Great listen. One of the few books I’ve listened to or read that has been consistently intense and compelling throughout a 20+ hour runtime. Sorkin is excellent at making the situations and discussions understandable and relatable, even if you don’t have a great deal of financial expertise.
This is a great way to learn about the story behind the recession, how and why it happened, the personalities behind it, and how it was fixed. You'll come away with even more disgust for big finance than you probably already have! The story is told in a bold manner that doesn't really hold back, and is laid out such that the timeline is always there, but not in your face.
Great narrative that captures the intensity if the drama. It also provides a sense of the relative positions of the banks, the natures of the CEOs, and the role of the government (Paulson and Geithner, mainly).
It spends little time on the financial numbers, as it is more about the storytelling.
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