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Raymond

Zephyrhills, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Meltdown: A Look at Why the Economy Tanked and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Thomas E. Woods
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (103)

    The media tells us that "deregulation" and "unfettered free markets" have wrecked our economy and will continue to make things worse without a heavy dose of federal regulation. But the real blame lies elsewhere. In Meltdown, best-selling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., unearths the real causes behind the collapse of housing values and the stock market---and it turns out the culprits reside more in Washington than on Wall Street.

    Daniel Squires says: "Read this book!"
    "A layman's opinion"
    Overall

    I liked how this book revealed the feds involvement. I thought it was going to be more inflammatory regarding the party politics; putting responsibility on one and ignoring the others. Thankfully it was not.

    Do not buy this to hear how the republicans got us in this mess and the democrats are the ones to save us. It will take a new way of thinking from everyone involved to get out of this and as partisan as politics are today I am not sure the ppl currently serving us are up for the job.

    As far as the tone of the narrator goes: I would not have been able to make it through the text version of an economics book but I really liked how the narrator handled himself. After the book I went to thomasewoods.com and listened to the author himself, I believe the sarcasm was intended. Just a normal reading of the book would have not been able to get the same message across.

    now i hope we can get "The United States Constitution" in an audio book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Federalist Papers

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    Originally published anonymously, The Federalist Papers first appeared in 1787 as a series of letters to New York newspapers exhorting voters to ratify the proposed Constitution of the United States. Still hotly debated and open to often controversial interpretations, the arguments first presented here by three of America's greatest patriots and political theorists were created during a critical moment in our nation's history.

    Raymond says: "Did they have a crystal ball?"
    "Did they have a crystal ball?"
    Overall

    It would seem these great men knew freedoms enemy and in these writings tried to warn us of them. I would assume they would be hugely disappointed with us and what we have let happen to our country. I’m not talking about Obama, Bush or Clinton, but the last 50- 100 years of Americans putting their faith in government.

    After each segment I caught myself thinking why... if they could see it coming from the late 1700's then how is it we can't see it happening to us today? Then the mocking words of another would then ring in my head. “a Republic… if you can keep it.”

    It's like giving a kid a dollar in a candy store. The kid says whats this for dad and you reply your future, if you learn how to invest in it. It's as if they knew we would progressively forfeit our freedoms just like I know my kid will buy a piece of candy.

    That said it was difficult to listen too while doing anything. I typically listen during my commute, while I work in the yard or putts around the house, but with the Old English Shakespearian language I found myself having to pay attention more than most books. I think the original argument needs to be read or listened to in the original language because you realize how deliberate that generation’s leadership was with their thoughts and words. They spoke of the future as we speak of tomorrow. They understood history and thoughtfully and knowingly planned for the future generations while we thoughtlessly and (IMHO) knowingly organize the desolation the generations to come.

    I’m not sure why, but I just ordered a newer version that is supposed to be in modern language.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week!

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Phil Town
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (126)

    In this book I'll show you how I turned $1,000 into $1 million in only five years, and then proceeded to make many millions more. I came to investing as a person who wasn't great at math, possessed zero extra cash, and wanted a life, not an extra three hours of work to do every day. Fortunately, I was introduced to The Rule.

    Keith says: "Buy the book - not the audio!"
    "Ruel # 1"
    Overall

    GREAT AUDIO! LONG DRIVE TO AND FROM WORK AND I WAS OVER THE POLITICKING ON MY TALK RADIO. I HAVE STARTED THE PAPER TRADING 4 DAYS AGO AND I AM UP ALMOST 3K. WANTING TO GO ALL IN, BUT WILL TRADE PAPER LONG ENOUGH TO RIDE INTO AND OUT OF SOME HIGHS AND LOWS.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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