Adventure Capitalist

  • by Jim Rogers
  • Narrated by Paul Boehmer
  • 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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What the Critics Say

"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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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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- Dan

Old Hat

Rogers has been goofing off, travelling the world and telling us about it since the FIRST Bush Administration, and it's becoming tiresome. Yes, he's rich and smart and not some working stiff like us, but does he really need to keep writing vanity books about that, and do we really need to buy them? I think not. His brilliant insights are usually along the lines of "you have to play the stock market SMART to make money (like me)" or "what's better than going to B-school is becoming a successful businessman without going to business school (like me)" or "what this [insert developing nation here] has to do to get ahead is to stabilize its currency, build an economic infrastructure and create a positive business environment (like duh)." If you haven't read Investment Biker or his numerous articles and features you'll probably enjoy this book. But I wouldn't put it on my list of 1,000 books to read before I die.
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- Richard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-28-2004
  • Publisher: Books on Tape