That's my reaction after listening to this book. It is one of the finest audio books of all time, and one of my top 3 books in general. If there was a rating better than 5 stars, this book deserves it. As an audio book I feel its also important to give the reader credit as well. Stephen Hoye's skilled narration, use of accent and sense of pace brought the novel to life. A more passionate, compelling book you'll not find.
I found this book informative and deeply disturbing. It very clearly gives you the exact details of how Wall Street screwed the American public. Moreover, the author was able to clearly describe the financial instruments that were involved in the recession we currently find ourselves in. I wonder why the main stream media didn't/couldn't do the same (ok, not really..). At the end of the day, we should charge, convict, and jail most of the bond traders and Sr. leadership at Goldman-Sachs, Lehman, HSBC, Morgan-Stanley and all the others involved in the creation of Sub-prime mortgage backed securities, CDO's, CDS's, etc.
While I did find some parts were a bit slow, on the whole I did like the book. Richard Feynman clearly conveys his joy and passion for learning, not to mention his joy for life. His numerous stories also bring a smile to your face at level of mischievousness he was able to reach.
I was a regular watcher of Dennis' show over the years and came to look forward to his rants. For me, however, it's different listening to them back-to-back-to-back. For the most part, each rant is funny. Several taken collectively during a commute is just too much. I got bored listening to them.
This is interview is only somewhat interesting. If you're looking for an interview where Lance speaks candidly about the tour and cycling, etc. -- this isn't it. While I do find Robin Williams very funny, his style doesn't work for me here. He style overwhelms his guest and we hear more from Robin and not enough from Lance.
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