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What would have made The Laptop Millionaire better?
I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't this. Not only is this a sales-pitch disguised as a book, but also a direct rip-off of "The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich" by Timothy Ferriss. Ironically, the author suggests taking someone's work, adapting it, putting your name to it then selling it online as one of get rich quick strategies.
There is lots of talk about how rich the author is and lots of reference to the programs, webinars, and other materials you can purchase if you sign into his website (membership site). The basic strategy is to sell something online by compiling an email database and regularly spamming them. Oh, and don't forget the up-sell!
The only person getting rich with this book is the author.
What didn’t you like about Erik Synnestvedt’s performance?
Mr Synnestvedt's reading of the book, while technically competent, makes listening difficult as he has the tendency to end every sentence with a slight whine. It is like listening to Truman Capote reading a business book - very distracting.
67 of 72 people found this review helpful
Where does The Laptop Millionaire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This audio does not do the book any justice. You need to book for all of the information that was given or at least a supplemental pdf for what was discussed in the audio. AWESOME!
What other book might you compare The Laptop Millionaire to and why?
The Four Hour Work Week, it gives you so much information on how to take action to succeed in being a Laptop Millionaire and put it into overdrive.
Would you be willing to try another one of Erik Synnestvedt’s performances?
It depends on the information given, not too fond of Erik's speech, however the information was so outstanding it did not bother me as much.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
It would have been nice, however it was too much information packed in each part. I needed the break in between the two sessions to collect my thoughts.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
My first impression was.. not another millionaire, internet marketing book! I was wrong. This guy throws out one strategy after another, over and over again. I have read other books in the same genre and this one tops my list by far!
The book also includes many credible testimonials and URLs. It gets straight to the point with each chapter having examples and concise actionable steps. I also bought the digital print version from the books website as the book is full of how to lists.
The author does not try to up-sell you (unlike other similar books), instead he gives you enough information to choose your interest and take action today.
A true manual for succeeding on the internet if you are prepared to apply yourself and stick with it. Personally not keen on the narrator, but worth getting past to receive the information.
30 of 31 people found this review helpful
I wonder how many times Mark Anastasi directs the listener to his website in the hope they'll buy something?
There are just enough interesting points in this book to mean it's not a complete and utter waste of time but you'll have to work hard to filter out the hype to find it. I also recommend ignoring the advice in the case studies to, for example, violate Facebook's terms and conditions. Too many of these suggested money making schemes have the whiff of short term scams about them, very few seem to be the basis of long term businesses.
At the end of the day, the author made most of his money by selling materials such as this to people like you and me and most of the examples are of other people selling material on how to make money - eventually the supply of people daft enough to pay for such recycled stuff is likely to run out.
And, to cap things off, this is the worst narration I have ever heard. It is JUST bearable if you turn the speed up to 1.5 but otherwise it's fingernails-on-blackboard awful.
If you want to be rich (or think you do) you'd be better off listening to Felix Dennis's book "How to get rich" which is also available on Audible.
13 of 16 people found this review helpful
Although it is informative on a general level, it's so obvious that it is something that was thrown together quickly to make $$... Bravo because it worked