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  • The Simple Path to Wealth

  • Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life
  • By: JL Collins
  • Narrated by: JL Collins, Peter Adeney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

This book grew out of a series of letters to my daughter concerning various things - mostly about money and investing - she was not yet quite ready to hear. Since money is the single most powerful tool we have for navigating this complex world we've created, understanding it is critical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book and love the narration

  • By Starbuck on 14-11-2018

Just OK

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

Reviewed: 22-01-2019

A lot of the book was lost on me as I’m not in the US. I ended up skipping quite a few chapters because of that.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Meet the Frugalwoods

  • Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living
  • By: Elizabeth Willard Thames
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

In 2014, Elizabeth and Nate Thames were conventional 9-5 young urban professionals. But the couple had a dream to become modern-day homesteaders in rural Vermont. Determined to retire as early as possible in order to start living each day - as opposed to wishing time away working for the weekends - they enacted a plan to save an enormous amount of money: well over 70 percent of their joint take-home pay. Dubbing themselves the Frugalwoods, Elizabeth began documenting their unconventional frugality and the resulting wholesale lifestyle transformation on their eponymous blog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining, inspirational and educational.

  • By Claire Thorpe on 19-09-2018

Really enjoyed it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-2018

I like reading about personal finances - while this isn’t an instructional book its definitely fascinating to listen to their journey and what bits and pieces I can apply in my own life.

  • Love Your Life, Not Theirs

  • 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want
  • By: Rachel Cruze
  • Narrated by: Rachel Cruze
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Rachel Cruze shines a spotlight on the most damaging money habit we have: comparing ourselves to others. Then she unpacks seven essential money habits for living the life we really want - a life in line with our values, where we can afford the things we want to buy without being buried under debt, stress, and worry.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing new

  • By Carla on 24-08-2018

Nothing new

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

Reviewed: 24-08-2018

There was nothing to really dislike about this book - but I honestly didn’t learn anything new by reading it.

  • 50 Proven Ways to Make Passive Income Online & Remotely

  • Freelancing, Online Business, Entrepreneurship
  • By: Chris Friesing
  • Narrated by: Mark Rossman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

We're living in a time when we're privileged to finally move away from traditional and conventional methods of earning income as our generation has become more and more connected through the Internet. Whether you access the Internet from home or a free Wifi connection at your favorite coffee shop, you can make a full-time or supplemental income from your laptop. In this book you will find 50 up-to-date and proven methods to make money online passively, semi-passively, or actively!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Only buy if you're in the USA

  • By Carla on 31-08-2017

Only buy if you're in the USA

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-08-2017

Majority of the "ways" discussed refer to websites where you need to be based in the USA. Hearing the narrator gulping and turning the page was also annoying.

  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

  • (And Other Concerns)
  • By: Mindy Kaling
  • Narrated by: Mindy Kaling
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: comedienne, actress, obedient child of immigrant professionals, and now, writer. With a blend of witty confessions and unscientific observations, Mindy writes about everything from being a timid young chubster afraid of her own bike to living the Hollywood life, dating, friendships, and planning her own funeral - all executed with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • entertaining

  • By Jenny on 05-07-2015

Definitely worth it !

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

Reviewed: 15-05-2016

I hadnt watched too many episodes of the office or the mindy project but i thought i'd give it a go - i'm glad i did! It was so easy to listen to and Mindy is funny and relate-able. For anyone who wasnt popular at school and enjoyed studying and hanging out with family and didnt always fit into the mainstream - you will enjoy this book. Even if you did, Mindy is so engaging that you will find her stories hilarious.

  • Think and Grow Rich

  • By: Napoleon Hill
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730

Think and Grow Rich is the number-one inspirational and motivational classic for individuals who are interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals by learning from important figures in history. The text read in this audiobook is the original 1937 edition written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by Andrew Carnegie - and while it has often been reproduced, no updated version has ever been able to compete with the original.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-01-2017

Very disappointed!

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

Reviewed: 16-04-2016

I love to read up about personal finance. This book was continuously rated in the top 5 recommended books on the subject so i was excited to finally read/listen to it. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. The book is just about the power of positive thinking and the law of attraction - that's it. There are better books out there.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends

  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

A wryly funny and moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye.

Teen idol at 15, international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully misunderstood child actor in Ohio uprooted to the wild counterculture of mid-1970s Malibu, where he embarked on his unrelenting pursuit of a career in Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely loved it!

  • By Anne on 29-01-2019

Had high hopes

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

Reviewed: 29-03-2016

As a child of the 80s I was really looking forward to listening to this book - I just found it really dark and did not enjoy it. No doubt that Rob has lived an interesting life and it was fascinating to see how many celebrity connections he had early on without even trying. But i found this a real struggle to get through with such a heavy subject matter.

  • Smart Couples Finish Rich

  • By: David Bach
  • Narrated by: David Bach
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Whether you're newlyweds, celebrating your twentieth anniversary, or on your second or third marriage - whatever age or tax bracket you're in - this comprehensive, positive, financial lifesaver will help you and your partner communicate comfortably about money and start building a strong financial future together. From the best selling author of Smart Women Finish Rich!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Didnt really focus enough on the couples aspect

  • By Carla on 06-03-2016

Didnt really focus enough on the couples aspect

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

Reviewed: 06-03-2016

If you've read the automatic millionaire then you really don't need to read this book. His theories of "paying yourself first" and the "latte factor" are rehashed in this book. Other than "getting on the same page" and "communicating with each other" i didn't really find too much more information on what to do being part of a couple to help me and my partner finish rich. Also, this book was clearly written before the GFC so his advice on finding investments that give you 10% growth really don't really apply given the financial landscape isn't what it was 15 years ago.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wildflower

  • By: Drew Barrymore
  • Narrated by: Drew Barrymore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 243

Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying good-bye to her father in a way only he could have understood and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy,and healthy place she is today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshingly Engaging

  • By HelenB on 28-12-2015

A great read!

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

Reviewed: 29-02-2016

What a fascinating life Drew has lived. She's always struck me as someone who is sweet, engaging and funny and that is really captured in this book.

  • Suddenly Frugal

  • How to Live Happier and Healthier for Less
  • By: Leah Ingram
  • Narrated by: Leah Ingram
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Many people know one or two things they can do to save money, like cutting back on vacations and meals out, but beyond that, they're stumped. When they look at their current lifestyle, they have no idea where they can trim the fat without sacrificing their quality of life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just ok

  • By Carla on 18-02-2016

Just ok

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

Reviewed: 18-02-2016

The frugal thing to do would have been to not buy this book. Honestly most of the things mentioned in this book I already do naturally so it wasn't as helpful to me as I would have hoped.