I agree with Elton mostly. Not that I disagreed with much of what Simple Citizen had to say, but,.. "close-minded" describes the author. After an hour I stopped it, and deleted from iTunes.
I don't have a problem with listening to average guy from the Bronx (or so he sounded) railing on about this country's problems, but his vocabulary does not fit. I think he must have worn out his thesaurus picking out big words. I may have at least finished listening if he had just spoken in plain English without trying to use every 50 cent word he could throw in there.
Also, his reading is horrible. There are many slight pauses and other vocal distractions. I could almost see him running his finger over the script while fumbling over the words. He wrote it,.. so why does he sound like he's reading some text book he is not familiar with?
Hey Simple Citizen, re-record this thing in your own words. I'll probably still disagree with some of your conclusions, but at least I'd listen to the end.
If I had followed Peter Schiff's advice when I listened to Crash Proof when it was first released I would probably be pretty happy with the current state of my portfolio instead of pretty unhappy that I lost more than half of it. Well, I'm listening now.
This is the first book, updated at the end of each chapter. Timely info based on sound money economics.
Peter has stood the test of time. His predictions in 1.0 we're mostly on the mark. More importantly, his overall strategy has been proven correct for anyone that is investing for the long-term.
Paul Krugman fans turn back now,.. unless you want to hear the truth about how big government will continue to drag us all down the Road to Serfdom.
Well, hind-sight being 20/20 and all; I am following his advice now.
This is a wake up call Americans! Our gov't is either inept or criminal,.. or both. Tom Woods lays it all out so anyone can understand. I listened to the whole thing without stopping. It will captivate and anger you.
Listen and then call or e-mail your elected officials!
It kind of reminded me of 'The Millionaire Next Door' (which I liked) but more specialized.
They do seem to dwell on a few topics, especially medical.
But, overall I thought it was worth a listen.
I liked this book very much. It has a lot of useful information,...but,... they kind of run through it very quickly. They blaze through some of the key points. I had to listen to it a few time to fully ingest the material.
good stuff though.
informative and entertaining. I subtracted 1 star for the goofy sound effects.
Very interesting subject. The History Channel show of the same name only scratched the surface of total content of the book.
It's nice to know that the Earth will have no almost no memory of us after several thousand years.
If you have any interest in history or pirates, you should enjoy this book. It does get a bit dry in a few spots, but overall, it is a great book to listen to.
Capt. Kidd really got screwed over.
This is a fantastic book! It takes you a tour of how our language has evolved over time, truely fasinating!!! ..and like others have said, the narrator is a very gifted speaker.
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