You no longer follow Julie

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Julie

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Julie

PORTLAND, OR, United States | Member Since 2010

0
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 2 reviews
  • 5 ratings
  • 96 titles in library
  • 7 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Neil Barofsky
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (150)

    An insider of both the Bush and Obama administrations offers an irrefutable indictment of the mishandling of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program bailouts and the extreme degree to which our government officials—from both parties—served the interests of Wall Street at the expense of the public. From his first day on the job as the special inspector general in charge of overseeing the distribution of the bailout money, Neil Barofsky found that the officials at the Treasury Department in charge of the bailouts were in thrall to the interests of the big banks.

    Schulte says: "Must Read on Wall Street and TARP"
    "Wonder why the banks won and homeowners lost?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bailout to be better than the print version?

    If you've ever pondered that question, this book will give you the answer. The subtitle delivers on its promise though there is a lot of political infighting detail that's probably only interesting to those who deal in that world.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    A little too much irony in his voice


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me furious, and all the more appalled at the blinder-wearing WonderBoy and defender of concentrated wealth, Mr. Timothy Geitner. Few people could have served the oligarchy of self-interested bankers looking to screw ordinary citizens better than he did.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winter of the World: The Century Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4567)
    Performance
    (3837)
    Story
    (3845)

    Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

    Jimmy says: "Epic, Remarkable, Easy & Enjoyable!"
    "Gripping Epic Novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Winter of the World in three words, what would they be?

    History Made Fascinating


    What other book might you compare Winter of the World to and why?

    Like the War and Remembrance series by Herman Wouk, you get involved with characters who also teach you about history.


    What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

    Lee's range of accents - from English to Russian to German to American - is well executed, making it easy to follow who's saying what in the dialogue.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The sweep of history through the eyes of unforgettable characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.