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  • The Warren Buffett Way

  • 3rd Edition
  • By: Robert Hagstrom
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675

Warren Buffett remains one of the most sought-after and watched figures in business today. He has become a billionaire and investment sage by buying chunks of companies and holding onto them, managing them as businesses, and eventually reaping huge profits for himself and investors in Berkshire Hathaway. The first two editions of The Warren Buffett Way gave investors their first in-depth look at the innovative investment and business strategies behind the spectacular success of living legend Warren E. Buffett.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Suggest getting the print copy.

  • By Kevin Martin on 10-25-15

very very very dry book

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

It's a book on long-term investments in the stock market, follow the tenants of Warren Buffett. I didn't expect it to be very entertaining. but the book could have been much shorter had the last three chapters not been inserted for their Dickenson pay per word value, since they repeated earlier concepts introduced in the book. Although, the biographical chapters on Mr. Buffett were a nice addition.

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  • Dreams from My Father

  • A Story of Race and Inheritance
  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,353
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,716
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,714

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father, a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man, has been killed in a car accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly true story about Obama told by Obama

  • By Kristin on 03-15-09

Liked it but nothing about his career

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

The book was a fascinating autobiographical narrative, but I wanted more. he focused predominantly on this time in Indonesia, and Africa and his early career as an organizer. nothing about his life in politics, or about raising a family.

I look forward to the post presidency memoirs.

  • Matchmakers

  • The New Economics of Multisided Platforms
  • By: Richard Schmalensee, David Richard S. Evans
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 250

Many of the most dynamic public companies, from Alibaba to Facebook to Visa, and the most valuable start-ups, such as Airbnb and Uber, are matchmakers that connect one group of customers with another group of customers. Economists call matchmakers multisided platforms because they provide physical or virtual platforms for multiple groups to get together. Dating sites connect people with potential matches, for example, and ride-sharing apps do the same for drivers and riders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great complement to Platform Revolution

  • By Mother of Chickens on 10-13-16

Dry but fascinating

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

multi platform is not new. This book looks at the history and application of multiple businesses and their models. Not a page turner, but a steady read.

  • Magonia

  • By: Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Michael Crouch
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 332

Aza Ray is drowning in thin air. Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak - to live. All the doctors can do is give her drugs and hope they keep her alive. So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of the medication. But Aza doesn't think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish there were more stars to give!

  • By Jen on 05-11-15

Slow start but can't wait for sequel

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

the other reviews are correct that it does take a bit of perseverance to get through the whiney teenage dialogues in the first few chapters. but one she gets into the sky, you will never look at clouds or storms the same.

  • Unworthy

  • How to Stop Hating Yourself
  • By: Anneli Rufus
  • Narrated by: Rose Itzcovitz
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

As someone who has struggled with low self-esteem her entire life, Anneli Rufus knows only too well how the world looks through the eyes of those who are not comfortable in their own skin. In Unworthy, Rufus boldly explores how a lack of faith in ourselves can turn us into our own worst enemies. She reveals the underlying sources of low self-esteem and leads us through strategies for positive change.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • valuable book marred by unskilled reader

  • By Gary on 09-04-14

The first chapters repitious.

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

The first chapters repitious. the narrator wasn't my style, so this book was difficult to get into. about a thir into the book and the information was more effective and helpful. In spite of this I have recommended d the book to my fellow low self esteem-ers