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Cost Accounting A Managerial Emphasis 13th Edition Horngren Multimedia CD – January 1, 2009


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  • CD-ROM
  • ASIN: B0026WO6BE
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,351,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have taken many other courses in college and this is the worst book I have had to use.
Leroy Landry
The concepts are not explained well in this book and the problems are worded in such a way that you could argue that there are multiple correct answers.
CMC81
The book does not explain concepts very well and makes them more confusing than they really are.
Marcin

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CMC81 on August 26, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This textbook was terrible. Luckily, I have taken Managerial accounting in the past so I did not have to rely on this author's explanations of the material. The concepts are not explained well in this book and the problems are worded in such a way that you could argue that there are multiple correct answers. Avoid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cris Fernandez on March 3, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I'm an accounting student and this was a required text book for my class. IMHO it's a terrible book, makes an already complicated subject much harder to understand. Reading it is a drag, it's so boring! Also, the examples are very complicated and the author does not explain it well, it's very easy to get lost. And finally, it does a very poor job at defining key terms and explaining key concepts, it basically lets you to figure it out on your own. Not a helpful book at all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Allister on May 6, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book provides ample examples and analysis of crucial issues in managerial accounting and general managerial strategy. The writing is clear, and chapters are not drawn out for no reason.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Roger on March 2, 2011
Format: Hardcover
As an Accounting student who has taken classes in Managerial and Financial Accounting this is without a doubt the worse Accounting textbook I've ever read. This book is extremely tedious and not to mention very boring, instead of going in depth with Accounting topics the book seems to have a very one dimensional quality as it only focuses on One Particular Company that manufactures "One Particular Item." Not only does that limit the ability to comprehend information, but it also affects how you're able to do some of the Homework questions given in the book. If you're doing a homework problem at the back of the book it'll take you at least 40 minutes per problem because of the ridiculous amount of detail the book asks for in each question, despite the fact they they never went in depth in their coverage of the concept but in coverage of some stupid Manufacturing company and how their Managers need to motivate their employees. A horrible Accounting book, not worth buying.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Marcin on November 12, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I have went through several accounting courses - intro to financial and managerial accounting, intermediate and advanced financial accounting, federal tax, auditing, and of course Cost Accounting. By far, this is THE worst book I have had in my major and the second worst in my college carrier. The book does not explain concepts very well and makes them more confusing than they really are. The author was so lazy that he didn't even bother to put decent graphics in there that would show the concept; except all you see are screen captured excel graphs.

THE BAD
-Boring - I love accounting, but reading this book was making me want to kill myself
-Poor explanations - the author does explain why things are the way they are. If you get an essay question on exam asking "explain why..." you will not do well after reading this book.
-Graphics - all you are going to see are excel charts and squares/triangles with different shades of orange and purple
-Homework - a good number homework problems are on material not covered or barely covered by the book
-MyAccouting Lab - makes you do double the work which gets frustrating because you can do a problem in 5 minutes yet this pathetic software has you spend at least 20 minutes on a problem.

I am extremely happy I have a phenomenal teacher who can explain the material 20 times better than this book. If I had to teach myself from this book, I would more than likely get a C or less. Fortunately I got an A.

Horrible book. Everyone in my class agrees including the teacher (the actg dept wants him to use it). Definitely not worth that much money - I suggest renting it because keeping it for future reference is pointless.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Leroy Landry on May 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I dislike this book so much that I am taking time to write this review. I have taken many other courses in college and this is the worst book I have had to use. My managerial accounting book, written by Weygandt is much better detailed and shows you how to do the problems. This book is more qualitative and the questions and problems give me a headache. It is one thing that the questions and problems are hard (not a bad thing, a challenge can help learning), but that each question has many sections and has like 3 paragraphs of scenarios. I don't see how this is necessary, it just confuses me. I had a much easier time learning managerial accounting than cost accounting, which is the same exact material covered in this book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Reeder on September 14, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is required of my cost accounting class at the University of Maryland. I have to say this is by far the worst text book I have ever had to read. It is so confusing, the wording and editing is terrible, and I don't suggest this for anyone. Even the format of the exhibits suck! This book might cause me to fail!
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Format: Paperback
Some parts of the book were OK. Other parts were very ambiguous and unclear in explaining the material. I feel that the material should have and could have been better written. Overall, I would give it a fair rating, not a super great rating and not a super poor rating.
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