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  • The Acquirer's Multiple

  • How the Billionaire Contrarians of Deep Value Beat the Market
  • By: Tobias E. Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

The Acquirer’s Multiple: How the Billionaire Contrarians of Deep Value Beat the Market is an easy-to-follow account of deep value investing. The audiobook shows how investors Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, David Einhorn, and Dan Loeb got started and how they do it. Author Tobias Carlisle combines engaging stories with research and data to show how you can do it too. Written by an active value investor, The Acquirer’s Multiple provides an insider's view on deep value investing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars if you're new to investing

  • By Steve on 06-16-18

5 stars if you're new to investing

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

It's a 5-star book for people new to investing. I didn't realize it was just a simplified version of his other books (which I own, and are excellent), so I'm giving this 3 stars because I wouldn't have ordered it had I known. Probably just my fault for not doing more research on it before I ordered.

It's similar in tone, depth and intended audience to "The Little Book that Beats the Markets" and I'd probably put it in my Top 5 recommend books for beginners:

1. Little Book that Beats the Markets
2. The Acquirer's Multiple
3. The 5 Rules for Successful Investing
4. Essays of Warren Buffett
5. Think Twice (or some other intro to Behavioral Psychology)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Economics in One Lesson

  • By: Henry Hazlitt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146

Called by H.L. Mencken, "one of the few economists in history who could really write," Henry Hazlitt achieved lasting fame for his brilliant but concise work. In it, he explains basic truths about economics and the economic fallacies responsible for unemployment, inflation, high taxes, and recession.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Guide to Conservative Economics

  • By Erin&Merilee DeSpain on 08-13-05

Best book I've ever read

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

Best explanation of economics, accessible to both novice and expert. Should be required reading I order to vote.

  • Buffett Beyond Value

  • Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing
  • By: Prem C. Jain
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

In this engaging new audiobook, author Prem Jain extracts Warren Buffett's wisdom from his writings, Berkshire Hathaway financial statements, and his letters to shareholders and partners in his partnership firms. Jain uncovers the key elements of Buffett's approach that every investor should be aware of. With Buffett Beyond Value, you'll learn that, contrary to popular belief, Warren Buffett is not a pure value investor, but a unique thinker who combines the principles of both value and growth investing strategies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perhaps best book on Buffett style Value Investing

  • By Master Yoda on 06-16-13

Written for the absolute novice.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

I was disappointed. This book was written for the complete novice. Takes too much time explaining beginner concepts, such as describing how assets depreciate or explaining how Goodwill isn't good feelings toward a company. He also draws conclusions and makes simplistic investment recommendations that are only loosely connected to Buffett...I'm not at all convinced Buffett would agree with at least half of them. MAYBE good for a high school kid who has never read another book on WB.

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  • On the Brink

  • Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System
  • By: Henry M. Paulson
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

From the man who was in the very middle of this perfect economic storm, On the Brink is Paulson's fast-paced retelling of the key decisions that had to be made with lightning speed. Paulson puts the listener in the room for all the intense moments as he addressed urgent market conditions, weighed critical decisions, and debated policy and economic considerations with of all the notable players.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Depth than "Too Big to Fail"

  • By Michael Moore on 02-22-10

great book, what was going on behind the scenes

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

Best book on crisis that I've read, next to Sorkin's. Really enjoyed getting a first-hand view of the events that I remember all too well. I was glued to my Bloomberg terminal and the news during this period...this book is a fascinating look at what was going on behind the scenes that I never saw or heard. Genuinely new insights and stories, not just a rehash of public events, as are so many other books about the financial crisis. Highly recommend.

  • The Alchemy of Finance

  • By: George Soros
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 327

George Soros, called "a superstar among money managers" by The New York Times, shares the investment strategies he uses to read the mind of the market.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audible doesn't have full version

  • By Steve on 06-17-15

Audible doesn't have full version

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

Reviewed: 06-17-15

Any additional comments?

This audible book is not the most recent version of the book and leaves out several entire chapters.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful