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  • The Big Short

  • Inside the Doomsday Machine
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs, Michael Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795

The long-awaited follow-up to the global best-seller Liar's Poker, The Big Short tells a story of spectacular, epic folly. It has taken the world's greatest financial meltdown to bring Michael Lewis back to the subject that made him famous. His international best seller Liar's Poker exposed the greed and carnage of the City and Wall Street in the 1980s; he wrote it as a cautionary tale, but people seem to have read it as a how-to guide. Now, he wants to settle accounts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sub-Primes for Dummies

  • By Olivier on 23-01-13

Michael Lewis

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Reviewed: 25-10-16

This is an excellent addition to his other books showing how the richest people operate the financial system to hoover up the wealth of the lowest and hardest workers in the land. I highly recommend it.

  • Flash Boys

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859

Michael Lewis, the Master of the Big Story, is back with Flash Boys. If you thought Wall Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again. That world is dead. Now, the world's money is traded by computer code, inside black boxes in heavily guarded buildings. Even the experts entrusted with your cash don't know what's happening to it. And the very few who do aren't about to tell - because they're making a killing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't praise this book highly enough...

  • By Judy Corstjens on 27-04-14

Flash boys and fast times

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Reviewed: 21-08-16

This is an eye opener in the murky world of high finance as other books by this author have been. An excellent read.

  • Too Far From Home

  • A Story of Life and Death in Space
  • By: Chris Jones
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

In November 2002, U.S. astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox, and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin, left on what was to be a routine 14-week mission to maintain the International Space Station. But then, on February 1, 2003, the Columbia space shuttle exploded beneath them. With the launch program suspended indefinitely, these astronauts had suddenly lost their ride home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not what I expected

  • By Paul C on 20-07-17

Too Far from Home

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Reviewed: 30-10-15

For anyone interested in space travel this is an excellent book and Erik Davies does a very good job in narrating it.
for me I couldn't put it down.

  • Operation Overflight

  • A Memoir of the U-2 Incident
  • By: Francis Gary Powers, Curt Gentry
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is a central character in the movie Bridge of Spies starring Tom Hanks. In his classic 1970 memoir, Powers reveals the full story behind what happened in the most sensational espionage case in Cold War history. After his U-2 reconnaissance plane was shot down, Powers was captured on May 1, 1960 and endured 61 days of rigorous interrogation by the KGB, a public trial, a conviction for espionage, and the start of a 10-year sentence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Overflight

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-05-17

A small but world changing episode of the cold war.

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Reviewed: 24-09-15

This is a truly excellent book for anyone interested in the history of the cold war even though it is but a small chapter.
It is another example of how the political wheelers and dealers of the state will shift their blame on to the people it has shackled by regulation, so they cannot fight back, even when those very people are the most patriotic members of that society.