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  • The Housing Boom and Bust

  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

There was no single, dramatic event that set the current financial crisis off. A whole series of very questionable decisions by many people, in many places, over a period of years, built up the pressures that led to a sudden collapse of the housing market and of financial institutions that began to fall like dominoes as a result of investing in securities based on housing prices. This book is designed to unravel the tangled threads of that story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inciteful Non partisan blame

  • By Adolphe on 08-04-09

Thomas Sowell on point again

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-17

Very interesting. I recommend this book and author. Clear and logical explanation of every topic covered.

  • The Flatiron

  • The New York Landmark and the Incomparable City That Arose with It
  • By: Alice Sparberg Alexiou
  • Narrated by: A. Savalas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

Critics hated it. The public feared it would topple over. Passersby were knocked down by the winds. But even before it was completed, the Flatiron Building had become an unforgettable part of New York City. The Flatiron Building was built by the Chicago-based Fuller Company - a group founded by George Fuller, "the father of the skyscraper" - to be their New York headquarters. The company's president, Harry Black, was never able to make the public call the Flatiron the Fuller Building, however. In The Flatiron, Alice Sparberg Alexiou chronicles not just the story of the building but the heady times in New York at the dawn of the 20th century.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you, Audible, for producing this

  • By Philip Keay on 04-01-17

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-15

I feel as though this is a good book to listen to for anyone who is involved in real estate or construction

  • The Financier

  • By: Theodore Dreiser
  • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

This powerful novel explores the dynamics of the financial world during the Civil War and after the stock market panic caused by the Chicago fire. Frank Cowperwood, a ruthlessly domineering wheeler-dealer, experiences both the heights and the depths of the financial world, always with his loving mistress championing his every move.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do read

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-15-15

Do read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-15

If you are an ambitious hardworking individual this will be a pleasure to listen to. It seems there are not many books like this.