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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read - jawdropping arrogance!
This is a great page turning read. Unbelievable how delusional Quinn is. There is certainly another book to come out of this story. It isn't over yet!
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just one side of Sean Quinn's story
Still reading Citizen Quinn need Sean Quinn's side of the story as well hopefully one day the whole truth will come out.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read - jawdropping arrogance!, 28 Oct 2013
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This is a great page turning read. Unbelievable how delusional Quinn is. There is certainly another book to come out of this story. It isn't over yet!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 4 Dec 2013
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Thoroughly enjoyed reading this in-depth book about the rise and fall of Sean Quinn
Written by independent writers it tells it as it happened from start to end ad doesn't hold back o what was going on behind closed doors. This story is still on going so looking forward to reading the revised version when the whole case is closed that is if it ever is
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 25 Nov 2013
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For an honest, unbiased insight into what brought down the Quinn group, this is the book for you. Brilliant book
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be left on the shelf, 6 Nov 2013
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A book that's hard to leave down until you have finish reading.
Good print and easy to understand.
Good value
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a fantastic read!, 10 Oct 2013
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I ordered this book the moment I saw it advertised in the Sunday paper, and once delivered, I just couldn't put it down. It seems like a very well balanced take on a very difficult story. I must congratulate the authors in doing such a fantastic job on what I gather is their first book, well done guys!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read still not finished, 18 Feb 2014
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If this was someone else trying to keep their small business going the bank would not help them. I know I lived in Ireland with a small business and had to fund this myself in the end run out of savings I was living in the same area and I didn't in a mansion like the Quinn,s. I am finding this great read very much the truth we will wait and see what the next book brings out interesting. The problem is Quinn got bigger than Ireland or so he thought.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ireland's Andrew Carnegie? Or Bernie Madoff?, 24 Jan 2014
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This is a fascinating story of rags to riches to rags- of a man whose life and career made headlines and waves around the globe, and whose life and career captured the best of Irish pride and success - until it all unravelled. The book neatly captures the ambivalent moral position of all the key players in the saga- as well as the self-serving claims that the Quinn family has continued to make. You know a biography succeeds in capturing the uncomfortable truth when the subject responds with writs and threats...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Citizen quinn, 9 Jan 2014
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Great book well worth the read, a five star book and a credit to the author, well done to him
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LIKE ICARUS HE GOT TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN AND CAME UNSTUCK, 18 Nov 2013
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Sean Quinn certainly strutted the run in the Republic of Ireland. Rising from farming stock, he shone as an entrepreneur, first using his farm land as a quarry to supply a fledgling cement manufacturer, which was highly successful, and led to rapid diversification into many other related and non-related manufacturing industries and financial businesses including an insurance company.
Profits flowed from his ventures, although latterly doubt was cast on the accuracy of the accounting practices particularly in his financial services ventures, and The Quinn Group became one of the largest concerns in Ireland, with massive profits, and many employees that, by and large were very grateful for the opportunities Sean Quinn had bestowed on a hitherto somewhat depressed area, he was loved, admired and trusted by most particularly his closely knit family whom he worshiped.

If only he was content to enjoy his creations and the riches they produced for him, but no he wanted even more wealth and turned to the highly dangerous 'casino' type gambling in financial derivatives, using the highly speculative toxic 'Contracts For Difference'(CFD) method whereby for a little initial outlay vast quantities of shares can be contracted for, in his case those of Anglo Irish Bank, who happened to be a substantial lender to his various businesses. If the shares in Anglo for which Quinn held went up in value. which for a short time they did he was quids or should I say Euros in. But alas they didn't and with each fall he was obliged to pay margin calls to his counter-parties, which because of the large quantity of his CFD's and the high percentage of Anglo Irish shares owned, put a huge strain on his resources. This put Anglo in a bind as they were fighting to stay financially alive in the Celtic Tiger Fiscal Meltdown, and they were obliged to fund Quinn to the tune of several Euro-billions to cover these margin calls, lest the truth of Quinn's massive holding (upwards of 25% of Anglo shares) unfurled and the shares were dumped on the market. This would have expedited Anglo's fate even sooner than other events. Quinn finished up owing Anglo nearly Euros 3 billion, which together with other personal and family debt and the economic downturn badly affecting his other businesses, forced Quinn into insolvency and bankruptcy.

But instead of facing the reality of and accepting blame for his reckless foray into derivative gambling, he has spent several years with the connivance of his family, doing everything he can to avoid the financial responsibility of his unwise CFD wagers, and has embarked upon a course of using every sleight of hand in the book to whistle his and his family's assets around the world in a murky web of corporate manipulation with the sole purpose of keeping it out of the hands of the Irish Taxpayers who had to pick up the tab when Anglo folded with huge bad debts including of course, those of Sean Quinn. His negative, evasive, and evading response to his massive mistake of judgement in respect of the CFD boo-boo, has to a great extent allowed the hitherto prominent and glowing halo to slip from this charismatic character which is a shame as he started off as a good bloke whose downfall was, alas the belief in the infallibility of his entrepreneurial prowess.

An excellently researched, and narrated work, that leaves the reader bewailing the unhappy ending.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to decide!, 1 May 2014
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Very good book, as a tax payer I and my children's children will be paying for greed of the few
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