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  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,401

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

Amazing Elon!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-15

5 more Elon's and we could solve all of our transportation problems. Amazing book! Steve Jobs is interesting but not even close to Mr. Musk. I live in San Francisco and I would love to give Elon control of BART and Muni and have him fix the entire system. This is a great man who knows how to build the impossible.

  • The Lost Bank

  • The Story of Washington Mutual - The Biggest Bank Failure in American History
  • By: Kirsten Grind
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

During the most dizzying days of the financial crisis, Washington Mutual, a bank with hundreds of billions of dollars in its coffers, suffered a crippling bank run. The story of its final, brutal collapse in the autumn of 2008, and its controversial sale to JPMorgan Chase, is an astonishing account of how one bank lost itself to greed and mismanagement, and how the entire financial industry - and even the entire country - lost its way as well. Kirsten Grind’s The Lost Bank is a magisterial and gripping account of these events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad and Angry by Turn

  • By Johnnie Walker on 07-24-12

Great book, sad story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-15

I loved the book and the performance was great. I'll never forget the name, "killinger" and it will always remind me of this crazy period in history. It's amazing how he was allowed to ruin a great company. I feel sorry for the people who lost their jobs (not the mortgage team) and all the people who lost their savings in Washington Mutual stock. I live in California and throughout the book I kept thinking how happy I was with my fixed mortgage.

  • Trading Bases

  • A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball (Not Necessarily in That Order)
  • By: Joe Peta
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

An ex-Wall Street trader improved on Moneyball’s famed sabermetrics to place bets that would beat the Vegas odds on Major League Baseball games - with a 41 percent return in his first year. Trading Bases explains how he did it. After the fall of Lehman Brothers, Joe Peta was out of a job. He found a new one but lost that, too, when an ambulance mowed him down. In search of a way to cheer himself up while he recuperated, Peta started watching baseball again. That’s when inspiration hit: Why not apply his outstanding risk-analysis skills to improve on sabermetrics, the method made famous by Moneyball?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating book, but buy the print version.

  • By Cameron on 04-18-16

Entertaining & Informative!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-15

This is an excellent book. It's fascinating to hear how the author combined his love of the game and his experience from Wall Street to profit by gambling on baseball. I love baseball and I'm not opposed to gambling on sports. I've never bet on baseball, partly because I didn't understand how it worked. The book explains in great detail about betting baseball and how it's very possible to use data to gain an edge. There are chapters that go over various odds and statistics for each team. I found those sections a little boring in the audiobook format but I'm sure they were great on paper. Still overalls it's an awesome book and the narrator did a great job.

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  • Street Freak

  • Money and Madness at Lehman Brothers
  • By: Jared Dillian
  • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

When Jared Dillian joined Lehman Brothers in 2001, he fulfilled a life-long dream to make it on Wall Street - but he had no idea how close to the edge the job would take him. Like Michael Lewis' classic Liar's Poker, Jared Dillian's Street Freak takes listeners behind the scenes of the legendary Lehman Brothers, exposing its outrageous and often hilarious corporate culture.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought

  • By Jamie Lunde on 09-16-15

Loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-15

I thoroughly enjoyed Street Freak. Great story, well written, informative and entertaining. Dillian does a great job bringing you into his world as he advances his trading career at Lehman. Excellent narration, especially the trading sequences.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful