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Loved it. And almost lived the story.

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Reviewed: 20-03-20

I can't decide what I loved more, Mr Wigge's adventures or Mr. Stephen's narration. Although, his confidence in hitchhiking across the end of the world owes to various reasons 1. His talent, experience and background in filming as a back-up barter 2. Being a man 3. Fair amount of research and homework on couch-surfing. 4. carrying a credit card as a backup et al - what's really commendable and inspiring was his courage to finally venture out on an unpredictable journey - embracing the unexpected every step of the way, his creativity in inventing various games for a quick buck, his easy-going attitude in approaching strangers for food or free travel ticket, his non-judgemental account of people and cultures he comes across, his endurance during the tough times of going hours without food or rest, his genuine hard-work for every job he volunteered to do; and his resilience to not use his credit card till the end of the journey.

Going around the world for free might mean different things to different people. People are open to different kind of risks, bargains and experiences - So one has to pick and choose from this book accordingly and hit their own adventure around the world for free. No matter what's your appetite for adventure, there's something for everyone in this book. It gives a fair account of the hacks you can use, the challenges you may face and the various state of minds you might have to conquer. After all, every journey is unique. Loveeeee the book. Heartfelt thanks to the author and narrator both, for someday I might try some of these adventures :)

Special thanks to the narrator for the calm and easy pace, making it such a joy to listen.

Well-researched insights that are easy to apply

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Reviewed: 24-02-20

The author has undoubtedly put in a great amount of deep research, focused work and self-experiment in place before offering the rich content of this audiobook. The narration offers just the perfect pace for one to absorb the insights and keep actively engaged with what's being shared. Thanks too Chris, I've instantly put some of the principles to use in my life and gained more awareness and control of my productive time.

How I wish such insightful audiobooks came in with a printable summary of key take homes in the end to make for a handy access in day to day lives.

A meditative experience!

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Reviewed: 10-12-19

Stillness speaks not only sparks pearls of wisdom in form of the profound content it packs in, but the audible format also helps you absorb, contemplate and experience the learning’s thanks to the slow paced narration.

This is the perfect book to start with for those who haven’t experienced Eckhart Tolle’s other bestselling works like the Power of Now.

His calm narrative and an easy pace allows space for stillness to spark insights. Anyone who practices or looks forward to learning meditation can begin here. For me, the book further simplifies the principles of Vipassna meditation in social practice.

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