Being a financial advisor to individuals, this 'exciting' side of the business has always fascinated me. I am so far removed from it but in many ways envy the lifestyle. Listening to this story allows you to live vicariously thru Turney's ups and downs without the ramifications. Kind of like a Wall Street fraternity party that went too far. In the end I have to say I'd recommend The Buy Side for a truly quick read/listen.
Although there were a few interesting tidbits I did not know, there were not enough to keep me thoroughly entertained. Would have to say "skip it" unless you are huge fan of these players.
If you grew up or are familiar with the Connors, Borg, McEnroe era you will not be disappointed. Hearing his side of things actually made me a Connors fan whereas I grew up siding with McEnroe and his temper tantrums. Highly recommend.
Have to say this was my first Stephen King book and I DID enjoy it. He does a great job painting a picture of the past and I felt like I knew the characters. I also enjoyed the narration. My hangup is that it seemed several hours too long.
This story moved so slow (and I play these at 1 1/2 times speed) that I never finished it. I just never got to the point where I cared about the characters and found myself wishing it would end so I could move on to my next book.
I keep trying Grisham because he wrote my favorite book of all-time in "The Firm" but this one may have ended my loyalty.
Have to say I'm a fan of Colin's so agreeing with his realistic rather than glossed over views of sports (and life) is not an issue. Guess there were just too many subjects that I did not care about so I fast forwarded thru several chapters. The ones I did listen to were classic Colin and very intuitive. Not sure if I can recommend unless you are unfamiliar with his radio show. In that case I think it can open your eyes to another viewpoint from a sports 'insider'.
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