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William M. Penny

Lonestar Nation | Member Since 2011

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  • 3 reviews
  • 3 ratings
  • 184 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014
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  • Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Wall Street Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Greg Smith
    • Narrated By Greg Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (246)

    On March 14, 2012, more than three million people read Greg Smith's bombshell op-ed in the New York Times titled Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs. The column immediately went viral, became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter, and drew passionate responses from former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, legendary General Electric CEO Jack Welch, and New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg. Mostly, though, it hit a nerve among the general public who question the role of Wall Street in society - and the callous "take-the-money-and-run" mentality that brought the world economy to its knees a few short years ago.

    Michael Moore says: "Engaging Story; Raises Highly Important Issues"
    "A real hero baby"
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    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Why I Left Goldman Sachs?

    It tells an interesting story, sheds light on a big problem in our society, and inspires you to be a better person.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that the narrative spans an interesting decade and does a good job painting a picture of all the noteworthy events and changes.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Neal Gabler
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (405)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (257)

    Seven years in the making and meticulously researched - Gabler is the first writer to be given complete access to the Disney archives - this is the full story of a man whose work left an ineradicable brand on our culture but whose life has largely been enshrouded in myth.

    Amanda says: "Diane Disney"
    "Excellent story - couldn't stop listening"
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    Performance
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Walt Disney to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because I strain my eyes on the computer all day, it helps having it narrated.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The thorough linear history of one of the most fascinating Americans.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Brad Stone
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
    Overall
    (1041)
    Performance
    (920)
    Story
    (933)

    Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

    Brock says: "An amazing company with an amazing story!"
    "What a bunch of rubbish"
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    Any additional comments?

    Jeff Bezos has been an inspiration for me ever since I was a young child on the Texas prairie. I have issues with any book that takes cheap shots at my man.

    1 of 9 people found this review helpful

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