I don't know as I only have the audio.
Gutman. He had a focus and a moral code. He was persecuted solely because of his role as chairman.
Mooks Against the World.
The remarkable thing about this book is that the author seamlessly transitions between subjects, while the narrator does the same with the characters. This sets it apart from similar books like Boomerang, The Big Short, Too Big to Fail. And the characters are much more interesting.
I haven't read the print version, but sure enjoyed the narration.
I enjoyed the scene in which the (main) villain got what was coming to him.
I liked Hugh Pilaster and envisioned Hugh Grant playing him in a movie version, with Nicole Kidman playing the love of his life, Mazey Robinson..
That would have been difficult, but it always kept my attention.
My wife and I have listened to practically all of Ken Follett's books and were surprised when this turned out to be our favorite. We listened to it together in the car. We found ourselves making up excuses to get out or the house and into the car so that we could find out what happened next. As some reviewers have said, this is an excellent period piece. As another reviewer has said, it is somewhat predictable in the sense that it is a melodramatic morality play. The fun is in the "over the top" characters and their interactions against the backdrop of the British class system and Victorian England. The narrator did a wonderful job in bringing out each character, and particularly contrasting the South American, upper class, and Cockney accents. We were sorry to see this book end.
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