• The 4-Hour Work Week

  • Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
  • By: Tim Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-01-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (183 ratings)

Regular price: $27.97

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Publisher's Summary

If your dream is escaping the rat race, high-end world travel, monthly five-figure income with zero management or just living more and working less then this audiobook is the blueprint. Forget your tired, old retirement concepts and throw out that deferred-life plan - there's no need to wait and every reason not to. You can have it all! This audiobook is the compass for a new and revolutionary world. Start living now!
©2007 Copyright © 2007, 2009 by Tim Ferriss. (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By Garry on 09-24-12

An interesting look at holiday destinations

If you could sum up The 4-Hour Work Week in three words, what would they be?

Escape from work

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Less references to websites and other information sources within the body of the text

Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

The character who managed to live overseas while the employer thought they were still at home

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The 4-Hour Work Week?

Not take work too seriously nor place so much importance on money

Any additional comments?

An enjoyable casual read

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 08-08-16


I just wanted it to keep going! Ready to smash it now though. Thanks Tim!

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1 out of 5 stars
By F G on 12-23-12


I must say I fell for this audio book as it sounded ideal to me; Though, even with giving it 1 star this book is considered overrated. There is no such thing as a 4 hour week for the general populace as much as I would have liked it to be so. What is the point of fantasizing about something that is not going to be achievable. If it is for entertainment purposes that you are thinking of getting this audiobook then by all means get it, it sure beats boredom! Enjoy life!

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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 01-09-12

The best self help book I have read

Forget about piling millions of useless cash in the bank, that is sooo last year. The new rich are having all the fun and don't need millions to do so. This is an entertaining and highly recommended guide book on how to escape the rat race realise we are not slaves to anyone.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 06-27-14

Some good ideas but it's not for everyone.

What did you like best about The 4-Hour Work Week? What did you like least?

The basic idea is that if you slack off on your day job to the point that you get fired (he recommends this over quitting) and job surf until you find a boss that's ignorant enough to allow you to work abroad and keep paying you, you will get more freedom.

Furthermore, if you change your definition of holidaying to vagabonding, it doesn't cost much to take long "vacations". You may also have to live in third world countries to make ends meet.

He also recommends you make your income through internet marketing of info products just like the ebook you just bought.

I can't disagree with what the author preaches. Many of us all could indeed work a 4 hour week and there is some good advice in there about freeing up our time, but could you really live with yourself in this kind of lifestyle? The author comes across as very selfish and his definition of freedom requires a "special" set of values and a lack of care for others.

I think I'll stick to the business books and try to add some value to this planet.

Would you be willing to try another book from Timothy Ferriss? Why or why not?

No. I think our values are just too different.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Ray Porter?


Did The 4-Hour Work Week inspire you to do anything?

Yes, I would like to travel, spend large amounts of time abroad and learn culture and languages. Just not at the expense of people around me.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 07-10-17


simple ideas but many counterintuitive thinking. will definitely adopt some practices. Some ideas to get out of the office felt like manipulation.

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