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The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World

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Publisher Comments:

In this new audiobook, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board conveys the education of a lifetime. Unabridged. 17 CDs.

Review:

"Greenspan offers a revealing yet monotonous look at the inner workings of the Federal Reserve and his career. Beginning with his childhood in Manhattan, where he learned percentages by memorizing Yankee batting statistics, Greenspan relates his tremendous passion for economics and politics that propelled him to become chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve for nearly 20 years. While various tales about his often-troubled relationships with former presidents and their administrations will appeal to history buffs, the material is presented in a manner that makes the narration long-winded and dreary. As a biographical work, narrator Dean has little room for lyrical improvisation, and his solitary voice drones. An endless spew of facts and figures takes away from the more interesting aspects of the book, such as Greenspan's criticisms of the Bush administration and the war in Iraq. While his pitch and clarity is perfect, Dean's voice becomes nagging and repetitive. It's disappointing that the author-read introduction included in the abridged audio version is not used here to provide a brief change in tone. The uninspired text and dialogue makes listening a tedious exercise by the halfway point. Simultaneous release with the Penguin Press hardcover." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Alan Greenspan conveys the education of a lifetime.

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Alan Greenspan

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143142591
Subtitle:
Adventures in a New World
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
Read by:
Dean, Robertson
Read:
Dean, Robertson
Author:
Dean, Robertson
Author:
Greenspan, Alan
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Economic forecasting
Subject:
Forecasting
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
20070917
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
20
Dimensions:
6.12x5.12x2.17 in. .96 lbs.
Media Run Time:
200
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

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Audio Books » Nonfiction
Audio Books » World Affairs
Biography » Business
Biography » General
Biography » Political

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Product details 20 pages Penguin Audiobooks - English 9780143142591 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Greenspan offers a revealing yet monotonous look at the inner workings of the Federal Reserve and his career. Beginning with his childhood in Manhattan, where he learned percentages by memorizing Yankee batting statistics, Greenspan relates his tremendous passion for economics and politics that propelled him to become chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve for nearly 20 years. While various tales about his often-troubled relationships with former presidents and their administrations will appeal to history buffs, the material is presented in a manner that makes the narration long-winded and dreary. As a biographical work, narrator Dean has little room for lyrical improvisation, and his solitary voice drones. An endless spew of facts and figures takes away from the more interesting aspects of the book, such as Greenspan's criticisms of the Bush administration and the war in Iraq. While his pitch and clarity is perfect, Dean's voice becomes nagging and repetitive. It's disappointing that the author-read introduction included in the abridged audio version is not used here to provide a brief change in tone. The uninspired text and dialogue makes listening a tedious exercise by the halfway point. Simultaneous release with the Penguin Press hardcover." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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Alan Greenspan conveys the education of a lifetime.

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