The whole story. I enjoyed how Matt just tells the story no holds barred.
Wish that the average man on the street could read this book and then do something to change the system.
No I have not but I enjoyed his narration very much.
The entire book was very informative.
Matt Taibbi is an excellent journalist IMHO
Well researched, and it really put the complex housing bubble burst into perspective. Taibbi's humor and analogies keep it interesting, while delivering a great view of the people and practices involved.
I will now only purchase audio books read by the author. I read the paper copy of Griftopia and I highly recommend it. The tones of shock, frustration and humor flow out of the pages of the paper book and I was looking forward to a more vivid telling of the story. Egan's tone is detached, but I hesitate to blame him. Only the author knows his work and experience intimately. I am sad that I am out $22, but infinitely more sad to see such a great disservice done to this important book. Please get Taibbi to narrate his own work. I will happily pay another $22. Cheers.
It was all great. The intensity of Matt Taibbi is a joy to listen to.
The narration by Patrick Egan was spot on.
Well worth the one credit. Looking forward to Matts next book.
I recommend this book for anyone seeking to understand the debacle of Fall 2008.
The excoriating deconstruction of "guru" Alan Greenspan
Alan Greenspan signing the declaration "excommunicating" Nathanial from the Ayn Rand "Objectiveists Group".
The Wall Street Casino game and how it is rigged."
Educational, alarming, excellent
The most compelling aspect of this book is that Matt actually educates even the most ignorant of people like me on the current condition of America.
Get Informed. Listen to this book.
Matt Taibbi is one of my favorite writers on any and everything. His knowledgeable and often unique point of view entertains as it educates. Griftopia is an excellent example of his ability to cut to the quick with humor and impatience! His take on Ayn Rand and Alan Greenspan is worth the price of the book...Finance, economics, etc are a fog that defies description for those of us right brains who know we are angry, but aren't sure why. Matt tells us in a very entertaining fashion that ratchets up my outrage with each chapter and left me feeling afraid, very afraid...
Before we vote this election one must think on which Goldman Sach's man are you going to vote for. The only difference between the two is the color of the skin. God help us
I hand it to the Rolling Stone mag. for giving their journalists the freedom to write. Taibbi's Griftopia is well researched and organized. His expressions are colorful (often funny) and appropriate for the most part.
I've read a number of books in the aftermath of 2008-09 market disaster (Too Big Too Fail, Crisis Economics, The Big Short, When Markets Collide), each covers the crisis from a different perspective. Taibbi's book exposes the insidiousness of the corruption between Wall Street and Washington. And he does it with style.
Truly this is a read for all citizens.