How to Get The 4-Hour Chef Audiobook Free — Only Until 10am PST (1pm EST)


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Many of you have been asking me for the audiobook version of The 4-Hour Chef. Now that I control the rights, I’d like to offer it to you… for free.

The offer is at the end of this post, but first…

Who should join me?

I’ll record a lot myself, but I’d like to involve other voice actors for small bits and pieces.

Who would you vote for? Here are some of my favorites. If you like any other them, please Tweet at them using the following format:

“Request! @[insert name] Please narrate a piece of The 4-Hour Chef audiobook! @tferriss is a fan.”

For instance:

“Request! @SamuelLJackson Please narrate a piece of The 4-Hour Chef audiobook! @tferriss is a fan.”

Here are a few I think would be incredible, even for just a few lines:

– Samuel L. Jackson – @SamuelLJackson
– Patton Oswalt (played “Remy” in Ratatouille) – @PattonOswalt
– Ben Stiller – @RedHourBen
– Morgan Freeman – I’m unsure which Twitter account is real, if any.
– Chuck Norris – Not on Twitter?
– Tony Robbins – @TonyRobbins
– Neil Gaiman – @NeilHimself
– Brad Garrett (played “Gusteau” in Ratatouille) – Not on Twitter?

Who am I missing? Any requests?

The Offer

Here’s the offer, good only until tomorrow (Saturday) at 10AM PST (1pm EST):

Buy one (1) hardcover copy of The 4-Hour Body (BODY) and fill out this form. You’re all set.

Or… if you buy three (3) hardcover copies of The 4-Hour Body (BODY), you’ll get both the audiobook for free and my $299 CreativeLIVE course described here for free. Just purchase the 3 books on Amazon and fill out this form.

– Give extra books to close friends and family who can use them. Challenge them to join the current DietBet.

NOTE: If you already bought three books this week through the last promo, you’re automatically getting the audiobook :) Otherwise, alas, only new orders count.

What will it be like?

I’ve never had a chance to make an audiobook myself and intend to make this one VERY fun and unusual. It will necessarily omit the recipes and be abridged, but there’s a lot of room for creativity.

Completing it could take a few months, but it will be well worth it. If you buy The 4-Hour Body with this promotion, you’ll get the audiobook (free) at least a month before anyone else.

If I think up more cool opportunities, you’ll be the first people to hear about it.

Posted on: January 25, 2013.

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151 comments on “How to Get The 4-Hour Chef Audiobook Free — Only Until 10am PST (1pm EST)

  1. Tim, this is Awesome! Congrats on retaining the rights and more importantly, having fun with them! I can’t wait to listen to the book. I prefer listening to them while running…. Have fun! I’ll tweet my suggestions.



  2. Awesome! I would die to hear Samuel L Jackson, Patton Oswalt, and Morgan Freeman in your book! Mr. Freeman makes everything sound… so… intellectual!

    I’m ready to go with the last 3-book deal, and I just got on the DietBet last night. Ready to claim my prize packages :)

    The last Random Show was awesome by the way, I’m glad Tumbleweed is getting lots of attention, I’ve been convincing my wife it would be a great idea.


  3. Tim, two people you should also consider: 1) Don LaFontaine (@DLFVoiceOverLab), he’s the movie preview guy! He would be awesome! 2) Ricky Gervais (@RickyGervais). Best of luck!


  4. Sean Connery, Ellen Degeneres, Mike Myers. Dany Bhoy for a sexy scottish addition (actually they’re all scots except for ellen, come to think of it). Perhaps they could be in the scottish section of the book. And Ellen likes to drink, too.


  5. I bought your book at the JCC in Palo Alto during your Commonwealth Club lecture and never received a receipt. Therefore I cannot take a screen shot of the receipt. What can I do instead?


  6. Gid-e-up
    The narrator for 4HWW (Ray Porter) has an awesome voice. However hearing it spoken from Tim and others will be even better. Maybe include Ray for part of it..