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Publisher's Summary

Practical, real-world advice for those looking to build wealth and cash flow through rental properties!

The Book on Rental Property Investing, written by real estate investor and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast Brandon Turner, contains in-depth advice and strategies for building wealth through rental properties. You'll learn how to build an achievable plan, find incredible deals, pay for your rentals, and much, much more!

©2015 BiggerPockets Publishing, LLC (P)2015 BiggerPockets Publishing, LLC

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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If it had actually been edited. The starts and stops are distracting.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The Jordan Spieth-like choke while trying narrate his own book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

See prior answer.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I'm writing this only an hour in. Let me get back to you.

Any additional comments?

This is embarrassing. Who said this was ok to release un-edited?

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Informative so at least read it

Very informative read/listen (I bought the Kindle edition too) for new investors and people doing initial research into the opportunity of rental property investing. There's countless plugs for their Bigger Pockets website but you should have already expected that.
I was very disappointed in the quality of the audiobook since it contains things like the narrator going "ugh let me start over" as he reread a mistakenly spoken sentence, or listening to him lick his lips throughout the book. Why not record those sections without the mistake, or hire a professional narrator?
Overall I recommend reading or listening to this book for the quality of the information if you're new to the game.

29 of 32 people found this review helpful

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Not an edited book!

What didn’t you like about Brandon Turner’s performance?

This book was not edited! When he was speaking and messed up or stuttered, he would keep it in and say lets try it again. It was not professional at all. This really tarnishes the BP brand. I was really surprised. The book is for beginners if you already have a few rentals this isn't for you.

26 of 29 people found this review helpful

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The book seems decent but the reading is awful.

Would you try another book from Brandon Turner and/or Brandon Turner?

I would consider reading another book but no more audio books thank you.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book on Rental Property Investing?

The time in one of the earlier sections where Brandon stumbled over his line and restarted the sentence no less than three times.

What didn’t you like about Brandon Turner’s performance?

His enunciation is very poor and the recording is completely unedited.

Who do you think would benefit most from listening to The Book on Rental Property Investing?

Someone who is a beginner/novice real estate investor that has a lot of patience for a terrible performance.

Any additional comments?

Just pay for a professional read or at a minimum edit the current performance.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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2017 Review

I almost didn't buy this audio book because of some of the reviews saying the narration wasn't edited or was poorly done. I think the author has updated/edited the narration since then because I didn't have any of the issues mentioned. Try the sample chapter if you're still unsure.

Lots of great advice and I've had a rental for 3 years now; I never would have had time to read this book so glad the audio version was available.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • rd
  • 01-28-16

Unprofessional. I would be embarrassed to be him.

Content is decent, but it is completely unedited. He literally messes up and stops reading, says something about how he messed up and takes a deep breath and says, let's try that again. he talks to himself like this a few times.

I get that these things can't happen in one straight shot but to not edit out these hiccups and then in turn publish for a profit?! silly. laughable, really. it would have been unprofessional for a FREE audiobook

23 of 27 people found this review helpful

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Hard to listen to.

Reader had an extremely heavy lisp. It sounds like his tongue got stung by a bee. He also overuses works like "therefore" and furthermore." The content of the book was good, but I got sick of listening to the guy talk before I was even half way through the book and gave up. The info was not worth the annoyance.

18 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • TIMOTHY
  • COSTA MESA, CA, United States
  • 07-14-16

Quality Control!

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Brandon... The book was great, with solid content. It was truthful in its own right, and I appreciate you mentioning the dynamics of the awful side of Buy-and-holds, which any investor is well aware.<br/><br/> However, I can tell that you didn't listen to this book even once after you finished the "performance" or lack there of. There is a complete lack of respect for the people who purchased this book for $17 and you provided the single worst reading performance audible has ever seen. Congrats! Seriously, you need to re-record this monstrosity and re-publish it. This is not a freshman year English composition paper you were too lazy to edit, this is a education product built for a large market of people looking for creative ways to obtain passive income. Get your act together.

28 of 34 people found this review helpful

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Learned a lot.

even though I am already an investor, and own numerous properties, I really enjoyed this. I learned things I didn't know. Well worth my time. Thanks!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Hard to take advice from the unscrupulous edit.

Decent content... I just wish he would take a moment to edit his work so I don't think he's an idiot with no attention to detail.

16 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • B. Baker
  • 03-13-17

Lots of good advice, but with drawbacks.

The advice is really useful, but the book is let down by the author taking each and every available opportunity to plug his website.
I honestly don't think there's even five minutes between one mention of his site and another, and there's plenty of times when the website gets plugged sentence after sentence. It got pretty tiring.

The reader isn't professional, and it showed. Although he was passionate about the subject ,he has some kind of feint lisp on some letters that I found frustrating to listen to, and his voice goes a bit odd at times, as though he's desperate for a drink and wasn't allowed anything. Minor annoyances, but they become very noticeable after a few hours.

He forgot to edit one section mid way through the reading and you can hear him fluff his lines and read then reread them a few times - which I found quite distracting.

Overall, a good book let down by the constant need to crowbar in adverts for the author's website, and some rudimentary problems with the recording of the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Mikko
  • 11-07-16

Highly recommend this!

Alot of relevant information. Author is a better narrator than most of the professional ones. First five star review i have given(read ~20 investment books)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Vilija
  • 03-28-16

Motivation not information

This is basic inspirational American "You can do it! Believe in yourself!" bull... as opposed to information you can use. Some good examples, but unless you need a life coach, you'll be better off buying a different book. I personally suggest Rob Dix especially for the UK.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Kalanihannah
  • 04-19-17

Great content but forgot to edit.

What did you like most about The Book on Rental Property Investing?

Great content. Good to be reminded of what works and also get some good hands-on links to other content that helps in RE investing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Brandon's non edited remarks were quite funny. There aren't a ton, but the fact that they're in their full stop doesn't look great at all. It's just repetition of lines or him saying "let me try that again" and saying the same line in a different tone. Nothing you can't listen around, but surprising to see given BP are usually pretty onto it.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nope. Just informative.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful