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Sergiu P.

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  • The Quants

  • How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It
  • By: Scott Patterson
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589

In March 2006, the world's richest men sipped champagne in an opulent New York hotel. They were preparing to compete in a poker tournament with ­million-dollar stakes. At the card table that night was Peter Muller, who managed a fabulously successful hedge fund called PDT. With him was Ken Griffin, who was the tough-as-nails head of Citadel Investment Group. There, too, were Cliff Asness, the founder of the hedge fund AQR Capital Management, and Boaz Weinstein, king of the credit-default swap.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • perhaps the best book on the Quants

  • By D. Littman on 04-14-10

Too many acronyms and numbers thrown left and right

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-19

I was expecting a story and it started like one, however 90% of the book, to be in the same spirit ad the story itself, is consisted of just throwing numbers left and right which are meaningless.

  • Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market - Scholar's Edition

  • By: Murray N. Rothbard
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 81

Murray N. Rothbard's great treatise, Man, Economy, and State, and its complementary text, Power and Market, are here combined into a single audiobook edition as they were written to be. It provides a sweeping presentation of Austrian economic theory, a reconstruction of many aspects of that theory, a rigorous criticism of alternative schools, and an inspiring look at a science of liberty that concerns nearly everything and should concern everyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Austrian Economics

  • By Greek Samiotis on 04-13-16

Hard to listen to

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-16

Sure, it's for a highly educated listener but still it is incredibly hard to follow.

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