Now headed for the silver screen, the film adaptation of The Informant is directed by Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh, with Matt Damon set to portray Mark Whitacre, the executive who wore a wire for the FBI as they tried to bring down corporate giant Archer Daniels Midland - but whose dark secrets and hidden agenda threatened to unravel one of the largest price-fixing cases in history.
©2009 Kurt Eichenwald; (P)2009 Random House
"The Informant is superb reporting in the service of a great story, one with the drama and suspense of a Le Carré novel. Set squarely in the American heartland, delving into the inner sanctum of a global corporation, it explores the shifting boundaries of truth and deception, loyalty and betrayal. It is a remarkable achievement." (James B. Stewart, author of Den of Thieves)
First, I avoid abridged audio books. They more often than not listen like "cut and paste." This is not the case with this edition of The Informant. It is well written, a fine abridgment, and Arthur Morey is up to his usual performance.
Otherwise, this is the story of a ADM "Supermarket to the World" employee who blows the wistle on price fixing. It is informative, exciting, and a unfortunate story of one man's experience.
It is well worth the listener's time.
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