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  • Born to Run

  • A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,467

Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm not a runner ...

  • By B.J. on 09-01-09

Roads are bad!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-19

While there were definitely some parts of the book that were interesting, McDougall is so viciously anti anything modern (to the point of portraying roads being built to native villages as a bad thing and a thing to rejoice about when rock slides, etc. destroy the roads) that it erodes his credibility.

In at least one place, he clearly distorted the timeline of events in Nike's founding to make it sound like it was formed as part of some conspiratorial scheme to defraud consumers.

Definitely take with a grain of salt from an author with a strongly biased worldview.

  • FAKE

  • Fake Money, Fake Teachers, Fake Assets: How Lies Are Making the Poor and Middle Class Poorer
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: William LeRoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732

Robert Kiyosaki - author of the #1 personal finance book of all time - has built a legacy around simplifying complex and often-confusing subjects like money and investing. He continues to challenge conventional wisdom and asks the questions that will help listeners sift through today's information overload to uncover ways to assess what's real... and what isn't. And use truth and facts as a foundation for taking control of their financial lives. In this new book, Robert fights what’s "fake" and helps listeners differentiate between what’s real...and what isn’t.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A far cry from Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • By TeamDavidAndSarah on 05-31-19

A far cry from Rich Dad Poor Dad

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

Reviewed: 05-31-19

Oof - it is painful listening to this book after enjoying his original book Rich Dad Poor Dad. He went from the clear, logical advice that he gave there to this book where he answers the question of how much gold you should have in your portfolio with, "Well a guru once told me that however much gold you own is how much money you'll make in a month because gold attracts wealth and that's worked for me."

Makes me wonder if the reason he wrote it was simply to make the "infinite return" on investment he claims in here that writing a book will generate.

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  • Tortured for Christ

  • By: Rev. Richard Wurmbrand
  • Narrated by: Alex Rotaru
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 200

After years of imprisonment and solitary confinement, enduring inhumane torture, Richard Wurmbrand emerges with a powerful testimony of courageous faith. Even today, believers are suffering and dying for Christ, yet their faith will not falter under the most unthinkable persecutions. In this stirring account, Wurmbrand (founder of The Voice of the Martyrs) encourages us to remember those in chains and equips us to help our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shows the big picture.

  • By Greg on 02-16-15

Narrator brings it to life

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

Out of the 100+ books on Audible I've listened to, this is one of the few that I feel is better listening to than reading the book. The narrator brings an authentic accent and pronunciation to the various Russian and Romanian names and speaks with a conviction and fervor to match the author's words. In a world dominated by headlines raging over everything, this book beautifully shows what really matters through all of it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The House of Morgan

  • An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 34 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,666

A gripping history of banking and the booms and busts that shaped the world on both sides of the Atlantic, The House of Morgan traces the trajectory of the J. P.Morgan empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the crash of 1987. Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the private saga of the Morgans and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved. Based on extensive interviews and access to the family and business archives, The House of Morgan is an investigative masterpiece.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chernow's first book as good as his later ones

  • By S. Yates on 06-01-17

Intensely boring and self-important

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

Title of the review says it all. The price tag only adds insult to injury.

  • The Barefoot Investor

  • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sure It's An Aussie Book But--

  • By Gillian on 03-27-18

Aussie specific rehash of other books

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

The only reason to buy this book is if you're in Australia specifically since it deals with specific Australia tax and retirement systems.

Otherwise it's a more poorly presented version of the principles in other prominent self-financial management books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Speed of Trust

  • The One Thing that Changes Everything
  • By: Stephen M. R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen M. R. Covey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228

For business leaders and public figures in any arena, The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in our every transaction and relationship - from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction - and how to establish trust immediately so that you and your organization can forego the time - killing, bureaucratic check - and - balance processes so often deployed in lieu of actual trust.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Information, Hard to Listen to

  • By Marty on 12-23-10

Good concept - not a good book

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

Reviewed: 02-19-14

What disappointed you about The Speed of Trust?

While some have commented on not liking Covey's style of narration, I didn't mind that but really disliked the alternative narrator.

The book also seemed very repetitive as if it is trying to fill more pages than it would naturally.

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

Strongly agreed with and found the concept informative about how big a role trust plays but the shallowness of a lot of the material later on and the other narrator's affected tone made it an unpleasant experience overall.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful