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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (386 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Soros Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Wiley Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2001 ISBN:
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George Soros is unquestionably the most powerful and profitable investor in the world today. Dubbed by BusinessWeek as The Man Who Moves the Markets, Soros has made a billion dollars going up against the British pound. Now, in The Alchemy of Finance, he shares the investment strategies he uses to read the mind of the market. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riku Sayuj | 12/15/2013

    " Finally an expert who admits that he is shooting in the dark, mostly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raylene | 11/26/2013

    " So I thought I could tap into Soros' genius by reading this book...but my cursory knowledge of finance could not keep me afloat through a complicated discussion of his perspective. I didn't finish the book (it probably deserves more stars), but came away w/ some meditations on group behaviors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cullen | 10/21/2013

    " Interesting read. In the first section Soros put forth his theory on the market, then in the second it follows his diary through a trading year where he explains the reasons for his trades. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Benassi | 9/23/2013

    " I found this book to be extremely interesting. It was exciting to see Soros' thought processes during the time period "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernd | 9/11/2013

    " Great insights, but often in hard to digest prose. The self-centered approach of the author stands in the way of conveying the message. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Phil | 8/16/2013

    " Not for the uninitiated - probably an unfair rating for that fact that I'm not in the field. I give two stars for the effort I can imagine that was expended in writing this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ming | 6/27/2013

    " One of the first book i ever read in finance... very powerful "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 4/2/2013

    " Demanding reading. Books rarely require both logical and statistical attention. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kurt | 2/8/2013

    " He stated this was his life's work. I found it hideously boring and uninspiring... oh, and unhelpful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 9/22/2012

    " A little dated, but it had some good ideas here and there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Franco Arda | 4/23/2012

    " Boy, I remember when I read it the first time 20 years ago ... it's so complicated. He's a rare genius in the investment world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Drew Johnson | 2/19/2012

    " Poor writing mediocre insight on macro economics and nothing on micro/company level economics "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregory Levine | 1/2/2012

    " Best economic and investment book I've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 11/18/2011

    " I just finished listening to this the first time. I'll most likely listen to it again to further learn from Soros. I see him as an important investment leader to understand and I see much more right than wrong in his predictions of the current financial market. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitchell | 4/3/2011

    " A good book but insanely detailed. This book is based on the philosphy of the author and not grounded in micro-economic theory but worth reading since Soros has made BILLIONS from making bets built on his own philosophy of the market. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicolai | 3/14/2011

    " this was good until it got to the core ideas that underpin his philosoph and then i could not understand how his ideas mapped out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 10/21/2010

    " Stock prices and trading is only loosely based on "research" but is more driven by a herd mentality. Soros figured this out years before Game Theory was applied to the financial markets, and did well with that knowledge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James O'donoghue | 8/9/2010

    " Brilliant philosophical take on financial markets. Lots of talk of the Heisenburg Principle and the sheer non-science of trading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 7/16/2010

    " A little dated, but it had some good ideas here and there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Phil | 2/11/2010

    " Not for the uninitiated - probably an unfair rating for that fact that I'm not in the field. I give two stars for the effort I can imagine that was expended in writing this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 1/13/2010

    " Brilliant philosophical take on financial markets. Lots of talk of the Heisenburg Principle and the sheer non-science of trading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Drew | 9/21/2009

    " Poor writing mediocre insight on macro economics and nothing on micro/company level economics "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 3/16/2009

    " I just finished listening to this the first time. I'll most likely listen to it again to further learn from Soros. I see him as an important investment leader to understand and I see much more right than wrong in his predictions of the current financial market. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ming | 1/28/2009

    " One of the first book i ever read in finance... very powerful "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicolai | 8/8/2008

    " this was good until it got to the core ideas that underpin his philosoph and then i could not understand how his ideas mapped out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raylene | 2/26/2008

    " So I thought I could tap into Soros' genius by reading this book...but my cursory knowledge of finance could not keep me afloat through a complicated discussion of his perspective. I didn't finish the book (it probably deserves more stars), but came away w/ some meditations on group behaviors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 1/9/2008

    " Stock prices and trading is only loosely based on "research" but is more driven by a herd mentality. Soros figured this out years before Game Theory was applied to the financial markets, and did well with that knowledge. "

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About the Author
Author George Soros

George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management and the founder of a global network of foundations dedicated to supporting open societies. He is the author of many bestselling books, including The New Paradigm for Financial Markets, George Soros on Globalization, and The Age of Fallibility. He was born in Budapest and lives in New York.

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.