LISTENER

Stephanie

tucson, AZ, USA
  • 2
  • reviews
  • 27
  • helpful votes
  • 2
  • ratings
  • The Millionaire Next Door

  • The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich
  • By: Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D., William D. Danko Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,864
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,818

Listen to the incredible national best seller that is changing people's lives - and increasing their net worth. Also available:
The Millionaire Mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Its OK to drive a Taurus!!

  • By Stephen Dix on 03-30-05

Lifestyle Affirmation

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-04

To a young adult raised in a family of under-acheivers-of-wealth (UAW's)this book affirms the goals, techiniques, and saving strategies my husband and I have begun implementing in our life together. It is such a relief to hear statistical support for the benefits of saving, investing, and living below one's means. In a nation of UAW's, it is not often one comes across positive feedback for living frugally. I have watched friends, family members, and co-workers squander the income they earn, rack up high debt, and plan for the spenditure of income increases in the future. I will listen to this book again and again.

21 of 22 people found this review helpful

War and Peace audiobook cover art
  • War and Peace

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
  • Length: 63 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Leo Tolstoy's sweeping epic describes Russia between 1805 and 1820, centering on the 1812 invasion of Napoleon's army and the Russian resistance to it. The novel has over 500 characters, all carefully rendered, who cover every social level from the nobility to the peasantry. The main characters include Natasha Rostova, Prince Andrey Bolkonsky, and Pierre Bezukhov, all of whom progress from youthful uncertainties toward maturity. Tolstoy himself was born 16 years after the invasion and grew up in a Russia that was still recovering from the carnage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Splendid Novel, Splendid Reading

  • By John-Mark Stensvaag on 05-22-03

Two Tales, One Book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-04

The characters are well developed, passionate, and interesting. I could have listened for another 60 hours to the tale of Natalie, Pierre, Andre, and the others. The historical account of the period, war, social structure, and especially the Free Masons is fascinating. Tolstoy's rantings regarding the inadequacies of historians to capture the true causes of historic events could have been presented once and would have been interesting. As it was, Tolstoy ranted on and on about the same points throughout the book. I actually did not finish listening to the last two cd's (a first for me) as they did not add anything to the tale I so enjoyed and instead were comprised completely of rantings on the failings of historians to accurately depict Napolean's true nature. In spite of the repititious rantings, I think it is a very worthwhile read, and a must read for any person interested in historically accurate, period accounts.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful