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  • FREE: Ponzi Supernova

  • By: Steve Fishman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,304
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,949
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,946

Free for a limited time. Ponzi Supernova is an original audio series that profiles Bernie Madoff, the Wall Street financier sent to prison for orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history. The series, hosted by journalist Steve Fishman, includes hours of unheard conversations with Madoff behind bars, as well as interviews with law enforcement and the victims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow the story is a deep one

  • By Josh on 04-19-17

Lame.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

Narrated like it was a sci-fi flick and something mysterious was going on, but this is itself a scam. Not worth listening to, thank goodness it was free!

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,041
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,810

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

Lots of assumptions, absolutely no data.

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

If you tend to just believe what people say, this is a book for you. If you're a skeptical person who likes facts, skip this one big time.

Tidying up, according to the author, using her method will permanently change you. Literally, she says no one has ever reverted. Please.

Lots of statements about how great she is, but I can tell you I help every person that passes my way, but where's the proof? She seems to have hundreds of clients, but continually only uses a handful for reference. Seriously, the lady who worked for a foreign company was mentioned throughout the book.

Honestly, this book sounds like someone who read another book, tried things out on their family, saw some things worked, them created a fantasy around their actual history and experience, and them wrote a book. Kind of like Rich Dad Poor Dad (who has been proven to have falsified almost his entire book, and has actually only made money from his book sales rather than his real estate as he has claimed).

This mustve hit Oprahs list or something, because there's no reason I see this book to be as popular as it is. Get rid of stuff and you'll lose weight, have clearer skin, increase your IQ and the world will suddenly revolve around you. Those are her claims, not my made up version.

  • Blink

  • The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,315

In his landmark best seller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant, in the blink of an eye, that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting read with contradictory messages

  • By Danny on 04-21-05

Why your gut wants you to read this book...

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

Reviewed: 10-21-14

If you could sum up Blink in three words, what would they be?

Practice Makes Perfect -- why experts are better and faster, even if they can't tell you why.

Any additional comments?

Loved this book except for the corny music in the background at the beginning/end of chapters and stories/intros.

  • Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant

  • Guide to Financial Freedom
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,845

Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant reveals how some people work less, earn more, pay less in taxes, and learn to become financially free.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit repetitive

  • By Gil on 03-26-17

Entire book quotes other books... useless!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-14

What disappointed you about Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant?

The entire book can be summed up with: study investing and businesses because that's what the Rich do.

He literally repeats that with 100 stories throughout the book. Over, and over, and over again. He gives NO advice, just says that you should learn about investing and business financial statements.

Such a rip off.

4 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Rich Dad's Guide to Investing

  • What the Rich Invest In That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,325

"Investing means different things to different people. In fact, there are different investments for the rich, poor, and middle class. Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing is a long-term guide for anyone who wants to become a rich investor and invest in what the rich invest in. As the title states, it is a "guide" and offers no guarantees... only guidance.” (Robert Kiyosaki)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learnt allot even though there may be some fluff

  • By Raymond Brooks on 10-15-16

Repetitive Sales Pitch & Fake Stories

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

Reviewed: 08-08-14

What was most disappointing about Robert T. Kiyosaki’s story?

This book completely fiction and made up. He never had 2 dads and "Rich Dad" never existed. It's been proven and he's admitted it. Yet, with his horrible writing and disturbingly repetitive stories and statements, it's amazing how he can repeat the same garbage for this long, book after book after book.

If you read the first book, you will NOT get anything new out of here. So disappointed, it's a complete rip off and sales pitch to attend his seminars and buy his ridiculously expensive mentoring packages (that are just more sales pitches).

Any additional comments?

DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS BOOK! Fair warning, it's the same stuff in his first book, just overly embellished, exaggerated, and useless. He literally continues to repeat, "your house is not an asset" "Rich Dad's philosophy is your house is not an asset" "Why call your house an asset if it costs you money" "your house is not an asset" "Rich Dad's philosophy is your house is not an asset"..... see where I'm going?

DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!

38 of 53 people found this review helpful

  • The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure

  • Why Pure Capitalism Is the World Economy’s Only Hope
  • By: John Allison
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

Did Wall Street cause the mess we are in? Should Washington place stronger regulations on the financial industry? Can we lower unemployment rates by controlling the free market? Answer: no. Not only is free-market capitalism good for the economy, it is our only hope for recovery. As the nation’s longest-serving CEO of one of the top 25 financial institutions, John Allison has had a unique inside view of the events leading up to the financial crisis.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Authoritative, Curmudgeonly and Randian

  • By CarolB on 07-31-16

Almost listened to it entirely in one day!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-13

Any additional comments?

For years I had known the government and irresponsible people were the cause of the financial meltdown; I just never knew the details. Such a great explanation and history of events by someone who has been there and come out the other side. Cynics and conspiracists will most likely say this book is propaganda, but they are just socialist like Obama. If you want businesses to compete and grow, leave them alone and let them fend for themselves. The market (the people of the United States) will determine who succeeds and who fails.

4 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,492

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

You need this book if you talk to anyone.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-13

Where does How to Win Friends & Influence People rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

So glad I listened to this. I will most likely listen to it multiple times.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Not everyone thinks like you, so get them to think you think like them.

Any additional comments?

I know there are endless scenarios to how to talk and deal with people, but they are justified. Anyone who complains about this book's view on how to deal with people, obviously has a problem dealing with people and did not actually understand the concept. They can repeat the definitions, but fail to intellectually comprehend the lessons. Ironically I told a previous boss she was crazy for many of these ideas, but the examples helped send some of them home for me. Bottom-line, this will be a requirement for my employees to read in the future. Anyone who manages or leads needs to read, and more importantly, understand the teachings of Dale Carnegie.

  • Investing 101, 2nd, Updated and Expanded Edition

  • By: Kathy Kristof
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Hart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Investing 101: Updated and Expanded removes both roadblocks, putting people on a path that they can understand and stick with. Kristof is renowned for taking the mystery and anxiety out of investing by keeping choices manageable. Kristof walks readers through the entire investment cycle and the way they think of their financial lives, rather than presenting stand-alone concepts like stocks and real estate. This expanded edition has new information about 529 college savings plans, annuities, Roth IRAs, reverse mortgages, and why declining markets can be good for you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely terrificl! Wish I'd heard it sooner

  • By Mona on 09-23-12

Boring and Biased

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

Reviewed: 01-04-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Good information but obvious bias towards women. Who, according to the author are much more sound investors. Yeah... what does that have to do with anything? The narrator is also pretty painful to listen to, I often toned out or fell asleep and didn't try to rewind. Not worth the credit.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Vanessa Hart?

Nope!