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Clazza Maree

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DODGEY hears voices - um who from?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-2019

Are the voices he hears demonic? I don't know but I couldn't read this after the first paragraph.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Some useful tips and others not so good

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-2019

Some little useful tips. Easy to listen to and not boring. Some illogical tips (e.g. change banks because the big 4 all charge fees amounting to an average of almost $500 a year; gives an example of these fees 3 times and each time it's the same - you get charged $2 whenever you withdraw from an atm not belonging to your bank. I don't know about you but I don't do this 240 times a year. Checked my bank for fees just to make sure and there are absolutely zero. He also says the interest rates aren't that good with the big 4, and that is a good reason to switch, but not the fees. Giving that as an example was a really illogical way to start the book and made me wary)
Some tips that don't weigh up. (e.g. when he talks about not buying an investment property and gives the example of how much someone lost by doing so he forgets to take into account the rent the person received. He totals up the fees over the years the person had the property and they amount to $100,000 and says she'll have to sell the property for that much more than she bought it for to just break even).
Also, not a fan of all these different bank accounts he says to make for this and that. It makes it so much more complicated than it needs to be. Much easier to keep it all in one good interest account and make sure there's enough there for emergencies (which he calls mojo) etc.
Also, he continually brings up how he had a fire and lost his house and had to start from scratch. But at one point he says he had insurance for all that and was handed a very large payout. So honestly he never had to use his "fire extinguisher" and start again with nothing.
He tries to be funny and often his humour is crude. It's quite distasteful but easy to overlook as he speaks quickly.
Apart from all these things, I still learnt a thing or two.

21 of 29 people found this review helpful

great narration. not a great story.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-2018

if you want to read a great story in this time period, read The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (or listen to it) by her sister Anne Bronte