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  • Naked Money

  • A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters
  • By: Charles Wheelan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Consider the $20 bill. It has no more value, as a simple slip of paper, than Monopoly money. Yet even children recognize that tearing one into small pieces is an act of inconceivable stupidity. What makes a $20 bill actually worth $20? In the third volume of his best-selling Naked series, Charles Wheelan uses this seemingly simple question to open the door to the surprisingly colorful world of money and banking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, Witty, Easy to Understand, & Well Read!

  • By Ken Beller on 04-30-16

A Story told many times many ways

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I have listened to many Books about Money , its History and Institution's behind it. What I like about this book is that the Author managed to write very well unbiased. He succeeded to write interestingly so that you keep listening and tied the story together that makes sense.
Highly recommended to Money buffs that would like there knowledge up.

  • The New Market Wizards

  • Conversations with America's Top Traders
  • By: Jack D. Schwager
  • Narrated by: DJ Holte
  • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572

Some traders distinguish themselves from the herd. These supertraders make millions of dollars - sometimes in hours - and consistently outperform their peers. As he did in his acclaimed national best seller, Market Wizards, Jack Schwager interviews a host of these supertraders, spectacular winners whose success occurs across a spectrum of financial markets. These traders use different methods, but they all share an edge. How do they do it? What separates them from the others? What can they teach the average trader or investor?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good insight, even for experienced traders

  • By josh on 09-27-16

oh my gosh...definitely something to fall asleep.

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-16

OK, I have been a member for many years. my 40+ books mostly on money,banks,educational is a library that I am proud of. But believe me, once in a while I come across a book that is just over the top. In this case NOT in a good way. The information in this book is minimal, but seems to me a huge ego trip by the Author. Save your money!

5 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Smart Thinking

  • Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done
  • By: Art Markman
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 664
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 559
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 559

Think smart people are just born that way? Think again. Drawing on diverse studies of the mind, from psychology to linguistics, philosophy, and learning science, Art Markman, Ph.D., demonstrates the difference between "smart thinking" and raw intelligence, showing listeners how memory works, how to learn effectively, and how to use knowledge to get things done. He then introduces his own three-part formula for listeners to employ "smart thinking" in their daily lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I feel asleep in class

  • By Lee on 12-14-12

You would be smart listen to this

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-15

Great book and very interesting to listen to.
The narrator has a great way of keeping you engaged and a pleasant voice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • This Will Make You Smarter

  • New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
  • By: John Brockman
  • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson, Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 152

What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to the world's most influential thinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology, philosophy, economics, physics, sociology, and more. Surprising and enlightening, these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A sampler of spicy ideas to liven up the mind

  • By Philo on 03-19-14

it really will!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-15

lot's of information on a wide variety of subjects. This book is an accumulated with best of chapters and essays done by a lot of Scientists.
Absolutely recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The History of Money

  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 301

From primitive man's cowrie shells to the electronic cash card, from the markets of Timbuktu to the New York Stock Exchange, The History of Money explores how money and the myriad forms of exchange have affected humanity, and how they will continue to shape all aspects of our lives--economic, political, and personal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad, but outdated

  • By E. Smakman on 08-25-13

entertaining must read history book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-15

listening to it over and over again. It is packed with lot's of good fundamental information.

  • The Brain Mechanic

  • A Quick and Easy Way to Tune Up the Mind and Maximize Emotional Health
  • By: Spencer Lord
  • Narrated by: Spencer Lord
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

You have the incredible power to change the way you think, perceive, and react to stress - for the better - through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT has been known to be widely successful in the treatment of problems associated with anxiety, depression, mood, personality, addiction, weight, and emotions. Until recently, access to CBT was only available through professional therapy. Now with The Brain Mechanic, Spencer Lord delivers a concise, entertaining, and easy-to-use guide that demystifies cognitive behavioral therapy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Intro To CBT I Know

  • By Stephen on 02-02-12

everyday psychology guide

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-15

loves this book, it tells you in "Lehman terms " what is going on in your head. lol!
This book is like a user guide for your mind.


  • The Coming Bond Market Collapse

  • How to Survive the Demise of the U.S. Debt Market
  • By: Michael G. Pento
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

A book that is certain to spark controversy within the financial media and throughout the halls of government, The Coming Bond Market Collapse sounds a clarion call to investors, business leaders, and policymakers. Author Michael Pento, a noted adherent of the Austrian school of economics theories, compellingly argues that the United States is fast approaching the end stage of the biggest asset bubble in history.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing new, just a regurgitation of many others

  • By DXW on 12-08-13

and than there was another money book...

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-15

in my search to complete my book collection about Money I thought I need to learn more about the Bond Market. That is very deceiving because he more or less touches on the subject in the last chapter. But this book tells you nothing new, and others are better written.

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 1,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466

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

Banking History at it's best

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-15

pleasant to listen to. catchy in the beginning, keeps your attention in the middle, just the end gets a little confusing. Overall recommend to buy.

  • Code Red

  • How to Protect Your Savings from the Coming Crisis
  • By: John Mauldin, Jonathan Tepper
  • Narrated by: Jack Marshall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

Written by the New York Times best-selling author team of John Mauldin and Jonathan Tepper, Code Red spills the beans on the central banks in the U.S., U.K., E.U., and Japan and how they've rigged the game against the average saver and investor. More importantly, it shows you how to protect your hard-earned cash from the bankers' disastrous monetary policies and how to come out a winner in the irresponsible game of chicken they're playing with the global financial system.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good financial book, but maybe not on audio

  • By Glen Doki on 09-13-14

up to date money guide. fantastic read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-15

In the last year I started to read books about money...all in all about 9 and I can say that most of them starting to repeat themself . NOT here, the Author truly found some new aspects and the best part is you don't have to be an economist to understand the connections. Highly recommend read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Currency Wars

  • The Making of the Next Global Crises
  • By: James Rickards
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,122

In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a new currency war, and this time the consequences will be far worse than those that confronted Nixon. Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read, listen too!

  • By Roddie on 12-14-11

A must read to understand what's coming!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-15

To really get a good understanding how all of the financial markets are connected I advise you to listen more than once to this audio book. Lots of information. Fast pace..good narrator presentation.