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  • Invest Like Warren Buffett

  • Powerful Strategies for Building Wealth
  • By: Matthew R. Kratter
  • Narrated by: Mike Norgaard
  • Length: 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
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    4 out of 5 stars 4

I have studied Warren Buffett and his investments for over 20 years. Over that time, I have distilled Buffett's most valuable investing insights into an easy-to-follow program. It's time to learn a proven strategy that takes the stress out of investing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • short but practical

  • By Hyperspacial on 14-04-18

short but practical

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Reviewed: 14-04-18

This book is great. containing real practical advice and information. Highly recommended if you want to know more about how to value stocks and start investing.

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The dubious virtues of capitalism

  • By Kristen on 31-05-17

a must read book

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Reviewed: 11-04-18

although Robert says he is not a good writer I have to disagree with him as I found the book compelling as well as informative. Wish I had read it when a friend first recommend it years ago.

  • SPQR

  • A History of Ancient Rome
  • By: Mary Beard
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074

Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and erudite

  • By Mr. D on 01-12-15

interesting but not chronological

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Reviewed: 03-04-18

as it's arranged by topic and not by time it's hard to follow jumping backwards and forwards from chapter to chapter.

  • No Is Not Enough

  • Defeating the New Shock Politics
  • By: Naomi Klein
  • Narrated by: Brit Marling
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

Trump, as extreme as he is, is less an aberration than a logical conclusion - a pastiche of pretty much all the worst and most dangerous trends of the past half century. A one-man megabrand, with wife and children as spin-off brands.... Remember when it all seemed to be getting better? Before Trump happened? Naomi Klein, internationally acclaimed journalist, activist and best-selling author, shows us how we got to this surreal and dangerous place, how to stop it getting a lot worse, and how, if we keep our heads, we can make things better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A manifesto for the rest of my life...

  • By benslaters on 06-08-17

informative and a hope for a better future

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Reviewed: 25-01-18

packed with information on how we got to where we are and real hope for a positive and affirming future where everyone prospers not just a elite few

  • Utopia for Realists

  • By: Rutger Bregman
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, when technology and so-called progress have made us richer but more uncertain than ever before. We have questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. So, too, does the time seem to be coming to an end when we looked to economists to help us define the qualities necessary to create a successful society. We need a new movement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Food for thought...

  • By Lister on 18-04-17

excellent book

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Reviewed: 15-01-18

put your preconceptions aside and listen to the facts presented so well in this book and a brighter future for all seems a real possibility.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Post-Human Omnibus

  • Books 1-4
  • By: David Simpson
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 24 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
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    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 170

Before he was Oldtimer, he was Craig Emilson, a young doctor, sucked into military service at the outbreak of World War III. Enlisting to become a Special Forces suborbital paratrooper, Craig is selected to take part in the most important mission in American military history, a sortie into enemy territory to eliminate the world's first strong Artificial Intelligence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The titles are the best bits.

  • By Rosemary White on 26-04-15

entertaining and full of ideas

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 25-11-17

as a series the ideas get better from book to book. Entertaining and imaginative. moves at a good pace

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reamde

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 38 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 674

Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This virus really infected me!

  • By Samuel on 08-11-11

entertaining

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Reviewed: 13-08-17

Great book if you want to settle back and be carried away by the story. if you over think it there are some implausible coincidence but it's a work of fiction not real life so get over it and enjoy the adventure

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Misbehaving

  • The Making of Behavioral Economics
  • By: Richard Thaler
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans - predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth - and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Tim W on 03-05-16

fascinating and informative

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Reviewed: 23-06-17

a very enjoyable and informative book told well. kept my interest through and left me wanting to find out more about this facilitating subject

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Telling the Story

  • The Heart and Soul of Successful Leadership
  • By: Geoff Mead
  • Narrated by: Philip Franks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    3 out of 5 stars 2

How to master the art of narrative leadership? Telling the Story shows how leaders affect our understanding of what is possible and desirable through the stories they tell. It opens a door into the world of narrative leadership: what stories are and how they work, when to tell a story and how to tell one well, and how the language and metaphors we use influence our actions and change how we think about the world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good ideas but not easy listening

  • By Hyperspacial on 02-06-17

Good ideas but not easy listening

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Reviewed: 02-06-17

some good ideas but ironically it was like listening to someone read a text book. Surprisingly it's a good story telling. might be better as a book.

  • RV Living

  • A Comprehensive and Practical Guide to RV Living Full-time
  • By: Matt Jones
  • Narrated by: Robert V Gallant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    2 out of 5 stars 1

You only get to live once. One life meant for a multitude of adventures, memories, experiences, and captured moments. One life to see the world for what it is, the beauty that it holds, and the simplicity it brings. RV living provides a break from instant gratification, career pursuit, and fast-paced performance. With the decision to venture into full-time RVing comes a variety of precious moments, memories, experiences, and simplicity. Life becomes true to its original purpose - living in the now.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • a few useful tips

  • By Hyperspacial on 17-05-17

a few useful tips

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 17-05-17

not as in depth as I hoped for and some bits repeated in both books. Not sure I need a list of things to pack like pots and pans think I could have worked that out myself. a few very useful tips worth knowing