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    • The Smartest Guys in the Room

    • By: Bethany McLean
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 930
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    The definitive volume on Enron's amazing rise and scandalous fall, from an award-winning team of Fortune investigative reporters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent book, but with a missing chapter

    • By Augustus T. White on 03-07-12

    Regular price: $42.00

    • All the Devils Are Here

    • By: Bethany McLean, Joe Nocera
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 732
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 440

    As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue? On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers? According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, the real answer is all of the above-and more. Many devils helped bring hell to the economy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By ecl on 11-19-10

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Shaky Ground

    • The Strange Saga of the US Mortgage Giants
    • By: Bethany McLean
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    In 2008 the US Treasury put Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into a life-support state known as "conservatorship" to prevent their failure - and worldwide economic chaos. The two companies, which were always controversial, have become a battleground. Today, Fannie and Freddie are profitable again but still in conservatorship. Their profits are being redirected toward reducing the federal deficit, which leaves them with no buffer should they suffer losses again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Details on the Culture and History of the GSEs

    • By Jose on 10-15-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Saudi America

    • The Truth About Fracking and How It's Changing the World
    • By: Bethany McLean
    • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The technology of fracking in shale rock - particularly in the Permian Basin in Texas - has transformed America into the world's top producer of both oil and natural gas. The US is expected to be "energy independent" and a "net exporter" in less than a decade, a move that will upend global politics, destabilize Saudi Arabia, crush Russia's chokehold over Europe, and finally bolster American power again. Or will it? Investigative journalist and bestselling author Bethany McLean digs deep into the cycles of boom and bust that has plagued the American oil industry for the past decade....

    Regular price: $14.00