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  • Unscripted

  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship
  • By: MJ DeMarco
  • Narrated by: Scott Thomas
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

You live in your dream house, but there's no mortgage. No alarm clock, no boss, no bills. No claims on the day's time other than what you choose. It is making more money before breakfast than you made for an entire week at your last job. It is a crazy expensive car parked in your garage, a victorious symbol that your dreams no longer sleep in fantasies, but are awake with reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must in your library

  • By Victor on 11-07-17

Mostly just a rant!

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

Reviewed: 14-01-19

About 90% of this book is a patronising rant about the state of the world and why we’re all lazy sheep that follow everyone else. Only the last bit actually has any useful advice and even that isn’t great. Don’t waste your time reading.

  • Empire of Things

  • How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First
  • By: Frank Trentmann
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 33 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

What we consume has become the defining feature of our lives: our economies live or die by spending, we are treated more as consumers than workers and even public services are presented to us as products in a supermarket. In this monumental study, acclaimed historian Frank Trentmann unfolds the extraordinary history that has shaped our material world, from late Ming China, Renaissance Italy and the British Empire to the present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reflections on what we own and how it owns us.

  • By Wras on 07-03-16

Too long and detailed

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

Reviewed: 19-01-18

Too many lists of what was bought. The book is too detailed which makes it very long. I never finished it as got bored.