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HOUSE OF CARDS A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Exces s on Wall Street

by | Read by Alan Sklar

Business & Finance • 20 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

CNBC financial reporter Cohan's account of the sudden collapse of the Wall Street firm Bear Stearns last March is largely interview based. This fine production is undoubtedly only the first of many books on the current market crisis, and Alan Sklar is the perfect narrator for conveying the tough vernacularism of these (almost-entirely) male voices. The cast is large, hard to keep track of, and through the book's long first part—a "minute-by-minute" reconstruction of the collapse—each voice recounts a variation on the same basic epiphany: "We're finished." The voices merge into one, and what comes across most distinctly is Sklar's rendition of the Wall Street personality: brusque, cynical, assured to the point of arrogance—the voice of hubris. D.A.W. 2010 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2009

CD ISBN 9781400111688 $49.99 • Twenty CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400161683 $34.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2009

CD ISBN 9781400141685 $99.99 • Twenty CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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