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  • The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig

  • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
  • By: Instaread
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 79

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham, with commentary by Jason Zweig, is a thorough guide to the principles of portfolio creation, cost management, stock and bond picking, and stock ownership for the defensive, long-term investor....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A bit TOO clipped for me

  • By Philo on 11-01-15

Ripoff

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

Reviewed: 12-21-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This isn't the real book. It's an "unabridged" summary. Audible's labeling is about as skillful as my football throws.

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

Instaread is fine, but Audible could have avoided tricking me into spending one of my book credits on an "unabridged" 30 minute summary of the real thing. Also, you wasted thirty minutes of my time listening to what sounded like the longest and most boring intro a book has ever had.

What didn’t you like about Michael Gilboe’s performance?

He was fine. Why do these questions assume I disliked every single element of this book? Does one star mean "there was literally nothing about this book that I enjoyed"?

What character would you cut from The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig?

"What character would you cut from The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig?"
Apparently Audible's question writers only read fiction.

Any additional comments?

Umm... no. My thoughts can be summarized as:

1. Don't falsely advertise summaries as "unabridged" summaries to trick people into buying 30 minute long books. What is that, like 3 pages? The brochure for my local Subway is longer.

2. Try to make your "guided review" questions here feel less like a random word generator trying to pass the Turing test and more like a review form. A contextually relevant set of questions could be cool, but perhaps you should go back to a simple form until Audible's Siri here realizes that some books don't have "characters".

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