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  • The 4-Hour Work Week

  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. Includes more than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what you might expect

  • By Colin on 24-01-16

Would be much better read by Tim!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-17

Would you try another book written by Timothy Ferriss or narrated by Ray Porter?

Would definitely try another Tim Ferris book but would be better if he read it - I have subscribed to his podcast which is really good

What did you like best about this story?

His story, some of the fundamentals such as Pareto's Law (which is very old hat but Tim puts it into context really well)

What didn’t you like about Ray Porter’s performance?

Not necessarily his fault, but reading our every web address (URL) in full becomes painful after a while - e.g. https://www.fidelity.co.uk/investor/ei/login.page and every company had an associated 1.800 number.......

Was The 4-Hour Work Week worth the listening time?

Only managed about 1 1/2 hours - that was good

Any additional comments?

Could be so much better if, as Tim tells us to do, he cut out some of the fat and unnecessary distractions!

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  • The Master Plan

  • ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Jihadi Strategy for Final Victory
  • By: Brian Fishman
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Given how quickly its operations have achieved global impact, it may seem that the Islamic State materialized suddenly. In fact, al-Qaeda's operations chief, Sayf al-Adl, devised a seven-stage plan for jihadis to conquer the world by 2020 that included reestablishing the Caliphate in Syria between 2013 and 2016. Despite a massive schism between the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, al-Adl's plan has proved remarkably prescient. In summer 2014, ISIS declared itself the Caliphate after capturing Mosul, Iraq - part of stage five in al-Adl's plan.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • hard work

  • By Mark on 13-07-17

hard work

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-07-17

maybe I have been spoilt by listening to "the looming tower" first, which was excellent. the narrative and delivery were much more accessible. the master plan uses a lot of complex acronyms and names repeatedly which becomes slightly wearing after a while.

in fairness I might come back to it after managing half of the book before skipping to something else.

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