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  • Elliott Wave Principle - Key to Market Behavior

  • By: Robert R. Prechter Jr, AJ Frost
  • Narrated by: T. David Rutherford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Take a moment to look over your books about investing. Have any of them given you a successful method for making profits and reducing risks? Is there even one such book that has proven reliable over the years? Alas, most investors would say no. That's because so few investment books are classic in the true sense: For years investors keep buying the book, and they keep using the method to make the most of their opportunities.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Should not be audible

  • By Andres Jaramillo on 10-28-17

Great way to learn about Elliot Wave.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

This book is a great way to learn about Elliot Wave. This audiobook would be best supplemented with a print or digital version as there are a lot of references to figures/charts. Personally I don't find wave theory to be perfect but it does help supplement chart understanding of those who have an interest in Dow theory. The three stages of bull markets can become more apparent on the chart if you understand both Dow and wave theory. I did buy the print version of this book some years ago and was happy to find the audio version of this book as a review of the wave theory as I don't get as much time to physically read anymore I thought listening would be great. Upon beginning to listen even though I still have retained knowledge on the theory it was hard to follow without the print version nearby, so I'd reiterate that this audiobook is best supplemented with a visual form of this book.

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  • The National Parks

  • America's Best Idea
  • By: Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
  • Narrated by: Ken Burns
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

America's national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation's most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. In this evocative narrative, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "See America First", and often...

  • By Christopher on 09-17-09

Love the parks, great history of park creation.

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

Reviewed: 01-08-15

Any additional comments?

Noticing some reviewers said that this book is boring and dull I would like to mention that this book is more of a history, development and experiences of those involved in the creation and protection of the parks. To me this book is great I have visited many of the most notorious parks Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, Smoky etc. so when the book describes the experiences of those involved I can already picture the scenes and feel what the characters felt, perhaps that's why I failed to find it boring. For those that find the parks spiritual or something greater as I do they will perhaps feel themselves as of they were present during the story. Learning the history was interesting and makes me more grateful and appreciative for the parks and for those involved in the creation and protection. For those that love the parks or aspire to travel the parks and want to know the history I would recommend this book. If your looking for a travel guide this is not the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dream Yoga

  • The Tibetan Path of Awakening Through Lucid Dreaming
  • By: Andrew Holecek
  • Narrated by: Andrew Holecek
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

"Sleeping and dreaming," teaches Andrew Holecek, "offer nightly opportunities for spiritual awakening." When you know how to wake up in your dreams, you transform sleep into a portal to the deepest experiences of reality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great For Beginners | Shallow For The Experienced

  • By Davis on 04-07-16

This books strategies work

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

Reviewed: 10-25-14

Any additional comments?

I was browsing audible one day for mindfulness related titles and came across some titles related to lucid dreaming. I didn't know what lucid dreaming was so curiously I read some book summaries and googled it. It seemed a brand new and interesting topic after looking for books on lucid dreaming I decided on this one. I decided that I would wait to review this book until I have practiced the principles outlined in the book as its a how-to-book and not just a story. If I would have rated it right away I would have also rated it a high score based on performance and story applied to the topic. So its been about 15 days since I've finished the book. Keep in mind I have had no practice in lucid dreaming, never tried lucid dreaming practices, or had prior knowledge on the subject. By casually following the principles/strategies in this book I immediately started having great dream recall just by being more conscious of trying to remember the dreams. He recommends a supplement for recall that wasn't necessary for me. I have had multiple lucid dreams which are really cool they don't last long and I'm sure they will last longer with more in practice. I seem to get lucky and automatically wake up before my last sleep cycle of the night at that time I practice the visualization practice of the red lotus mentioned on the way back to sleep which seems to really trigger these dreams. If you want a single book that works this book works.

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  • The Word of Promise Audio Bible - New King James Version, NKJV: Complete Bible

  • By: Thomas Nelson Inc.
  • Narrated by: Jason Alexander, Joan Allen, Richard Dreyfuss, and others
  • Length: 98 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,587
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,587

This faithful rendering of the New King James Version presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format.This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely...needs a section guide. I made one

  • By A. Lee on 08-29-16

Entertaining way to get through the Bible

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

Reviewed: 09-24-14

Any additional comments?

This audio bible is great. If your looking to make it through the entire bible without getting bored buy this version. It is performed as if almost watching a movie but of course there are no visuals. There were some parts in the beginning where the characters over played their roles but you either get use to it or they get better as they go. It wasn't enough to be bothersome to me just makes you think overplayed for a second. Additionally this is more a version of the bible for making it through the entire book, if your looking to go to exact versus, chapters, books etc. its not organized in such a way to do so.

  • Flash Boys

  • A Wall Street Revolt
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,766

Michael Lewis returns to the financial world to give listeners a ringside seat as the biggest news story in years prepares to hit Wall Street....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely A Worthwhile Learning Experience

  • By T Spencer on 07-14-15

Eye opening story on HFT

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

Reviewed: 09-24-14

Any additional comments?

Great story learned a great deal about true HFT. I'm sure a lot of failed retail traders will use this story as a scapegoat as why they failed or cant beat wall street. Truth is unless your a very short term trader swinging larger lot sizes the details in this story wont contribute to less or more success for most retail traders. The practices that HFT uses does seem a bit unfair but any time an inefficiency is left to be capitalized on someone will do it again the traders hit by this practices would be those with lot sizes too large to be filled by one then hit multiple exchanges at once. Unlike some books this story was easy to listen to and kept me interested, making it hard to stop listening.

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  • Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

  • By: Edwin Lefevre
  • Narrated by: Rick Rohan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411

First published in 1923, this lightly fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest market speculators ever, is widely regarded as one of best investment books of all time. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the resource that generations of investors have turned to when they needed deeper insight into their own investing habits and those of others. Listen to this work, featuring narrator Rick Rohan, and you'll soon discover your portfolio growing in new and unexpected ways!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING

  • By XEVEN on 11-21-09

A must read for all traders.

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

Reviewed: 09-19-14

What made the experience of listening to Reminiscences of a Stock Operator the most enjoyable?

This book is great, most already know this is a must read for all traders. I read this book before but I enjoyed it so much that I wanted the audio version also since I don't get time to read but a lot of time to listen. I listen at work, so I listen for upwards of 5 to 6 hours at a time, several hours in I did seem to get a little bored, not sure if its cause I already knew the story or if its the performance of the narrator. Overall though I would definitely recommend this book.

  • Double Your Income Doing What You Love

  • Raymond Aaron's Guide to Power Mentoring
  • By: Raymond Aaron, Sue Lacher
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Everyone wants to make more money. But many feel that to do so, they must sacrifice their lifestyle and work at a job they don't particularly like. In fact, if you're like most people, your life is likely filled with activities, obligations, and commitments that have nothing to do with your goals or your dreams, your life's mission, or the things that you love. But it doesn't have to be that way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book for setting a course for your life

  • By Hal Fraser on 06-04-08

Great book

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

Reviewed: 09-11-14

What made the experience of listening to Double Your Income Doing What You Love the most enjoyable?

At first when the author mentioned the law of attraction I was thinking oh great just another vague description of this law. I don't believe in the law of attraction in the spiritual or simplified form that is often preached I believe the law is more of a self fulfillment, however my views are another story. This book is great even if you don't believe in the law of attraction the author teaches principles of setting goals and working backwards a completely different approach than I've thus far heard. The author talks about setting goals at multiple levels so you can set goals easy to accomplish and outrageous goals on the same goal, essentially three targets on every goal which I believe is great since goal setting is difficult, do you go realistic or big, well apparently you can go both. Other key points are that working on your goals 1% of the time will get you to 100% I could go continue to go on with the great concepts brought up in this book, but the review would become ridiculously long. I would highly recommend this book as there are just many great concepts to improve your life and work towards your goals/dreams. The only negative in the performance is the chime in the story before every quote and he does recommend his mentor services towards the end of the book.

  • Intermarket Analysis and Investing

  • Integrating Economic, Fundamental, and Technical Trends
  • By: Michael E.S. Gayed
  • Narrated by: David Sardinha
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

This mind-blowing audiobook brings together today's most relied-upon tools of market analysis. Michael E. S. Gayed clearly explains how this powerful combination of major schools of thought of market analysis can help investors dramatically improve their judgment on likely market performance and spot important trends, thereby making successful investment decisions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book.

  • By wes watson on 03-21-14

Great book.

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

Reviewed: 03-21-14

Any additional comments?

I really liked this book, personally I thought it would just go into the effects of other markets and the correlations that commodities, currencies, bonds, and stocks have on each other. He did not talk a lot about currency in the book, but he did actually go in depth into sector analysis which is really was beneficial. He also talks about leading, lagging, and coincident indicators which is also very informative.

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  • The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

  • By: Josh Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Josh Kaufman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,427

Josh Kaufman founded PersonalMBA.com as an alternative to the business school boondoggle. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. Now, he shares the essentials of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, negotiation, operations, productivity, systems design, and much more, in one comprehensive volume. The Personal MBA distills the most valuable business lessons into simple, memorable mental models that can be applied to real-world challenges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an MBA, But A Damn Decent Experience.

  • By Jonny on 01-20-13

not too bad

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

Reviewed: 03-21-14

Any additional comments?

I hardly believe that this book considered the key point of a MBA educatuon so its a little misleading, but he does present some good business information and key points worth hearing. The first chapter was not necessary if I listen again I will just skip it. The first chapter is about an hr of listening to why a MBA isn't necessary and doesn't make financial sense for most ppl unless you plan on working for a investment bank or prestigious institution.

  • How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market

  • By: Nicolas Darvas
  • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Hungarian by birth, Nicolas Darvas trained as an economist at the University of Budapest. Reluctant to remain in Hungary until either the Nazis or the Soviets took over, he fled at the age of 23 with a forged exit visa and fifty pounds sterling to stave off hunger in Istanbul, Turkey. During his off hours as a dancer, he read some 200 books on the market and the great speculators, spending as much as eight hours a day studying.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is not 'UNABRIDGED'

  • By JT on 02-06-14

Good story

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

Reviewed: 03-21-14

Any additional comments?

The story is good, it helps you understand the thoughts and progressions one goes through while developing a profitable market strategy. Although I feel he did do good selecting his stocks, I would say that luck did play a good part as they say when he had a hunch he bet a bunch as opposed to todays recommendations of risk management, so it would be hard to reproduce similar results unless your willing to throw the majority of you funds in just a few positions. Worth the listen still.

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