I've been hearing about this work for over a decade and had high expectations, maybe too high. For me it was a disappointment. what would be nice would be a distilled version of it perhaps one hour maximum.
An excellent audio book, that is easy and interesting to listen to. Jesse Livermore is an iconic trader, and the two important lessons from his story I came away with are: the markets are rigged (so be careful of blind faith in buy and hold), and that no matter how good you are, you can still lose everything. To me, this book reinforced lessons from "In The Zone" about being a disciplined investor.
Yes, definitely. I'd recommend this to EVERYONE interested in finance, and anyone that has an interest in how the world works. Though the book is obviously for a financial audience, it is truly a classic because the advice present can easily be abstracted to apply to any field. One could skim over technical analysis and focus only on the parts that apply to the narrator mastering himself and come out a winner.
When I felt/had the realization that today's stock market is no different than the one discussed in this book. Sure, the "bells and whistles" have changed, the face of things perhaps -- but the underpinnings of how the market works and the internal struggle one must go through in order to come out on top doesn't.
Many times I forgot that Rick Rohan was "just the narrator" and often felt as if Edwin Lefevre/Jessie Livermore were whispering in my ear.
No extreme reactions, but many "a-ha" moments.
I enjoyed every minute of this book. Learned a lot of valuable lessons about the market from this read. Absolutely fascinating.