The subject of this book is very fascinating and I really want to know, but the way this book is written is pretty chaotic. You can sense that it is written by a researcher-type writer who wants to beat you to death with facts. He uses a lot of other people as examples, but in a way that he constantly switches between characters so you quickly get lost.
The narrator, though he uses a lot of intonation in his voice, sounds a little like a news anchor which, in combination with the detailed level of information and chaotic writing style, makes you tune out time and again. It requires a lot of effort to stay focused on listening and understanding the point. That makes it unsuitable to listen to in the car in my opinion, which is the whole reason for me to listen to audio book versions instead of reading.
But if you listen to it behind your desk and take notes, it might work.
I do recommend reading or listening to this book, because of the topic it adresses, but you must be really focused all the time to understand it.
I bought this audiobook, because the TV series get such a high rating on IMDB. I started to listen to it during a vacation in France, where I had all the time and could lay on the beach and just kick back and listen. But after 2-3 hours I put it away because it is nearly impossible to get in to the story.
The narrator uses different voices for different characters, which in itself is nice, but his accent and sometimes mumbling makes it hard to understand, especially if you are not native English speaking.
The story unfolds slowly but it's hard to keep track of who's who. Sometimes it's not just the reader that needs a few chapters to get into the flow of a book, but in this case it seems the writer needs a lot of time to get the flow of the book going.
I regret buying all the parts of the book at once.
If you want to try this book, I recommend to download only part 1 and try that before you move on to the rest.
If you have already seen the TV series and want to relive the experience, this book might be excellent for you, as you have already established who's who and can follow more easily.
It is a story, not an instruction. And it is jam-packed with wisdom and life lessons that you can easily apply in every day life.
It is pretty short. Just 2 hours. But you will want to listen to it 4-5 times. It is that good.
Need I say more?
This guy knows his stuff. He has done a ton of research, but he presents it in a very orderly fashion, so you can follow easily. It shifts your paradigm and it makes perfect sense. The concepts you learn are easy to translate to others around you and they work.
Though you get a lot of data, it is well written and well read. Especially the narrator did an excellent job, making this research data sound nice to listen to. So thanks for that Mike.
This book is a basic cornerstone of all the knowledge a person can acumulate during life. It touches on a thing every person on this planet has to deal with every day of their life: food!
Why do some foods make us fat and others don't? And it's not what you think!
The rich have a totally different set of rules and (fiscal/financial) laws that they live by. And it is not discriminating. Every person can choose to life on the E (employee) and S (self employed) side of live where they are taxed heavily and always struggle to stay on top or on the B (business owner) and I (investor) side of life, where true freedom is possible.
This book is read in such a way that it's almost as if you can hear Robert Kiyosaki read it himself. Which is great of course. Great combination of great writing (in speaking-style) and performance of narrating it for us.
Very easy and pleasant to listen to and it changes your persective on society and really makes you think and want to start changing stuff.
I recommend you play the online version of Cashflow 101, the online game, after listening to this book.
Jeremy Irons (the voice of Scar in The Lion King) does an excellent job in narrating this book. The story is very vivid and entertaining and has a lot of important life lessons weaved in to it, without being to obvious about it. I highly recommend listening to this book over reading it yourself.
Did you know this is Will Smith's all time favorite book?
That's the reason why I bought it and I'm glad I did.
It's nice if you have not yet read the book. But if you have already read it, it's not that interesting and worth while.
This book will make you think about the way you lead a group of volunteers at an IPO, a team of employees at a company or a group of loyal customers. Heck, any group of people with a common goal.
It's not a How-to-book and doesn't provide instant answers. But it helps you start to think things through and shifts your perspective. Which is good of course. Realy helpful and highly recommended.
Nice detail: I didn't know that it was read by the author and was truly amazed that it was so well read. Well, now I know why...
I first saw the movie and then learned that it's part of a trilogy. As I liked the movie, I couldn't wait for movie 2 and 3, so I looked up the audiobooks. I first listened to part 1: The Hunger Games and was delighted and amazed that the movie makers stayed so close to the book! They are almost identical.
This book is so well written and so well read that it's hard to turn it off. I mostly listen to it to and from work in the car, about a half an hour drive. More than once I've found myself sitting in my car seat for 10 minutes or longer, when I already parked my car in the driveway.
It's that good.
Now I've started on part 2 - Catching Fire. Looks promising!
It is great to listen to this book because they paint pictures with words and use lots of examples. This way the abstract subjects really 'stick'. The only thing is, once the book is finished, you think; Okay, now what? So it could be more action oriented. But over all very happy with it. I ordered the paperback as well to extract more action points. Because when you listen to this book in the car, you get good ideas, but can't write them down.
I can really recommend this book to anyone that wants his or her point to come across and who wants to make it stick. Business owners, managers, preachers, teachers will all benefit tremendously from this book.
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