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  • Wall Street: A History, Updated Edition | Charles R. Geisst

    Wall Street: A History, Updated Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Charles R. Geisst
    • Narrated By Stephen McLaughlin
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    Wall Street is an unending source of legend - and nightmares. It is a universal symbol of both the highest aspirations of economic prosperity and the basest impulses of greed and deception. Charles R. Geisst's Wall Street is at once a chronicle of the street itself - from the days when the wall was merely a defensive barricade built by Peter Stuyvesant - and an engaging economic history of the United States, a tale of profits and losses, enterprising spirits, and key figures that transformed America into the most powerful economy in the world.

    PHIL says: "Many books in one; best linking of stories, eras"
  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Succesful Investing | Burton Malkiel

    A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Succesful Investing

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Burton Malkiel
    • Narrated By Kerin McCue
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    More than a million copies of this indispensible investment classic have been sold since its first publication. This fresh version is completely revised by author Burton G. Malkiel to reflect modern financial concerns and trends.

    ike9898 says: "enlightening, but parts are hard to listen to"
  • The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall | Mary Elise Sarotte

    The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mary Elise Sarotte
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
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    The Berlin Wall was erected in 1961 to end all traffic between the city’s two halves: the democratic west and the communist east. The iconic symbol of a divided Europe, the Wall became a focus of western political pressure on East Germany; as Ronald Reagan’s famously said in a 1987 speech in Berlin, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

    Martin Omander says: "Great blow-by-blow description of what happened"
  • One Up On Wall Street | Peter Lynch

    One Up On Wall Street

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Peter Lynch
    • Narrated By Peter Lynch
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    Peter Lynch, one of the most successful investors of all time, shows you how to use what you already know to make money in the market. You'll discover why smart money is not so smart - and why you may be a better stock picker than the pros, how to follow your hunches and back them up with facts, how to disregard reports on the economy and pick your own time to buy and sell, and how to determine which types of stocks are right for you. Lynch is the former manager of the $9 billion Fidelity Magellan Fund, where he earned investors a $190,000 return on a $10,000 investment.

    Ken says: "Learning a lot."
  • The Wall Street Journal on Audible.com 1-Month Subscription | The Wall Street Journal

    The Wall Street Journal on Audible.com 1-Month Subscription

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    • By The Wall Street Journal
    • Narrated By The Wall Street Journal
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    Here's a creative way to make the best use of your morning commute: listen to The Wall Street Journal. Each morning, you'll get the must-hear stories from the Journal's front page, as well as the most popular columns and briefings from Marketplace, Money & Investing, and more. And, every Friday, you'll get a bonus delivery: features, columns, and reviews from the Weekend Journal.

    Casey says: "Pretty Good, but could be Great"
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition) | Jordan Belfort

    The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jordan Belfort
    • Narrated By Eric Meyers
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    By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited at home and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king, here, in Jordan Belfort's own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called the Wolf of Wall Street.

    Elisabeth says: "My most inthralling listen in a while"
  • The Wall Street Journal on Audible.com 12-Month Subscription | The Wall Street Journal

    The Wall Street Journal on Audible.com 12-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr)
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    Here's a creative way to make the best use of your morning commute: listen to The Wall Street Journal. Each morning, you'll get the must-hear stories from the Journal's front page, as well as the most popular columns and briefings from Marketplace, Money & Investing, and more. And, every Friday, you'll get a bonus delivery: features, columns, and reviews from the Weekend Journal.

    Pete says: "It has been about 5 months into my subscription."
  • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt | Michael Lewis

    Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
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    Michael Lewis returns to the financial world to give listeners a ringside seat as the biggest news story in years prepares to hit Wall Street....

    Darwin8u says: "Making the system deliver on its promise."
  • The Door in the Wall | Marguerite De Angeli

    The Door in the Wall

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Marguerite De Angeli
    • Narrated By Roger Rees
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    Ever since he can remember, Robin, son of Sir John de Bureford, has been told what is expected of him as the son of a nobleman. He must learn the ways of knighthood. But Robin's destiny is changed in one stroke when he falls ill and loses the use of his legs. Fearing a plague, his servants abandon him and Robin is left alone.

    lhb says: "Delightful!"
  • Within These Walls | Ania Ahlborn

    Within These Walls

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ania Ahlborn
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
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    With his marriage on the rocks and his life in shambles, washed-up true-crime writer Lucas Graham is desperate for a comeback, one more shot at the best-selling success he once enjoyed. His chance comes when he's promised exclusive access to death row inmate Jeffrey Halcomb, the notorious cult leader and mass murderer who's ready to break his silence after 30 years, and who contacted Lucas personally from his maximum-security cell.

    Josh says: "Oh, Lou..."
  • The Wolf of Wall Street | Jordan Belfort

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jordan Belfort
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale
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    In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. Now, in this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent.

    wowziewoo says: "Way too Abridged!"
  • Where Are the Customers' Yachts?: or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street | Fred Schwed Jr.,Peter Arno

    Where Are the Customers' Yachts?: or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Fred Schwed Jr., Peter Arno
    • Narrated By Mark Moseley
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    Humorous and entertaining, this book exposes the folly and hypocrisy of Wall Street. The title refers to a story about a visitor to New York who admired the yachts of the bankers and brokers. Naively, he asked where all the customers' yachts were? Of course, none of the customers could afford yachts, even though they dutifully followed the advice of their bankers and brokers. Full of wise contrarian advice and offering a true look at the world of investing, in which brokers get rich while their customers go broke.

    Joe says: "Not clever enough"
  • The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers | Harry Bernstein

    The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Harry Bernstein
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    This enchanting true story, written when the author was 93, is a moving tale of working-class life, the social divide, and forbidden love on the eve of the first World War. The narrow street on which Harry grew up appeared identical to countless other working-class English neighborhoods, except for the invisible wall that ran down the center of the street, dividing the Jewish families on one side from the Christians on the other.

    An Avid Reader says: "A Powerful Tale"
  • Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street | John Brooks

    Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Brooks
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
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    What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.

    Skipp says: "Little dated but relevant"
  • The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls

    The Glass Castle: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jeannette Walls
    • Narrated By Jeannette Walls
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    Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

    Elisabeth says: "Like peeping through your fingers at a car wreck"
  • The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tale of Spectacular Excess | Turney Duff

    The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tale of Spectacular Excess

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Turney Duff
    • Narrated By Turney Duff
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    A remarkable writing debut, filled with indelible moments, The Buy Side shows as no book ever has the rewards – and dizzying temptations – of making a living on the Street.

    Courtney says: "Fascinating, honest tale of life on the "Street""
  • Catching the Wolf of Wall Street: More Incredible True Stories of Fortunes, Schemes, Parties, and Prison | Jordan Belfort

    Catching the Wolf of Wall Street: More Incredible True Stories of Fortunes, Schemes, Parties, and Prison

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jordan Belfort
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
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    In this astounding account, Wall Street's notorious bad boy - and original million-dollar-a-month stock chopper - leads us through a drama worthy of The Sopranos, from his early rise to power to the FBI raid on his estate to the endless indictments at his arrest, to his deal with a bloodthirsty prosecutor to rat on his oldest friends and colleagues - while they were doing the same.

    Rachel says: "The change in narrators is unbearable."
  • The Walls Around Us | Nova Ren Suma

    The Walls Around Us

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Nova Ren Suma
    • Narrated By Georgia King, Sandy Rustin
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    The Walls Around Us introduces Violet, a dancer on the cusp of stardom, and Amber, who's been jailed in a juvenile detention home for years. Tying them together is the home's long-dead Orianna, who holds the key to dark mysteries.

  • Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel | Jeannette Walls

    Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jeannette Walls
    • Narrated By Jeannette Walls
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    Jeannette Walls's memoir The Glass Castle was "nothing short of spectacular" (Entertainment Weekly). Now, in Half Broke Horses, she brings us the story of her grandmother, told in a first-person voice that is authentic, irresistible, and triumphant.

    Kathryn says: "A BETTER BOOK THAN "THE GLASS CASTLE""
  • Memory Wall: Stories | Anthony Doerr

    Memory Wall: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Anthony Doerr
    • Narrated By Louis Changchien, Jennifer Ikeda, Lisette Lecat, and others
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    Anthony Doerr, a Guggenheim Fellow, has had his fiction honored with three O. Henry Prizes and the Rome Prize, among other accolades. This collection’s titular story won the National Magazine Award for Fiction, and each poignant tale touches in some way on the elusiveness of memory and on humans’ daily interactions with fleeting - and not so fleeting - remembrances.

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