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3.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 5 3.57 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barton Biggs Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Penton Overseas Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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Rare is the opportunity to chat with a legendary figure and hear the unvarnished truth about what really goes on behind the scenes. Step inside the world of Wall Street with Barton Biggs as he discusses investing in general, hedge funds in particular, and how he has learned to find and profit from the best moneymaking opportunities in an eat-what-you-kill, cutthroat investment world. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diepezucht | 2/11/2014

    " I loved the book, gives a real insight into the world of hedgefunds. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clare | 2/9/2014

    " Barton Biggs is a bit of a polymath, and it shows in this book. His recommendations of other authors led me down various pathways of research subsequent to reading this. He is wide-ranging and very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David O'Neill | 1/26/2014

    " A bit specialist I guess but if you like investing or trading well worth a read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Isk | 1/24/2014

    " Didn't finish (I guess finance is just boring...), but I think I kinda understand what traders and analysts do now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peterboh | 1/14/2014

    " I want to come back to this book, as I really enjoyed it. I felt like I learned a lot about running a hedge fund. It is not necessarily well written, but the content is extremely interesting if you like finance and want to learn more about hedge funds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Carraturo | 1/9/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. Barton Biggs took a relatively sleep topic like the financial markets and was able to explain complex issues and theory clearly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 1/6/2014

    " Great Book! I expected very dry but instead I got a book I couldn't put down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zach | 12/29/2013

    " Really more of a collection of mediocre essays than a book about starting and running a hedge fund. Not a lot of insight or substance. Must be nice to have a billion dollars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 12/18/2013

    " As a finance dilettante - I enjoy picking this book up off and on. It's engagingly written - a fascinating insiders look at the world of high stakes investing. The anecdotes are hilarious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clint | 12/9/2013

    " Insightful look at the hedge fund and money management industry. Makes you feel very poor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay Traeger | 12/9/2013

    " another finance book...he's got quite an ego "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 12/1/2013

    " Excellent view of the hedge fund industry. Maybe a little idealistic, and fails to come to terms with the potential consequences of the industry's practices. But nevertheless, realistic, and completely believable from the trader's perspective. Even his critiques of the system are decent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevinkeating | 2/8/2013

    " Decent book. good insight into the hedge fund world and what it takes. didnt need to be so long. worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christian | 1/28/2013

    " Fun read and interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry | 10/24/2012

    " Great book. Barton Biggs is a fantastic writer, and he really delves into the rationale of hedge funds, as well as the more banal aspects of starting a fund. He also profiles a few hedge fund managers, which is thoroughly entertaining in and of itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan | 9/15/2012

    " Good Hedge Fund Overview "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 4/22/2012

    " A short treatise on the hedge fund industry. It is moderately interesting, if only to show how even the pros have a difficult time making money. How the heck are us average investors going to make a dime? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew Johnson | 2/15/2012

    " Biggs was an investor for years at Stanley Morgan then started his own hedge fund. Fun to read. Insightful point of view with some pearls of wisdom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 2/13/2012

    " A bit long in places, but very well written and carries the reader well. Overall, it's a nice snapshot of the hedge fund world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janne | 5/27/2011

    " I think that this is essential reading to professional money managers, by a professional money manager. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Major Doug | 4/16/2011

    " Listened to this book: tried to be too funny in an investor-sort of way... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerilyn | 2/13/2011

    " I loved this hilarious first-hand account of starting a hedge fund. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zach | 2/5/2011

    " Really more of a collection of mediocre essays than a book about starting and running a hedge fund. Not a lot of insight or substance. Must be nice to have a billion dollars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 7/13/2010

    " As a finance dilettante - I enjoy picking this book up off and on. It's engagingly written - a fascinating insiders look at the world of high stakes investing. The anecdotes are hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 4/14/2010

    " A bit long in places, but very well written and carries the reader well. Overall, it's a nice snapshot of the hedge fund world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janne | 12/10/2009

    " I think that this is essential reading to professional money managers, by a professional money manager. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 10/1/2009

    " Biggs was an investor for years at Stanley Morgan then started his own hedge fund. Fun to read. Insightful point of view with some pearls of wisdom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry | 9/13/2009

    " Great book. Barton Biggs is a fantastic writer, and he really delves into the rationale of hedge funds, as well as the more banal aspects of starting a fund. He also profiles a few hedge fund managers, which is thoroughly entertaining in and of itself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peterboh | 5/23/2009

    " I want to come back to this book, as I really enjoyed it. I felt like I learned a lot about running a hedge fund. It is not necessarily well written, but the content is extremely interesting if you like finance and want to learn more about hedge funds. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rob | 4/23/2009

    " It's about hedge funds (in case you were wondering). It bugs me that our society respects and pays these professional gamblers so much.
    This book was way to "inside baseball" for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevinkeating | 11/20/2008

    " Decent book. good insight into the hedge fund world and what it takes. didnt need to be so long. worth reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 11/13/2008

    " A short treatise on the hedge fund industry. It is moderately interesting, if only to show how even the pros have a difficult time making money. How the heck are us average investors going to make a dime? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 6/21/2008

    " Excellent view of the hedge fund industry. Maybe a little idealistic, and fails to come to terms with the potential consequences of the industry's practices. But nevertheless, realistic, and completely believable from the trader's perspective. Even his critiques of the system are decent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerilyn | 4/16/2008

    " I loved this hilarious first-hand account of starting a hedge fund. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 2/23/2008

    " Entertaining book filled with interesting personalities and stories from the hedge fund world. "

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About the Author

Barton Biggs (1932–2012) spent thirty years as a senior partner at Morgan Stanley, during which time he formed Morgan Stanley's #1-ranked research department, built its investment management business, was chairman of the investment management firm, and became the firm’s leading global strategist. Biggs formed Traxis Partners, a multibillion-dollar hedge fund, in 2003. Biggs was named by Institutional Investor magazine to its “All-America Research Team” ten times, spoke frequently at forums around the globe, and appeared on numerous television programs throughout his career.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.