I cannot believe how bad this was written. There are continuous passages where the writer talks about how a character is thinking about how the season is turning into spring and the college girls are wearing shorter skits. All the while you are waiting to hear what happened to the latest lawsuit.
Basically it was 1/2 disk worth of facts that the writer turned into 6 CD's worth of material. Listening to this was so hard and the only reason I did not stop was because I wanted to know what happened. But this was the worst CD I ever heard out of 50+
This is one of the great ones.
Ok the narration by the author was not the best, but the content of the stories was good. A few of the stories really stood out as original. The stories are strong on character development and they are well researched.
This is a book by a skillful author. All the facts are carefully outlined and held together with just enough back story on the major characters to provide an easy to follow narrative. However, the point of the book is always to explain exactly how the financial crisis happened. The book starts at the very beginning when the "bistro" was first invented. It explains step by step how it was altered and how debt was sliced and diced and the implications. In the end you are left with an understanding of how you should react to the present market situation (my take is the 'ponzi" scheme is still in effect). This is an excellent book for the layperson who wants to have the entire market collapse, and all the complex financial instruments fully explained.
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