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Gary

Oyster Bay, Australia | Member Since 2009

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  • The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Best Seller on Value Investing

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Benjamin Graham
    • Narrated By Bill McGowan
    Overall
    (407)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (147)

    The classic best seller by Benjamin Graham, perhaps the greatest investment advisor of the 20th century, The Intelligent Investor has taught and inspired hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Since its original publication in 1949, Benjamin Graham's book has remained the most respected guide to investing, due to his timeless philosophy of "value investing".

    Gulrez says: "very useful, unfortunately abridged"
    "Great Investment Advice"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Intelligent Investor?

    Timeless advice on how to invest. Lots of good tips and insights into what it takes to become an intelligent investor.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Intelligent Investor?

    1. Warren Buffett rates this as the best book on investment he has ever read.
    2. The fact that most times we lose money it is from speculating not from investing and that the greatest enemy of the investor is himself.


    What about Bill McGowan’s performance did you like?

    He does a good lively naration


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it was better to keep coming back and soaking up the gems offered by Graham in the book


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must read book for people who want long term success in investing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies for Winning the Battle of the Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Joyce Meyer
    • Narrated By Sandra McCollom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (76)

    Joyce Meyer has a knack for coining phrases - her fans call them "Joyceisms" - and one of her best loved is "Where the mind goes, the man follows."This was the basis for Battlefield of the Mind, and in her latest book, Meyer provides "power thoughts," bringing the reader to a new level of ability to use the mind as a tool to achievement. In Power Thoughts, she outlines a flexible program to turn thoughts into habits, and habits into success. Nobody has more of a "can-do" attitude than Joyce Meyer. Now you can, too.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great thoughts!"
    "Belts & Braces Christianity"
    Overall

    The bible references and the contant barrage of christian dogma are overbearing. Even if you can overlook this, the rambling and waffling makes it difficult to discern the key points made.

    None of the material is original. Quotes from James Allen were given as anonomous. Why? Because the auther makes the comment that Eastern religions are false and new age lets you think you can do anything you want. I guess she cannot therefore officially endorse James Allen.

    The author may have some good points to make to one eyed fundamentalist christians, but if this is not you, stap yourself in for mega doses of dogma!

    1 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • A Return to Love

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Marianne Williamson
    • Narrated By Marianne Williamson
    Overall
    (373)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (201)

    In A Return to Love, Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace.

    Michael says: "My return to love"
    "Slow down..."
    Overall

    Marianne's style will suit some people, probably those people in a real hurry. The content of the book is great, but the frieght train pace quickly makes one a little nauseous.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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