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  • Options Trading: QuickStart Guide

  • The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Options Trading
  • By: ClydeBank Finance
  • Narrated by: Peter Bierma
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

This is not your typical options trading book, plagued with jargon and written by Wall Street academics who are more concerned with showing off than with actually teaching you how to trade. In Options Trading: QuickStart Guide, ClydeBank Finance packages the wisdom of the Wall Street elite into a straight-forward and easy-to-listen-to teaching tool. Options Trading: QuickStart Guide is ClydeBank Finance at its best, making complex ideas clear while endowing listeners with a wealth of powerful new knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent guide

  • By Casey W. on 09-13-16

Excellent guide

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-16

If you could sum up Options Trading: QuickStart Guide in three words, what would they be?

Perfect Quickstart Guide

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was clear, concise, and adequate.

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

Peter Bierma is a master of reading these guides and making them easy and enjoyable to listen to.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

I knew nothing about options trading, or even what options were when I started this guide. I now feel comfortable discussing them and even participating in options trading.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • ITIL for Beginners

  • The Complete Beginner's Guide to ITIL
  • By: ClydeBank Technology
  • Narrated by: Amy Barron Smolinski
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 67

The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) is a framework with the goal of closing the gap between IT departments and the needs of a business. The application of the developed guidelines within the framework of ITIL® allows IT departments to improve their overall efficiency; from the way IT infrastructure is created and managed to how individual service interactions within the business are conducted.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A sparse overview

  • By Kingsley on 10-07-15

Great ITIL Guide!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to a friend, especially to someone who works in IT, or who works with other people who work in IT. It helps understand the process of ITIL as well as its significance.

Would you be willing to try another book from ClydeBank Technology? Why or why not?

Yes! I have listened already to a number of guides from ClydeBank, and I have not yet been disappointed.

What does Amy Barron Smolinski bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Amy is not my favorite reader of these ClydeBank guides. I far prefer Peter Biermont.

  • Taxes & Accounting for Small Businesses - QuickStart Guides

  • The Simplified Beginner's Guides to Taxes & Accounting for Small Businesses
  • By: ClydeBank Finance
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

A business that neglects its taxes is a business living on borrowed time. But there's no need to despair. Getting your business on the right side of its tax burden is easier than you think. This QuickStart Guide from ClydeBank Business will help you lay the groundwork of a sustainable business tax strategy. You'll learn how to proactively minimize your tax obligations and how to maneuver your way out of trouble should you ever fall behind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What about accounting?

  • By DT on 01-30-18

Awesome guide for a small business!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-16

Where does Taxes & Accounting for Small Businesses - QuickStart Guides rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have listened to a lot of audio books. I cannot compare this book to all of them, because a technical guide can not be compared to a fantasy or science fiction novel. That being said, compared to other guides I have listened to, and I have listened to a number of them, this is an excellent guide. Having been involved in the initiation of a small business, I wish I would have had this guide then, because it gave excellent information and serves an an excellent reference.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It tied up nicely, and felt like a good ending to a concise, but very thorough guidebook.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended for anyone who is a new business owner. This guide is probably not enough all by itself, however it is a great reference and a great point to start from.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Couponing: QuickStart Guide

  • The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Couponing
  • By: ClydeBank Finance
  • Narrated by: Peter Bierma
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

You're about to discover everything you need to know about couponing in order to start saving money with every purchase you make. More often than not, individuals look strictly at how to make more money in order to get their financial houses in order. They fail to take a look at their current spending and expenses in order to first get a better grasp on the money they do have. The first step in personal finance is always to look at how you are spending your money currently and find ways to cut expenses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Coupon Guide

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 08-21-16

Great guide for beginners or experts!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-16

What did you love best about Couponing: QuickStart Guide?

As someone just getting into couponing, this was a great guide to help me know how to save money, rather than lose it, by using coupons. It is clear and concise, while still being extremely informative and helpful.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Couponing: QuickStart Guide?

I really liked the portion that cautioned against using coupons to combat severe poverty. It makes clear that coupons can help if you're stable, but if you're not stable, it is important to get help first.

Which character – as performed by Peter Bierma – was your favorite?

There aren't really "characters." I guess I'd say narrator.

  • ITSM: QuickStart Guide

  • The Simplified Beginner's Guide to IT Service Management
  • By: ClydeBank Technology
  • Narrated by: Peter Bierma
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

The listener is treated to a comparative analysis of several ITSM philosophies and systematic components. From the core facets of ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) to more specialized ITSM frameworks such as ISO/IEC 20000 and eTOM, ITSM for Beginners offers listeners a comprehensive look at the various theories and metrics that define ITSM.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Information Technology Service Management

  • By EP on 08-23-16

Great for someone who has to work with IT!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-16

Would you consider the audio edition of ITSM: QuickStart Guide to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version, so I can not answer this.

What did you like best about this story?

I work a lot with IT departments, though not for one, so this was great to help understand why things are done how they are. Additionally, it helped me to identify things that our IT department could improve on if they followed the standards better.

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

His inflection is great and helps make it easier to understand, though sometimes a little slow, so I listened at 2x speed.

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

I did listen to it all in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

I received this book at little or no cost in exchange for my HONEST, UNBIASED review.

  • Penny Stock Trading: QuickStart Guide

  • The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Penny Stock Trading
  • By: ClydeBank Finance
  • Narrated by: Peter Bierma
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

For those who know how to pick the winners, penny stock investing offers an exciting, lucrative opportunity. In Penny Stock Trading: QuickStart Guide, you'll learn how to avoid the pitfalls, manage the risks, and secure the fortunes that lie ripe and waiting within this exciting market. As is true with all titles from ClydeBank Media, Penny Stock Trading: QuickStart Guide provides superior value in an easy-to-understand, informative format.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Useful Introduction to Penny Stocks

  • By Abraham on 05-01-16

Great introduction to penny stocks!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-16

Where does Penny Stock Trading: QuickStart Guide rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As far as quick start guides go, this one is great! I have actually been very pleased with all of the quick start guides that I have had the opportunity to listen to from ClydeBank. they are short and easy to listen to in one or two sittings, but packed with useful information that helps to make informed decisions.

What did you like best about this story?

I love the in depth look and examples of penny stock trade.

Which character – as performed by Peter Bierma – was your favorite?

He was the narrator. This book does not have characters.

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

No, but it did make me excited to potentially get into penny stocks.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Robert's Rules: QuickStart Guide - The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Robert's Rules of Order

  • By: ClydeBank Business
  • Narrated by: Peter Bierma
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

This is the perfect book for the business manager who's tired of wasting time during meetings or the club member who was recently elected president and is now charged with presiding over the club's meetings. With Robert's Rules QuickStart Guide, ClydeBank Business delivers time-tested wisdom in a way that's simplified and accessible for the everyday listener.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Short Listen for Business, Government, Etc.

  • By Striker on 04-18-16

Awesome guide! Highly Recommended!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-16

What made the experience of listening to Robert's Rules: QuickStart Guide - The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Robert's Rules of Order the most enjoyable?

The best part about this is how easy it is to understand. Robert's Rules of Order is not the most simple or easy to understand book, however this guide uses plain language to make understanding the rules and knowing how to use them very easy, even for those who are not particularly familiar with parliamentary or formal language.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Robert's Rules: QuickStart Guide - The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Robert's Rules of Order?

There was a portion where they did a dialog example of a meeting using Robert's Rules and using the information provided in the book. It gave great context and made it much easier to understand how things are used and progress in an actual meeting.

What about Peter Bierma’s performance did you like?

He read clearly, was easy to understand, and does not have a grating voice.

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

It is short enough that it was easy to listen to in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

As someone experienced using Robert's Rules in a high school Student Congress speech competition, this was a great overview and clarified a lot of things that are often difficult to understand. Whether you have experience with Robert's Rules or not, I highly recommend this guide.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Watchers: Knight of Light

  • By: Deirdra Eden
  • Narrated by: Julia Farmer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

All the training in Heaven couldn't prepare me for the war on earth, nor for the love, loss, or loneliness humans feel. There are things worse than death, and every last one of them is hunting people like us. Even though we all feel human at times, we must remember, we are not them, we are their watchers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent beginning to a series

  • By Deborah on 11-26-15

Like a Disney movie in book form!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, especially to someone with children. This book has all of the story and good moral benefits of a Disney movie, but it has all of the positive benefits for the mind that you get from reading a book. I think that this is a great option for children who love stories and want to get into a good story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Watchers: Knight of Light?

One of the most memorable moments in the book was when Cassi switched Rubert and Auriella's voices. It was done in a funny way and a great plot idea.

Which character – as performed by Julia Farmer – was your favorite?

Rubert was my favorite. He was smart, funny, and well voiced.

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

No

Any additional comments?

At first I wasn't a big fan of the narrator, but as I listened, I started to enjoy her performance more, so give her a chance.
I received this product at little or no cost in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful