Reading was flat. Needed emphasis on parts that should have sparked outrage or at least amazement at the way Wall Street operates.
Be careful to note whether a book is abridged. This book felt oddly "jumpy" or truncated in spots until I realized I had not noticed that it was an abridged version. I'm sur this would have been better in its original form.
Only once with this abridged version. Audible should offer an unabridged version and without the distracting "lounge" music that happens now and then in the book. You have to really concentrate on what the narrator is saying over the music - doesn't anybody proof-listen this stuff before it's released? The content of the unabridged book is excellent and I like the author/narrator.
Educated, Qualified, Coherent
Great story, but the narrator was quite monotone in his reading. Of course, the author read the book, and authors make better writers than narrators. But it was an exciting story, and I'm glad I listened to it.
Among the top
The Great Short. Same author ... Financial story
Didn't have a favorite scene per sey
I could have
Yes, especially if you have four strokes.
The lines about his likes and dislikes on Wall Street.
His style was wonderful and interesting.
Now what I was expecting. Interesting behind the scenes of the good old boy network.
I don't like the fact that this book is abridged, I think that much of Lewis' humor is lost this way. Also, about every 30 minutes or so, some wierd elevator jazz music plays for about 5 minutes making it very tough to focus. I wouldn't advise anyone to purchase the audio of this - just buy the actual book.
Only if there isn't music that plays in the background
Lewis makes a potentially dry subject very engaging
Boomerang, also by Lewis, has the same human touch
If you want the backstory for the Meltdown of 2008, this is a great listen.
Boomerang, Big Short
Amusing, wry, insightful
Entertaining way to learn about Wall Street and finance and recent US financial history.
If Audible sold the unabridged book!
Too chopped up to get the full story!
Why does Audible not give a choice of abridged and unabridged?