to dolphins and manatees, pelicans and osprey, blue skies, blue water and white sand beaches. Tropical music plays a role as well. Hear how music inspired them to execute their plan. Follow along as they transform from everyday working drones to carefree boat bums and beachcombers. This audiobook will make you rethink how you look at life, and money.

©2013 Ed Robinson (P)2014 Ed Robinson

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  • Albert
  • New Boston, NH, United States
  • 11-26-14

Shallow, lacks depth.

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what a disappointment, the author is quirky and egocentric. the book has long rants about himself his routines and even the "monkey sex" he enjoys with his wife. I found myself saying who cares, enough already! I was also misled. The sailboat on the cover led me to believe he is a sailor but he bought a stink pot and drives it around Florida. No adventure here. The narrator was also hard to listen to.

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Could not wait for it to be over...

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No, I was waiting and hoping for it to get better, but it didn't. The only thing decent about the book was a few sound financial tips if you ever wish to retire.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

"Just do it." Now you get the point of the book and you can spare yourself some money and time...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Loved the story and encouraged me to work hard to achieve our dream!

I want to recommend this book to, so many of my boating friends. We live on a boat already and I am always bragging about how much cheaper it is. I sold my house, other boat and most of my possession. I did realize by this book we still need to get rid of more. I need to learn to be more frugal. We are on our way to making this dream a reality. We are a few months away from setting our 58 foot Hatteras off on a journey from, cold winter, Cincinnati OH on the Ohio River to Baytown, TX. Super excited about our new life. This book encouraged my dream more and made me realize where I need to do better to achieve it.

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I like this book

This book was pretty interesting and eye opening. Full of good information and makes one think seriously about life, fun, money, dreaming big, and going for it. I love the description of where they anchor & enjoy the beach. They have all sorts of free time. Time enough to write some cool books (Breeze series).

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Dave Write is a talented Narrator and Ed lives the dream!

I have listened to this book several times. Every time i find myself overspending this book brings me back down to earth and helps me focus on my goal of sailing away for a good long while. The part where he talks about how the world has lost its damn mind is not only hilarious but also frighteningly accurate.

Great book! Well done Ed.

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a story with no story: a guide with no guidelines

Dont get me wrong... kudos to the author for moving away and buying a boat.

But this had the depth of a puddle. There is little plot or story about how he did this. It's More just general info and many many refrains to how nice it is to sit on your boat and sip a beer.

His guide on how to do it was: pay off your debt and buy a boat. How did he do it? What issues did he face? what types of boats did he look at? What informed his decision? how much does he live on? what adventures have happened? none of this is explored with any depth.

then there are the final chapters in which he just lists all the things he doesn't like with society... which brought me back to Thanksgiving dinner with my grandpa.

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Some helpful information mixed with strange right-wing rants.

I was hoping for more of a FAQ and guide book, but it's mostly personal stories mixed with misplaced political opinions. The author does an excellent job of putting the boat life in perspective.

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This is not about sailing

What would have made Leap of Faith better?

Why is there a sailboat on the cover of this book? This is very misleading, it's about living on a stink pot and readers should know that before they buy it.

What could Ed Robinson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Make it clear what he's promoting.

How could the performance have been better?

I'm not sure of the intent of the writer but the narrator has a smug attitude which is really annoying.

Any additional comments?

There is good information on how they saved the money to buy their boat but that can be found anywhere.

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Wasted an Audible Credit

...then we have monkey sex... other times make sweet love.. Poorly written. Narrator made it worse.

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Not good

This is more a badly written blog than a book. Unoriginal tedious and should not be sold on Audible

0 of 1 people found this review helpful