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Maneesh

Johannesburg, South Africa | Member Since 2011

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  • The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Scott Patterson
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (434)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (184)

    In March 2006, the world's richest men sipped champagne in an opulent New York hotel. They were preparing to compete in a poker tournament with ­million-dollar stakes. At the card table that night was Peter Muller, who managed a fabulously successful hedge fund called PDT. With him was Ken Griffin, who was the tough-as-nails head of Citadel Investment Group. There, too, were Cliff Asness, the founder of the hedge fund AQR Capital Management, and Boaz Weinstein, king of the credit-default swap.

    D. Littman says: "perhaps the best book on the Quants"
    "Exceptional"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed every bit of the book. The content has been well researched and the story has been exceptionally well written. Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Dana Vachon
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Tommy Quinn has just landed the job of his dreams as an investment banker at J. S. Spenser, as well as the perfect girl, Frances Sloan, the daughter of one of New York's oldest moneyed families. As he travels from the most exclusive ballrooms to the stuffiest boardrooms, from the golf links to the bedrooms of Park Avenue - and from the debauched yacht of a Mexican billionaire to the Ritalin-strewn dorm room of his younger brother - he finds that the job and the girl are not what they once seemed.

    Kent M. Erickson says: "Stupid and unbelievable"
    "Good Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Mergers & Acquisitions in three words, what would they be?

    captivating interesting sweet


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It should not end so soon, was hoping there would be more.


    What about Kirby Heyborne’s performance did you like?

    Kirby was awesome. Sound like a real radio-play artist. Keeps the listener engaged.


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

    Not mergers and acquisitions


    Any additional comments?

    Overall a good story.

    Positives
    Interesting account of the Ibank world (Liar's Poker-ish)
    The active sequences were captivating

    Negatives
    Detailed description of parties and restaurant visits were a bit too much for me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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