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3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Mezrich Narrator: Ben Mezrich Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the author who brought you the massive New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the House, this is the startling rags-to-riches story of an Italian-American kid from the streets of Brooklyn who claws his way into the wild, frenetic world of the oil exchange.

After conquering the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School, he enters the testosterone-laced warrens of the Merc Exchange, the asylumlike oil exchange located in lower Manhattan. A place where billions of dollars trade hands every week, the Merc is like a casino on crack, where former garbagemen become millionaires overnight and where fistfights break out on the trading floor.

This ordinary kid has traded Brooklyn for the gold-lined hotel palaces of Dubai. He keeps company on the decks of private yachts in Monte Carlo—teeming with half-naked girls flown in by Saudi sheiks—and makes deals in the dangerous back alleys of Beijing. But the Merc is just a starting place. Taken under the wing of another young gun and partnering with a mysterious young Muslim, the kid embarks on a dangerous adventure to revolutionize the oil trading industry—and, along with it, the world. Rigged is the explicit, exclusive, true story behind the headlines that dominate the world stage.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gripping and stylish, Rigged  keeps the reader moving through its pages at the pace of its characters’ Ferraris and luxury jets…Ben Mezrich records another flash point between tradition and transformation. This is living history.”

    Matthew Pearl, New York Times author of The Dante Club

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rainer | 5/1/2011

    " Fascinating story of ambition, innovation and courage. Pick it up and you won't regret it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by MIchael | 3/14/2011

    " While I enjoyed this book, it was very close to Mezrich's earlier work. Ugly Americans, but in Dubai. A good quick read about the mercantile (oil) exchange and the excessive lifestyle contained therein "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris | 2/11/2011

    " Decent read about a kid who starts up a energy exchange like the NYMEX in Dubai. This book wouldn't get three stars without the story telling help of Ben Mezrich. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ashmi | 1/14/2011

    " Superb... educational about oil exchanges and a fast read. Loved the character development too. Oh, and it's a true story! "

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