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  • Minimalism

  • Live a Meaningful Life, Second Edition
  • By: Ryan Nicodemus, Joshua Fields Millburn
  • Narrated by: Justin Malik
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
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Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things that clutter our lives so we can make room for life's most important things - which actually aren't things at all. At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what's truly important.

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  • Watch the documentary on Netflix

  • By RT on 08-07-2018

save your time and money, go to their website.

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Reviewed: 20-03-2018

I was hoping for a guide to the minimalist approach, getting started and some story's of how the writers came to it. The book professes to do all these things, but while you may be expecting some information about decluttering and it's benifits, it's actually a book about, health, relationships, passion, growth and giving. it's absolutely drivel from completely unqualified people. The chapter on health starts with we're not dieticians or doctors, but now we're going to tell you how to eat and exercise. I stuck with it, but the droning voice of the reader doesn't help. In one of the first sentences of the book they basically say 'hey were not going to tell you how to become a minimalist (as in the clutter reducing type), that's all for free on our website, instead were going to bore you with new age crap'. It seemed like one of the most frequent and contradictory statements that the book made was where it would say "we're not going to tell you, you have to do this it's totally up to you" but then a few sentences later it would tell you that you must do this or that." For a lifestyle that's is about value, this book is ironically a waste of time and money.

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  • So many trials

  • By Haley on 15-09-2016

So many trials

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Reviewed: 15-09-2016

the second book in the series steps up the suffering. right from the beginning just about every character is put through the meat grinder, but if you were hoping for the old bridge burner crew you could be disappointed.

while a few of the original players are in this story it centers largely around a new group of people on a new continent with new problems. it is related to the story in the original book, but what is happening where the first left off is anyone's guess.

The story mainly follows a rebellion against the Malazan empire. for me the most interesting story was "The Chain Of Dogs" plot which follows a rag tag army and a group of refugees desperately fleeing across a continent.

The real strength of the story is the characters and while your old favorites may not have made the journey many new and interesting ones will emerge. However, even though the narrator does a very good job there are so many characters that some do start to sound the same.