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Carey Patrick Ryan

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  • By: Ben Mezrich
  • Narrated by: Ben Mezrich
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

This is the startling rags-to-riches story of an Italian-American kid from the streets of Brooklyn who claws his way into the wild, frenetic world of the oil exchange. After conquering the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School, he enters the testosterone-laced warrens of the Merc Exchange, the asylumlike oil exchange located in lower Manhattan.

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  • Another interesting story...

  • By Carey Patrick Ryan on 11-27-07

Another interesting story...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-07

I have read all of Mezrich's non-fiction, and this is another along the same lines as Ugly Americans, BDTH etc and is an interesting listen. I would probably review the book higher than the audio version though - Mezrich reads this like he is rereading it to himself to make sure everything makes sense (or maybe he is rushing through it). I think the book would be better served by a professional narrator. It is worth buying though, and I look forward to more of the same from one of my favorite authors.

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