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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (538 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Soros Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Perseus Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN:
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In the midst of one of the most serious financial upheavals since the Great Depression, George Soros, the legendary financier and philanthropist, writes about the origins of the crisis and proposes a set of policies that should be adopted to confront it. Soros, whose breadth of experience in financial markets is unrivaled, places the current crisis in the context of his decades of study of how individuals and institutions handle the boom and bust cycles that now dominate global economic activity.

This is a once in a lifetime moment, writes Soros in characterizing the scale of financial distress spreading across Wall Street and other financial centers around the world. In a concise essay that combines practical insight with philosophical depth, Soros makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the great credit crisis and its implications for our nation and the world. Download and start listening now!

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

    " A great tome of information as to why the 2008 Financial Crisis took place, and also highlights a possible replacement theory for Laissez-faire since there is government intervention in today's financial markets. This is a very technical book, but is worth the read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gekko | 2/11/2014

    " He has some interesting ideas but the book is a bit of a train wreck. "

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

    " On the down side, he tries to make too much of the philosophical side of his argument - he describes it as if it were a new theory, but I swear I've heard it before. On the positive side, he really explains well the crash, why it happened and so forth. Very educational in that respect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirk Bower | 1/26/2014

    " Well written and insightful on the global market. Addresses some tough issues as well as personal, corporate, and governmental responsibilities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 1/23/2014

    " Very good. Soros is a prescient hedge fund manager and seems to anticipate major moves in financial markets before anyone else. His lack of ego and concerted will to what is right are admirable. The chapters on reflexivity and the fundamentally irrational nature of the human psyche have much broader implications that just financial markets. I also found the section on ways to provide more secure housing and mortgage markets fascinating; in this case, by creating better bankruptcy judges and developing solid exit strategies for consumers that have been tied into unsustainable mortgages (especially those mortgages with predatory teaser rates). As of 2008, he is long on China, short on the US and the US dollar, long on India, and short on European equities. Great, quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 srdjan | 1/18/2014

    " A book chock full of ideas. I reread my notes to my copy and realized how the book is brimming with ideas and inspires critical thought. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 1/17/2014

    " This book started off strongly, however, it was highly repetitive and I lost interest in his theory by the time he got around to the practice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 1/6/2014

    " This is a good synopsis of the current financial crisis and an easy read. Disregard the chapters on Soros' philosophy. He doesn't have the mathematics to back up what he proposes. Thus, while interesting, it isn't very useful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laila Kassis | 1/6/2014

    " A good overview of how we got to the current financial crisis and some recommendations for going forward. While not overly technical, knowledge of financial terminology is required to understand the book. Soros aspires to be a philosopher. As such, he spends too much time on his theory of reflexivity and perhaps leaves the reader wanting more perscriptions going forward. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt Kunkel | 12/29/2013

    " I would have appreciated more of the international monetary complications and less of the self-admiration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 12/10/2013

    " buy low, sell high.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wylie | 11/7/2013

    " Economic theory from a non academic is refreshing and empowering. Some of the clearest insights come from outside the orthodoxy. Soros shows us the obvious that is hidden in plain view--that our delusions distort our perceptions as well as the underlying reality: Our Delusions Are Real. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bijan sabet | 12/23/2012

    " very interesting but way too depressing "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jose | 9/15/2012

    " with all due respect for the fortune GS has amassed the book was a bit of a non sequitur. I tend to agree with his son that he tends to feel the market through his back pain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 7/29/2010

    " This is a well written and thoughtful book. Great analysis of current conditions and what to expect in the immediate future. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Douglas | 6/29/2010

    " I think the history of the credit crunch is pretty good, but not unique. The theoretical component -- reflexology -- could, perhaps, use some cognitive science reading. It turns out there is a science of making decisions. Who knew. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jules | 7/28/2009

    " Interesting, but not exactly revolutionary. Manages to drag out one concept into a full book - could've been summarized into 50 pages really... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerin | 10/9/2008

    " The book explains everything that happened to get the economy where it is right now. He also explains all the new fee based instruments but I don't retain that info very well. Has some recommendations for how to fix things. It is a short book, not hard to read or understand. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edward | 9/21/2008

    " He got a lot of stuff right. It was pretty interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carter Powers | 8/25/2008

    " A guy who made a lot of money, and now wants to be a philosopher. I liked learning more about the current financial crisis, but he also spent half the book on his theory of "reflextivity" (humans don't act on perfect information and can manipulate the markets they are active in". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariña Martínez | 8/12/2008

    " I like the way he writes, he makes me love even more economy and financial markets. Everything seems so simple that you can goo too much deeple into it. "

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About the Author
Author George Soros

George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management and the founder of a global network of foundations dedicated to supporting open societies. He is the author of many bestselling books, including The New Paradigm for Financial Markets, George Soros on Globalization, and The Age of Fallibility. He was born in Budapest and lives in New York.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.