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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Call me old fashioned I guess. I'm still shocked when I buy a book (however inexpensive it may be) and get a level of patchwork information one would find in lightly researched magazine articles or a blog post. I'm not claiming the author doesn't have experience, only that if he does, then he should focus a minimum of a chapter or two per specific subject, actually sharing his story of experience in that area, both bad and good. What you get is a rapid stream of advice across a broad range of subjects at shallow depth. It actually leaves that aftertaste of bitter naivety, as when a teenager gives you life advice in that ( life is so simple tone ) based on his high school experience. Well, ok I'm being slightly mean, there are some warnings about certain things that dip an inch or two deeper than the picture I'm painting here. To make this a 4 or 5 star listening experience would require a complete rewrite based on the show don't tell method of writing. And I'm sorry to say this Mr. Narrator, you don't have a voice for reading audiobooks. I feel really rotten saying that. But it's so so true... On the other hand if you take some voice lessons, build it up, put some bass in it, etc. you could have your own phenomenal success story, from handicapped to superstar sort of thing. Best wishes and luck on that.
Has Passive Income turned you off from other books in this genre?
No I'm not turned off to the genre based on this book. It's my lifelong favorite genre. Perhaps that's why I'm so critical of this book, being such a massive disappointment not worthy of the genre. If the same author tried and failed writing fiction I wouldn't be so critical of it. I'd figure he gave it a go, try - try again
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Weak child like voice distracting terribly from the subject. Very difficult to take him seriously as any authority on the subject. Which I do understand he's not actually expected to be, as he's only paid to read and speak well, but still, he is the voice representing the author, and if I were that author I'd rather fumble through it doing my best effort than turn it over to that guy to massacre
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
It did make me angry about one thing. The claim that this book is everything you'll need to create passive income. It's barely adequate as introductory fluff for the naive, regarding the choices of passive income available. Well, that and the irritating fact that the first chapter is about online business, with constant admission that it's not really passive - especially at first. And it's not ever technically passive, and blah blah Uhhhh no kidding, who doesn't know that. I'm looking for information on PASSIVE prepare for retirement income. If I wanted to read about starting a business I'd have chosen a different title.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This book is quite useful to learn understanding the best way to earn.be placed. Nicely narrated and thanks.