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Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bullseye..., 11 April 2014
Right on target. Another stunning indictment of Wall Street's wicked ways, written by a man who knows how to make the most abstruse and arcane financial matters immediately comprehensible to readers outside the industry. There's a clarity here, and strong storytelling narrative, that make this book very hard to put down. It's difficult to understand how we could ever trust banks and bankers again, yet among the thieves and rascals who crowd these pages it's encouraging to learn that there are some honourable men and women on the street of shame who really do want to change the system for the better. The very best of luck to them. They'll need it...
For Your Eyes Only and Other Stories by Ian Fleming
5.0 out of 5 stars Beguiling..., 13 Dec 2013
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This is my fourth audio Bond in the 007 Reloaded Collection and it's another winner. Five delightfully beguiling short stories this time, read with smooth and persuasive authority by Samuel West. It's hard to choose a favourite but The Hildebrand Rarity stands out; baddie Milton Crest, beautifully rendered by West, really is a loathsome piece of work and deserves all he gets. Six CDs, complete and unabridged. Running time: a little over 6 hours .
Doped: The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse &hellip by Jamie Reid
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Ride..., 26 Sep 2013
In this rivetting, hard-to-put-down account of a celebrated horse-doping conspiracy that brought British horse racing to its knees in the late 1950s and early '60s, Jamie Reid does for the sport of kings what Michael Lewis has done so eloquently and effectively for the world of finance (Liar's Poker, The Big Short). What both these authors do so well is catch the mood of the times, and bring to stunning and exuberant life the complex insider worlds of gamblers, rogues and villains whether they're operating on the trading floors of Wall Street or in the royal enclosures at Epsom and Ascot. Marshalling a huge cast of characters, from the rarefied salons of the Jockey Club to the smokey bars… Read more

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