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3.0 out of 5 stars Required reading for auditors and those who have to deal with them, 31 Mar. 2011
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This review is from: The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification (Paperback)
What is auditing? Why do we need it? What can it achieve? The answers given by the auditors are rather different from those of the public, and the fact that the public don't know more about auditing is very much in the interests of the handsomely paid auditors.

Prof. Power's ideas are carefully hidden under a dense thicket of jargon and abstraction. That's a pity, because his ideas are excellent. Prof. Power once worked as an auditor, but is clearly too reflective to have remained one for long. His insight penetrates the superstition and pseudo-science that continues to protect the auditing racket from proper public scrutiny and democratic supervision.

This book is horribly written, but worth persevering with if you want to know how auditing really works -- and how it really doesn't.

Five stars for content; one star for readability; average: Three.
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Initial post: 23 Jun 2012, 10:59:44 BST
Neil says:
Thank you for this review. It has put me off buying the book. Do you know of any other book which covers similar ground but which does not involve a 'dense thicket of jargon and abstraction'? Or will I need to sharpen my reading scythe if I want the information contained here?
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