Davie, FL, USA
As a finacial professional, I chose this piece in an attempt to glean some financial insight into what I agree to be a financial turmoil upcoming in the near future. I agree with the authors that the current "bulbles" of Real Estate and the derivatives market will likely unwind, and therefore have a drastic effect on the equity markets and the economy in general. The title of the book might imply that it is a strategy to handle the possible pending collapse, however, it is a more aptly described as a detailed look into the past - recent and distant - with respect to the various bubbles that have occured throughout history. The authors make their points through painstaking detail of this history, noting that these bubbles have never been deflated effectively. They have little, if any, confidence that this time will be any different. I found the history lesson informative and entertaining, but felt the book fell a bit short on actual strategy looking forward. With that aside, I found this book to be worth my time, even though it is a quite lenthy unabridged narration.
The narrator was very effective in keeping the pace and tone of the book interesting, and I would listen to any other pieces he presents in the future. Those who have a professional or serious personal interest in the financial markets will most likely find this book worth their time with regards to the detailed (informative) history lesson.
I do not typically listen to fiction, but I have read a few Stephen King books, and had enjoyed his writing style. As compared to his other writings, this ranks as one of his better works.
The entire book seems to flow without dragging, even though it is a long narrative. I would say that the story keeps the listener engaged, and I found myself wanting to get back into the story without delay.
Craig does an excellent job with the narration, and his voice inflections between characters; as well as playing into the emotion of a particular scene, kept me engaged as if I was watching it played out in front of me. Very well done.
I did not have an extreme reaction, nor does the story require extremes. It is a compelling ficticious view wrapped around actual historical people, done in such a way that keeps you listening to the end. The book has sort of a long "wind down" but it does not cause you to lose interest.
I will likely look for other titles narrated by Craig Wasson; he helped bring this story to life for me.
Well what can I say about this "Free excerpt."
First, I was blown away by the perverted sexual content, which was simplistic and poorly written. I won't even get into the "sloppy seconds gross-out segments...."
I didn't know a sexual fiction piece could be so boring. Also, it seems to me that it might be mistaken for a benign horror novel, safe for younger ears....it isn't. This is the first audiobook I've deleted from my collection. Not worth the time, even if it IS free.
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