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Ryan

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  • The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1787)
    Performance
    (853)
    Story
    (844)

    Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it's the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it's the chains of labor. Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress.

    Ethan M. says: "A mostly successful and interesting history"
    "A good overview of financial concepts and history"
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    Would you listen to The Ascent of Money again? Why?

    Sure, it was an interesting listen. Makes you a bit more aware of all the background of the financial world.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ascent of Money?

    Not really sure if there was a "memorable" part, but the accounts of how leveraged people and cities become in the past and the rates at which returns are given is a bit mind-boggling.


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

    I think there's a continued interest in listening to books like this rather than reading them. Sometimes the concepts on paper don't seem as interesting as someone vocalizing it.


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  • The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs)
    • By David Nasaw
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (206)

    Joseph Patrick Kennedy - whose life spanned the First World War, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the Cold War - was the patriarch of America’s greatest political dynasty. The father of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert and Edward Kennedy, 'Joe' Kennedy was an indomitable and elusive figure whose dreams of advancement for his nine children were matched only by his extraordinary personal ambition and shrewd financial skills.

    Robert says: "Wonderfully entertaining and engaging"
    "Entertaining and well worth the listen"
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    Where does The Patriarch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rank it right near the top with Steve Jobs Biography.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Patriarch?

    The entire portion of the book related to the beginning of World War II when Joe Kennedy was Ambassador to England.


    Have you listened to any of Malcolm Hillgartner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    Nothing extreme, but a very satisfied listening experience.


    Any additional comments?

    No

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