• Liar's Poker

  • Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 31-08-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (333 ratings)

Summary

It was wonderful to be young and working on Wall Street in the 1980s - never had so many 24-year-olds made so much money in so little time. In this shrewd and wickedly funny audiobook, Michael Lewis describes an astonishing era and his own rake's progress through a powerful investment bank. From an unlikely beginning (art history at Princeton?) he rose in two short years from Salomon Brothers trainee to Geek (the lowest form of life on the trading floor) to Big Swinging Dick: a bond salesman who could turn over millions of dollars' worth of doubtful bonds with just one call.
A born storyteller, Michael Lewis shows us how things really worked on Wall Street. The bond traders, wearing greed and ambition as badges of honor, might well have swaggered straight from the pages of Bonfire of the Vanities. But for all their outrageous behavior, they were in fact presiding over enormous changes in the world economy. Lewis' job was to transfer money, in the form of bonds, from those outside America who saved to those inside America who consumed. In doing so, he generated tens of millions of dollars for Salomon Brothers and earned for himself a ringside seat on the greatest financial spectacle of the decade: the leveraging of America.
©1989 Michael Lewis (P)1990 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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Critic reviews

"His description of the firm's personalities and of the events from 1984 through the crash of October 1987 are vivid and memorable. Readers of Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities are likely to enjoy this personal memoir." ( Library Journal)
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By Judy Corstjens on 14-03-16

Don't buy abridged books

I read (and enjoyed) the original book years ago and I thought that by listening to a summary it would bring back the original. This didn't work, somehow. It just felt a bit frustrating, clichéd, shallow.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By laspalmas.dk on 08-02-18

Okay

The book is great and I’m a big fan of ML.

However it seems to be a short version of the book and I can’t find the full length. A few times loud music starts playing over the voice and it is almost impossible to hear the book.

Why?

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By David on 01-06-10

okay at best

great book but abridgement ruined the audiobook

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35 of 35 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 03-09-11

Abridged

This is so infuriating that Audible posts abridged versions of books. This sounding like it could be a great book.

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20 of 20 people found this review helpful

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