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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (220 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Callahan Narrator: Richard M. Davidson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2004 ISBN:
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In this provocative audiobook, author David Callahan examines the cheating epidemic, at work, in school, on the ballfield and everywhere else, that is the new American plague.

What would you do if your bank machine couldn't keep track of your account information? Callahan thinks most people would overdraw their accounts, like the 4,000 people who helped themselves to 15 million dollars from the Municipal Credit Union of New York following the September 11 terrorist attacks. America has become a nation of cheaters. Now more than ever, people are bending rules and breaking laws to get what they want.

From the Enron scandal to the dot-com collapses to the plagiarism that has rocked the publishing world, this remarkable book exposes the new culture of cheating while offering reasonable suggestions for righting the wrongs. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 2/16/2014

    " Lots of good points, but it went a little heavy on the politics--it never missed a chance to blame conservatives for everything that's wrong with America. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lou | 2/10/2014

    " A must read that we are in a war of "damned if I do, damned if I dont" way of life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/7/2014

    " A super interesting book in which unfortunately definitely reflects the culture of the US. Can read a little "textbook" at times but over all a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 1/27/2014

    " Great research, well argued, but way longer than it needed to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoAnn | 1/8/2014

    " Somewhat discouraging, yet informative book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 1/3/2014

    " I've been reading this for a while - I pick up a chapter here and there and might have read the entire book... hard to say. I just love the book. I will never be able to accept the "bank error in my favor" from the Monopoly community chest again! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrew | 12/5/2013

    " I was interested by the premise, but the book was heavy on examples and light on analysis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suejin | 11/21/2013

    " An accessible, thought-provoking non-ficiton. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 9/29/2013

    " This book did an excellent job at showing why our culture is doomed. Honesty and trust are things of the past. Accountability is lost. Entitlement is rampant. Good job at showing how family, school and community are all to blame. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 9/26/2013

    " Good book predicted some of this financial mess. Won't be read enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chad | 8/4/2013

    " I got the point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phillip | 7/4/2013

    " The book had some valid points. However, I think that humans have always been willing to cheat. Furthermore, the book was extraordinarily redundant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellis | 5/23/2013

    " We really are a bunch of cheaters. Down with the cheaters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Dick | 4/4/2013

    " I'd give this a 4.5 if that rating was possible, but it's not. I bumped it up to a 5 since I think Callahan's analysis is so good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 9/14/2012

    " An extended rant on how increasing economic disparity coupled with lax regulation incentivizes cheating in all areas of society. Tedious and depressing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 3/19/2012

    " I feel like I understand the need for government regulation in business. Also, it was very encouraging for those who are being honest...it is the right thing to do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica Chang | 1/31/2012

    " makes a lot of sense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 8/13/2011

    " Excelleht thesis and an interesting read, particularly in view of devleopments since publication - however, the author makes soem very broad conclusions not well connected to his analytical support, which detracts from the persuasiveness of the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank Quebbemann | 7/15/2011

    " Unfortunately, it's from 8 years ago, so it's missing the most massive recent frauds and cheats. Continuing inequality in our democracy ensures that cheating will continue. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stella | 5/17/2011

    " it had its moments and some interesting information, but nothing groundbreaking.
    listened to audio book and the narrator was annoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 4/23/2010

    " Excelleht thesis and an interesting read, particularly in view of devleopments since publication - however, the author makes soem very broad conclusions not well connected to his analytical support, which detracts from the persuasiveness of the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 3/21/2010

    " Great research, well argued, but way longer than it needed to be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phil | 2/28/2010

    " A great look at a very important issue: the ease and morality of cheating. Note that many of the recommendations at the end are a bit facile. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rad | 5/28/2009

    " Sour and negative. I expected to discover an insight to a 'culture'. Instead I had to put the book away half way through as it drained me.

    Whilst reading I got the feeling that life is not fair to Mr. Callahan. The book seems personal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 4/11/2009

    " I've been reading this for a while - I pick up a chapter here and there and might have read the entire book... hard to say. I just love the book. I will never be able to accept the "bank error in my favor" from the Monopoly community chest again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 3/22/2009

    " I'd give this a 4.5 if that rating was possible, but it's not. I bumped it up to a 5 since I think Callahan's analysis is so good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 3/17/2009

    " Good book predicted some of this financial mess. Won't be read enough.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kurt | 10/20/2008

    " Mainly it was just a bunch of case studies that I was already aware of. I didn't feel like it presented new information. It did have its moments that were interesting but I felt like I was making myself read the book just to get it over with. "

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About the Narrator

Richard M. Davidson is an actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he is well versed in theater and has had a long-standing career in acting, including a lead role in the show Diamonds, which aired on the CBS network, and a part in ESPN’s The Hustle.