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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:
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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