• Accounting for Dummies, Third Edition

  • By: John A. Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brett Barry
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (174 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Use smart accounting to maximize profits and minimize confusion.

Whether you're a small business owner or just want to understand your 401(k) statements, this new edition of Accounting for Dummies helps you get a handle on all those columns of numbers. With fully up-to-date accounting basics for business and personal finances, this audiobook will help you to balance your books and stay in the black.

Discover how to:

  • Make sense of bookkeeping basics
  • Read a financial statement
  • Manage budgets for a better bottom line
  • Analyze business strengths and weaknesses
  • Evaluate accounting methods and business structures
©2005 Wiley Publishing, Inc (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

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Incomplete

This is terrible. It makes references to things that you need to be able to see in order to follow. Without the book its nearly useless. I've tried, I can't find the book anywhere. The only book I've found is Accounting for Dummies 4th edition which is seemingly completely different from this version. What a waste of money this was.

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all Fluff

Most of the dummies series that I have read or listened to before had much more information in them. This entire book seemed like the introduction to the information that I am looking for. I am looking for basic accounting with small business applications.
This was a vague intro to accounting.

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Rare real review here

So, the big problem lately on audible is the massive volume of fake reviews. So many accounting books have exactly 100 reviews, all perfect 5 star ratings, all submitted on the same day. A variant is all reviews still posted same day, but all are solid 4 star rating, so that at a glance you think the reviews are legit. At least, until you read the broken English. As for this book, I’ve been trying to find a decent intro to accounting book and had to settle for the ‘dummy’ franchise because I knew it would probably be decent... and it was. Too short, mildly helpful, if you have a credit to spare you might as well get it.

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Solid resource for an overview of Accounting

Good overview for those needing a macro view of accounting. Touches a wide breadth of topics and areas. Definitely worth 3 hours of your time. I was looking for resources for our operations team to better understand accounting. This is a good fit!

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best ever

book tells you everything you need to know about accounting and sums it up quickly

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good book for even a dummy like me

the book covers a range from basic accounting to some complex understandings good book I would recommend it for others interested in accounting and maybe investing

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You make as well read the wikipedia page . . .

I personally didn't get much of anything useful for this book. You may be better off just reading the Wikipedia page about accounting -- you'll likely learn more in less time. Returning this title.

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Not the complete book

Only has the first 3 chapters and one of the later chapters like 18 or something. Point is this audio book is missing about 15 hours of content. Would not recommend this version on audible. It needs to be removed.

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Good for beginners

Good info in this beginner guide to accounting.
I would recommend this for anyone wanting to learn about basic accounting.

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Excellent, Concise Book For Non-Accountants

This book is the best book I've read to explain accounting to non-accountants. The concepts are presented in a simple but powerful manner. The topics covered encompass the most salient aspects of accounting for non-accountants. I am not sure non-accountants should bother starting with any other books.