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  • King of Capital

  • The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone
  • By: John E. Morris, David Carey
  • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 285

The financial establishment---banks and investment bankers, such as Citigroup, Bear Stearns, Lehman, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley---were the cowboys, recklessly assuming risks, leveraging up to astronomical levels, and driving the economy to the brink of disaster.

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  • Great Story Ruined by Monotone Reading

  • By Marc on 04-23-13

Can't make it through

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-12

Would you try another book from John E. Morris and David Carey and/or George K. Wilson?

I'm not sure who thought it would be a good idea to have the reader for this book, but it was an incredibly bad idea. This will an audible first for me, but I've decided to not continue wit this book because I just can't follow the reader. He speaks in an incredibly slow cadence like he's telling some kind of fairy tale. He should not be narrating business books.

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