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Laura

Chicago, IL, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • 1 purchased in 2015
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  • Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week!

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Phil Town
    • Narrated By Phil Town
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (25)

    Before I became "Phil Town, teacher of investing principles to more than 500,000 people a year", I was a lot like you: someone who viewed individual stock investing as way too hard to do successfully. As a guy who barely made a living as a river guide, I considered the whole process pretty impenetrable, and I was convinced that to do it right you had to make it a full-time job. Me, I was more interested in having full-time fun.

    Sheila says: "Abridged inspiration"
    "Get Excited"
    Overall

    I bought this audiobook in response to reading "The Little Book that Beats the Market". As a beginning investor I was looking for something fundamental that had a higher degree of analysis as I was willing to put in the time. I was quite pleased with the information presented, but would have to agree with the previous reviewer. This is the abridged version. While it may get you excited it seems to lack some of the depth required to fully execute the Rule#1 method. For example, there are a set of numbers referred to as "The Big Five" In this version rather than discussing how one arrives at these numbers the reader is instructed to go to the author's website to learn about them. As a result this book does not stand alone as a complete reference. I will likely purchase the text. Regarding the substance of the material presented, I cannot speak to the validity of this approach to investing, but plan to try it. The book is an easy listen and the narrator/author is neither patronizing or too wooden which no doubt has contributed to the success of his motivational speaking business.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil in the White City

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4886)
    Performance
    (2533)
    Story
    (2563)

    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    D says: "A Rich Read!"
    "Satisfying"
    Overall

    The content was satisfying. An interesting play between two parallel story lines: one of the creation of the Chicago Columbia Exposition of 1893 , the other the evolution of a charismatic serial killer. The flow between the two was well constructed and worked well. The descriptions of both events were both very factual and equal in tenor. I would look elsewhere for a thrilling murder mystery. Some will no doubt will find that the depth to which either story could have been explored was sacrificed to cover the other and vice versa.

    Narration was good. There were a few mispronunciations of locations that would likely only be recognized by Chicago natives. There were a couple times where it seemed the digital stream skipped.

    I would recommend it more for persons with interest in Chicago history rather than those looking for a suspense novel.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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