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    • How to Speak Money

    • What the Money People Say - and What It Really Means
    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 230
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 204

    How to Speak Money reveals how the language of money is often a tool to conceal and mislead; he explains hundreds of common economic terms, from GDP to the IMF, amortization to securitization to collateralized debt obligation; and he argues that we all need to speak money lest those who do write the financial rules for themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Broker! I hardly hedged her.

    • By James on 03-02-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • I.O.U.

    • Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay
    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    The wildest story in the world these days is not fiction; it's what's really happening all around us as the world's global economy has gone into freefall. How did we get here? What does it all mean? How could so many smart people be so dumb and believe their own hype? Accessibly, cleverly, and with mordant humor, journalist John Lanchester trots the globe in search of the answers to these questions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Economics for dummies

    • By R. Sippel on 04-18-12
    • Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay
    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 01-22-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Capital

    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 166

    It’s 2008, and things are falling apart: Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers are going under, and the residents of Pepys Road, London - a banker and his shopaholic wife, an old woman dying of a brain tumor and her graffiti-artist grandson, Pakistani shop owners and a shadowy refugee who works as the meter maid, the young soccer star from Senegal and his minder - are receiving anonymous postcards reading "We Want What You Have." Who is behind it? What do they want?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful characters, great story

    • By Lynda Rands on 10-16-12

    Regular price: $34.99

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    • Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay
    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Iris
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In 2000, the total GDP of Earth was $36 trillion. At the start of 2007 it was $70 trillion. Today that growth has gone suddenly and sharply into decline. John Lanchester travels with a cast of characters - including reckless bankers, snoozing regulators, complacent politicians, predatory lenders, credit-drunk spendthrifts, and innocent bystanders, to understand deeply and genuinely what is happening and why we feel the way we do.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Capital

    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the Capital. Each house has seen its fair share of first steps and last breaths, and plenty of laughter in between. Today, through each letterbox along this ordinary street drops a card with a simple message: We Want What You Have.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Long story with a quick unexpected end.

    • By Kate on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $23.17

    • Fragrant Harbour

    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: David Yip
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Tom Stewart leaves England just before the Great Depression to seek his fortune and find it running Hong Kong's best hotel. Sister Maria is a beautiful, uncompromising Chinese nun whom Stewart meets on the boat out from England; their friendship spans decades and changes both their lives. Dawn Stone is an English journalist who becomes the public face of money and power and big business. And Matthew Ho is a Chinese entrepreneur facing difficulties and opportunities in the twenty-first century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, entertaining and informative

    • By Hilary on 01-27-14

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Family Romance

    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: John Lanchester
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Family Romance is a beautifully written memoir in which John Lanchester joins the dots of his parents' history, their extraordinary secrets, and the shape of their shared life. From his grandparents' beginnings in rural Ireland and colonial Rhodesia, Lanchester navigates through his parents' lives: his father Bill's devastating war-time separation from his parents; his mother Julia's tragic first love, her decision to become a nun, and her adoption of a new identity.

    Regular price: $20.88

    • The New Yorker (June 25, 2007)

    • By: Jeffrey Toobin, William Finnegan, Dana Goodyear, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    "Five to Four" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Monument" by William Finnegan; "Boy with Dog" by Dana Goodyear; "A Drug on the Market" by James Surowiecki; "The General's Report" by Seymour Hersh; "The Naked and the Dead" by John Lanchester; "Dead in the Water" by Nancy Franklin; and "Discoveries" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Kapital

    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Frank Arnold
    • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Großstadtleben in Zeiten der Finanzkrise: Jedes Haus in der Südlondoner Pepys Road hat viel Glück, Liebe und Leid gesehen. Anhand der Leben der Bewohner dieser mehr oder weniger normalen Straße zeichnet John Lanchester ein hochaktuelles Panorama unserer Gegenwart. Alles geht seinen gewohnten Gang, bis an einem ganz normalen Tag bei den stolzen Eigenheimbesitzern dieser Straße eine merkwürdige Nachricht im Briefkasten liegt: "Wir wollen, was ihr habt."

    Regular price: $26.81

    • The New Yorker, August 5th 2013 (Jeffrey Toobin, Gary Shteyngart, John Lanchester)

    • By: Jeffrey Toobin, Gary Shteyngart, John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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    "Motown Down", by John Cassidy; "Still Packing", by Larissa MacFarquhar; "Daughters of Texas", by Jeffrey Toobin; "O.K., Glass", by Gary Shteyngart; "1979 And All That", by John Lanchester; "All My Sons", by James Wood; and "Young and Restless", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, June 7th, 2010 (John Lanchester, Larry Doyle, Jeffrey Eugenides)

    • By: John Lanchester, Larry Doyle, Jeffrey Eugenides
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    "Learning by Degrees", by Rebecca Mead; "Party Games", by John Lanchester; "National Defense", by Hampton Sides; "Hot Wings: Notes on My Next Best-Seller", by Larry Doyle; and "Extreme Solitude", by Jeffrey Eugenides.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Mr Phillips

    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mr Phillips wakes on the morning of July 31st in his modest, nearly mortgage-free home, in the bed he has contentedly shared with his wife of 30 years - though to be honest, at night he lies beside her and dreams of other women. He's ready to face another ordinary day. Except that for Mr Phillips, it is not an ordinary day, for on July 28th, he was summarily sacked. Nonetheless, he rises at his usual hour and prepares himself as he has done his entire working life for the office he no longer has.

    Regular price: $15.17

    • The New Yorker, June 18th 2012 (Ryan Lizza, Jill Lepore, John Lanchester)

    • By: Ryan Lizza, Jill Lepore, John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs
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    "Greece vs. The Rest", by John Lanchester; "Fluid Ounces", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "The Second Term", by Ryan Lizza; "Benched", by Jill Lepore; and "That’s Life", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95