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The 4-Hour Work Week Audiobook

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

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Publisher's Summary

If your dream is escaping the rat race, high-end world travel, monthly five-figure income with zero management or just living more and working less then this audiobook is the blueprint. Forget your tired, old retirement concepts and throw out that deferred-life plan - there's no need to wait and every reason not to. You can have it all! This audiobook is the compass for a new and revolutionary world. Start living now!

©2007 Copyright © 2007, 2009 by Tim Ferriss. (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    Michael Sydney, Australia 27/06/2014
    Michael Sydney, Australia 27/06/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Some good ideas but it's not for everyone."
    What did you like best about The 4-Hour Work Week? What did you like least?

    The basic idea is that if you slack off on your day job to the point that you get fired (he recommends this over quitting) and job surf until you find a boss that's ignorant enough to allow you to work abroad and keep paying you, you will get more freedom.

    Furthermore, if you change your definition of holidaying to vagabonding, it doesn't cost much to take long "vacations". You may also have to live in third world countries to make ends meet.

    He also recommends you make your income through internet marketing of info products just like the ebook you just bought.

    I can't disagree with what the author preaches. Many of us all could indeed work a 4 hour week and there is some good advice in there about freeing up our time, but could you really live with yourself in this kind of lifestyle? The author comes across as very selfish and his definition of freedom requires a "special" set of values and a lack of care for others.

    I think I'll stick to the business books and try to add some value to this planet.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Timothy Ferriss? Why or why not?

    No. I think our values are just too different.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Ray Porter?

    Yes.


    Did The 4-Hour Work Week inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, I would like to travel, spend large amounts of time abroad and learn culture and languages. Just not at the expense of people around me.


    46 of 48 people found this review helpful
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    Carlin 13/11/2015
    Carlin 13/11/2015
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    "Full of URL read outs, waste of time."

    The content is ok however it's full of readout to useless website and affiliate links. I estimate at least a few hours of the audio is dedicate to this pointless information. It would be nice if the skipped it and/or just included a chapter at the end or appendix.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jake 21/04/2015
    Jake 21/04/2015
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    "Inspiring"

    I feel I've been looking for this book for years and now that I've found it, I will never be the same again.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Cooks Hill, Australia 03/01/2015
    Dave Cooks Hill, Australia 03/01/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Eye Opening!"

    Finally got around to listening to this gem and am VERY glad I did!
    Awesome insights into the word of virtual freedom.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ian 24/02/2017
    Ian 24/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "volumes of information ."

    a book of many ideas. get a pen and pad. just do it. i will need several listens.

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    Amazon Customer 03/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Changing my life"

    I had only listened to half of this book before it changed my life. I halved my work hours in a matter of days and will now work on setting up automation to reduce my work hours further. I love the resources and recommendations listed in the audiobook so I will buy the book version too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Min 01/02/2017
    Min 01/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "First experience with audible "

    And it was great. Great book great app.... Just don't know if I can afford to keep subscribing each month for the price

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Attracta 27/01/2017
    Attracta 27/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "This is going to help me so much"
    What made the experience of listening to The 4-Hour Work Week the most enjoyable?

    Everything is explained on how to create a 4-hour work week. Some great ideas and tools to use, not just in business but in everyday life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The 4-Hour Work Week?

    There are actually a few. The fact that he can find the time to be dancing the tango in Buenos Aires, performing martial arts, playing hurling in Ireland and much more shows that time can be obatined to do the things you enjoy, and travel while you do it.


    Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favourite?

    I liked hearing about the family who sailed around the world.


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

    Learning about getting rid of all the information that bombard us everyday (news alerts, etc) and making good use of your time.


    Any additional comments?

    The list of references supplied is really helpful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elliot S Sydney, Australia 09/01/2017
    Elliot S Sydney, Australia 09/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Life changing!!!"

    I had put off reading/ listening to this book for over a year as I thought it would be just another get rich quick gimmick that leaves you slightly underwhelmed. I can say for a fact that it is the opposite!!!

    So much practical tips and tricks along with a step by step guide to creat a lifestyle that you want and in fact deserve.

    I would and have recommend this book to anyone that wants more from life!!

    Just woww!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kayla 20/12/2016
    Kayla 20/12/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "good ideas, too many references for an audiobook."

    good ideas however I think it would b better to have hard copy of this content

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  • Garry
    Gosford, Australia
    24/09/12
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    "An interesting look at holiday destinations"
    If you could sum up The 4-Hour Work Week in three words, what would they be?

    Escape from work


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Less references to websites and other information sources within the body of the text


    Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

    The character who managed to live overseas while the employer thought they were still at home


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The 4-Hour Work Week?

    Not take work too seriously nor place so much importance on money


    Any additional comments?

    An enjoyable casual read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    8/08/16
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    "Amazing!"

    I just wanted it to keep going! Ready to smash it now though. Thanks Tim!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Em
    New Zealand
    30/12/15
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    "Inspiring"

    Life changing no matter if you buy into the whole package or not. This book will make you think about how and what you do. Very well read and easy to listen too. Though as another reader mentioned, the reading of the full web addresses etc was a bit tedious

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PlanningQueen
    26/06/15
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    "Will inspire you to make a change"

    I avoided listening to this book for years, so glad I changed my mind. It is going to help me change my life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • O F Dale
    Loveland, Co
    28/04/12
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    "Will Change Your Life If You Act On It!"
    What did you love best about The 4-Hour Work Week?

    Timothy Ferriss has a simple yet supremely powerful way of approaching life that leaves no doubt that working 40-100 hours a week for someone else will only ruin you.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The 4-Hour Work Week?

    Each chapter has unique steps and thought-provoking questions to drag you kicking a screaming out of your cave and into the light, where you can examine yourself and realise where you can improve and / or take action.


    Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to Ray Porter before, but he speaks this book very well - it sounds as if Timothy Ferriss is actually talking to me!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Joining the New Rich is easier than you think!


    Any additional comments?

    AWESOME!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • matthew
    Sydney, Australia
    2/10/11
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    "A Real Game Changer!!"

    Really make you think differently about life, how you work and what is important. Not sure I'll get to the fully integrated model Tim propose, but st least it has kick started me in developing new web site that we will test and hope to develop our business with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Phoenix
    28/08/11
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    "Inspriational!"

    Warning! Do not read if you are not prepared to take some action... if you do then you will find that the situations that used to be quite bearable suddenly become less so. All of a sudden you will be able to see more...

    This is a fabulous book filled with some great ideas. The narration is good though sometimes the list of websites/resources does become a little repetitive. Whilst these lists make sense in the hard copy, in audiobook form they are less useful.

    However you won't be disappointed with this book and it will take you to new places...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • F G
    Edgware, UK
    23/12/12
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    "Overrated"

    I must say I fell for this audio book as it sounded ideal to me; Though, even with giving it 1 star this book is considered overrated. There is no such thing as a 4 hour week for the general populace as much as I would have liked it to be so. What is the point of fantasizing about something that is not going to be achievable. If it is for entertainment purposes that you are thinking of getting this audiobook then by all means get it, it sure beats boredom! Enjoy life!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    9/01/12
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    "The best self help book I have read"

    Forget about piling millions of useless cash in the bank, that is sooo last year. The new rich are having all the fun and don't need millions to do so. This is an entertaining and highly recommended guide book on how to escape the rat race realise we are not slaves to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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