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  • On the Brink

  • Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System
  • By: Henry M. Paulson
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

From the man who was in the very middle of this perfect economic storm, On the Brink is Paulson's fast-paced retelling of the key decisions that had to be made with lightning speed. Paulson puts the listener in the room for all the intense moments as he addressed urgent market conditions, weighed critical decisions, and debated policy and economic considerations with of all the notable players.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Depth than "Too Big to Fail"

  • By Michael Moore on 02-22-10

A good complement to Too Big to Fail

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-10

I listened to this as a follow up to Too Big to Fail and did not have much expectation. I was pleasantly surprised. This book provided an in depth view from inside the government. I came away feeling that Hank, Ben and Tim all were trying their best in a situation that kept blind siding them with new problems. It was like the proverbial snowball going downhill. I came away glad that they were in their roles and that they were willing to take chances with big solutions. It will be interesting to see how history judges their actions. We will need to remember that others took over and subsequent decisions may have created different outcomes than originally planned at the time of the original decisions.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Too Big to Fail

  • The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System - and Themselves
  • By: Andrew Ross Sorkin
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286

A real-life thriller about the most tumultuous period in America's financial history by an acclaimed New York Times reporter. Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true, behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Revealing

  • By Laura on 01-11-10

Too Important to Ignore

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-10

For those that are interested in gaining an understanding of what really happened and how close our economy came to collapsing this is a must read. It goes way past the headlines and populist rantings to the facts and does it in a very interesting format. You do feel like you were there.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful