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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (75 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John C. Bogle Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Audio Evolution Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN:
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There is no one better qualified to tell us about the failures of the American financial system and the grotesque abuses that have taken place in recent years than John C. Bogle, founder and former chief executive of the Vanguard mutual-fund group. This legendary mutual-fund pioneer has witnessed firsthand the innermost workings of the financial industry for more than 50 years and has set the standards for sound investment strategies and stewardship.

Bogle's prudent advocacy of the rights of individual investors began with his 1951 Princeton University thesis on the fund industry, and he continues to champion the restoration of integrity in industry practices today. An astute observer, he knows that a trustworthy business and financial complex is essential to America's continuing leadership in the world and to economic and social progress at home.

This audiobook explains much more than what went wrong. More important, it tells us why we lost our way and how we can right our course. The specific reforms Bogle advances are practical and essential, and he includes recommendations for assuring that investors receive their fair share of financial-market returns.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff | 11/11/2013

    " This was a skimmer - it is not that it is bad, just very dry and in my mind more suitable for the financial wizards out there. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christopher | 6/1/2013

    " Bogle pontificates. He brings no insight to the issue and is basically a technocrat - who took a basic idea of replicating the index cheaply. Very disappointing in finding there was nothing there except grandiose pronouncements about his success and how great he was - NOT. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 2/15/2013

    " Dry reading, but useful in some ways. I think I'd have skipped to the section on mutual funds if I'd known this book would be so dry. At least that chapter was somewhat useful to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Forker | 9/1/2012

    " This is a must-read for all investors, shareholders and anyone who claims to adhere to the system of capitalism. Bogel is one of my heroes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanna | 6/28/2011

    " John C. Bogle was a founder of Vanguard Funds. In this book he discusses a number of the systemic issues that threaten capitalism: diminishing sense of true ownership, speculation, management for management benefit. If you are studying economics or business, this is a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Prophet | 6/9/2011

    " This audiobook would probably be more valuable to current investors, though I've appreciated its insight where I'm able to understand. Economics and finances not being my forte. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 5/9/2011

    " This is a must-read for all investors, shareholders and anyone who claims to adhere to the system of capitalism. Bogel is one of my heroes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanna | 10/4/2008

    " John C. Bogle was a founder of Vanguard Funds. In this book he discusses a number of the systemic issues that threaten capitalism: diminishing sense of true ownership, speculation, management for management benefit. If you are studying economics or business, this is a must read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff | 8/24/2008

    " This was a skimmer - it is not that it is bad, just very dry and in my mind more suitable for the financial wizards out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 1/8/2008

    " Dry reading, but useful in some ways. I think I'd have skipped to the section on mutual funds if I'd known this book would be so dry. At least that chapter was somewhat useful to me. "

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About the Author
Author John C. Bogle

John C. Bogle is founder of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group and president of its Bogle Financial Markets Research Center. He created Vanguard in 1974 and served as chairman and chief executive officer until 1996. In 1999, Fortune magazine named Mr. Bogle as one of the four “investment giants” of the twentieth century; in 2004, Time named him one of the world’s 100 most powerful and influential people. Bogle is also the author of Enough and The Little Book of Common Sense Investing.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.