An 8 on a 1-10 scale. The last third of the book makes more sense of the financial system and what regulators were trying to do about the crisis than everything else I have read on the subject. An excellent and objective job of explaining things and debunking a lot of the myth and misinformation that surrounds the financial crisis.
At The Center of the Storm by George Tenant. A book written by one of the insiders tasked with managing a terrible time in America.
ANYBODY. Geithner should have read the opening and closing segments but nothing more.
Seriously, Boyd Gaines, Paul Boehmer.
I have listened to 175 Audible books according to my log. This might be the worst audio quality of the whole lot. The sound level comes and goes. Geithner's voice sounds different, like he just woke from a nap and used a different microphone, within a single brief passage. Mispronounced words that he himself wrote. He leaves out the first consonant in a lot of words so it was an effort to understand what he was saying
I really suggest doing it over with a professional reader.
I read Isaacon's biography of Benjamin Franklin in print and found it sterile and too exhaustive. The soul of the man was buried in too many meaningless details for the reader to endure. He has done the same overwrought thing to Jobs. Combine that with this really awful reader and it's mess. I suggest reading the hard copy.
Interesting - Jobs didn't wear shoes or bathe a lot.
Least interesting - just about everything else. What a disappointment.
I will run screaming for the door the next time I hear the guy's voice. Maybe it was bad microphones, maybe he's going through puberty. The tonal quality of his voice is indescribably awful. He sounds like a 7th grader having a bad day. Did he get paid for this?
No. Most people know the products but not the guy. He was very successful but a bit creepy and was only personally a cult figure within a small circle. The Facebook\Oprah\WWF culture that buys movie tickets won't be interested.
Keanu Reeves could play the part.
I have listened to over a hundred books in the last few years and it's an accomplishment to be the worst. This is tied for worst with Zbiegnew Brzezinski reading his own book Second Chance.
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