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Robert Macias

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  • Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,121

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will re shape your finance mind

  • By Kevin P. on 08-29-17

A good philosphy

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

After years of this book being on the shelves, I really wanted to jump into this and see what it was all about. What I can say about it is that this book really plays to people's appeal of becoming rich, even if its not terribly practical in believing that everyone will. The author notes this fact too, but if nothing else, the book lays out some good points in viewing money that people can take. Personally, however, I thought that "Money Masters" was much more useful to the average person who just wants to be more financially literate. So knowing you aims is important when selecting the right one for you.

  • A Fighting Chance

  • By: Elizabeth Warren
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Warren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,237
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,049
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,046

As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher - an ambitious goal, given her family’s modest means. Early marriage and motherhood seemed to put even that dream out of reach, but 15 years later she was a distinguished law professor with a deep understanding of why people go bankrupt. Then came the phone call that changed her life: could she come to Washington, DC, to help advise Congress on rewriting the bankruptcy laws?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book. Great Narration.

  • By Amy on 06-03-14

A stand out winner

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I was very surprised by this book. Senator Warren comes from an academic/lawyer background. Not every academic, but some are great writers structurally, but communicate in a rather dull tone. The author really made the characters from her life really jump out and come to life in this book. Well Done!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Populist Explosion

  • How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics
  • By: John B. Judis
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

What's happening in global politics? As if overnight, many Democrats revolted and passionately backed a socialist named Bernie Sanders; the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union; the vituperative billionaire Donald Trump became the presidential nominee of the Republican party; and a slew of rebellious parties continued to win elections in Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Austria, and Greece. John B. Judis, one of America's most respected political analysts, tells us why we need to learn about the populist movement.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Listing of facts, history and conclusions...NOTHING MORE!!

  • By R. Bandyk on 03-30-17

Probably a bit to dry for most

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

What did you love best about The Populist Explosion?

This is certainly an apt book given the current political disaster we live in. Very concise, well laid out, VERY complete. However, it was so fact laden without any story for respite or time to process what was being said, that I found myself tuning out.

I appreciate someone who knows what they are talking about--and it's clear that this guy does, but this book was missing that little something that would make it really good.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Industries of the Future

  • By: Alec Ross
  • Narrated by: Alec Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929

Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what's next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next 10 years - for businesses, governments, and the global community - and how we can navigate them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok review of what is now. Not much future.

  • By Sam on 05-06-16

A must for investors and the like

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

What made the experience of listening to The Industries of the Future the most enjoyable?

Really this book hit all the marks: insightful, interesting, and useful for anyone who is trying to see around the next corners. Most important, the author was brief, yet gave all concepts a complete explanation with some added insights. I have bought several other book on Audible to include "The Inevitable"--which was a total disaster and on of the few books I couldn't get through. However, this book is really the only one you need if you are interested in the eventual turns of the economy. If you are totally interested in that type of thing, then "The Fourth Transformation" is another one to read.

  • Rich Dad's Guide to Investing

  • What the Rich Invest In That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,321

"Investing means different things to different people. In fact, there are different investments for the rich, poor, and middle class. Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing is a long-term guide for anyone who wants to become a rich investor and invest in what the rich invest in. As the title states, it is a "guide" and offers no guarantees... only guidance.” (Robert Kiyosaki)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learnt allot even though there may be some fluff

  • By Raymond Brooks on 10-15-16

Buyer Beware: Not what it seems

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

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

One claim in the beginning of this book is that any investor of any level can get some thing form this book. After grinding through the entire book, I can say that this is almost entirely false. Robert does go through some points about becoming an investor can be important, but that's really it. You keep getting the feeling that he will walk the listener into a new ideas, but instead he always finds a way to circle back to old ideas (many from his first book) and repeat the to a mind numbing level.

This book titled guide to investing, but there's next to nothing about investing as it pertains to how the economy works, stocks, bonds, futures, ect. There's some, but its an afterthought.

I also covered Rich Dad Poor Dad, and I found some of the philosophy easily palatable to readers. but that was it. I think that all the author had to say was in that book, and I personally cant imagine that I will buy another book in this series. If you are interested in investing, then you will find plenty other great ones on Audible.

54 of 59 people found this review helpful

  • The Inevitable

  • Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
  • By: Kevin Kelly
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,367

Much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives - from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture - can be understood as the result of a few long-term accelerating forces.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Predicting is hard, especially about the future

  • By Michael on 02-20-17

Good book...if you were in a comma the last 20 yrs

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

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

Somebody who might not have been around to witness the last two decades. The book over-explains recent developments with little attention paid to driving the stated theme of the book.

  • The Center Holds

  • Obama and His Enemies
  • By: Jonathan Alter
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Alter
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

In The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, Jonathan Alter uses his unmatched access and deep knowledge of politics and history to produce the first full account of America at the crossroads. He pierces the bubble of the White House and of the presidential campaigns with exclusive reporting and rare historical insight. More than a campaign book, this is the epic story of an embattled president facing a historic moment he considered more pivotal than 2008.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Telling of the 2012 Campaign So Far

  • By Mike on 06-11-13

Masterful book for the curious and tacticians

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book give such a datil e account of the trials and triampus that brought Presidident Obama to the White House. Gives a detailed plan fo a successful campaign--but only campaigns that can see a passionate; driven ground force.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Center Holds?

Last page left me feeling a happ nostalgia.

What about Jonathan Alter’s performance did you like?

This you can get a hit or miss, but Jonathan has a good voice and delivered at his performance.