Investment Biker

  • by Jim Rogers
  • Narrated by John McLain
  • 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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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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- Jim In Texas!

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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- Susan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-10-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios