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Carroll

Saratoga Springs, NY, United States

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  • House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By William Cohan
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (340)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (100)

    In March 2008, Bear Stearns, a swashbuckling 84-year-old financial institution, was forced to sell itself to JPMorgan Chase for an outrageously low price in a deal brokered by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who was desperately trying to prevent the impending catastrophic market crash. But mere months before, an industry-wide boom had "the Bear" clocking a record high stock price. How did a giant investment bank with $18 billion in cash on hand disappear in a mere 10 days?

    roberta Kane says: "Riveting, interesting, learned alot"
    "Great Book!"
    Overall

    This book read like a novel. Very well written. Once I started it, I didn't want to put it down. I am tempted to send a copy to President Obama, since I don't see the administration doing anything to re-regulate the financial industry. William Cohan did a great job of pulling this mess together into a coherent and compelling tale.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (7784)
    Performance
    (4507)
    Story
    (4493)

    Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

    Louis says: "Loved it and learned alot."
    "First Rate!!"
    Overall

    My wife and I listened to this all the way from NY to SC and back. It was terrific, and we both recommend it highly!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Renegade: The Making of a President

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Richard Wolffe
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    This book is the previously untold and epic story of how a political newcomer with no money and an alien name grew into the world's most powerful leader. But it is also a uniquely intimate portrait of the person behind the iconic posters and the Secret Service code name Renegade. Drawing on a dozen unplugged interviews, as well as 21 months covering his campaign as it traveled from coast to coast, Richard Wolffe answers the simple yet enduring question about Barack Obama: Who is he?

    Carl says: "Insights into the greatest Presidential Campaign"
    "Renegade is Excellent"
    Overall

    I don't always know what to expect with these types of books, but "Renegade" is first rate.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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