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    • The Fifth Risk

    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,438
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276

    "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’ brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awkward and Disappointing

    • By Amit M on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Coming Storm

    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,040
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,640
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,600

    Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

    • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Undoing Project

    • A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,597
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,513
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,500

    Forty years ago Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred systematically when forced to make judgments about uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made Michael Lewis' work possible.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Behind the scenes of amazing science

    • By Neuron on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Big Short

    • Inside the Doomsday Machine
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,850
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,576
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,601

    Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real-estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his number-one best-selling Liar’s Poker.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of My Favorite Analysis

    • By Michael on 11-21-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Flash Boys

    • A Wall Street Revolt
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,512
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,555
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,578

    Michael Lewis returns to the financial world to give listeners a ringside seat as the biggest news story in years prepares to hit Wall Street....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely A Worthwhile Learning Experience

    • By T Spencer on 07-14-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Liar's Poker

    • Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,501
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,851
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,853

    It was wonderful to be young and working on Wall Street in the 1980s - never had so many 24-year-olds made so much money in so little time. In this shrewd and wickedly funny audiobook, Michael Lewis describes an astonishing era and his own rake's progress through a powerful investment bank.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged

    • By Richard on 09-03-11

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Moneyball

    • The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,519
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,073
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,085

    Moneyball reveals a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of major league teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book, Outstanding Narration, Sloppy Edit

    • By Dirk Turgid on 03-05-12
    • The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 07-26-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,519 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Has Anyone Seen the President?

    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355

    In this audio investigation - unavailable in book form - Lewis narrates his 2018 report from Washington originally published in Bloomberg View. From inside the White House press room - which Lewis describes as having "the cramped, uncared-for feel of a public toilet" - to a balcony overlooking "a sea of white people" in the Trump International Hotel, to Steve Bannon's Capitol Hill townhouse, where he joins the former campaign CEO to watch the State of the Union address, Lewis takes listeners on an unforgettable behind-the-scenes tour.   

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • just ok

    • By Mr. Smart on 08-04-18

    Regular price: $3.77

    • Boomerang

    • Travels in the New Third World
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,465
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,898
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,911

    The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An easy intro to the global financial crisis

    • By Diana - Audible on 04-17-12
    • Travels in the New Third World
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 10-03-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,465 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution

    • By: Stephen J. Dubner, Michael Lewis
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Starting in the late 1960s, the Israeli psychologists Amos Tversky and Danny Kahneman began to redefine how the human mind actually works.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Michael Lewis

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Michael Lewis
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The best-selling author of The Blind Side, The Big Short, Moneyball and his newest, The Undoing Project, is known to be a master storyteller. He proves no different in this interview as he tells great stories about his years growing up in New Orleans and how that helped shape his worldview and his approach to writing.

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The Fifth Risk

    • Undoing Democracy
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The morning after Trump was elected president, the people who ran the US Department of Energy - an agency that deals with some of the most powerful risks facing humanity - waited to welcome the incoming administration's transition team. Nobody appeared. Across the US government, the same thing happened: nothing. People don't notice when stuff goes right. That is the stuff government does. It manages everything that underpins our lives from funding free school meals, to policing rogue nuclear activity, to predicting extreme weather events.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Coach

    • Lessons on the Game of Life
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362

    There was a turning point in Michael Lewis' life, in a baseball game when he was 14 years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Nostalgia Tour of a Great Man

    • By Darwin8u on 08-23-14

    Regular price: $13.27

    • The Blind Side

    • Evolution of a Game
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 604
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608

    When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, he is one of 13 children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school. And he has no serious experience playing organized football.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching and Informative

    • By Chris on 10-12-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The New New Thing

    • A Silicon Valley Story
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Bruce Reizen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 729
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 525
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 526

    In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis sets out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world's most important technology entrepreneur, the man who embodies the spirit of the coming age. He finds him in Jim Clark, who is about to create his third, separate, billion-dollar company: first Silicon Graphics, then Netscape - which launched the Information Age - and now Healtheon, a startup that may turn the $1 trillion healthcare industry on its head.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fun book about Jim Clark

    • By Kenneth on 07-07-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Moneyball

    • The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408

    Moneyball is a quest for something that money can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected by a brotherhood of baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, and physics professors. These numbers prove that the traditional measure of success for players and teams are fatally flawed. This information has been around for years, and nobody paid it any mind. And then came Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland A's.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Audible Book Yet

    • By Steven on 06-15-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Panic!

    • The Story of Modern Financial Insanity
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Blair Hardman, Jesse Boggs
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 175

    A masterful account of today's money culture, showing how the underpricing of risk leads to catastrophe. With his trademark humor and brilliant anecdotes, Michael Lewis paints the mood and market factors leading up to each event, weaves contemporary accounts to show what people thought was happening at the time, and then, with the luxury of hindsight, analyzes what actually happened and what we should have learned from experience.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good - But you need to know what you are getting.

    • By Cash on 01-03-09

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Money Culture

    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 169

    The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of ’29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade. In these trenchant, often hilarious true tales we meet the colorful movers and shakers who commanded the headlines and rewrote the rules.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the normal great Michael Lewis

    • By Me on 05-12-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Home Game

    • An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 555
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 433

    When he became a father, Michael Lewis found himself expected to feel things that he didn't feel, and to do things that he couldn't see the point of doing. At first, this made him feel guilty, until he realized that all around him fathers were pretending to do one thing, to feel one way, when in fact they felt and did all sorts of things, then engaged in what amounted to an extended cover-up.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Michael Lewis gives his account of fatherhood

    • By Adam Shields on 10-26-14

    Regular price: $6.99

    • "Both/And” Leadership

    • By: Wendy K. Smith, Marianne W. Lewis, Michael L. Tushman
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Jack Welch once claimed that great leaders are "relentless and boring." Management thinkers largely agree: Good leaders, so the narrative goes, are consistent in their decision making, stick to their commitments, and remain on-message. The trouble is, much as we may value consistency in our leaders, we don’t live in a world that rewards it - at least not in the long term.

    Regular price: $3.95

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