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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,263 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Liss Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Amsterdam, 1659: On the world’s first commodities exchange, fortunes are won and lost in an instant. Miguel Lienzo, a sharp-witted trader in the city’s close-knit community of Portuguese Jews, knows this only too well. Once among the city’s most envied merchants, Miguel has suddenly lost everything. Now, impoverished and humiliated, living in his younger brother’s canal-flooded basement, Miguel must find a way to restore his wealth and reputation.

Miguel enters into a partnership with a seductive Dutchwoman who offers him one last chance at success—a daring plot to corner the market of an astonishing new commodity called “coffee.” To succeed, Miguel must risk everything he values and face a powerful enemy who will stop at nothing to see him ruined. Miguel will learn that among Amsterdam’s ruthless businessmen, betrayal lurks everywhere, and even friends hide secret agendas.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Olivia Wonsey | 2/5/2014

    " Most of it went through one ear and out the other. But it was alright, I guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sherie | 2/4/2014

    " This is vintage D. Liss. Our hero, Miguel, is in considerable financial distress after being a successful trader. He has to live with his younger brother and endure his sister-in-law's hapless state. All the while, he tries to dig his way out of debt, not really knowing who is for him and who is against him. He is an altogether decent sort, who while trying to second guess those he perceives to be his enemies, makes some bad decisions. His hatched plot is shot full of holes and he is pursued by bad debts. Will he succeed and will he live "happily ever after"? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elise | 2/2/2014

    " "The Coffee Trader" takes place in 17th century Amsterdam, at the dawn of the coffee trade in Europe. The setting and characters are so well developed that you even find yourself rooting for some downright duplicitous folks. And the best part is that the story worked on me like coffee. I would lie down tired and once I started reading, I was wide awake. This was a clever, no brilliant, page-turner, and it was just what I needed after reading so much mediocre stuff (unintentionally, of course). I highly recommend it if you like historical fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mark Jespersen | 2/2/2014

    " David Liss has a great way to tell stories. The intricate plot on the exchange market of Amsterdam involving the unknown commodity and its web of characters makes for a fun and enlightening story. "

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