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  • The Great Deformation

  • The Corruption of Capitalism in America
  • By: David Stockman
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 36 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 240

David Stockman was the architect of the Reagan Revolution that was meant to restore sound money principles to the U.S. government. It failed, derailed by politics, special interests, welfare, and warfare. Stockman describes how the working of free markets and democracy has long been under threat in America and provides a surprising, nonpartisan catalog of the corrupters and defenders. His analysis shows how both liberal and neoconservative interference in markets has proved damaging and often dangerous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loads of Information but problematic writing

  • By Michael on 04-12-13

Valuable information, but a lot of repeating

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

Hard to get through. Phased out multiple times, even though the information seems spot on and very valuable. Information seems to repeat excessively.

  • The Creature from Jekyll Island

  • A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
  • By: G. Edward Griffin
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,678

This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting novel. Oh and it's economic history.

  • By Stephen on 08-31-13

Thorough and insightful

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

Reviewed: 08-22-16

Though a bit boring at times, it gives you a great overview of the problems caused by Fed and the politicians over the last hundred years.

  • Second Chance

  • for Your Money, Your Life and Our World
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952

Few would argue with the fact that on many fronts, we are a world in crisis. And there are two sides to every crisis, be it a leadership crisis, an economic crisis, an education crisis, or a moral crisis. The two sides to crisis are danger and opportunity. Robert Kiyosaki's new book, Second Chance: for Your Money and Your Life, uses the lessons from the past and a brutal assessment of the present to prepare listeners to see - and seize - the future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Err... Not impressed.

  • By Robert on 07-20-15

Q&A book

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

Reviewed: 06-27-16

Basically a book of questions and answers. A bit annoying to listen to, but informative and valuable information none the less.

  • The Wal-Mart Way

  • The Inside Story of the Success of the World's Largest Company
  • By: Don Soderquist
  • Narrated by: Don Soderquist
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

Since Sam Walton's death in 1992, Wal-Mart has gone from being the largest retailer in the world to holding the top spot on the Fortune 500 list as the largest company in the world. Don Soderquist, who was senior vice chairman during that time, played a crucial role in that success. Sam Walton said, "I tried for almost 20 years to hire Don Soderquist....But when we really needed him later on, he finally joined up and made a great chief operating officer."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opener

  • By Russell on 05-16-06

Sound advice, bad presentation

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

Wish it were read by a more professional reader and with better sound quality. The content was rather good, with some great ways to handle business and challenges.

  • Loopholes of Real Estate

  • Secrets of Successful Real Estate Investing (Rich Dad Advisors)
  • By: Garrett Sutton, Robert Kiyosaki (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Garrett Sutton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

Loopholes of Real Estate is for the first time as well as seasoned investors. It reveals the legal and tax strategies used by the rich for generations to acquire and benefit from real estate investments. The audiobook clearly identifies how these loopholes can be used together to maximize your income and protect your investments. Written in easy to understand language, this audiobook demystifies the legal and tax aspect of investing with easy-to-follow, real-life examples.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More informative than expected!

  • By Cassanova on 08-03-15

LOTS of useful information

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

A great deal of information on how to handle your real estate. Remember to have a pencil and paper ready for notes. You'll never remember all of this

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  • Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ

  • Get Smarter with Your Money
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536

In 1997, Robert’s book Rich Dad, Poor Dad stunned listeners, stating, "Your house is not an asset." As howls of protest went up around the world, the book went on to become an international best seller. Today, we are all aware that a home can be a liability. Today, we all know a home can go up or down in value. Today, we all know a person can lose money investing in the stock market. Today, we all know our money can go down in value and even savers can be losers. This is why your financial intelligence is more important today than ever before. In a world of financial turbulence, your best asset is your financial IQ.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be required listening

  • By Dillon Valderemao on 09-15-14

Much fluff but also very important info

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

Reviewed: 02-24-16

The book is good, but not a masterpiece. The small nuggets of information however are really important for those that want to do well financially.

  • The Most Important Thing

  • Uncommon Sense for The Thoughtful Investor
  • By: Howard Marks
  • Narrated by: John FitzGibbon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754

Howard Marks, the chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, he is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. The Most Important Thing explains the keys to successful investment and the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • making good decisions - terriffic

  • By Steven on 03-09-13

Good insight in trading philosophy

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

Reviewed: 10-07-15

Seems like very good trading philosophies from top performance traders, however the book is incredibly dull. Very little in the ways of humor or trying to make the content easier to digest. Especially for the repeat listener.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful