Money by Rob Moore
Money was the first audiobook that I ever listened to on Amazon Audible.
I have no idea why it has taken me so long to produce a review post and video for it, but this is well overdue!
5 hours of extra content
After I signed up for my Amazon Audible free trial, I was browsing the books on my reading list to see which ones were available in audiobook format.
When I found the audiobook Money by Rob Moore, I noticed that it boasted an extra 5 hours worth of content compared to the physical book. (Although, after listening to the audiobook, I couldn’t tell you which hours were the additional content. It all seemed to flow together as one, so even though I digested an extra 5 hours, I couldn’t tell you what those 5 hours were about!)
In total, the audiobook is 16.5 hours long.
TIP: Listen to the audiobook on x1.5 or x2 playback speed. It sounds funny at first, but you’ll quickly get use to it and then you’ll be able to listen to the whole book in just over 8 hours!
A crash course in economics
Rob Moore leaves no stone unturned. This book is extremely thorough.
Here are some of the topics included that I wrote down in My Book of 100 Books notebook.
- How money flows
- Mindsets around money
- Money myths
- The rules of money
- The economy
- The history of money
- Types of money
- Money: past, present, and future
- How to manage money
- How to create a plan for money
- And more!
I seriously thought that at the end of the audiobook my phone was going to print out a Ph.D. in Economics with my name on it!
The book has the subtitle, ‘Know More, Make More, Give More’, but I think for the audiobook that should be changed to ‘The 16-hour Crash Course in Economics’.
The book was not lacking in information and all my questions were answered along the way.
Was there TOO much information?
There were a few time throughout this audiobook where I questioned whether I needed to know the information that Rob was telling me – especially when he was detailing the history of money and how trading all began.
These parts, in theory, could have been left out and the book could have been shorter and more to the point.
However, I am not going to mark the book down for this.
At the end of the day, Mr. Moore wrote a book about money and he made damn sure that he provided us with as much information about the topic as possible!
One downside that I will note is that the audiobook seemed to lack a bit of structure, but this may be my impression because I was listening to it sporadically at various moments throughout the day.
Listening to someone talk about money
The book is narrated by the author, Rob Moore, and he does a very good job of it. He keeps you engaged and entertained with his witty comments and expressive voice.
Now, considering this book is all about finance, that is a huge compliment!
There are not many people I could listen to talk about money and finance for over 16 hours and still be awake by the end of it (I know plenty of accountants that wouldn’t get me through the first chapter!).
Physical book or audiobook?
Even though I listened to the audiobook version of this book, I am considering purchasing the physical book.
There was so much information included it may be one of those books that just needs to be on your bookshelf so you can easily reference it in the future.
Whether you purchase the physical book or audiobook will ultimately come down to how you prefer to digest content and how you learn best, but if I was to revisit this book again, I think I would prefer a physical copy.
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