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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (242 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John C. Bogle Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Penton Overseas Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN:
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When Jack Bogle speaks, people listen. A leading thinker and visionary who single-handedly transformed the mutual fund business, his name is synonymous with excellence in mutual funds as Warren Buffett's is with excellence in stock investing. This eye-opening work examines the fundamentals of mutual fund investing and shows investors how to revolutionize their portfolios by embracing simplicity and then avoiding industry pitfalls. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne Zill | 12/21/2013

    " Vanguard is John Bogle and vice versa. His insight into his company and its investment principles are priceless. IF only all mutual fund companies had these visions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roger | 12/16/2013

    " Bogle taught me how to sleep a little easier and a simple way to worry less about how to invest my savings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 10/30/2013

    " I love this guy. He basically repeats all the investing advice my grandfather always said. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 7/31/2013

    " Mr. Bogle convinced me to follow his very rational strategy of index investing through this book. It's hard to understand why anyone would choose actively-managed funds for long-term investing after looking at the data. The prose is very clear and easy to understand without being too simple. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 5/9/2013

    " If you want to learn about mutual fund investing, this is where to start and where to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 5/7/2013

    " The world has changed greatly in the 10 years since this book was published. Some of this book was outdated, but the fundamentals of mutual fund and index investment are great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 4/21/2013

    " basically this book tells you to invest in index funds with low expense ratios. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Micah Cowan | 2/14/2013

    " Makes a damn good case for why actively-managed funds are nothing better than gambling at poor odds, and why passively-managed (indexed) funds should be preferred. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 9/1/2012

    " A bit repetitive, but good information and well updated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Kemp | 7/19/2012

    " Useful book for those who are interested in conservative investing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Javatis Midget | 4/24/2012

    " Really gave a clear theme for investing in mutual funds. Index rules. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 2/28/2012

    " Lots of detail on the function of Mutual Funds. Significant space devoted to index vs. actively managed, fee structure, taxes, and expected returns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ross | 11/15/2011

    " amazing investment advice for moderate investors. it shows how index funds out perform mutual funds and have virtually no load. everyone investing in mutual funds should take a hard look at this book. Bogle is the founder of vangaurd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toby | 8/15/2011

    " Sadly, I think the audiobook was abridged, but I think that this really is 'common sense.' You might not hit the moon with Bogle's advice, but I feel fairly certain that you willl get a pretty average, solid return... and have a lot less to worry about. I should probably read this in hard copy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 1/31/2011

    " The world has changed greatly in the 10 years since this book was published. Some of this book was outdated, but the fundamentals of mutual fund and index investment are great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Javatis | 1/1/2010

    " Really gave a clear theme for investing in mutual funds. Index rules. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 11/22/2009

    " Mr. Bogle convinced me to follow his very rational strategy of index investing through this book. It's hard to understand why anyone would choose actively-managed funds for long-term investing after looking at the data. The prose is very clear and easy to understand without being too simple. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Naja | 10/12/2009

    " Maybe I am not being fair with rating a one star for this book, but this is because I didnt understand much what he is talking about.

    This book is highly not recommended for a beginner in investing, its more for sophisticated investors who know the cons of this industry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/10/2009

    " Useful book for those who are interested in conservative investing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 12/28/2008

    " I love this guy. He basically repeats all the investing advice my grandfather always said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 5/3/2008

    " Vanguard is John Bogle and vice versa. His insight into his company and its investment principles are priceless. IF only all mutual fund companies had these visions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ross | 3/27/2008

    " amazing investment advice for moderate investors. it shows how index funds out perform mutual funds and have virtually no load. everyone investing in mutual funds should take a hard look at this book. Bogle is the founder of vangaurd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roger | 1/12/2008

    " Bogle taught me how to sleep a little easier and a simple way to worry less about how to invest my savings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 7/25/2007

    " basically this book tells you to invest in index funds with low expense ratios. "

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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

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.