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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (317 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dana Vachon Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN: 9781429586177
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A stylish and hilarious novel about the lives and loves of well-to-do young Manhattanites in their first year on Wall Street, destined to become one of the year's most buzzed-about debuts.

Mergers & Acquisitions is the story of Tommy Quinn, a recent Georgetown grad who has just landed the job of his dreams as an investment banker at J. S. Spenser, and the perfect girl, Frances Sloan, the daughter of one of New York's oldest moneyed families. As he travels from the most exclusive ball rooms of the Racquet and Tennis Club to the stuffiest boardrooms of J. S. Spenser, from the golf links of Piping Rock to the bedrooms of Park Avenue, and from the debauched yacht of a Mexican billionaire to the Ritalin-strewn prep-school dorm room of his younger brother, he finds that the job and the girl are not what they once seemed.

Sharply written, fast-paced, and bitingly witty, Mergers & acquisitions is a compulsively readable story of Manhattan's young, ambitious, and wealthy. Set against the backdrop of money, lust, power, corruption, cynicism, energy, and excitement that is Wall Street, it is suffused with an authenticity that only an author who lives in that world can provide. A former investment banker at J. P. Morgan, Vachon offers an insider's point of view on the financial scene, and he knows the moneyed turf of Manhattan inside out.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 katie | 2/15/2014

    " i told you i would finish this terrible, terrible book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 2/14/2014

    " Definitely not a great piece of literature, but it was a fun beach read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 2/14/2014

    " This book would fit into the category of trashy beach novels for guys (though, as a girl, I did enjoy it). Funny and, unfortunately, dead on in certain aspects. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miandmiksmom | 2/12/2014

    " That was a weird read...so light and then so dark at times!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 1/28/2014

    " Funny, sharp and highly entertaining satire of the young Manhattan financial jetset. Could have been titled "American Douchebag." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/26/2014

    " Over-the-top satire of the world of young New York socialites and investment banking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 1/25/2014

    " I was really skeptical of whether this book would be any good. It is, after all, written by a blogger. But it was so funny and crazy and entertaining that I think I finished it in only two afternoons. It's not literature, per se, and the female characters could use some work, but the writing is fantastic, and if you have ever had any dealings with the upper class or the New York City fabulous, you will especially love it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 1/22/2014

    " we trust too much in God, and too little in ourselves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/19/2014

    " Super fluffy and ridiculous, but entertaining. "

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

    " It had it's moments, some bit's were really good, but most of it seemed like filler. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 12/7/2013

    " Almost as poorly written and certainly as vapid. But for some reason I still am enjoying it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linneasimpson | 11/26/2013

    " It's an interesting view of how and why the financial system crashed from a personality and greed perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 11/20/2013

    " Really funny. Even funnier to read while unemployed and years after the finance crash. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Travis Coverston | 11/19/2013

    " Couldn't stay focused throughout the book as it was slow and boring, to be blunt. There were a few good chapters but was struggling to finish and glad when it was over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 11/10/2013

    " Abbey, folks and you know who you are should read this. Truth in fiction. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 12/24/2012

    " Never really understood what the plot was. It kept my attention in the beginning because I was wondering where it was going but by the end I could not wait for it to end and it really had no good ending. I listened to it on a long drive but otherwise would have stopped mid-way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 8/21/2012

    " Cute! Nice, summery levels of fun and story and seriousness. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/1/2012

    " Fast, entertaining read. Very funny NYC finance industry, "perception is everything" characters. Good beach read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 4/28/2012

    " Totally ridiculous - but there are some laugh out loud funny parts. Most of the attempts at depth and sincerity were really pathetic, but I'll just focus on the entertainment value. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 2/10/2012

    " Anyone who has experienced top tier, New England boarding schools, Martha's Vineyard, the Hamptons, or the idiosyncrasies of investment banker wannabes needs to read this book. Great satire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriel | 1/23/2012

    " Fictitious but somehow down to earth account of a young analyst making in way through Wall Street while coping with real life around him. I definitely recommend this for all young bankers out there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kay | 10/4/2011

    " my eyes, they burn! it was like the clique series for adult males. a lot of business-isn't-numbers-it's-corruption, a lot of sex, a lot of literary-reaching. a review (oh, WSJ, you have betrayed me!) described as catcher-in-the-rye-esque. i probably should have remembered how much I hated that book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deborah | 7/24/2011

    " Trashy and obvious. And not in a good way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 6/14/2011

    " Really funny. Even funnier to read while unemployed and years after the finance crash. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 8/28/2010

    " Abbey, folks and you know who you are should read this. Truth in fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linneasimpson | 9/26/2009

    " It's an interesting view of how and why the financial system crashed from a personality and greed perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miandmiksmom | 8/16/2009

    " That was a weird read...so light and then so dark at times!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/4/2009

    " Over-the-top satire of the world of young New York socialites and investment banking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/23/2009

    " Anyone who has experienced top tier, New England boarding schools, Martha's Vineyard, the Hamptons, or the idiosyncrasies of investment banker wannabes needs to read this book. Great satire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriel | 10/5/2008

    " Fictitious but somehow down to earth account of a young analyst making in way through Wall Street while coping with real life around him. I definitely recommend this for all young bankers out there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deborah | 6/23/2008

    " Trashy and obvious. And not in a good way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandy | 6/17/2008

    " Didn't hold my attention....not a great story or read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/13/2008

    " Fast, entertaining read. Very funny NYC finance industry, "perception is everything" characters. Good beach read. "

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About the Author

Dana Vachon was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, and raised in Chappaqua, New York. He attended Duke University, and graduated, as he claims, “cum nihilo” in 2002. After graduation, Vachon landed a job as an analyst at J. P. Morgan and began work on this novel. His writing has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, Men’s Vogue, The New York Times, and Salon. He lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered twenty-two Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.