"Couldn't make it to the end..."
just couldn't! It's pretty hard going in my opinion but read well. Tariq Ali only reads the intro.
"A politicians story"
At first I did not take to this book but gave it a second chance and enjoyed it. The insights found here e.g. his experience with the queen and political life in general you don't come across every day.
"Great autobiographical listen"
I found the content and style fascinating although it is hard to determine how much of it applies to modern tramps. The character Bozo was pretty inspiring.
Didn't get bored but felt like I knew a lot of the content already although don't feel like I am great at negotiations. Is this really the cutting edge?
"Didn't do it for me"
My friends had told me they loved this book but I could not get to the end of it and I feel the reading didn't help but the book itself is also not for me. It seemed the same voice was being used for anyone who was not the main character but I couldn't feel any sense of drama or emotion.
Not just any quant he was an important player. I later realised I had been reading his papers and have seen references to his work in mainstream books. I was also a physicist and now work in a bank so perhaps it is more relevant for me than most.
The book is very well written and well read. The content was interesting to me. E.g. Interesting how such a successful and bright individual was made redundant when in the wrong environment.
"Very good depending on your interests"
I enjoyed this book agree that the author comes across as very objective. The early part of his life interests more on a human level and the later part on a political/economic level. The negotiations with Bush and Condoleezza Rice and the way the criticisms to the world bank were handled were among other parts of the book uniquely insightful.
I didn't always follow it well as it was not always in chronological order and perhaps deserved more careful listening than a listen whilst driving and doing chores.
"Good book, reading not to my taste"
I enjoyed the book despite not liking the portrayal of some of the characters by the reader and I found some of the expression a bit repetitive.
This is a very good book and the reading is one of the best I have heard so far using a variety of people to produce the voices and the readers express the characters well.
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