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Wyoming, MI, USA
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  • Retirementology

  • Rethinking the American Dream in a New Economy
  • By: Gregory Salsbury
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Looking ahead to retirement? Depending on your circumstances and your age, you may no longer have any margin for error. And your emotions and irrational behavior could be perpetuating a dangerous cycle of overspending and rising debt that may shatter whatever vision of retirement you still have. Welcome to the world of Retirementology.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh perspective on retirement

  • By Patrick on 07-11-10

Fresh perspective on retirement

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-10

Pretty basic financial advice. I found the behavioral psychology parts rather interesting. Learning why most people would rather sell a stock that has doubled vs one that has lost half its value could be very useful during a lifetime of investing and spending money. Certainly no entirely new concepts just a fresh perspective from a psychological point of view.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Earthsearch

  • The Complete Radio Series I and II (Dramatized)
  • By: James Follett
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

The acclaimed BBC Radio 4 space drama arrives in its entirety for the very first time, with a bonus introduction by creator and writer James Follett. The starship Challenger has been on a 115-year-long mission, exploring other galaxies for suitable Earth-like planets to colonise. The present crew of four were born on the ship and have never left it. But when the Challenger attempts to return to the crew's home planet, it discovers that the Earth has vanished!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Radio Play

  • By Scott on 09-07-08

Fantastic Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-10

I stayed awake until 4 AM, I couldn't put this down. Narration was fantastic. I love how each episode ends with as a cliff hanger. All around, well worth the credits.

  • The Secret of Shelter Island

  • Money and What Matters
  • By: Alexander Green
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvetd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Most of us devote a substantial percentage of our waking hours to making, spending, and having more. This desire to accumulate is natural. But when a bigger bank balance - or the things it can buy - becomes our animating purpose, disappointment generally follows.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Filled with quotes of the day

  • By Patrick on 12-31-09

Filled with quotes of the day

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-09

This was a pretty good book for reading about...well what was it really about? The book didn't have anything to do with personal finance. This book was more or less a collection of wise and ancient sayings about life, friends and death (Things other than finance). Some sayings were common and well known, many were new to me. It was an all together enjoyable read, even though for me, some parts were a little depressing. Good narration.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • God's Big Idea

  • By: Myles Munroe
  • Narrated by: Carey Conley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

God's Big Idea explores God's plan from before the beginning of time to expand the rule and influence of His heavenly Kingdom into the physical dimension. He did this by creating the earth, planting a garden on it in Eden, and placing there humans created in His own image as its caretakers and rulers. Through Satan's deception and treachery, man lost his earthly dominion. God immediately set into motion His plan to restore what was lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfuly presented message and very interesting

  • By Patrick on 08-19-09

Wonderfuly presented message and very interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-09

This is a great book to read while driving because the subject is so interesting. Even though I have read previous works by the author the ideas were presented in a fresh and new way. The narrator does a nice job of emphasizing certain words and topics and stressing main points. This is a must read for anyone who is a believer in Christ.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 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

Great useful information

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-08

This book was full of information and history of the American economy. Information that should be understood by every American today. This book goes into not just the history but also very useful "what to do" information to protect yourself from the economic disasters that are certain for our country. The author goes into more details about what to do than most of the other Rich Dad books.

39 of 43 people found this review helpful

  • Position Yourself for Success

  • 12 Proven Strategies for Uncommon Achievement
  • By: Nido Qubein
  • Narrated by: Nido Qubein
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Some people are talented at speaking before audiences, some at writing books, some at leading others, some at starting businesses. We're just talented in different ways. If you want to succeed, you must first identify the areas in which you are talented and then commit to developing those talents to the fullest. This audiobook will help you do just that with 12 proven strategies for uncommon achievement, including substantiated studies and unforgettable tips.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Philosophy and Practice

  • By Scott McKain on 08-13-07

Boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-07

This was probably the most boring audiobook I've read all year. The book frequently jumps topics and subjects. It covers SOOO many different topics but has no stucture or chapters. The author's voice was a little annoying and takes some getting used to. There are a few good points to pick up in this book about sales and business. The suggestions made were very basic. Overall, this book was like being in a college class were the teacher frequently goes off on long, drawn out tangents. Didn't sound like a book, more like a guy just talking about random stuff.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • You Don't Have to be Born Brilliant

  • By: John McGrath
  • Narrated by: John McGrath
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

John McGrath is one of Australia's youngest and most successful businessmen. With a forecast turnover of almost a billion dollars, his residential real estate company, McGrath Partners hasn't put a foot wrong. Why do some people make it to the top while others don't? Does being at the top matter? Does money equal success? John McGrath would argue no to both those points - success is more than that, and it needn't be either.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Few good tips mixed in

  • By Patrick on 12-31-07

Few good tips mixed in

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-07

Some of the suggestions made in the book were pretty good, but it was really just a description of how the author goes through the day and handles things such as stress, phone calls, paperwork, daily workouts, etc. I was waiting for more but, more never came.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • You Call the Shots

  • By: Cameron Johnson, John David Mann
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6

Why work for someone else when you can call your own shots, pursue your dreams, and find success on your terms by starting your own business? We've entered a new age of entrepreneurship, with the Web making it easier than ever to start and run your own company.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sure to inspire and guide soon to be entrepreneurs

  • By Patrick on 02-17-07

Sure to inspire and guide soon to be entrepreneurs

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-07

This is an excellent book that will inspire you to get out there and start your own business. Much of the book is the authors personal story of how he started several businesses at a young age, but it also includes much worthwhile advice that he learned along the way that anyone can apply to their own startup. Very easy book to listen to, with inspiring and exciting stories. This book is worth the time it takes to listen. Although the author was pretty young, he appears to be very credible as an entrepreneur and qualified to give advice.

19 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • 100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them

  • By: Emily Ross, Angus Holland
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43

This accessible and inspirational audiobook examines a diverse collection of business people and how they make their enterprises work.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying

  • By Seth on 03-10-07

Very motivating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-06

The books stories of great businesses and how they were started and run was awsome. This has many great ideas and inspiring thoughts mixed in it. This actually held my attention for about 6 hours at a time. The only negative thing about the audio is that the readers accent (I think its British) takes a little while to get used to. Glad I listened to this audio.