Narrator Matt Godfrey presents this study of avarice and hucksterism with fluid pacing, a modulated delivery, and an occasional deadpan tone. He's thoroughly simpatico with the author, a ProPublica reporter, and he makes this first-person audiobook engrossing and occasionally entertaining. The lead example of green at other people's expense revolves around a novice contractor who was awarded a $34 million contract to supply six million masks to the Veterans Administration. He has no idea where he will get them and ultimately fails in his quest. The audiobook moves swiftly through similar travesties and explains how $1 billion in fraud was committed at the height of the pandemic while, at the same time, 500 new billionaires were minted. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2022]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9781797138435 $23.99
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