Appropriately titled. No ONE factor to blame for the financial crises. A richly layered, well thought out history of all the factors leading up to "the perfect storm" that became the crises. Sometimes a "heavy" read/listen with a lot of technical terms that are explained but sometimes difficult to remember. In spite of that you do get an idea of the concepts involved. It was also the correct balance between details without missing out on the bigger picture. I thought the narrator was exceptional.
Enlightening and entertaining. Overall a must read if the topic interests you at all.
Heck, even if the topic doesn't interest you: listen and be astonished!
This account is but one of the many different perspective on the 2008 financial crises. A fascinating listen on the personalities and egos involved in the entire mess. You have to stop and wonder at times how the author was able to get the intricate details of key conversations and meetings that makes the story so much more interesting. However sometimes the details are overwhelming and a distraction and you tend to lose track of the main theme. True I may have a short attention span but I found myself struggling to remember the many characters involved at times.
In my opinion, this book should be heard/read after having finished "All the Devils Are Here" (McLean and Nocera). That way you've just gotten the big picture view and history of The Crises and now you're ready for the detailed character descriptions.
Overall an interesting read!
Nice combination of witty, educational and entertaining!
I've listened to it twice in case I missed something the first time. That engrossing!
Just when you start to follow his ideas and find them interesting...it ends! I got the plants, animals and germs part but I guess I have to buy the book to get the guns and steel ending!
Interesting and enlightening audiobook though.
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