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    • The Smartest Guys in the Room

    • The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron
    • By: Bethany McLean
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 992
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 990

    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
    • Past is prologue

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-11-10

    Regular price: $42.00

    • All the Devils Are Here

    • The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis
    • By: Bethany McLean, Joe Nocera
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 798
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500

    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

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read Peter Zeihan First "The Absent Superpower"

    • By David on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $14.00

    • 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 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bethany McLean is Queen

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-18-18

    Regular price: $14.95