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Publisher's Summary

First published in 1923, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest speculators who ever lived. Now, almost 90 years later, it remains the most widely read, highly recommended investment book ever written. Generations of investors have found that it has more to teach them about themselves and other investors than years of experience in the market. They have also discovered that its trading advice and keen analyses of market price movements ring as true today as in 1923.

Jesse Livermore won and lost tens of millions of dollars playing the stock and commodities markets during the early 1900s. So potent a market force was he in his day that, in 1929, he was widely believed to be the man responsible for causing the Crash.

Originally reviewed in The New York Times as a nonfiction book, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator vividly recounts Livermore's mastery of the markets from the age of 14. Always good at figures, he learns, early on, that he can predict which way the numbers will go. Starting out with an investment of five dollars, he amasses a fortune by his early twenties and establishes himself as a major player on the Street. Bullish in bear markets, and bearish among bulls, he claims that only suckers gamble on the market. The trick, he advises, is to protect yourself by balancing your investments, and selling big on the way down. Livermore goes broke three times, but he comes back each time feeling richer for the learning experience.

Offering profound insights into the motivations, attitudes, and feelings shared by every investor, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is a timeless instructional tale that will enrich the lives – and the portfolios – of today's traders as it has those of generations past.

©1993,1994 Expert Trading, Ltd. (P)2004 Marketplace Books

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Great story, but audiobook shockingly incomplete!!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book WAS for me and it's great. I'm just shocked at how the "abridged" audiobook is grossly incomplete!
After I finished listening and was a bit intrigued that it went so fast, I checked the audio-book against the text in my complete Kindle version. I was shocked to find out that the audiobook reads some text which lies at 61% into the real book, then simply jumps straight to the last paragraph of the book and that's it!!!
How can I base my reading in an audiobook which simply skips a whole chunk of 39% of the book at once?? (not to mention the possible previous simplifications, which I did not check)

Sorry, nice try but I'm going back to old school reading.

What other book might you compare Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley Trading Audio) to and why?

Other older books on investing and speculation. But this one is unique.

Have you listened to any of uncredited’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. The performance is great, very clear and inspiring.

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

The story is great, and very well narrated. But the "simplification" in the "abridged" audiobook is bizarre and a disrespect to the original text.
It's a great book, but drop the audiobook. Sit down and read it.

Any additional comments?

I'm shocked at how the "abridged" audiobook is grossly incomplete!

I lost my trust in audiobooks in my very first try. I'm cancelling my trial subscription and sticking to good ol' books.

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Great

What made the experience of listening to Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley Trading Audio) the most enjoyable?

How fast I can finish the book listening to it instead of reading it. Learn much of the classic trading wisdom that has proven time and time again...although put it to practice still as hard as a hundred years ago.

Who was your favorite character and why?

the boy plunger

Have you listened to any of uncredited’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. This one is good.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Just a good book. I'll be listening to it often.

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This is not the book

Why is this such a short version? Should be made clearer at the start. Feels like a scam to me. As a loyal audible fan this is the first time I feel I should get ny money back.
The book and its content are great btw.

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very well narrated

Very well narrated. Liked it. Nice voice! Feelings modulated in the voice and energetic voice!!

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Awesome book - interesting story, good narrration

Awesome book - interesting story, good narrration. nice pearls of wisdom which are still relevant nearly a century later.

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Amazing story of a resilient trader

Amazing reading listening to a persistent and resilient trader who never gave up! Kept coming back for me regardless of how bad it got!

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The most amazing book I've read

Very great story line that kept me tuned in the whole book , from start to finish. If you enjoy learning about stocks and learning what to/not to do and how to accept failure but always go on read this book

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All trader should red this at least once

What did you love best about Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley Trading Audio)?

The story

What did you like best about this story?

The cause of failures in trading

What three words best describe uncredited’s performance?

It's a bit over the top at times, nice, but unnecessary.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not particularly

Any additional comments?

Nope

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Excellent

Very interesting story.. not what I wanted to hear really but a great reality check..

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Great narrative that provided insight on wall st

If you could sum up Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley Trading Audio) in three words, what would they be?

Insightful, Motivational, Educational

What other book might you compare Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley Trading Audio) to and why?

I would compare it to Liar's Poker because it was a narrative story of an individual and how he interacted with wall st and the institutional side of trading

Which scene was your favorite?

to watch the character constantly be kicked out of trading rooms because he was so good

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  • GOH
  • 01-05-15

Incomplete book

This is an incomplete audio book. I know because I have read the book. It ends abruptly after "Larry Livingston" made a killing from the war bride boom and its subsequent bust. The actual book goes on for much more!

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Franco
  • 04-25-18

Cool story but don't expect a lot of wisdom

Didn't learn much since he only mentioned very basic rules and I expected more wisdom.

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  • FLORENCE NGENIA KURIA
  • 04-24-18

Loved it!

So much timeless knowledge in this wonderful book. I highly recommend it to new and also experienced traders.

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  • 06-06-17

An all time classic - and an excellent adaptation.

Any additional comments?

If you're interested in trading/investing at all, you're probably familiar with this classic thinly veiled biography of Jesse Livermore. It has lasted for nearly a century because it's a book on trading psychology before the concept really existed, and the lessons it teaches are still relevant today. I liked that it is as long as needs to be, and no longer, and that it doesn't get bogged-down in irrelevant personal stories, but does bring in the protagonists personal quirks and history when they are relevant to the subject.

The narrator is particularly good - he's lively, brings the characters to life, and makes the book memorable.

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  • Vib
  • 01-23-17

Useless - dont buy

Would you try another book written by Edwin Lefevre or narrated by uncredited?

Hardly 2 hours worth of material - no real insight, this is just a shame !

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  • Julian
  • 03-02-17

Enjoyable

A very enjoyable story which I found fascinating as it takes place in a world where trading was done before the internet. The story was a little short given that I only get 1 audible credit a month and finished this in 1 week, yet I am glad I'm choose it as it is one if the all time greats and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in old trading stories.

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  • sasha
  • 09-15-17

Awesome

Wish it was unabridged
Great story and a lot of relevance now. The narrator was really good- best I've heard

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  • Michael
  • 04-23-17

Truly delicious. Apples of gold framed in silver

There is no doubt in my mind, if you are a trader. This book is worth every penny. The more you listen too it, the more one finds his own way. its easy to be influenced by others. But only a true speculator listens to his own proven voice of reason and insight.

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  • Mike Hibbert
  • 03-21-18

trading time travel

Great story. listened to it multiple times. 1910, 2018, the market is the same. Inspiring Grounding.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-10-16

the wild life of jesse livermore

Would you consider the audio edition of HOLD FOR NARRATOR Reminiscences of a Stock Operator - Abridged Audio (Wiley Trading Audio) to be better than the print version?

I have never read the printed version

Would you be willing to try another book from Edwin Lefevre? Why or why not?

maybe

Which character – as performed by uncredited – was your favourite?

its about jesse livermore

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

I listen to it over 3-4 sittings

Any additional comments?

this book was a story of how jesse Livermore made and lost millions on the stock market. not a bad book, I think there are much better ones out there if your wanting to learn about the financial markets but it terms of a story its pretty good