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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (253 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Lynch, John Rothchild Narrator: Peter Lynch Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 1996 ISBN: 9780743519205
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An enlightening primer from the bestselling author of Beating The Street.
Many investors, including some with substantial portfolios, have only the sketchiest idea of how the stock market works. The reason, say Peter Lynch and John Rothchild, is that the basics of investing aren't taught in school. At a time when individuals have to make important decisions about saving for college, this failure to provide a basic education in investing can have tragic consequences.
For those who know what to look for, investment opportunities are everywhere. The average high-school student is familiar with Nike, McDonald's, and The Gap -- but only a very few own shares in these companies or even understand how to buy them.
In Learn To Earn, Lynch and Rothchild explain in a style accessible to anyone -- whether a high-school student or a student of investing -- how to read a stock table in the daily newspaper, how to understand a company annual report, and why everyone should pay attention to the stock market. They explain not only how to invest, but also how to think like an investor. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Young people who read Learn to Earn ought to give it to their parents, too.” 

    Chicago Tribune

  • “As much as educational, Learn to Earn is inspirational.” 

    For Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

  • “The more you learn, the more you’ll earn.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jagad5 | 10/20/2013

    " Petere should have stopped after writing his first book. It was outstanding. This one was not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 10/3/2013

    " Solid introduction into the world of the stock-market. A somewhat lengthy and seemingly unnecessary introduction into the history of the stock market, but interesting nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick K | 8/11/2013

    " Good book to stimulate interest in the stock market. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dinesh Weerapurage | 10/15/2012

    " Excellent introduction on investing in stocks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Sidwell | 9/5/2012

    " Like the title says, a resource for investing for the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viraj | 7/2/2012

    " See my review of "One up on the Wall Street" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lokesh | 12/3/2011

    " Thanks to the authors peter lynch and rothchild. Every amateur invester must read to avoid losses... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 8/22/2011

    " A good primer for the history of capitalism in America, but is more of a 'rah-rah - go stock investing!' kind of book. Interesting though! The exuberance of the 90s is clear throughout, and the tone is for high schoolers - perfect if there are questions about how the stock market works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 peter | 4/23/2011

    " Good/Great for beginner investers. ITs very very basic. thats my only issue with it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rex | 4/13/2011

    " I'm not a fan of day trading but thus book teaches how to use your daily knowledge to help you invest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thom | 2/22/2011

    " 1989 publication in the 1990 penguin edition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 10/7/2010

    " A great blend of practical instruction and entertainment. A good primer for investing in the stock market. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 6/8/2010

    " Not really for me. This book mostly focuses on his years running a Mutual Fund. An interesting book but not a very educational one for the adverage investor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yasa | 10/20/2009

    " if there is a way to know what buss, stock,and so on it is the book u must give a read
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 7/1/2009

    " I like Peter Lynch's writing style... it's very likable, for a rich Wall Street guy. It feels like he's on my side, like he really wants the small investor to get rich. I'll revise the star rating depending on how my portfolio fares under Lynch's advice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 6/20/2009

    " One of my top 10 favorite books. If you have any stocks that you personally have picked out your best read this book. Lynch is arguable the best fund manager that ever lived. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sunil | 5/26/2009

    " Best book on investing. Have read 3 times & may read 100 more times. A must read for beginners in stock investing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 4/9/2009

    " This book changed several of my opinions regarding the stock market, and brings what I feel is a lot of level-headed advice that cuts through a lot of the hyperbole floating around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fabio | 1/20/2009

    " This book taught me how to make A LOT of money investing in stocks. To date, I've lost every single dollar I've invested. EVER.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caren | 1/14/2009

    " Invest your money with growing businesses, ones often that you can see in your back yard. Be patient, invest in management. Buy the business not the stock "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 12/31/2008

    " A great read, from what appears to be from a truly honest insider with little to lose. This isn't one of those nickle "make me a million" books (contrary to the title), it's a good narrative of the system we often hear talked about on the news with little real information. "

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About the Author
Peter Lynch managed the Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1977 to 1990 when it was one of the most successful mutual-funds of all time. He then became a vice chairman at Fidelity and more recently has become a prominent philanthropist particularly active in the Boston area. His books include One Up on Wall Street, Beating the Street, and Learn to Earn (all written with John Rothchild).