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Everything That Remains Audiobook

Everything That Remains: A Memoir by the Minimalists

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Publisher's Summary

What if everything you ever wanted isn't what you actually want? Twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, Joshua Fields Millburn thought he had everything anyone could ever want. Until he didn't anymore.

Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage, Millburn started questioning the life he had built for himself.

Then he discovered minimalism...and everything started to change.

Four years later, Millburn had embraced simplicity. In the search for something more substantial than compulsory consumption and the broken American dream, he jettisoned most of his material possessions, paid off loads of crippling debt, and walked away from his six-figure career.

Once everything was gone, what was left? Not a how-to book but a why-to book, Everything That Remains is the touching, surprising story of what happened when one young man decided to let go of everything and begin living more deliberately. Heart-rending, uplifting, and deeply personal, this engrossing memoir is peppered with insightful interruptions by Ryan Nicodemus, Millburn's best friend of 20 years.

©2014 Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus (P)2017 Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus

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    Rosie 13/02/2017
    Rosie 13/02/2017
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    "The Way Of The Future"

    I had already started down the minimalist road a couple of years ago but listening to Josh and Ryan's book helped bring some more things into focus. I realized I was unhappy, working long hours in a job i didn't like to pay for lots of stuff it turns out i didn't even need.

    Today my life is much simpler and happier. I ditched all the stuff I didn't need and as a result have to work much less and in a job I actually enjoy because I could afford to do what I wanted to do instead of chasing the big bucks in a job I had to do.

    I recommend everyone to look at the work of these 2 guys and take some of it away with you. A simple stuff free and stress free life is defiantly the way of the future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kris Indriks Bradford, UK 06/01/2018
    Kris Indriks Bradford, UK 06/01/2018
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    "average memoir, not inspiring regarding minimalism"

    didn't like how they talk about women. they didn't talk much on minimalism. too much bragging about their achievements.

    this book is mostly a memoir about the author finding his passion. minimalism isn't his passion but it helped him find it. the book doesn't talk much about minimalism at all.

    I mainly didn't like it because of the interruptions. they are pointless and do not add value, despite the authors talking about adding value all the time.

    I listen to their podcast and have seen their documentary but I'm really falling out of love with these two. I think they mean well but I can't relate to them.

    perhaps this will be a great book for someone who is financially successful but who isn't happy. you might relate more to their story from my background it's hard to relate to their story and self discovery.

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    Amazon Customer 15/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    I love this book. If you feel overwhelmed and want a simple life. Then this is for you.

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    Amazon Customer 30/08/2017
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    "Simply Beautiful"

    Quite simply one of the most rewarding reads of the past decade! Simple, touching and inspiring. Thank you Josh and Ryan.

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    @ahcperrin 27/08/2017
    @ahcperrin 27/08/2017
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    "Inspiring ideas."

    I did not like the narrator too much. The story is interresting but, to me, there is a bit of storytelling missing. The concepts of minimalism covered in this book are inspiring though.

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    Richard Parkinson 30/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Food For Though"

    Having watched the documentary, listened to the book, its time to start my own journey.

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    Javier 18/05/2017
    Javier 18/05/2017 Member Since 2018
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    "Down to earth and inspirational read"

    Really great book by some awesome people. Makes you really question your life choices and helps you realise these bad habits that modern day humans have come to be addicted to!
    Narrator wasn't the best and didn't have the enthusiasm in certain chapters where I feel the author reading aloud would have conveyed a more meaningful speech however still not bad.
    Great book from some average down to earth guys!

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    deepforest 16/02/2017
    deepforest 16/02/2017
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    "Love their work, but mediocre book"

    These guys are very good. I listen to all their podcasts and rate their stuff highly. However, I was expecting a lot from this book so ended up disappointed. It's nothing special, it satisfied my curiosity and I can say I've read it now but it was average. I found some their other essays a little better . It's ok and they are worth supporting but it is just ok as a read. Glad I got it, or I'd still be wondering, but not really impressed, nothing new in it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Mark
    Reno, NV, United States
    10/03/17
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    "Audio is best format for this"

    Big overlap with their podcast content but this is a good telling of how The Minimalists became The Minimalists, although it’s mostly about Joshua’s journey. I think the audio version is probably the best format because Ryan’s words are handled as footnotes, and in the audio version, they are read right where they should go, maintaining the flow better, IMO. Grade: A-

    Excellent narration.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    26/07/17
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    "Excellent Story"

    The story, writing style, and narration are all fantastic. Very enjoyable and impactful. I have read it four times already.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • M. Thompson
    Virginia
    22/06/17
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    "Minimalism for the real world"

    Some people might be turned off by this if they feel like they're being pushed into getting rid of all material things, but that's not the message I got from the book at all. I work in the D.C. Metro area and can tell you I see a lot of the same things Josh and Ryan talk about, namely never being satisfied. Always wanting more, more, more. I first heard of them through a Netflix documentary as I really enjoyed it so I went ahead and got the book. I'm very glad I did! It was totally worth the read (or the listen as it were). I appreciated the perspective of keeping your wants in check and separating those from actual needs. Highly recommend it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    02/06/17
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    "Content is awesome, narration is monotone."

    I've been a huge fan of Ryan's and Joshua's work and message and this book much like their others is highly recommended. That said I would have loved it if they had gotten Colin to narrate ;)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • CS_707
    24/03/17
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    "So inspiring!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to anyone frustrated with the seemingly endless "work to live" grind or in any way disenchanted with the so-called "American Dream." This story gently and genuinely leads the reader towards a new way of thinking.


    What about Justin Malik’s performance did you like?

    Interesting and unique but highly listenable.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The gradual shifts in awareness that eventually transformed their lives.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • S
    11/02/17
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    "Insight"

    Loved it.....started minimalizing as I have head set on listening. Very excited about giving my time to the more important things/people.
    Good Job....I mean good adding value to my life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brian Lucas
    Coudersport, PA USA
    15/02/18
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    "Great Audiobook"

    Walk into this as a story about the people known as the minimalists, not about how to be a minimalist.

    It was a great audiobook, although quite a bit overstuffed with colorful wording as though JFM was trying too hard to "be a writer".

    I especially appreciated the way Ryan interjected throughout, it was a funny and interesting break in the sometimes monotonous tone of JFM.

    I think this audiobook is well worth the cost and the stories. Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but almost always interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jess
    12/02/18
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    "helping me reach some goals in tidying/minimizing"

    After seeing Minimalism a Documentary (2-3 times), I became inspired to get this book. I listened to it on Audible since I've been very busy. It was actually really fun to hear it after than reading myself, and I accomplished several tasks to tidy my house while listening. I had specific goals in mind this weekend, but I knew I would struggle with doing them before dinner time, as I am a "structured procrastinator". Listening to it as I walked in and out of the speaker room really pushed me to keep going with organizing and discarding items. I also did some hobbies while listening, and it was relaxing, not overwhelming, to my surprise. The only thing I was a little surprised about is I expected to hear more on recycling and reusing, but it's possible I missed a moment. Plus, I know that sustainability is not everyone's priority and that's not the point of the book. Overall, great book and excellent mission and purpose. Thanks for reading...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • horselover2013
    31/01/18
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    "What happened to Sarah (dog)?"

    Loved it! Now my husband has a book I've added to his "to do" list.
    But what happened to the love of your Mom's life; what happened with Sara?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SydneyBennett
    Pittsburgh
    23/01/18
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    "Absolutely Refreshing - Eye Opening"
    What did you love best about Everything That Remains?

    The honesty and constant reminder that we all have our own way of achieving happiness in life and to not compare this to other peoples version of minimalism.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Everything That Remains?

    The minimizing of relationship frustration. The impact of honesty and transparency.


    What about Justin Malik’s performance did you like?

    It was read very well, and it took on the same cadence the authors have in their podcast.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think the entire book "moved" me. I never fell a lull of absent-minded drifts. I was always completely engaged as if I were taking constant mental notes of how to bring clarity to my clutter.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep 'em coming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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