We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Ghosts of Manhattan: A Novel | [Douglas Brunt]

Ghosts of Manhattan: A Novel

It’s 2005. Nick Farmer is a 35-year-old bond trader with Bear Stearns clearing seven figures a year. The novelty of a work-related nightlife centering on liquor, hookers, and cocaine has long since worn thin, though Nick remains keenly addicted to his annual bonus. But the lifestyle is taking a toll on his marriage and on him.
Regular Price:$22.63
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

A wryly comic, first-person debut novel offering a withering view of life on Wall Street from the perspective of an unhappy insider who is too hooked on the money to find a way out, even as his career is ruining his marriage and corroding his soul.

It’s 2005. Nick Farmer is a 35-year-old bond trader with Bear Stearns clearing seven figures a year. The novelty of a work-related nightlife centering on liquor, hookers, and cocaine has long since worn thin, though Nick remains keenly addicted to his annual bonus. But the lifestyle is taking a toll on his marriage and on him.

When a nerdy analyst approaches him with apocalyptic prognostications of where Bear’s high-flying mortgage-backed securities trading may lead, Nick is presented with the kind of ethical dilemma he’s spent a lifetime avoiding. Throw in a hot financial journalist who seems to be more interested in him than in the percolating financial armageddon and the prospect that his own wife may have found a new romantic interest of her own, and you have the recipe for Nick’s personal and professional implosion.

By turns hilarious and harrowing, Ghosts of Manhattan follows a winning but flawed character as he struggles to find the right path in a complicated urban heart of darkness.

©2012 Douglas Brunt (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.6 (14 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
3.5 (14 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.0 (14 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    JoAnn PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, United States 02-06-14
    JoAnn PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, United States 02-06-14 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved this book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book to a friend. The narrator was great--best I've ever heard. The main character was complex and interesting.


    Which character – as performed by George Newbern – was your favorite?

    Nick, of course.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ANGELA Allen, TX, United States 04-17-13
    ANGELA Allen, TX, United States 04-17-13 Member Since 2011

    Wife, Entrepreneur, Amateur Mixologist, Artist, Pet Owner & Proud Texan...With more time I’d be a Veterinarian & Chef.

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Too Light"
    Would you try another book from Douglas Brunt and/or George Newbern?

    No


    What could Douglas Brunt have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Provide new insights about Wall Street..Funny yuppie conversations and insecurities were just not enough to define a plot.


    What three words best describe George Newbern’s voice?

    clear, pleasant, familiar


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Ghosts of Manhattan?

    NA-needed to add


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-2 of 2 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.