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Daniel Mccarty

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  • FAKE

  • Fake Money, Fake Teachers, Fake Assets: How Lies Are Making the Poor and Middle Class Poorer
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: William LeRoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732

Robert Kiyosaki - author of the #1 personal finance book of all time - has built a legacy around simplifying complex and often-confusing subjects like money and investing. He continues to challenge conventional wisdom and asks the questions that will help listeners sift through today's information overload to uncover ways to assess what's real... and what isn't. And use truth and facts as a foundation for taking control of their financial lives. In this new book, Robert fights what’s "fake" and helps listeners differentiate between what’s real...and what isn’t.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A far cry from Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • By TeamDavidAndSarah on 05-31-19

Unbelievably disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 05-30-19

After enjoying his last books, I was stoked to try this one. Half the book is a cliff-notes version of the work of Stephen Brill, which you can buy yourself on audible. He freely quotes huge portions of Brill’s book and article, in place of original thought. The other half of this book is a multiple hour commercial for gold and silver. He repeats it over and over and over. “Gold was around in ancient times, it will be around when just roaches are left on earth.” Not his deepest thinking.

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  • ISIS

  • Inside the Army of Terror
  • By: Michael Weiss, Hassan Hassan
  • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 822

Initially dismissed by US President Barack Obama, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shocked the world by conquering massive territories in both countries and promising to create a vast new Muslim caliphate that observes the strict dictates of Sharia law. In ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, American journalist Michael Weiss and Syrian analyst Hassan Hassan explain how these violent extremists evolved from a nearly defeated Iraqi insurgent group into a jihadi army of international volunteers who have conquered territory equal to the size of Great Britain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to follow

  • By L. Fassett on 10-16-15

Endless recitation of Arab names

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

Would you try another book from Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan and/or Qarie Marshall?

No. Good research, but too much detail.

What was most disappointing about Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan ’s story?

Insisting on naming every minor person and organization over and over, with the multiple syllable-hyphenated Arab names made the narrative confusing to the point of comedy. Research was obviously excellent, but they sacrificed clarity with their verbousness.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He did a fair job, his script called for constant Arab names & organizations. He seemed to pronounce them expertly, but that didn't help.

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

Talk in general terms, we don't need to know the names of ever minor character or the five ways an organization is referred to. Simplify for clarity.

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