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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (448 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Rogers Narrator: Paul Boehmer, Paul Boehmer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2003 ISBN: 9780736698078
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Drive…and grow rich!

The bestselling author of Investment Biker is back from the ultimate road trip: a three-year drive around the world that would ultimately set the Guinness record for the longest continuous car journey. In Adventure Capitalist, legendary investor Jim Rogers, dubbed “the Indiana Jones of finance” by Time, proves that the best way to profit from the global situation is to see the world mile by mile. “While I have never patronized a prostitute,” he writes, “I know that one can learn more about a country from speaking to the madam of a brothel or a black marketeer than from meeting a foreign minister.”

Behind the wheel of a sunburst-yellow, custom-built convertible Mercedes, Rogers and his fiancée, Paige Parker, began their “Millennium Adventure” on January 1, 1999, from Iceland. They traveled through 116 countries, including many where most have rarely ventured, such as Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Angola, Sudan, Congo, Colombia, and East Timor. They drove through war zones, deserts, jungles, epidemics, and blizzards. They had many narrow escapes.

They camped with nomads and camels in the western Sahara. They ate silkworms, iguanas, snakes, termites, guinea pigs, porcupines, crocodiles, and grasshoppers.

Best of all, they saw the real world from the ground up—the only vantage point from which it can be truly understood—economically, politically, and socially.

Here are just a few of the author’s conclusions:

• The new commodity bull market has started.

• The twenty-first century will belong to China.

• There is a dramatic shortage of women developing in Asia.

• Pakistan is on the verge of disintegrating.

• India, like many other large nations, will break into several countries.

• The Euro is doomed to fail.

• There are fortunes to be made in Angola.

• Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are a scam.

• Bolivia is a comer after decades of instability, thanks to gigantic amounts of natural gas.

Adventure Capitalist is the most opinionated, sprawling, adventurous journey you’re likely to take within the pages of a book—the perfect read for armchair adventurers, global investors, car enthusiasts, and anyone interested in seeing the world and understanding it as it really is.

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Quotes & Awards

  • My success in the market has been predicated on viewing
    the world from a different perspective.
    Jim Rogers, “the Indiana Jones of finance” (Time magazine)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Polanger | 2/16/2014

    " great travel story with in depth reasearch done on local economies "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Xinghang | 2/14/2014

    " an interesting perspective on world economy/politics, good reference for a investor who is seeking higher returns worldwide. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wolf-dieter | 2/12/2014

    " Was interessting but it might have had a better structure in oder to make the points clear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lohita | 2/4/2014

    " Make Money while you travel! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jose | 2/2/2014

    " on this second trip he went with another girlfriend on a special purpose mercedes he built for his trip. similar content to his previous adventure book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 1/20/2014

    " A loaded Wall street-er retires to three years of exploring the world in a suped up Mercedes convertible. An excellent read for anyone interested in how international relations actually work! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric and Dee | 1/15/2014

    " Interesting and boring. I think the audio narrator is blah. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 1/14/2014

    " A fun read. I don't normally enjoy road trip books. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the fresh point of view presented by the book. Seeing the road trip, and the world, through the excited, open eyes of a businessman, was entertaining - and I learned a few things along the way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Fingerson | 1/10/2014

    " Awesome adventure around the world with a little economics and social studies thrown in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/2/2014

    " Given to me by my always investing grandpa with every intent to sway my opinions about certain things. Turned out to be a great travelogue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/30/2013

    " A must for anyone who's ever dreamed of leaving it all behind and travelling around the world. True, the author was filthy rich and had a ridiculous amout of resources...regardless...it's still inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Zheng | 12/17/2013

    " I listened to the abridged audio narrated by the author himself. A fascinating trip that's probably a dream for everyone although the world might already changed somewhat since he published the book in 2003. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chade66 | 12/9/2013

    " Meh, not for me. I couldn't get through the first disc of the audio. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Pincus | 12/7/2013

    " It's rare that a book that is so entertaining is also so educating "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 11/21/2013

    " About 10 years old, but a really fun read about a cool trip around the world. Interesting insights from an investor about a lot of different countries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 10/10/2013

    " This book is sweet! Successful investor travels all around the world - to crazy places - and tells us all about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Mckenna | 9/10/2013

    " Great book, combining world adventure with investment in businesses and countries. Amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Davehbo | 5/20/2013

    " Probably liked this Rogers book better because it was more current "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Uldis Braunfelds | 10/28/2012

    " An interesting way to measure countries from a business perspective. Travel is always interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 brian tanabe | 10/3/2012

    " If you can get over his arrogance, this book offers a very insghtful, big picture look at the world socio-economic wealth and value. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rohan | 1/17/2012

    " The book is very enjoyable. Some of Jim's opinion about investment were priceless for me. There were few points (not on investment but in general) where I wouldn't agree with him. But that shouldn't stop anyone from reading this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 7/28/2011

    " A great book about global economies and international travel. I learned a lot about what makes a country tick, culturally and financially. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 6/2/2011

    " what a fun and enlightening read. jealous of this guy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fox Charlie | 4/24/2011

    " Rogers hits the road again with his observations on the world economy. He is highly opinionated and doesn't lack for self confidence. Worth reading, especially if you'd like to know more about foreign economies at the grass roots level. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 2/13/2011

    " I listened to this one and I thought it was interesting. It's not as much about investing as one would think. It's more about different countries and cultures. Don't be decieved by the title! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zach | 12/21/2010

    " AMAZING, he looks at the world from the ground up, and predicts several of the things that have happened. He is also very humanistic in a lot of his obervations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 9/12/2010

    " About 10 years old, but a really fun read about a cool trip around the world. Interesting insights from an investor about a lot of different countries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 7/23/2010

    " Great book, combining world adventure with investment in businesses and countries. Amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 2/25/2010

    " what a fun and enlightening read. jealous of this guy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chade66 | 9/17/2009

    " Meh, not for me. I couldn't get through the first disc of the audio. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fox | 8/6/2009

    " Rogers hits the road again with his observations on the world economy. He is highly opinionated and doesn't lack for self confidence. Worth reading, especially if you'd like to know more about foreign economies at the grass roots level. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 3/15/2009

    " This book is sweet! Successful investor travels all around the world - to crazy places - and tells us all about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jose | 1/19/2009

    " on this second trip he went with another girlfriend on a special purpose mercedes he built for his trip. similar content to his previous adventure book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 1/15/2009

    " great travel story with in depth reasearch done on local economies "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Earle | 10/28/2008

    " This guy puts out an interesting read because he takes you where you would never dream to go. Like Everest but he drove. His economic observations are troubling and I wounder what he thinks now with the current world crisis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 10/5/2008

    " I picked up this book thinking it was about something different. I read it anyways and was pleasantly surprised. I was a great look at world from a well traveled capitolist. His stories are both interesting and educational. Highly recommended "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric and Dee | 9/5/2008

    " Interesting and boring. I think the audio narrator is blah. "

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About the Author
Born in 1942, Jim Rogers had his first job at age five, picking up bottles at baseball games. Winning a scholarship to Yale, Rogers was coxswain on the crew. Upon graduation, he attended Balliol College at Oxford. After a stint in the army, he began work on Wall Street. He cofounded the Quantum Fund, a global-investment partnership. During the next ten years, the portfolio gained more than 4,000 percent, while the S&P rose less than 50 percent. Rogers then decided to retire—at age thirty-seven—but he did not remain idle.
About the Narrators

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. Paul is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. Paul is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware.