I enjoyed this book once it really got going! The characters are wonderfully done and there is such witty humor in between them and their perceptions of themselves. I find it interesting that this book is seen as an iconic 1980s novel, because I felt, reading it, like it could easily be about the present day. The excess of capitalistic Wall Street, the race tensions, the media's ravenous bad taste - it's all there!
I listen to about 30 audiobooks a year and this is by far the best audiobook I've ever listened to.
Puts Tom Wolfe in an entire new light; he is surely one of our greatest authors.
A super performance by the narrator.
The ending is a bit disappointing but the plot is very solid overall.
I really hated the British joirnalist's accent. Very caricatural, sounded like he was drunk all the time.
Absolutely. Masterful writing, dry humor, the hours flew by.
Joe Barrett gave an amazing performance. Not just a reading but a 6 star performance. I am going to look for more books narrated by him.
It is incredible how current events of the past 13 months mirror this story from nearly 30 years ago.
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Really enjoyed the characters and story. The "Sherman" voice took some getting used to but I learned to appreciate it and others.
Now I understand what all the fuss was about when this book came out. It's just a perfect satire about money, wealth, New York, etc. The narrator was fantastic as well. Just a great listen.
Amazing. Story was phenomenal, engaging, always on edge. the narrator was equally as magnificent and brought each character to life.
I am an American lawyer (soon to be) and this book will undoubtedly in my "classic collection"- ie will read/hear more than two or three times.