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  • The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy - How to Save Yourself and Your Country

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Peter Schiff
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (212)

    In The Real Crash, New York Times best-selling author Peter D. Schiff argues that America is enjoying a government-inflated bubble, one that reality will explode... with disastrous consequences for the economy and for each of us. Schiff demonstrates how the infusion of billions of dollars of stimulus money has only dug a deeper hole: The United States government simply spends too much and does not collect enough money to pay its debts, and in the end, Americans from all walks of life will face a crushing consequence.

    John says: "Important Book with Somewhat Misleading Title"
    "Good book, so-so naration"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book is well organized, insightful, and entertaining. The book was performed poorly overall, so my time would have been better spent reading it.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    His voice is clear, and his pronunciation is good.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Oliver Wyman’s performances?

    Absolutely not. He reads without emotion, as if he is in front of a 3rd grade social science class. He does not understand, or care about the material he is reading. He seems to apply random inflection to words which he's too distracted to bother to read.


    Was The Real Crash worth the listening time?

    The story is worth it. But I'd recommend buying the non-audio version of the book.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By David DiSalvo
    • Narrated By David DiSalvo
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Science writer David DiSalvo reveals a remarkable paradox: what your brain wants is frequently not what your brain needs. In fact, much of what makes our brains "happy" leads to errors, biases, and distortions, which make getting out of our own way extremely difficult. DiSalvo's search includes forays into evolutionary and social psychology, cognitive science, neurology, and even marketing and economics - as well as interviews with many of the top thinkers in psychology and neuroscience today.

    Sean says: "Cursory but not instructive"
    "Good content, untrained narration"
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    What did you like best about What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite? What did you like least?

    This book is good on all fronts, except for when it comes to narration (which is about half the battle when it comes to audiobooks). I recommend the non-audio version of this book. The author narrates it himself. The recording quality and clarity is acceptable, but the inflection and delivery is so off it's painful to listen to after five minutes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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