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J. Levenstein

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  • Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant

  • Guide to Financial Freedom
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,630

Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant reveals how some people work less, earn more, pay less in taxes, and learn to become financially free.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit repetitive

  • By Gil on 03-26-17

Quick! Put out as many books as you can

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Substance. I came for the cashflow quadrant theory and was subjected to hours of other fluff I did not need. For a man who claims to have done poorly in accounting and cared little for it, he spends an awful lot of time giving out financial advice pertaining to the finance field. The guy has written 24 + books. Either he is the most astute financial mind to ever walk this earth or he's just churning out books for the hell of it. I am going to bet on the latter.

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  • Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil

  • The Secret to Freedom and Success
  • By: Napoleon Hill, Sharon Lechter (editor)
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller, Phil Gigante
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,746

In 1938, just after publication of his all-time best-seller Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill revealed that he had broken the Devil’s Code, forcing him to confess his secrets. The resulting manuscript - Outwitting the Devil - proved so controversial, it was hidden for more than 70 years. Now, Sharon Lechter brings us this important book, annotating and editing it for a contemporary audience. Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Hill digs deep to identify the greatest obstacles we face in reaching our personal goals....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the most powerful information of your life

  • By Chelsea on 10-13-11

Not a fan of the format

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

Reviewed: 01-23-17

I could have done without Sharon. She was sometimes helpful in giving information that provided context.

  • The First 20 Hours

  • How to Learn Anything... Fast!
  • By: Josh Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Josh Kaufman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 774
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 774

In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman offers a systematic approach to rapid skill acquisition: how to learn any new skill as quickly as possible. His method shows you how to deconstruct complex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. By completing just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice you'll go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. What do you want to learn?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Finished the thesis early in the book

  • By Grady on 06-16-13

The first 1 hour is enough

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

What disappointed you about The First 20 Hours?

I suspect the writer would receive a zero if it was the SAT or a standardized essay exam. After a somewhat promising start, the book veers completely off topic. Pretty sure the original finished version of the audio book was only an hour long and the author went back to add in a bunch of filler to increase the length and amount he can charge.

Would you ever listen to anything by Josh Kaufman again?

If all goes well in life, no.

What aspect of Josh Kaufman’s performance would you have changed?

Performance was acceptable.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The First 20 Hours?

The last 6.5 hours of this 7.5 hour book would be cut.

  • The Power of Purpose

  • How to Create the Life You Always Wanted
  • By: Les Brown
  • Narrated by: Les Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,931
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,718
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,705

All of us have what it takes to make it in today's competitive and changing world. You may have doubted your ability to get the job done in the past, but something else may have been getting in the way of your success. The key to ultimate achievement has very little to do with your education or skill level. The secret to accomplishing great things is simple: Find and pursue the kind of work you are meant to do - your "purpose."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best in the world today

  • By Vernon on 02-10-15

Les Brown's Fables

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

What about Les Brown’s performance did you like?

Les is a great orator. As he explains, it is his calling and his passion. The delivery was good.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I must say I feel as if I am a victim of my own expectations. The book was recommended based on other books I have read and I have heard him on a few short YouTube videos so I thought it would be a worthwhile listen. Needless to say, I was bitterly disappointed at the content and general direction of the book. It is a self-help book with little to offer beyond "go out there and live life to the fullest." Thank you, but it was a poor use of the three hours that I tolerated this book.

Any additional comments?

The price tag gave me the impression that the information in the book would be valuable. At $30.00, it costs more than the previous books I have purchased. But it is only a pricing strategy, not actual fair value. It is as if they handed Les a copy of Aesop's Fables and a collection of blurry Instagram motivation pics, then asked him to eloquently paraphrase, remix, and tie it all together.