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Essential Audiobook

Essential: Essays by the Minimalists

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Publisher's Summary

The best of the Minimalists!

This book by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus collects the most relevant essays - some short, some long - from their popular website, TheMinimalists.com. This collection has been edited and organized to create an experience that's considerably different from reading individual selections online. From simple living, decluttering, and finances to passion, health, and relationships, Essential is for anyone who desires a more intentional life.

©2015 Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus (P)2016 Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

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    Kurt Mudgeon 19/01/2017
    Kurt Mudgeon 19/01/2017
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    "The superior edition"

    This version is far better than the original. There's extra content and the narrator suits the vibe exponentially, he gets it. No disrespect to the English bloke but Justin Malik suits the whole Minimalists aesthetic. <br/><br/>podkembla.com

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 23/09/2017
    23/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "sensational!"

    a must-read. I have made so many changes to my life as a result of what I have learnt from these two inspirational people.

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    Taikozfan 24/03/2017
    Taikozfan 24/03/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved the collection of Minimalist articles"

    I love listening to these articles while I'm driving, standing in line and just feeling like I want a deeper reminder of the possibility and true examples of living a simple and meaningful life. ' Everything that remains' was my favourite read on this topic but this is short snippets of a variety of topics all about how to weave minimalism into our daily life and relationships. Well done and Thank you for having the courage to share such a powerful and sincere message! Xxx

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mark
    Reno, NV, United States
    25/02/17
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    "Podcast is better"

    I like The Minimalists — a lot. They’ve changed my life. As for this books of the “essential” essays cultivated from their blog, it was just all right. They are short and good for reading one or two before bed, and I think it may be too easy to dismiss some of the essays without noticing that each one is often just a brushstroke in a broader picture. And that broader picture is awesome. But, honestly, I get more out of their podcast than I did from this book. Grade: B

    Narration is excellent.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Balázs
    13/12/16
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    "Eye opening. Maybe my favorite for this year!"

    Hope that helps me on my way to a more meaningful life. Thanks for the authors I will definetly read this again, and I already made huge differences.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    Basel, Switzerland
    16/05/17
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    "Narrator speaks like he is on Meth"

    Reader speaks way to fast, like he in a race. The result is that diction suffers and there are times when I had no idea what was said. Content, when understandable, was great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tate Bredenkamp
    Lincoln, NE
    14/05/17
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    "Redundant With Patches of Golden Truth"

    If you know anything about minimalism it is a philosophy that is inherently minimalistic. The essays is this book are more like a personal journal of particularly Joshua Fields Millburn in which he has to repeatedly remind himself of what is truly important in life. While I can see the necessity and value of such an exercise in his own life it presents itself as quite redundant for the listener. The most enjoyable and impactful aspect of the book by far are the stories of others practicing forms of the minimalist philosophy which brought so much meaning to their lives. Not the impersonal mantras. My advice: don't buy the audiobook. Buy a physical copy, read it slowly over months, and then give it away. As a kind of book of proverbs, perhaps it will be perceived as less tedious by the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Julian/Katrina Cebanos Galvan
    11/01/17
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    "Powerful"

    In addition to their podcasts this book makes you analyze and question so many aspects of your life you never would have even given a second thought to. Thank you for sharing your lives and ideas, it has help myself and my family take positive steps forward to have a more meaningful and intentional life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Janice Windt
    7/12/16
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    "Beautiful. Just beautiful. Thank-you "

    I've been following the Minimalists for some time now. This book articulates the many reasons for the impact they have had on my life and so many others. Beautifully written.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Norman Covert II
    29/11/17
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    "Not great, but not horrible. "
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator is just not made for this kind of work. I think I would have preferred a robot voice reading these articles.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Justin Malik’s performances?

    I have already purchased another book where he is the narrator. I will get through it, but would not search him out.


    Any additional comments?

    A little preachy, but good at times to get the ideas across. I like the frank speaking at times, but it sometimes comes across as a few bros trying to just toss it out there for other hipster potential converts. But not so bad overall.

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  • Lucas
    12/09/17
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    "Needs more subcategories"

    Great listen, but slightly overwhelming to listen in one sitting. It gets repetitive after a while.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A dot Gee
    Rancho Cordova, CA United States
    29/07/17
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    "writings and thoughts"

    consistent with their podcasts, tour, and other writings, this collection of essays offers snippets of their findings, thoughts, and suggestions. Give it a listen, or read a few sections every day!

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  • Maksym
    1/06/17
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    "Great book on minimalism."

    Not only removal of things, but also removal of all clutter in you life in general - main idea of the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
    London, UK
    9/05/17
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    "mumbling narrator destroys great content"

    the minimalists have some great content, but here the mumbling narrator destroys it. I'd suggest listening to their podcasts instead, they're significantly more engaging.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dendy
    6/08/17
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    "Must read"

    This book is inspiring and motivational. I have learnt many new view points.... but most of all I have been reassured that others have a similar view to mine - not in all areas but most! I have some big decisions ahead and need o embrace the change. I now feel more at ease and also excited about the future.
    Thanks Josh & Ryan

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neil Jenkins
    27/04/17
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    "Inspiring"

    Inspiring writing. Has already driven me to make beneficial changes in my life. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Craig Ogston
    15/03/17
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    "Fantastic!"

    Really eye-opening! Can't wait to get started on my new minimalist lifestyle! I recommend anyone to pick up their son read through it!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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