Crawford's reflection on the spiritual and psychological value of money leads the listener into a journey that is rich in detail and insight. The audiobook calls on the listener to understand his or her relationship with wealth and shed the ruinous obsession with money that is so common in today's society. Fleet Cooper's performance is captivating; his voice is soft and inviting, making Crawford's anecdotes all the more accessible. The Secret Life of Money goes beyond a commonplace study of the utility of money; it presents the listener with a sweeping look at the literary and mythological history of monetary exchange, enhancing the argument that money is not the only form of wealth.
The Secret Life of Money leads listeners on a fascinating journey to uncover the sources of our monetary desires, and by understanding why money has the power to obsess us, free ourselves from destructive patterns and discover riches of the soul.
This wide-ranging treatment of how money secretly influences our lives includes chapters on the many forms of money, why money is so easily worshipped, why money sometimes feels more important than life, hoarding money, the source of riches, inheritance, and the stock market. Crawford, a teller of entertaining tales, gathers stories and myths from around the world that help us understand why money is so much more than the useful tool that we may think it to be.