The popular podcast host ("Side Hustle School") narrates as if he has a time limit. But once he adjusts his pacing, listeners will enjoy the confidence in his tone and enunciation and warm up to his obvious desire to help. The audiobook's format is perfect for today's short attention spans. From his podcast, Guillebeau draws 100 stories that describe how everyday people turned... Read More
The comic and financial podcaster delivers her excellent guide with the tone and pacing of someone with an oversupply of energy. Along with authenticity and humility, she provides the perfect combination of vocal characteristics for the easily bored Millennials and Gen Z listeners she hopes to reach with her self-disclosures and advice. A Millennial herself, she runs through... Read More
Sokunbi, the head of a financial empowerment community for women narrates in a low-key style that packs a surprising amount of power. Part of this effect flows from conversational writing that speaks to listeners with compassion and personal authority. But it's mostly the author's amiable voice--which communicates an unshakable belief in this financial empowerment initiative... Read More
Louis Ozawa Changchien is a likable, often soothing narrator who infuses this excellent guide with a steady flow of calm energy. He helps listeners absorb the author's Zen-like remedies for money stress. Though more care with some of the longer sentences would have been nice, his phrasing is good enough to give listeners the conceptual framework they need to look at money... Read More
At the opening of this audiobook, narrator William Dufris recounts the development of radar, an idea that was once dismissed. This work is intended to inspire listeners to pursue their own crazy ideas, but the author offers more than mere inspiration. He's teaching listeners how to steer around roadblocks to bring so-called "loonshots" to fruition. He explains why some... Read More
Known for his sonorous voice, Peter Lazaroff gives a performance that may sound overly serious. But the lasting impression is that of a friendly financial advisor who has your best interests at heart. The principal at a large wealth management firm says you can keep things simple by investing long term in a mixture of broad market vehicles, rather than buying individual stocks... Read More
After JL Collins presents the introduction, Kristy Shen's earnest narration adequately delivers this advice, which is aimed at helping listeners live frugally and retire early. With clear phrasing and emotional congruence with the material, her performance quickly recedes to the background of the listening experience as she describes her dramatic journey from living in China... Read More
After Gabe Wicks's strong voice delivers the brief forward, Public Radio storyteller and voice pro Jakob Lewis presents this accessible lesson with beguiling charm and comfortable authority. He's a good fit to perform Josh Jalinski's seductive writing, which sets up his advice as a contrarian alternative to the guidance people usually hear about retirement planning. As host of... Read More
Narrator Tom Parks delivers some tough lessons with believable optimism and no patronizing or lecturing. He has the type of vocal personality that makes you like him and relax as you soak in Kiyosaki's reasoning and prescriptions. For people not getting ahead in their jobs, this updated advice sounds just as relevant as it did when it was first published 20 years ago. It's also... Read More
Narrator Jason Culp's relaxed pacing and flinty tone are perfect for this advice from the 70-something security expert and former con man who inspired the movie CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Culp's mature articulation and confidence sound supportive, even nurturing, as he unfolds the author's stories, information, and specific suggestions. Abagnale is well versed in the many electronic... Read More
Erin Bennett's intense narration is not out of place in this wake-up call for people who don't prepare for death, leaving their loved ones to deal with dozens of end-of-life responsibilities large and small. Her performance is enjoyable despite the direness of the subject matter because she's so engaged with the material and the listener, and because of her skill in modulating... Read More
Narrator Edward Bauer sounds like a friendly college instructor who wants to spare you the anguish you've had trying to get your financial life in order. He has a wonderful phrasing palette, smooth and natural sounding, and what stands out is how he finesses the author's desire to help: He's assertive enough with the direct advice and many lists offered by the... Read More
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