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Robert

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  • Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Milton Friedman
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    What kind of mischief can result from misunderstanding the monetary system? The work of 2 obscure Scottish chemists destroyed the presidential prospects of William Jennings Bryan, as well as Franklin D. Roosevelt's decision to appease a few senators from the American West who helped communism triumph in China, are just 2 such mishaps cited in this important work by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman. This accessible work also provides an in-depth discussion on the creation of value.

    James says: "This book is not unabridged."
    "Expendible"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different subject.


    What could Milton Friedman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I think he did a good job with a boring subject.


    What does Nadia May bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her performance is clear and easily understood. She does not fade away at the end of sentences!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Money Mischief?

    N/A


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wealth of Nations

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Adam Smith
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (162)

    The foundation for all modern economic thought and political economy, The Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of Scottish economist Adam Smith, who introduces the world to the very idea of economics and capitalism in the modern sense of the words.

    Frank says: "Loved the Narrator"
    "A "must read" for serious economic students."
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    Where does The Wealth of Nations rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the most memorable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The incredible depth of Adam Smith's economic analysis several centuries ago.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    N/A


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Contraction, 1929-1933

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Milton Friedman
    • Narrated By A. C. Fellner
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    The Great Contraction, 1929-1933 argued that the Federal Reserve could have stemmed the severity of the Depression, but failed to exercise its role of managing the monetary system and ameliorating banking panics. This edition of the original text includes a new preface by Anna Jacobson Schwartz, as well as a new introduction by the economist Peter Bernstein.

    Brian Wood says: "Very factual, but not exactly a page turner!"
    "A different explanation for the Great Depression."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great Contraction, 1929-1933 to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I tend to fall asleep reading a complicated book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    What about A. C. Fellner’s performance did you like?

    Easily understood.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was very sad to realize how much hardship for so many was caused by misguided government policies!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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