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The Enron story is beyond the average person's capability of understanding, myself included. This book allowed me to understand the actions that brought Enron down. The writing is excellent. It feels more like a novel than a nonfiction work. I highly recommend this to anyone that is interested in the Enron story, finance, accounting, and human nature.
I have listened to The Smartest Guys in the Room, and I can tell you that this book provides a much more subtle telling of the Enron tale than its more famous cousin. The major players are more human and, therefore, more believable in this narrative. I recommend it without reservation.
Not sure the answer to that question but the narration was top notch and complimented the flow of the story.
Not possible but this is a story and narrator that you will find yourself sitting in the driveway a few extra minutes to finish the chapter.
It is a whacked out true story that is entertaining. Best ENRON book out there. It is long. Very long but worth it. The story sticks with you and I found myself a year later listening to it again when I was needing listening material.
I almost gave up on this and I am glad I didn't. What the author did was incredible. Great story and great orator. I saw a doc on Enron and thought that might make this repetitive but no. I can't imagine any other book or doc coming close to this content.
I would recommend this to anyone who has an interest in business culture and how Enron literally changed the way business are today.
The performer does an excellent job of putting a vocal twist on each character.
Fascinating subject matter. I've read/listened too Smartest Guys in The Room and loved it, thought I'd try this for a different angle. The narration is awful. I've bought over 100 tiltles here on audible since I became a road warrior, and this is without a doubt the worst performance yet.
Nothing. Was that actually a human being? Thought for sure it was a speech synthesis machine. It is GREAT for inducing sleep though.
Incredibly researched and written account of Enron. I would venture to say this is the best non-fiction book I've ever listened to. It is written more like a novel and is very easy to listen to and follow. If you like a good scandal, you'll love this book!
This is a book I would recommend to anyone that is willing to listen. It captivates you from the very begining.
It was difficult to put down as soon as it got started.
When the numbers start flying, you have to be memorized! I was stuck in thought as to how something like this could fly by with none the wiser to the real motives of such crumby convoluted ideas.
The author does an excellent job unraveling this mystery and explaining it so everyone can understand. No special schooling needed for this book. Also have to give credit to the excellent narrator for this audio book. He makes it even more interesting.
Overall, my expectations were far surpassed and im very glad I had the opportunity to enjoy this book. It is a little lengthy but worth every minute.
The in-the-room experience that you typically don't get with non-fiction crime thrillers.
It feels genuine and thoroughly reconstructed.
Jeff Skilling was a particularly artful performance, from the high-powered successful corporate young gun to exhausted, pensive and depressed convict.
Corporate hubris and demise