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  • Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Wall Street Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Greg Smith
    • Narrated By Greg Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (246)

    On March 14, 2012, more than three million people read Greg Smith's bombshell op-ed in the New York Times titled Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs. The column immediately went viral, became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter, and drew passionate responses from former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, legendary General Electric CEO Jack Welch, and New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg. Mostly, though, it hit a nerve among the general public who question the role of Wall Street in society - and the callous "take-the-money-and-run" mentality that brought the world economy to its knees a few short years ago.

    Michael Moore says: "Engaging Story; Raises Highly Important Issues"
    "Very scary for the individual investor!"
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    Performance
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    If you could sum up Why I Left Goldman Sachs in three words, what would they be?

    A true wake up call. This industry needs serious reform.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Greg does an amazing job of describing what the big investment firms are all about. There is such a serious conflict of interest but their lobbyist are so strong that you wonder if the "boys club" can be taken down.


    What three words best describe Greg Smith’s voice?

    Great narrator


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

    Corruption in the financial industry


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7067)
    Performance
    (5016)
    Story
    (5005)

    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
    "OUTSTANDING!"
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    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Kitchen House in three words, what would they be?

    I don't normally like/read stories from the 1800's but this book is riveting! I had to keep charging my ipod so that I could finish listening to it. At the end of the story the author explains how she came to write the book--very interesting read!


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