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Jeffrey

Mountain Lakes, NJ, United States

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  • Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Neil Barofsky
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (155)

    An insider of both the Bush and Obama administrations offers an irrefutable indictment of the mishandling of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program bailouts and the extreme degree to which our government officials—from both parties—served the interests of Wall Street at the expense of the public. From his first day on the job as the special inspector general in charge of overseeing the distribution of the bailout money, Neil Barofsky found that the officials at the Treasury Department in charge of the bailouts were in thrall to the interests of the big banks.

    Schulte says: "Must Read on Wall Street and TARP"
    "Sanctimonious Ramblings"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Bailout? What did you like least?

    Internal audit can perform a valuable function. The author came across as a bitter sole who confused audit with strategy and big picture with process control. A very valuable function to have in place, particularly given the size of dollars involved. But the author seems to confuse his function with the vision and actions (sometimes wrong or misguided) that were taken in the midst of a crisis. All in all, a waste of time spent listening to this.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Neil Barofsky again?

    No


    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Quicksilver: Book One of The Baroque Cycle

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble, Kevin Pariseau, Neal Stephenson
    Overall
    (1634)
    Performance
    (903)
    Story
    (929)

    In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe -- in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight.

    David says: "Be aware of what you're getting into"
    "Characters"
    Overall

    Quicksilver introduces a wildly diverse set of characters that bring the period to life. Part historical fiction, part a character play. A great intro to the series

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tyrannosaur Canyon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    Overall
    (984)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (280)

    What fire bolt from the galactic dark shattered the Earth eons ago, and now hides in that remote cleft in the southwest U.S. known as Tyrannosaur Canyon?

    Peggy says: "A pleasure to listen to"
    "light"
    Overall

    For those who find Michael Crichton to have too much depth. Entertaining story-line, though

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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