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Author: Sebastian Mallaby Narrator: Alan Nebelthau Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781449836771

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The Paul Volker Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington Post journalist Sebastian Mallaby has garnered New York Times Editor’s Choice and Notable Book honors for his enthralling nonfiction. Bolstered by Mallaby’s unprecedented access to the industry, More Money Than God tells the inside story of hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s and 1970s to their role in the financial crisis of 2007-2009.

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  • “Mallaby… effectively combines an insider’s knowledge with a colorful storytelling ability… A lively, provocative examination of a little-understood financial realm.”

    - Kirkus
  • “Splendid…the definitive history of the hedge fund, a compelling narrative full of larger-than-life characters and dramatic tales.”

    - Washington Post
  • “Mallaby’s enthusiasm for an old-school capitalism of unfettered risk taking isn’t always persuasive, but he does offer a penetrating look into a shadowy corner of high finance.”

    - Publisher Weekly

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great profile of the rise of the HF industry. Wish I could be Bruce Kovner. What a Boss. "

    - Sean, 2/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Incredibly insightful analysis of the world of hedge funds and the role they play in the financial markets. "

    - Tiffany, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this book a lot and learned a lot about the natural history of hedge funds, what they do and how they do it. It helps if you already have some basic knowledge of economics and the financial markets, otherwise you may spend a lot of time looking up terms and concepts. The author's approach is anecdotal and biographical rather than analytical, which makes it an easier read. It's a pretty long book, but it kept me interested. I'd recommend it to anyone who has a basic knowledge of how financial markets work, but who wants to understand a little more about hedge funds and how they differ from the some of the other big money players in the financial markets. "

    - Zbegniew, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A primer on the birth of hedge funds. It is a must read for anyone interested in the hedge fund industry. "

    - Brian, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great work. Amazing overview of not only the HF industry but the recent evolution of the financial sector, also, provider of great hindsights on the main issues and problems of the current state of financial economics. A very pleasant read! "

    - Pedro, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Insight into a secretive world "

    - Luigib, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " okay history of the industry, lacked the level of depth i was hoping for. "

    - Golarz, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Informative, interesting, and often entertaining "

    - Dustin, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Insight in the world of Hedgfunds. Takes some digging to get through but interesting. "

    - Charles, 1/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I learned a lot but didn't understand a lot of the financial concepts "

    - Jim, 12/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good stories of largely macro fund trades, successes and failures. Beware the crowded trade. "

    - Tom, 12/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Brilliant. Loved every page. A must read for any capital market buffs. "

    - Tanmoy, 12/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " So far, it's a great book "

    - Janeman, 12/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Perfect account of the hedge fund history. Very insightful and yet in determining, considering the story has not ended. "

    - Oliver, 11/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Audibled it. Great book of history on hedge funds, a must read for any buy-side enthusiast "

    - Brentley, 8/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " All the reviews here are accurate: it's an entertaining, comprehensive roller-coaster tour of hedge funds. What's absolutely astounding is how much money trades hands every single day... "

    - Greg, 1/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really enjoy all of these finance crisis books, and this was no exception. A lot of similar content as found in other books in the genre, but still a good and entertaining read. "

    - Mark, 9/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " You gotta love finance and hedge funds to read this book. Starts with the history of hedge funds from their start and into present time. Fascinating reading. Sent the book to my good friend Robbie Thompson "

    - Rob, 7/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " An in depth look at the secret world of hedge funds. "

    - Mike, 2/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A comprehensive and easy to read look into the misunderstood realm of hedge funds. "

    - Avery, 3/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was the best depiction of hedge funds I had yet to come across. It is intensely researched, from the beginning days with AW Jones until possible endpoints within the financial system. Not only was this extremely fascinating, but it was factual and written in a great story-like style. Great book "

    - Christopher, 1/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " decent, there's a chapter on my firm so had a personal interst in it. "

    - Andrew, 12/24/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good stories of largely macro fund trades, successes and failures. Beware the crowded trade. "

    - Tom, 12/17/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " okay history of the industry, lacked the level of depth i was hoping for. "

    - Golarz, 11/8/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It was just technical enough to make a nonspecialist like myself stretch. Consequently, it was both an exciting read and a good education. "

    - Stephen, 8/30/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " You gotta love finance and hedge funds to read this book. Starts with the history of hedge funds from their start and into present time. Fascinating reading. Sent the book to my good friend Robbie Thompson "

    - Rob, 8/9/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I learned a lot but didn't understand a lot of the financial concepts "

    - Jim, 7/23/2010

About the Author

Sebastian Mallaby has been a Washington Post columnist since 1999. From 1986 to 1999, he was on the staff of The Economist, serving in Zimbabwe, London, and Japan, and as the magazine’s Washington bureau chief. He spent 2003 as a Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and has written for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, and the New Republic, among others.

About the Narrator

Alan Nebelthau is an actor and audiobook narrator, known for The Hebrew Hammer, The Peacekeeper, and the Remember WENN television series. He is the winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.