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Rogue Trader

Narrated by: Andy Cresswell
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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This account describes how a 28-year-old from Watford, Nick Leeson, plunged Barings Bank into ruin. In 1994, Leeson seemed to be making the company millions of pounds a week, but he explains how the cover-up of a colleague's small error led to the crash of Britain's oldest merchant bank.

©2018 Nick Leeson (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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  • Karim B
  • 08-21-19

Could not stop listening!

It's an amazing story, well written and superbly narrated...I could not stop listening! I am French and had absolutely no difficulties in listening and understanding this incredible take.

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  • Nj3vans
  • 07-17-19

fascinating listen

really enjoyed this book, couldn't stop listening I wanted to know the next piece of the puzzle. recommended.

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  • A. Watson
  • 04-15-19

Really enjoyable

A really good book. Brutally honest and enough info to put the fear of god into anyone who tracks markets. I'll listen to this again.

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  • Preston Technical Ltd
  • 03-01-19

Only half the story

Having lived through the news stories of this in my younger days, and recently watched Nick Leeson on Big Brother, I was looking forwards to hearing about the after effects, his time in prison and how he put his life back together. Big problem, the book stop just as he is arrested. Obviously leaving enough to tell for a second book which is a bit annoying really.

The book is ok, but far to much technical financial language that I understood about 10% of!

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  • Paul
  • 10-13-18

At best it’s a good story

The best I can say is it is a good story. I found it to be a bit “not my fault” when in reality a crime of this magnitude can only be driven by greed and a sense of inferiority.
No matter how you look at it people lost investments through this crime in fact I’d imagine many lost everything but I don’t believe I ever heard an apology for his actions.