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Interesting introduction to bonds

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-19

A short and light listen. Moves at a good pace and keeps to the subject. It is read by the author who has minor stumbles with the reading but does not detract from the content, in fact it sounds more natural. It is aimed at a USA audience so some content is not relevant to other countries.

Entertaining book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-19

As a fan of Newsnight, I found this to be an entertaining and interesting audio book.

Very long audio book but very interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-18

This audio book just kept on going and going for over 20 hours. However it is easy to listen to being both well written and well presented. Full of interesting facts and theories with easy to understand examples and experiments.
Describes quick judgements and longer analytical thinking with the biases and preconceptions of both methods. Highly recommended.

Very long for an audio book but easy to listen to

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-17

I found the book well constructed and well narrated which made it easy to listen to. It covers a lot of topics and brings together ideas and tips that I have come across before in other 'soft skills' training courses and management books during my career, plus some ideas that were new to me.

It is long audio book at over 13 hours and though easy listening, I found myself quickly forgetting much of what I had heard as more and more topics, ideas and tips are provided and my memory just could not keep up.

The audio chapters do match the book chapters so it is difficult to refer back to useful sections. You need to be ready to frequently place audio bookmarks or after having listened to it go out and buy the hard copy book since it would make a good 'how to' book to keep on the shelf and keep dipping into.

Good ideas but way over egged

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-17

What did you like best about Getting Things Done? What did you like least?

Provides a good framework for getting things done

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Make it 50% shorter

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No, I would fall asleep

Any additional comments?

This could be reduced to about 25% of its current length.

Still one of the best books on value investing

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-16

Excellent narration and great production.
The book is 10 years old now and starting to date a bit, but is still one of the best books available on value investing.
Very practical guide on how to pick good value stocks.
Highly recommended.

3 people found this helpful

The best book for UK beginner investors and traders

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-09-16

I first bought the first edition audio book which I listened to many times and then bought the hard copy third edition and then bought the audio book fourth edition after read many other books on investing. I keep coming back to this book to check I am not getting into bad habits.
This book covers the basics in an easy to understand language, moves onto to more intermediate concepts and then provides plenty of techniques, tips useful tools and websites as well as mistakes to avoid to get the most from your investments.
Most books on beginner investing are American, so this UK book is invaluable for UK investors or those looking to invest in UK shares.
The fourth edition audiobook has some editing gaffs in the new sections that have been added such as coughs, paper shuffles and retakes, but does not detract from the content.

16 people found this helpful

Well argued case for Brexit

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-06-16

As someone intending to vote to remain I listened to this book in order to hear an intelligent presentation of the other side of the argument (since the television confrontational debates are doing such a poor job of this). I found the book enlightening and well worth listening to. It may even have swayed my vote.

2 people found this helpful

Quotations from value investors

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-15

This book comprises excerpts from interviews with value fund managers each one typically one paragraph in length.
The quotations are grouped together in themes, but still do not flow easily in the way a written book would.
I've listened to this book twice now, about 12 months apart and got far more from it on the second listening, having listened to several other investing books in between.
The book does provide a real insight into what value investors look for when evaluating a potential stock, when they would buy and when they would sell. They don't all agree and their are a wide range of views, all valuable.

What is the point of this book?

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-15

Would you try another book written by John Neff and S.L. Mintz or narrated by Edward Lewis?

No

What could John Neff and S.L. Mintz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Cut out about 75% of it

What didn’t you like about Edward Lewis’s performance?

Narration was fine

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from John Neff on Investing?

Early biography, tedious notes on the ups and downs of what are now very out of date stocks which sound like the concatenation of years of fund manager notes to investors.

Any additional comments?

A few useful tips, but not worth the effort - spend your 9 and half hours elsewhere!