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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (822 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Elton Narrator: Hugh Bonneville Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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For amiable City trader Jimmy Corby, money was the new rock 'n' roll. His whole life was a party, adrenalin charged and cocaine fuelled. If he hadn't met Monica he would probably have ended up either dead or in rehab.

But Jimmy was as lucky in love as he was at betting on dodgy derivatives, so instead of burning out, his star just burned brighter than ever. Rich, pampered, and successful, Jimmy, Monica and their friends lived the dream, bringing up their children with an army of domestic helps.

But then it all came crashing down. And when the global financial crisis hit, Jimmy discovered that anyone can handle success. It's how you handle failure that really matters. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaitlyn *Nandos* Horan | 2/11/2014

    " I read this book just to read "No Jimmy Protested!" and guess what? I found it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne Norman | 2/7/2014

    " As I've said before, the main reason I love Elton's work is that he always helps me to think differently about certain issues. By the end of 'Meltdown' I was starting to actually feel sympathy for some of the city folk who helped to bring about the current global credit crunch (only some of them mind). With an unusually feel-good ending, 'Meltdown' is a great addition to Elton's catalogue of work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanvir Muntasim | 1/25/2014

    " A cautionary tale with the background of global financial crisis, though the humor never lets you feel the occasional pedantic nature of the story. Highly enjoyable and readable. It has put me off the thought of taking loans for life! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 1/19/2014

    " Ben Elton always picks very topical subjects and this book is no exception. Unfortunately I didn't find this book very fast flowing and I was a little disappointed. It doesn't hit the mark like High Society or Dead Famous. It was an OK read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pauline De saint-denis | 1/10/2014

    " I found this book hysterically funny a satirical look at the exagerated aftermath of a financial collapse in the city after the boom years in London. Recommend to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 1/9/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. An interesting look at people who are asset rich but cash poor when a crisis hits ...maybe they didn't really need all that 'stuff' "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lorna Whelan | 1/7/2014

    " Poor. Take all the cliches of the noughties and stick them in a book - so uninspired. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saya Hashimoto | 1/2/2014

    " Topical as hell, as usual and the perfect thing to read during my mind-numbingly boring 10 hour trip from London home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire Anderson | 12/26/2013

    " this book was easy reading. it had some funny moments as do all of ben elton's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/19/2013

    " Enjoyed this, but have enjoyed others more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodie Dickey | 12/7/2013

    " about the recession - character was a high flying trader and lost everything. Funny and easy to read but sometimes the passages about recession and politics went on a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 An | 10/21/2013

    " fun, relaxing, page turner. As topical as it can be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tess Wilmoth | 2/23/2013

    " This book is about when millionaire Jimmy loses all his money. This book is really good and incredibly funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 3/22/2011

    " A very good book, didn't go exactly the way I wanted it to- I felt the ending was a bit so-so and Monica annoyed me for a reason I'm not to sure. Still, I'd recomend it for everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gospodyina | 2/28/2011

    " Fun, fast read about 1990s college buddies making it big in the 2000s, then taking a variety of nosedives as the economy went in a direction they hadn't foreseen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keir | 2/8/2011

    " A poor effort from Ben Elton. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sasa | 9/30/2010

    " Topical as hell, as usual and the perfect thing to read during my mind-numbingly boring 10 hour trip from London home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicki | 9/29/2010

    " Incredibly appropriate, amazingly funny, and still impeccably witty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/16/2010

    " I loved this, but I generally love all Ben Elton books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 9/10/2010

    " This one really made me chortle - the recession from the point of view of the bankers and politicians, mixed with Ben's usual dry wit. Hillarious. "

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