I enrolled for CFA, bought the Intelligent Investor, started an investment portfolio and hope to have a business doing it, plus I am in touch with my family better and often and lend and donate freely. I do wish to meet the man one day. Till then this is my review of his life and book.
The book is beautifully written. Although it touches on a lot of his business transactions it is written to keep the reader educated and engaged in the topic.
I will read this book again!
This is a story of his life, not a book solely about investments. By the end, you will feel like you know him personally. It's worth the time and money to listen too.
I really enjoyed it. I had heard about Warren Buffett from the news but didn't know how he invests or why Berkshire Hathaway has been so successful. This book gives a great background into his life and what influences his thinking. I am now reading BRK shareholder letters. It's very interesting.
easy to listen to.
Its was very sad chapter when Susan Buffett died.
Got me interested in investing in BRK/B
It was very detailed and very personal. You finish the book feeling as though you know Warren personally and inspired to pursue your own dreams as passionately as he did his. Of course, the performance of the voice actor was flawless!
With any Audiobook close to 40 hours, there are several sections that are tough to get through. However, the insight and knowledge you gain on one of the world's most sought after financial minds is well worth it!
This biography of Buffett was far too uncritical and came across more as a hagiography than an even-handed examination of his life and business dealings.
I would be very suspect of Ms. Schroeder's approach and would look to other sources on a subject in addition to whatever she produces.
Read other biographies of Buffett.
update: it turns out that the brief first chapter was narrated by the author herself. the actual narration by Kirsten starts from second chapter and is delightful to listen to.
outdated review: (only applies to the first chapter of 5 minutes)
Kindle text to speech sounds better than this. the content itself is good. However, poor narration entirely defeats the purpose of buying audio books. Alexa on Echo sounds far far better and she can read all your Kindle books which are far cheaper than audio books