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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (179 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Norb Vonnegut Narrator: Mel Foste Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a world that moves as fast as finance does, top producers have to think three steps ahead and make snap decisions. Theirs is a blurred version of reality, one that conceals moves as much as it rewards the bold ones. All too easily, scams can be disguised as success, and plotting can be mistaken for killer instincts. And as Grove O’Rourke finds out, “Nothing obscures vulnerability like success. Nothing that is, except for friendships.”

But this book isn’t about stocks and bonds—it’s about people. It’s about Grove O’Rourke, top producer at the investment firm of Sachs, Kidder, and Carnegie, and about his best friend, Charlie Kelemen, whose spectacular murder is carried out in front of hundreds of horrified party-goers at the opening of the novel. It’s about Charlie’s widow, who comes to Grove for help after her husband’s death, even though she’s hiding a dark secret. And it’s about how money—vast sums of money—can cover up even the most glaring imperfections in relationships and fool everyone.

Well, almost everyone.

With the ease of someone who has lived in the world of top producers, Norb Vonnegut has crafted a sharp, dark thriller that will make you think—and then double-check your investments.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Denise | 1/15/2014

    " Some dialogues sounded authentic. I can see how some characters were inspired by people that the author worked with when he was a top producer himself at Morgan Stanley. The plot itself was rather unconvincing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tajma | 1/13/2014

    " Very solid effort and good summer reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen | 1/10/2014

    " Interesting NYC setting with stock market & investment insiders' viewpoints. But the people were so self-absorbed, not folks I'd want to spend time with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pam | 1/4/2014

    " In the fast-moving world of finance, Norb Vonnegut is a great author. I really enjoyed his descriptive processes. Especially that of bed-suck (The bed just sucks you in) and the relationship of Grove O'Rourke and his pillows. Those two stick out to me, but the novel as a whole is very very good and I enjoyed it very much. The murder itself was pretty unique. "

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About the Author
Author Norb Vonnegut

Norb Vonnegut spent over two years at a money management firm in New York City, where he was a managing director responsible for equity and fixed income portfolios. He has also worked for Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management Division, Paine Webber, and Kidder, Peabody. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

About the Narrator

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”