This new edition of LIAR'S POKER, a classic about turbulent 1980s Wall Street, is a template for the future of nonfiction audiobooks. It features a microphone-friendly author interpreting his work with the intimacy of an engaging podcast, along with production effects that incorporate historic news reports, sounds, and music. These last bits are placed further back in the audio spectrum than is typical in audiobooks (though not uncommon in podcasts). The sound effects--for example, a ringing telephone and a trumpeting elephant--are not employed theatrically but rather as audio emoji enhancing the text. This Alice-in-Wonderland journey through 1980s Wall Street is as contemporary as cryptocurrency. Even after three decades, the audiobook feels current, packed with entertaining narratives; unforgettable characters; and well-explained financial minutiae. R.W.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2022]
Digital Download Pushkin Industries 2022
DD ISBN 9798985080209 $22.40
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