Conspiracy of Fools

A True Story
Author(s): Kurt Eichenwald
Original Publish Date: Oct 17, 2006
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (30.57 hours)
Product Number: Z100024356
Released: Oct 17, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739353363
Narrator/s: Robertson Dean
Publisher: Books on Tape
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From an award-winning New York Times reporter comes the full, mind-boggling story of the lies, crimes, and ineptitude behind the Enron scandal that imperiled a presidency, destroyed a marketplace, and changed Washington and Wall Street forever. It was the corporate collapse that appeared to come out of nowhere. In late 2001, the Enron Corporation--a darling of the financial world, a company whose executives were friends of presidents and the powerful--imploded virtually overnight, leaving vast wreckage in its wake and sparking a criminal investigation that would last for years. Kurt Eichenwald transforms the unbelievable story of the Enron scandal into a rip-roaring narrative of epic proportions, taking readers behind every closed door--from the Oval Office to the executive suites, from the highest reaches of the Justice Department to the homes and bedrooms of the top officers. It is a tale of global reach--from Houston to Washington, from Bombay to London, from Munich to Sao Paolo--laying out the unbelievable scenes that twisted together to create this shocking true story. Eichenwald reveals never-disclosed details of a story that features a cast including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Paul O'Neill, Harvey Pitt, Colin Powell, Gray Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alan Greenspan, Ken Lay, Andy Fastow, Jeff Skilling, Bill Clinton, Rupert Murdoch and Sumner Redstone. With its you-are-there glimpse into the secretive worlds of corporate power, Conspiracy of Fools is an all-true financial and political thriller of cinematic proportions.

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Author(s): Kurt Eichenwald
Product Number EB00153452
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: #9780767911801

Professional reviews

"Fictional mysteries should be written as well as this book, the story of how Enron rose and crashed using fraud and illegal accounting tricks. It is a long (25 CD's) story, but narrator Robertson Dean does an excellent job keeping the action moving. He starts out a bit too mellow and slow, but just when you think his voice will put you to sleep, Dean finds his rhythm and pacing. From that point on, Eichenwald gives Dean enough twists, turns, subterfuge and fuzzy math to keep us enthralled until the well chronicled conclusion. Dean does use his voice to emphasize ideas and reactions that might show the author to have a particular bias toward some characters. R.I.G. 2006 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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