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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,558 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kurt Eichenwald Narrator: Stephen Lang Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 2000, when The Informant was published, few would've imagined that a story about price fixing at Archer Daniels Midland could be as un-put-downable as the best crime fiction. Yet critics, and consumers, agreed: New York Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald had taken the stuff of dry business reporting and turned it into an unparalleled page-turner. With Conspiracy of Fools, Eichenwald has done it again.

Say the name 'Enron' and most people believe they've heard all about the story that imperiled a presidency, destroyed a marketplace, and changed Washington and Wall Street forever. But in the hands of Kurt Eichenwald, the players we think we know and the business practices we think have been exposed are transformed into entirely new, and entirely gripping, material. The cast includes but is not limited to George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Paul O'Neill, Harvey Pitt, Colin Powell, Gray Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alan Greenspan, Ken Lay, Andy Fastow, Jeff Skilling, Bill Clinton, Rupert Murdoch, and Michael Eisner. Providing a you-are-there glimpse behind closed doors in the executive suites of the Enron Corporation, the Texas governor's mansion, the Justice Department, and even the Oval Office, Conspiracy of Fools is an all-true financial and political thriller of cinematic proportions.

This audio also includes an exclusive interview with the author and a cast of characters list. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maki | 2/11/2014

    " This almost 700 page book went by quickly - absolutely brilliant book. What an incompetent group of management and executives of Enron - unbelievable. This book was like a financial thriller, better than John Grisham's novels, definitely a movie material. Now what am I going to read after this? Too bad that people at m office, who got this book as free gift from the author for going to the fraud detection conference about 3 weeks ago, do not read books. I didn't go to the conference, and one of them gave me this book thinking I'd love it. She was so right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Suzanne | 2/10/2014

    " Anyone curious about life in a big company and how business can go so terribly, terribly wrong, should read this book as well as "The Smartest Guys in the Room." Groupthink, hubris, greed, delusion: if it was fiction you'd think it was too bizarre to be believable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brad | 2/7/2014

    " I feel like I just emerged from a graduate course on the collapse of Enron. Nobody was innocent, but Fastow emerges as the source of the rot within the company, destroying anyone that challenged him along the way. So it was with shock that I learned he became a key witness for the DoJ against Skilling and would have been for Lay's trial, and ultimately received a scandalously shorter sentence. It is a genuine miscarriage of justice that he walks free in the Houston area today, while Skilling has at least another decade to go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bluesboy1952 | 2/3/2014

    " Did the audio book on this one. This one is a page turner for the business student. How a top 50 company uses mark to market accounting process and makes the principles of ENRON CORP. millions and millions of dollars. Easy to understand and makes me glad I am out of the business rat race. "

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