It was very informative, though hard to follow from a novice's perspective, I learned a lot about how the financial collapse actually happened and what caused it.
The characters....wacky and misdirected guys working on wall street for sure.
I forgot he wasn't the actual author.
I laughed, but mostly couldn't stop listening because he really had you on the edge of your seat to see how each story was going to play out.
Definitely recommend this book, it's important context for understanding the bullsh*t that is wall street.
This has all the elements of a great story. Underdogs, villains, drama, humor. Interestingly, no Real Heroes or good guys. And I found myself thinking, "you can't make this stuff up-it is so outrageous but true. AND The bad guys all got away with millions."
Great research and writing by Michael Lewis. Narrator's voice and pace fit the story very well. Highly recommended for realists, cynics and those who want to better grasp what really happened to create the massive financial crisis of 2007-8.
Lewis makes sense of the nonsensical and tells a great story. Be prepared for a lot of forehead-slapping "Are you f***ing kidding me?" moments.
If you have even only a cursory interest in the market and in Wall St, this is a riveting story about the madness of 2005-2008. Mr. Lewis has done a great job of describing an episode of that will join the "Tulip Mania" and "The South Sea Island Bubble" in the Pantheon of human folly.
Aside from the fact that Michael Lewis is one of my all-time favorite writers, this book was particularly page-turningly fascinating. I have listened to this book probably 7 times in its entirety and I have learned something new every time I listen. The characters he chose to write about were captivating and I definitely spent an afternoon Googling them to try and get the after story! I would (and shamelessly do) recommend this book to absolutely everyone who will listen.