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The Snowball Audiobook

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

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Publisher's Summary

Recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, The Snowball is the most fascinating financial success story of our time.

Warren Buffett, the legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but finally has given Alice Schroeder unprecedented access to him and all those closest to his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies and wisdom. The result is this personally revealing and complete biography of 'The Oracle of Omaha', indispensable reading for those who wish to know the man behind the outstanding achievements.

©2008 Alice Schroeder; (P)2008 Random House

What the Critics Say

"An epic account of the greatest capital accumulator in history." (The Times)
"An absorbing read ... The Warren Buffett who emerges from these pages is unorthodox, honest, gifted and, in many ways, admirable. In the business of life, however, one suspects that this complex man has rather a lot of debits, as well as credits, on his personal balance sheet." (Observer)
"A monumental work ... you feel like you've been in the presence of a monumentally flawed but riveting character ... utterly compelling." (Evening Standard)
"A well-written, forensically researched and sensitive insight into the Midas of our times." (Spectator)
"Buffett has been ahead of the curve for most of the past fifty years, making him one of the world's richest people. The Snowball provides clues about how he's done it." (Financial Times)

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    Amy SydneyUnited Kingdom 10/08/2010
    Amy SydneyUnited Kingdom 10/08/2010 Member Since 2011
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    "Only for die-hard Buffet fans."

    I've no doubt that the book is a well researched and reasonably accurate description of Warren Buffet's life, but ultimately it failed to entertain me and doesn't have sufficient detail to illuminate that much of the method behind his investment choices.

    At least this version is mercifully abridged from the enormous length of the book upon which it's based. Only for die-hard Buffet fans.

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    Danny Hill 07/03/2017
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    "Great Voice and a great story. Very enjoyable book"

    Great overview of Warren Buffets life and gives a good inside view of his life.

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    Matthew 07/02/2017
    Matthew 07/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "incredible story"

    it was like watching a film. starting off purely focused on making money then later in life realising money can't buy happiness. that's not to say he wasnt a family man. but his drive to make the most of everyday is inspiring. you certainly got the feeling his drive was contagious to the people he met. listening to this book makes me want to scrub up on my stocks knowledge. there was sometimes in this book where I thought I was having a physics lesson.

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    "inspirational"

    ...the story line was well written and the narrator delivered superbly. I look forward to starting my own snowball

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    R Omar 31/01/2017
    R Omar 31/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great listen. Unabridged version would have been better"

    The first part of this audiobook is the most insightful. The rest is a little wooly, but interesting none-the-less.

    Just wish they hadn't abridged the audiobook. Real shame.

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    Timothy 08/01/2017
    Timothy 08/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "excellently written and narrated"

    a wonderful insight into the life of Warren Buffet.
    beautifully written. would highly recommend to anyone from investors or to those who love a biography.

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    Kenny Marshall Glasgow 14/12/2016
    Kenny Marshall Glasgow 14/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book for investors"

    Great book for investors, especially those interested in buying stocks and shares. Plenty of great insights.

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    CD 14/11/2016
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    "Great for younger readers"

    I was recommended this book by my uncle as he said it was fitting for my age (in my 20s). It was. Great story, well thought out. Never too technical in the business side.

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    Joe 10/07/2016
    Joe 10/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "engaging"

    Great story with pearls of wisdom. Positioning and timing are everything.

    Watching the his transition from a hoarder which will should be in our youth to a giver in his old age is inspiring

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    David 01/04/2016
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    "Great book about a legend, worth every minute"

    Great book about a legend, worth every minute. Loved it and learnt a lot about Warren, investing and outlook on life in general.

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