• How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World

  • By: Harry Browne
  • Narrated by: Ayrton Parham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (151 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Harry Browne believed that a person’s happiness is the highest goal he/she can achieve in life. Freedom comes from living your life as you see fit. Happiness and freedom are attainable even if others remain unfree, and it’s never too late to change your life.  

"If you’re not free now, it might be because you’ve been preoccupied with people or institutions that have restrained your freedom. I don’t expect you to stop worrying about them, merely because I suggest that you do. I do hope to show you, though, that those people and institutions are relatively powerless to stop you - once you decide how you will achieve your freedom. There are things you can do to be free, and if you turn your attention to those things, no one will stand in your way. But when you become preoccupied with those who are blocking you, you overlook the many alternatives you could use to bypass them. The freedom you seek is already available to you, but it has gone unnoticed.”

This book identifies life’s traps - unconscious thinking and habits that prevent people from being free - and explains in a language even a young person can understand how to escape these traps. It helps you navigate through life while being true to your beliefs while obtaining self-reliance, peace, freedom, prosperity, and happiness. 

Many who have read or listened to this book believe it’s invaluable and should be required for every young person, so they can learn how to be free before others start to rule their life. Some believe it should be a required course in every high school, college, and university. Others believe every adult should try it. Still others claim it’s a must for all who seek freedom.  

This audiobook is educational and motivational, and even if you disagree with Browne’s philosophy, his logical and consistent thinking can lead you to inner discovery and profound perspectives. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World is a book for personal liberty - one that can put you on a path to a freer and happier life.

©1973, 1997, 1998 Pamela Wolfe Browne (P)2020 Pamela Wolfe Browne

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Still Relevant today

This book has stood up to the test of time. It’s now mid-Covid-19 lockdown and I needed to hear this to reclaim my own agency. I choose life and happiness. Thank you for recording and making available on audible.

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One of the greatest books I've ever read

Wow this one spoke to be more than any other self help book. I review on my YT @marzmindset

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Super important book

One of the most important books about figuring out yourself and how to live your life as you want to.

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Libertarian Bible

Browne explains how we should all mind our business, live successful lives, and how that will improve the world.

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Read this and be free

This book was was originally written on 1973 yet the advice is so timely in the year 2020. A must read !

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Timeless knowledge.

Well written book, that is gonna be infinite relevant, no matter in which year you would be listening.

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A book as significant as freedom itself

I believe that the reasoning and praise on freedom, that this book presents, are essential to think and become aware, among other subjects, on the substantial importance of the own identity, unique personality, way of being, the right to be oneself; on the possibility of developing relationships that truly satisfy the real inner self; on the value of truth, and the wealth of possibilities that freedom offer to us. Without freedom, only obligation, imposition, alienation remain; there can be no personality. It is not required to agree with all its content, but, to me, this book is essential to instruct oneself in a true, audacious, intelligent reflection on freedom. After all, the exercise, practice, or not, of the self is at stake. In addition, the book is comfortable and easy to understand.

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Potentially life-changing!

Narrator was great. I read the book once before and I enjoyed listening to it very much. This book challenges you to think in ways that we don't often consider. A truly open mind is required. If you want to be free, you will definitely benefit from listening to and considering the information provided here. Dare to be free!

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excellent, a must read !

ok, yes, a portion of the book gets a little political, and definitely the mindset it advocates cannot be a one stop solution for all problems in life, because life operates in gray zones and compromises between people, societies, and governments are a necessity when 350 m people are involved, nevertheless it was a great listen

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fantastic book about true freedom and happyness

This is one of the best books I ever listen. lots of wisdom about having a free and happy life.

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  • Captain Pugwash
  • 06-29-21

Don't waste your time on this nonsense (Audible)

This book was recommended by a crypto entrepreneur on a YouTube video; the guy SEEEMED smart, so I thought I'd give the book a listen. As usual, I listened to the bitter end: what a waste of time. The narrator was so dull and sounded like a salesman; the content was written by a salesman. I do not believe the author believed what he wrote; the book is simply a product that he could sell. Marriage is a trap, yet he got married on more than one occasion. He doesn't believe in government, yet ran for President. (How did that work out?) How to gain freedom in an unfree world - get lots of people to buy your book! Fortunately, Audible offers refunds. Don''t waste your time on this nonsense.

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  • 06-09-21

Interesting perspective, but...

interesting perspective and some good points, but in several instances, I found the author to be quite utopian and he failed to cover the likely negative consequences of adapting his strategies. As such, it revealed a lack of understanding of human nature and personalities. I found his argument in favor of human exploitation to be uncommonly inhumane and arrogant, basically arguing that it's ok to prey on the vulnerable, because it's better than where they came from and therefore they choose to be exploited.

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  • RP123
  • 02-18-21

Tedious, verbose, repetitive

This book is hard work and way too long for the message it is trying to impart. The author preaches to the reader with a refrain of 'don't do this, do do that', again and again. There are some interesting ideas in the book, but this is lost in the delivery. Its as if the author is working things out as he writes.

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  • Stefan Ionascu
  • 08-26-20

Inspiring and eye opening

Easy to listen to, practical advice. Loved it!
Highly recommend to everyone looking to make a change in their lives and become happier.

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  • Chris K.
  • 12-09-21

A very enjoyable book

Had this book recommended by a friend, and really enjoyed it. Some very nice and simple ideas on how to make the best of your life. All in very simple and in uncomplicated way.