The Moneyless Man

  • by Mark Boyle
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Imagine a year without spending - or even touching - money. Former businessman Mark Boyle did just that and here is his extraordinary story. Going back to basics and following his own strict rules, Mark learned ingenious ways to eliminate his bills and discovered that good friends are all the riches you need.
Encountering seasonal foods, solar panels, skill-swapping schemes, cuttlefish toothpaste, compost toilets, and - the unthinkable - a cash-free Christmas, Boyle puts the fun into frugality and offers some great tips for economical (and environmentally friendly) living. A testament to Mark's astounding determination, this witty and heart-warming book will make you re-evaluate your relationship to your wallet.


What the Critics Say

"Essential and enjoyable reading. The fascinating story of an important social experiment, told with humility, insight, and great humour." (Chris Cleave, Sunday Times best-selling author of The Other Hand and Guardian columnist)


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Customer Reviews

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the moneyless man

I really loved this book and enjoyed listening to it , Mark is a really inspirational guy, the only gripe i had was that he didnt read it himself as the english accent didnt sound right sometimes especially in the pronunciation of grainne " seoige" (sheoga) he pronounced it sai- oga which made it sound like a chinese name, which drove me crazy, but that was only a smal part of the book. I liked his ideas and that he had the guts to live them, but did think he took things to extremes at times such as allowing himself a laptop and a mobile but having to make ink from mushrooms?? ? but all in all i really enjoyed it and must get it in paperback soon. would reccommend to anyone interested in living more sustainably and environmentally friendly, Mark Boyle shows us we can do it .
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- Deirdre

A wonderful, life challenging listen

The Moneyless Man is narrated beautifully and I found it a compelling listen. It is creative non-fiction at its best; a well written real life tale, which holds your interest from beginning to end. I learned so much, and it challenged so many aspects of my life and living. Rather than an 'all or nothing' call to live without money, (though that is certainly a vision the author maintains), this work provides so many ways that each of us can reduce our impact on the world in terms of considering alternatives to buying things, replacing things unnecessarily and creating less waste. A fabulous book that captured my heart and imagination... capable of changing us if we let it.
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- Alison Campbell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-02-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios