The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig

Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
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Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
Length: 31 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham, with commentary by Jason Zweig, is a thorough guide to the principles of portfolio creation, cost management, stock and bond picking, and stock ownership for the defensive, long-term investor....

Please note: These are key takeaways and an analysis of the book, not the original book.

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What listeners say about The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig

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A bit TOO clipped for me

There is so much for a value investor to learn about analyzing financial statements and so on, it cannot, despite perhaps good intentions here, be effectively shoehorned into this small of a package. I often like to start with quick summaries and simplifications to get overviews and main ideas, and then dig into deeper sources, but I would have to warn anyone that this is a scratch at the surface.

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It is just a summary

I bought this book thinking it is a complete book but it is not. It is just a summary of the book.

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Too short of a summary

This book contains far more knowledge than what is summarized in this takeaway. It has good points but really leaves a lot out. I would highly suggest opting for the full version.

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Great for beginners!!!

This book covers all the basics for investing. There is a lot of information packed in this small book and I will recommend it to any future investor. Starting here will save you a lot of money in the long run.

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Best Book about Investing for beginners.

The best seller for Investment of all times. I just loved it listening and learning the concepts of investment.

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lacking

this book is way too short for the minimal information it provides as well as the lack of quality information

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Not good

an overall waste of time to listen to. no definitive advice at all on how to become an invester. purchase the original book.

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Don't buy this. It's not the book.

Very misleading. I wasted a credit on this. It's a lame summary of the book. It was displayed as a recommendation next to another book by the same author. Avoid "Instaread". If you don't have enough discipline to read the whole book you shouldn't be investing.

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You need basic knowledge of financial statements.

Would you consider the audio edition of The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig to be better than the print version?

It is better if you have a strong fundamental knowledge of financial statements. The book version is too much of fancy vocabularies.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig?

The whole book is the most memorable. The audio book is short and contains only important key factors.

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

Nope

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

Nope, I can't be emotional. I have to keep calm that's a quality of intelligent investor.

Any additional comments?

If you don't know finance and think this audio book is gonna teach you to be an expert, you are dreaming. Go read ones that you can understand and come back to listen to this audio book again, you'll see the big difference.

If a lot of people understand how it works there wouldn't be much under value stocks left. Try harder so you can accomplish what others can't.

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Horrible.... Basically just bullet points

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

Someone that was going to burn $4 but thought, "Eh, I'll just give it to Audible.com instead."

What do you think your next listen will be?

My television

Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Gilboe’s performances?

I have no idea. The content in this audio book couldn't have been performed well by anyone.

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

It used lots of buzzwords

Any additional comments?

This is just bad. It feels like a summary of a summary of common sense. I have flipped through Benjamin Graham's book before and it was much more interesting. The only problem with it was that it was written in an earlier time period so you have to do a bit of interpreting what he said to figure out what he meant. I thought this was going to do that for me but it simply offers buzzwords and basic/common information. It keeps saying key takeaway... blah blah blah.... analysis... blah blah blah.... but without some kind of base information there isn't any content to takeaway from or analyze.

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  • 10-03-18

Buy the FULL book.

Do not waste your time with this audiobook, it is very basic stuff and could be written by a college student. get the full book and you will learn a lot more then you ever could from this.

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  • 01-16-18

Laughably brief

You can believe the words of the other reviews. So skin deep as to leave you more confused than informed about what the book covers.

Not worth it!