I live in South Africa and most of my friends are not interested in Madoff but I am fascinated with this Man. I would love to find out why he did this terrible thing. Was it the love of money, power, fame or just greed and because he could get away with it. Perhaps we will never know. Maybe I missed some of the stories in this book but mainly they all seemed to have the same story (a bit like my own story) grew up poor, worked hard all my life, invested carefully, lived simply). Very interesting but I must confess I would have liked to hear from people who were rich and wanted a above average investment when they could have chosen a more safer investment i.e. possibly Lehman Bros. (that would have been a mistake). Perhaps a rich, powerful charity - what happened to the charity. as I said I could be incorrect and possibly I missed those stories.
All the stories were interesting
listenable, pleasant, easy on the ear.
possibly for the reasons given above. what happened to the victims - long term
I enjoyed the book.
I did not like the fact that you had to do some excerises with other people, I was working alone. I think we all want to be liked and we all need to work on our social skills and although there were a few tips to help oneself, I did not think there were many that really helped.
I did think some of the exercises were silly...
Yes I would listen to it again because I enjoyed it the first time and I am sure I missed some tips.
Eat that frog....helps you change your life for the better.
Have not read anything else.
Having an ipod and ipad have changed my world and my life for the better. Going to the Gym and Walking my dog was boring but having an ipod to listen to made excerising fun and informative. I have become slimer, healthier and happier. I wanted to know about the man who made this possible. I was not disappointed. I was captivated by Steve Jobs - you certainly might not have liked him as your boss or your friend but I certainly admire him for his genius. I loss a couple of pounds just walking and listening to this fabulous story of a
wonderful, clever, flawed man.
Nothing compares to this book
Steve Jobs comes alive and even though i am not a techincal person I felt I understood what he was doing and I loved the fact that he was an artist and he wanted to make the product beautiful as well as workable and efficient.
No - too long
I would certainly recommend this book to my friends but I realise it might not suit everyone.
Yes I would consider the audio edition of Kane and Abel to be better than the print version
Gone with the wind possibly.
Cain was my favorite
A Mistaken Life
I listened to Kane and Abel when I went for a walk with my dog. It made the walk interesting and time stood still. I know that this is not a new book by Jeffery Archer but the story was new to me. Jeffery Archer is visiting South Africa and coming to the Country Club near us. I so wanted to hear him speak but all seats were taken and there was a waiting list of 50 when I phoned for a place. Just shows how popular he is.
Have not read the print version
I found the whole of the book interesting and the end sad.
The end because Dyan sounded so sad.
I did write a review before but it did not seem to be published. I enjoyed the book and I wanted to know more ....i.e. what happened to Cary , Dyan and their daughter.
I really really enjoyed listening to
his down to earth style and he is easy to listen to - his hints and ideas really help one.
It inspired me to be a better worker and a better person.
I enjoyed learning more about B.Madoff and his family. An inside look into the family.
What a pity the husband took his own life....if only he had waited...it would have got better and he could have moved on. If he was innocent, people would have understood, and he could have made a great life for himself but without all the rich trappings.
Fascinating story. I enjoyed it so much I read it twice. I would like the book to have continued and told us more about the investors, how Madoff is doing in prison and why did he do this terrible crime.
First time I have writen a review but I just wanted to write to say how much I enjoyed this book, fun, romantic and you listen to it with pleasure. The narrator was excellent. Visited the Scotish Highlands myself this year and it was fun to revisit them in this book. I would certainly listen to another book by Julie Garwood
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