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Legendary investor Jim Rogers gives us his view of the world on a 22-month, 52-country motorcycle odyssey in his best-selling business/adventure book, Investment Biker, which has already sold more than 200,000 copies.

Before you invest another dollar anywhere in the world (including the United States), read this book by the man Time magazine calls "the Indiana Jones of finance".

Jim Rogers became a Wall Street legend when he co-founded the Quantum Fund. Investment Biker is the fascinating story of Rogers’s global motorcycle journey/investing trip, with hardheaded advice on the current state and future direction of international economies that will guide and inspire investors interested in foreign markets.

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Good book, entertaining stories, things to learn. Unfortunately reader sounds like a smug. Not sure if he tries to be sexy or dramatic but it is quite annoying. Maybe it's because I live in place where arrogant people talk like that. You decide

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Live every moment on Jim Rogers's journey

Well presented story... It's an eye opener to cultural differences and economic potential as seen and assessed by Jim. Very informative too. I enjoyed listening to every single second of this book. Highly recommended.

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  • Jim In Texas!
  • 05-04-15

Trigger warning: Jealous types should avoid!

Jim Rogers is in his 40s in 1990. He has a 22 year old beautiful blonde girlfriend who is perfect in every way. Jim is an avid long distance motorcycle rider.

Jim is also richer than Midas. He thinks nothing of dropping by the local BMW dealer to pick up a new motorcycle on a whim, or buying a small country. He and his girlfriend decide to spend a couple of years traveling around the world on motorycycles.

If the thought of someone like that bothers you, avoid this book!

This book is about 70% travelogue, and a really good one, especially for motorcycle riders. Jims trip makes 'The Long Way Round' look like a run to the grocery store.

Really, 1990 wasn't that long ago, but it was about two years before the World Wide Web existed beyond academia. Jim spends a lot of time just trying to discover information about conditions in the next country, or keeping track of his personal finances while on the road. All stuff that you can do on a Smart Phone from just about anywhere these days.

This ride was a real accomplishment and required assets that money can't buy.

The other 30% is discussion of national and global macroeconomics from a libertarian point of view. In each country Jim visits he discusses the local economic and political climate from the perspective of a potential large investor. He also makes a lot of predictions, many of which subsequently came true. For example, after traveling the full length of the USSR he correctly predicted the near term breakup of the Soviet Union.

He also predicted that Bill Clinton would be the last Democratic Party President, which of course didn't happen. He predicted that the U.S. economy was nearing collaspe, which hasn't happened yet.

I think Jim did not foresee the huge peace dividend that flowed in to the United States after the fall of the Berlin Wall, which powered a lot economic growth through the 90s.

Few will agree with all of Jim's analysis, predictions, and observations of human nature. But everyone with an interest in travel (especially travel by motorcycle), economics, politics, human cultures or just good stories will probably enjoy this book.

John McLain's narration and the overall production values of this audiobook were outstanding, it was a pleasure to listen to.

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  • Susan
  • 08-02-14

Wish I had found this book 20 years ago

Would you consider the audio edition of Investment Biker to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version

What other book might you compare Investment Biker to and why?

Adventure Capitalist

What about John McLain’s performance did you like?

Good voice for the story

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction, but does make you want to get on the road

Any additional comments?

Perfect mix of economics 101, real politics, and adventure.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-18

People, events, ideas. Surprisingly current!

Great story and ideas about the world and how it could be better organised. I really enjoyed the adventure biking story as a backdrop. Although it takes place more than 20 years ago, it is still surprisingly current. Some of his predictions are very accurate. That's the advantage of hindsight. Most definitely will read his next book.

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  • Jeffery L. Elliott
  • 06-03-18

I loved this book!

I have a lot of respect for Mr. Jim Rogers. What a great story by a great investor.

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  • Anton
  • 24-11-17

Great reader, Not so great reader

This was an incredible journey (even though the author was crazy for doing it!). Very insightful and eye-opening. The issue was poor choice of narrator. He had a deadpan, monotone delivery that definitely detracted from the extraordinary stories the author was telling. You also would think that you would get someone that could do accents for narrating a trip around the world. Still a great read though!

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  • Jamin Triz
  • 30-08-17

Investment book made fun

The story was so fun to listen to I forgot I was learning core principles of the best macro investors.

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  • Tyrone
  • 21-04-17

great read

not a how to invest book. but lots of good knowledge, and a big eye opener.

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  • Emily
  • 16-01-17

Entertaining

This book is light hearted and fun. If you enjoy travel it is an entertaining story. I am not particularly interested in finance/investing but still found the story to be interesting. I also recommend another Jim Rogers book - Adventure Capitalist.

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  • JW
  • 15-10-16

History and macro look. Inspirational

Would you consider the audio edition of Investment Biker to be better than the print version?

I liked the book. Enough to right a review. So far my favorite finance books are reminiscences of a stock operator, the wizards books, Technical analysis of stock trends, and a Stanley Kroll book written in the late 80's I cant remember the name of. Investment Biker is not a trend following book, and of course I knew that before reading. I was surprised that I liked it as I did.

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  • Mikey G
  • 20-06-16

A True Curious Adventure

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely, it will open your mind to the world and how it works!

What other book might you compare Investment Biker to and why?

Hard, I read 2 of his other books and they blend together with greatness.

Which character – as performed by John McLain – was your favorite?

Well, has to be Jim Rogers...basic smart kid who finds an edge with a luck chance at a position in an emerging market (the stock market), meets the right people, makes some more great decisions and boom! Takes a good looking girl around the world roughing it across rarely and dangerously charted territory because he's curious.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

LAUGH, oh man the stuff this guy went through when he had plenty of money to do it the easy way, also makes you just laugh at wow, this is basically a whole life in a book and it's a good interesting life, and your like wow this could be me...I want this...and so you laugh because hey ya....

Any additional comments?

Pure adventure, I am a fan of learning about stuff and this book will definitely teach you. You have to read Adventure Capitalist, they go hand in hand, the stories kind of work together like a 2 part series, it's not a must but it should be.