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The Big Short

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The Big Short

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A national best-selling author whose subjects range from sports to economics, Michael Lewis has been hailed as a master storyteller by the New York Times. Here he examines the American economic collapse of the early 21st century, profiling very few heroes, numerous villains and several people who just should have known better. Lewis offers a biting rebuke to this motley band of financial " experts" with keen research and a sharp pen.

A national best-selling author whose subjects range from sports to economics, Michael Lewis has been hailed as a master storyteller by the New York Times. Here he examines the American economic collapse of the early 21st century, profiling very few heroes, numerous villains and several people who just should have known better. Lewis offers a biting rebuke to this motley band of financial " experts" with keen research and a sharp pen.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Much of what caused the recent financial crisis is buried in complicated financial transactions and shady accounting practices. This book does an outstanding job of demystifying the schemes that led to the meltdown. As such, it's an accessible history of the period from 2005 to 2008, when the housing market imploded. Narrator Jesse Boggs has a pleasant, informative voice that conveys the book's ideas but misses the author's tone of outrage. Boggs's pitch does rise as the story becomes more outrageous, but his energy level still remains too low for the compelling nature of the events he recounts. His pacing and diction are excellent, and his decision to underplay the characters allows the debacle itself to take center stage. Nonetheless, one can't help wishing for a more forceful delivery. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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