Bankers got rich, regular folks got poor,central bankers were sleeping, and we also get to know how these hedge fund managers talk to each other in a frank way...
Although this is about an interesting topic and time in our history this story was writen without any class. Lots of bad lanuage made it impossible to listen to.
Tell the author to grow up and get some class. There is no need for profanity like that in this type of book.
This is a business book but it swears so much that I could not focus on the content. I expect that books like this would be a little more professional and politically correct. I got through about 45 minutes of it and after 20 or so "F" bombs I just quit listening. I wish that the author had considered the audience of books like this. We are professionals, not street gangs. If there were an edited version I think that it would be really great read because it was engaging for the most part.
Well written and narrated. Puts the pieces of the complicated financial puzzle together and makes it easier to understand. Also the excellent character development shows that truth is stranger than fiction.
Michael Lewis was great in Money Ball and he continues his fine work as an outstanding author.
Book was a good read. Using the story of several investors, Lewis helps the reader/listener understand the housing/mortgage backed securities crisis. I wish Lewis could have included Paulson, the most successful of those to short the market for mortgage backed securities and their derivatives, but another author apparently reached him first. The people on whom Lewis focuses are much more colorful, even if they did not make quite the fortune Paulson did.
Well written with brilliant highly memorable colorful characters. My only qualm is just a little to objective with some of these anti heroes or anti villains.