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Bradenton, Florida, United States

  • 2 reviews
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  • 111 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Financial Statements: A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding and Creating Financial Reports

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Thomas Ittelson
    • Narrated By Chris Ensweiler

    Here is a perfect introduction to financial accounting for non-financial managers, stock market investors, undergraduate business and MBA students, lawyers, lenders, entrepreneurs, and more. Most introductory finance and accounting books either fail because they are written by accountants for accountants or the authors "dumb down" the concepts until they are virtually useless. Financial Statements deftly shows that all this accounting and financial reporting stuff is not rocket science and that anyone can understand it!

    PHIL says: "Breezy, nicely connected a lot of dots"
    "Excellent book - much more than the title suggests"
    Where does Financial Statements rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best business books I have ever read.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The best part of the book is the second half, where the author explains Capital Budgeting, and related evaluation tools. It ties together the various financial concepts that one learns sparatically in college.

    What about Chris Ensweiler’s performance did you like?

    Absolutely excellent

    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Financial Statements?

    A full and complete understanding of a business from an accounting and finance perspective.

    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in business, especially accounting and finance people that would like a clear understanding of financial concepts applied.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Up Country

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In the latest from Nelson DeMille (author of The Lion's Game), Paul Brenner is called out of CID retirement to investigate the murder 30 years ago of an army lieutenant in Vietnam. Brenner's trip up country, with a beautiful American expatriate for company, will lead him to uncover an explosive, long-buried secret.

    James B says: "You Must Read Up Country"
    "Book is not a great as I have heard"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The book is wordy with a lot of unnecessary filler. The main character, Paul Brenner, comes across as a obnoxious, gullible, weak person with one sided opinions.

    Would you be willing to try another book from Nelson DeMille? Why or why not?


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Scott Brick?

    No, the problem with the audible book may have been the narrators' interpretation and presentation of the main characters.

    Was Up Country worth the listening time?


    Any additional comments?

    On a scale of 1 to10, 10 being the best, I would rate this book as a 7.
    It could have been written with 25% less pages.
    The plot is plausible, but the end leaves you without a definite
    solution – not a good ending. I would not recommend the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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