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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (324 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Lewis Narrator: Alexander Cendese Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade.

In these trenchant, often hilarious true tales, we meet the colorful movers and shakers (or did they call themselves Big Swinging Dicks?) who commanded the headlines and rewrote the rules. Whether he is analyzing the unsavory details of the RJR Nabisco takeover or flaying American Express, Michael Lewis brings to task a wicked pen and a triumphant sense of humor.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darryl Stangry | 1/18/2014

    " Good for Lewis fans, may be a bit drab for other readers. Didn't capture the 80's as much as Liar's Poker. Would put it behind 4-5 other Lewis books, but those set a high bar. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Serge Boucher | 1/18/2014

    " Funny, written in 1991 and still very relevant today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry Peace | 11/25/2013

    " Lewis' book reminds that one studies history not to avoid repeating but only to not be surprised by doing the same things again and again and again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 11/8/2013

    " Interesting. A bunch of it flew over my head, but some tidbits that worth worth reading even to someone no well versed in the culture of money. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron | 8/21/2013

    " Michael Lewis is one of the best. He writes with such conviction and attacks the evils of Wall Street in the late 1980s-early 1990s in this book, which is a collection of his pieces published in that era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 grundoon | 3/19/2013

    " 3.5 Not in the same league as Liars Poker, but still a terrific and engaging, if uneven, collection of articles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/26/2013

    " A solid follow up to Liar's Poker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 1/30/2013

    " Fairly scattered, somewhat dated batch of essays, but Lewis' writing shines throughout as always. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shriram Narayanan | 1/24/2013

    " Not really a book, a collection of previously written articles, not bad but no coherent thoughts/binding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 4/18/2012

    " Great writer, and an interesting topic. This is a compilation of articles he wrote over about a 4 year period. The period is the late 80's, though so it's a bit dated. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff | 8/4/2011

    " Collection of short stories, not his most interesting work, but a good idea of the financial system and snobbish behavior of the "elite" in the late 1980's and early 1990's. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Allen | 6/15/2011

    " There's a reason people don't mention Money Culture when discussing other works by The Big Short author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Woo | 5/18/2011

    " Excellent book for anyone interested in the quirks and goings in the trading world. Not as relevant in the current world. But still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 5/14/2011

    " I really enjoyed The Big Short, so had really high hopes for the book that brought Lewis to fame...but it fell short of expectations. It felt too often that he was exaggerating his stories, which I felt took away from the story. Fine read, but not as good as I thought it would be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jakub | 4/21/2011

    " I laughed and liked the most the part where he describes his training class. Back-row people vs. front row people :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 4/17/2011

    " Yet another highly entertaining read by Michael Lewis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 4/16/2011

    " dont judge a book only by its cover! it may looks a hard book to read, but i'm so enjoying to understand how wall street works.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 hillary | 4/12/2011

    " This was a fine, quick read. Not nearly as interesting as The Big Short but that is probably because it is less current. Basically confirms a lot of my suspicions about bond traders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 4/11/2011

    " As I've written elsewhere, I don't see what all the hooplah is about Michael Lewis--his writing is good and this book was fine but I never understood why people revered this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 4/10/2011

    " Engaging read, although there is some question about just how factual the account is. Nonetheless, it was a worthwhile and quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saugat | 4/4/2011

    " Michael Lewis is a compelling storyteller. Good account of inside story at Salomon Brothers in 80s. Quite relevant even today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 4/4/2011

    " This is a highly entertaining look at the culture of Wall Street during the 80's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 4/3/2011

    " Just finished. Interesting that the mortgage bonds of the 80's were so similar to what just happened in the mortgage market recently.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 3/28/2011

    " An often funny inside look at 1980s Wall Street. It could have been shorter as Lewis’s story eventually loses steam, but I’ll give him credit for making the history of mortgage backed securities half interesting. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is the bestselling author of Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, The Blind Side, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, and others. He has been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair since 2009. His writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, and Gourmet; he worked as an editor for the British weekly the Spectator and as a senior editor and campaign correspondent for the New Republic. In addition to his writing, Lewis has filmed and narrated short pieces for ABC’s Nightline. He holds a BA in art history from Princeton and an MS in economics from the London School of Economics. Lewis and his wife live in Berkeley, California.

About the Narrator

Alexander Cendese is an actor and voice-over artist who earned his BFA in acting from Carnegie Mellon University. He has appeared in such television shows as Law & Order, One Life to Live, Body of Proof, and The Bedford Diaries. As a voice actor he has worked extensively in audiobook narration, reading books by Brian Yansky and F. Paul Wilson, among others.