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Publisher's Summary

It's the ultimate road trip. Legendary investor Jim Rogers and his fiancee travel to 116 countries in a custom-built, four-wheel-drive, bright yellow Mercedes. Over three years, they make their way through war zones, are guarded by military convoys, observe a 50-million-person pilgrimage, eat disgusting food, put the car on barges for transport between countries, and have their lives threatened at every turn. As well as describing his adventures, Rogers has plenty to say about the economies and roads he encounters on his journey. (Naturally, he's driven on the best roads and the worst.) With his keen financial acumen, he picks out those countries with the highest prospective economic success and which ones are headed for disaster. All in all, a wonderful trip.
©2003 Beeland Interest, Inc. (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Rogers' insightful commentary on the political and historical topography of these diverse countries cuts through stereotypes to give us a glimpse of the world the way it really is, for better or worse. This is a gutsy travelogue adventure from a guy who shoots straight from the hip, and it really hits the mark." (Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dan on 08-27-04

New Perspective

A very entertaining audiobook. One of the ones you just hate to turn off - and hate to see end. I came away with more of an understanding of global economics, cultures, and politics than through years of classes - and enjoying every minute of the trip. I would love, like Jim Rogers, to "retire" early and travel the world. But, in the meantime, this book requires a lot less planning - and is far less expensive.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Ken on 04-21-05

Get the abridged version

I purchased the unabridged version, but somehow got the abridged version. It was quickly fixed, but in the meantime I listened to part of the abridged version. Its a quick and fun listen read by the author.

Then I listened to the unabridged version, or rather tried to. These are two completely different books. The abridged is read by the author who, despite his unprofessional reading, reads from a perspective of actually being there and knowing his own voice. You get the feeling that you're being told a story from the person who lived it. The unabridged version lacks that excitement.

If you like these types of books, then get the abridged version. You may disagree with the author's politics/philosophy, but its still a fun adventure story.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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