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The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life

Narrated by: Fred Stella
Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

"What is a minimalist life? It's one that is stripped of the unnecessary, to make room for that which gives you joy. It's a removal of clutter in all its forms, leaving you with peace and freedom and lightness. A minimalist values quality, not quantity, in all forms." So writes Leo Babauta, the creator of Zen Habits and author of The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life. A joy to read, this little book will help you clear out clutter, be content with less, and simplify your life - with tips on everything from creating a minimalist workspace to going paperless. In short, it will help you enjoy a simpler, happier life!

©2009 Leo Babauta (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Hardcore minimalism

I found the narration robotic which took away from the content. Some good ideas, however.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-11-2016

Some good points but a little radical

Some of the points were good and clear. When he dove into eating and working out, as an athlete I felt he should have not commented on this as these areas are very personal to the individual.

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  • margaret
  • 09-04-2012

Inspiring

I loved this audio. I refer to it again and again. There is always some thing to learn from it. I really love rational minimalism and this is wonderful way to start and continue with it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-01-2017

Good Advice

This a great audiobook filled with advice on how to live a minimalist lifestyle. The author covers most aspects of life that can benefit from reducing materialism.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-04-2019

short chapters

the book has good paseing and good energy in the reading. While I can find the information online, it's nice having it contained in one audiobook. How I use the book is while listening I de-clutter. Good book for the price.

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  • condiosluzverde
  • 10-07-2018

useful.

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  • Lorestream
  • 31-10-2016

Robotic narration, obvious advice

While Babauta has a few gems of insight, this admitted collection of blog posts is largely composed of fairly obvious advice - though as someone who doles out advice on how to reduce expenses and the importance of savings at work I am admittedly a bit biased there. The few useful bits come early on and the point of continuing drops off swiftly.

Additionally, Fred Stella's narration is stilted and robotic. I do appreciate his enunciation, but he takes it a bit far, and in the few places where Babauta uses some dry humor rather than reiteration that his advice may not apply to you, which may have actually made me chuckle, Stella's emotionless delivery sucks the humor out.

On the whole, quite disappointing.

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  • Mark Clulow
  • 25-10-2016

Simple and effective guidelines

A very refreshing look at how to rock and roll in this world full of unnecessary junk and clutter. Aside from not having sired 6 offspring, there are many things in here with which I can relate. Well read and a good guide for anyone looking to simplify life at all the fundamental levels. Not too long, which I like :)

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  • Marek Lutz
  • 10-06-2015

The Must-Read For Ones Searching for Simpler Life

Get the total overview of minimalism in one pack - simple and practical! Love this book!

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  • Mary
  • 05-02-2016

very intriguing

Like the book. Could have done without the vegan / vegetarian preaching . Some good tips on getting started with minimalism.

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  • C. E. Scurr
  • 21-12-2016

Delivered again

Leo Babauta always has something to say that makes life just a little bit richer.

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