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Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets audiobook cover art

Entertaining, useful but unfocused

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-08

Yes, I liked it overall. At some points it seemed the authors were being a bit mean-spirited, or they wandered a bit much. And in spite of the title, the book didn't feel like it was focused very clearly. That said, their contrary viewpoint was informative and amusing. The book entertained me and taught me some lessons.

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The Little Book of Common Sense Investing audiobook cover art

Repetitive but Very Good

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-08

Some of the other reviewers are right; the book could be summarized in 30 minutes. That said, I've listened to it three times and during these crazy economic times it is sort of reassuring. Yes, you can beat the market but, no, it isn't likely that you will. This book helps you understand why and it might also make you less hungry for outsized returns. A good listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful