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Goshen, IN, United States
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  • Crash Proof 2.0

  • How to Profit from the Economic Collapse
  • By: Peter D. Schiff
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

The economic and monetary disaster, which seasoned Wall Street prognosticator Peter Schiff warned of in the bestselling first edition of Crash Proof, is no longer hypothetical - it is here today. And while most people believe that the economic collapse is over, the reality is that it has only just begun. That's why he's returned with Crash Proof 2.0.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening look into the future of the US economy

  • By Michael on 03-07-10

Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-14

I wish I had seen his latest book, The Real Crash first, though. But this is still relevant to our current economic situation. The big thing here is to look past the politics and listen to the information, then make up your own mind, as he's seemed to have avoided voicing his political views for the most part. It would be silly to discredit everything somebody says simply because of their party affiliation. Listen with an open mind.

  • Financial Peace Revisited

  • New Chapters on Marriage, Singles, Kids and Families
  • By: Dave Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan, CJ Critt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556

Dave Ramsey's New York Times best-selling guide to better living through financial security, now completely revised and updated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buy The Total Money Makeover Instead

  • By Joanna Watson on 11-20-14

Buy The Total Money Makeover Instead

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

Reviewed: 11-20-14

Good book with lots of useful information, but it's not much different from The Total Money Makeover. Mostly the same information with a little more background on Dave Ramsey, who's much better at narration than the one in this book.

53 of 54 people found this review helpful

  • The Total Money Makeover

  • A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
  • By: Dave Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Dave Ramsey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,047
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,938

Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This guy makes sense

  • By Alexandra on 02-11-14

Great Book!

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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: 11-20-14

Performed and presented very well. The first thing you'll notice is anger and frustration of being broke. Those who are extremely bad off will easily relate to this. But after a couple minutes, be goes into why this is a bad attitude towards your financial situation, while giving hope that things will get better, in a preachy manner. Many will be turned off by this, but it's not bullying. It's to get your attention and hold it. Get angry about your finances!! Control them, don't let them control you!! That's the message and yes, he does calm down eventually. Lol A lot of the information is basic, but need to be heard in this book anyway. The way that it's presented will make a huge difference. Even if you're middle class and comfortable like me, it will still be a big help. If you want to start a business, then you definitely want to give this a listen. However, I wouldn't take the advice to invest in mutual funds until you've done further research. For that, I recommend Crash Proof 2.0 by Peter Shift, or his latest book on the coming economic crash. But your plan for financial security should start with The Total Money Makeover.

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  • Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ

  • Get Smarter with Your Money
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

For years, Robert Kiyosaki has firmly believed that the best investment one can ever make is in taking the time to truly understand how one's finances work. Too many people are much more interested in the quick-hitting scheme, or trying to find a short-cut to real wealth. Now, in this latest book in the popular Rich Dad, Poor Dad series, Kiyosaki lays out his five key principles of financial intelligence for all to understand.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good content, but abridged..

  • By David on 04-18-11

Not much new

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

Reviewed: 11-04-13

Robert Kiyosaki is an excellent author. However, I was disappointed in how much of what he said was the same thing that was in his other books. If you haven't heard the others, then you will appreciate this one more. Although repetitiveness is good when talking about such a detail oriented topic as this, there wasn't enough new information to hold my interest. I have several of his other books because even though they have much of the same information, they also have information not in his other books, as he takes different approaches. I was a little overwhelmed with information overload while hearing, "Rich Dad Poor Dad," but began to better understand as I later heard his other books. The different approaches really help.

Other than that, I don't like the narrator for this book. He does an excellent job, but with his voice, he sounds much like a narrator who does commercials, which we all have been mentally trained to tune out. That made it more difficult for me to keep my mind focused on his words. Timothy Wheeler on the other hand, is more suited to these particular books, as he has a softer voice that seems to get into ones subconscious more. He does the narration for most of Kiyosaki's other books. You may recognize Timothy Wheeler from Graphic Audio books, if you've listened to those.

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  • Rich Dad's Advisors

  • Guide to Investing In Gold and Silver: Everything You Need to Know to Profit from Precious Metals Now
  • By: Michael Maloney
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

The Guide to Investing Gold and Silver tells listeners the essential history of economic cycles that make gold and silver the ultimate monetary standard; how the U.S. government is driving inflation by diluting our money supply and weakening our purchasing power; and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great useful information

  • By Patrick on 09-21-08
  • Rich Dad's Advisors
  • Guide to Investing In Gold and Silver: Everything You Need to Know to Profit from Precious Metals Now
  • By: Michael Maloney
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel

Very Informative and To The Point

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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: 09-25-13

Great narration that held my attention and very informative. I'm going to listen to it again. I can't wait to further my research and start investing.

  • Trans-Sister Radio

  • A Novel
  • By: Chris Bohjalian
  • Narrated by: Judith Ivey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Four people in a small Vermont village are about to have their lives inexorably intertwined by the uncertainties of love...and the apparent absolutes of gender. Can love transcend biologic imperatives, ingrained notions of sexual preference, and the outrage of a small community?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • finely textured, gracefully written

  • By YoginiZora on 12-26-05

Very Good Gender Bending Story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-12

This one kept me interested from beginning to end. I would have listened to the whole book in one sitting if I could. As a straight man, it always intrigues me that some guys undergo sexual reassignment surgery, the steps they take and why they do it. I respect anybody who isn't afraid to be who they are despite all the shallow minded people in society.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Swedish Phase 1, Unit 06-10

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Swedish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

Swedish Phase 1, Units 6-10 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Effective Instructional Book

  • By Joanna Watson on 07-02-12

Very Effective Instructional 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: 07-02-12

Very well done. This is the absolute most effective instructional book I've ever had. I'm very pleased at the progress I've made. Once I'm done with this course, I'm going to learn another language with the Pimsleur method.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Why Women Have Sex

  • Understanding Sexual Motivations - from Adventure to Revenge
  • By: Cindy M. Meston, David M. Buss
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 389

An unparalleled exploration of the mysteries underlying women's sexuality that rivals the culture-shifting Kinsey Report, from two of America's leading research psychologists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • nice

  • By chris on 03-22-10

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 07-02-12

It was an ok book. I never realized there were so many reasons for women to have sex. I MIGHT listen to it again sometime, but I doubt it.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • She Comes First

  • The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman
  • By: Ian Kerner
  • Narrated by: Ian Kerner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,334

As women everywhere will attest, when it comes to understanding female sexuality, most guys know more about what's under the hood of a car than under the hood of a clitoris. And while it seems that men have struggled valiantly since the dawn of time to find ways to reliably elicit the female orgasm, rare is the guy who has the modesty to ask: "What do I do?" Ironically, the answer has always been right there on the tip of his tongue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow-A Must Read for Women & Men

  • By Dominique Hackett on 01-22-08

Very Informative

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

Reviewed: 07-02-12

What did you love best about She Comes First?

The valuable information. I had to turn it off several times because it was graphic enough that the visual I got from it left me quite aroused. However, it became dull and repetitive at a certain point. It should have been made more entertaining...maybe a little humor thrown in. I know it was meant as an instructional book, but I stopped listening towards the end, as it droned on long after I got the point. On the other hand, no detail was left out. This would be perfect for a young adult with little knowledge about sex, as well as an older adult who is looking to hone their skills at pleasing the fairer sex, especially if they need help finding that elusive G-Spot.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I'm currently listening to "Pimsleur's Swedish" and "77 Shadow Street," by Dean Koontz

What three words best describe Ian Kerner’s performance?

informative, detailed, Ben Stein

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no