Big Short
Michael Lewis

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Narrated By: Jesse Boggs, Michael Lewis

Duration: 9 hours and 27 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Big Short by Michael Lewis, read by Jesse Boggs and the author.

'We fed the monster until it blew up ...'

While Wall Street was busy creating the biggest credit bubble of all time, a few renegade investors saw it was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a fortune.

From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, this is the outrageous story of the misfits, mavericks and geniuses who, against all odds, made the greatest financial killing in history.


Finance, Economic & financial crises & disasters

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Terrifying and superbly told

Daily Telegraph

Compelling and horrifying


A more than worthy successor to Liar's Poker ... if you want to know about the origins of the credit crunch, and the extraordinary cast of misfits, visionaries and chancers who made money from the crash, there's no more readable account

Daily Telegraph

He is so good everyone else may as well pack up

Evening Standard

If you read only one book about the causes of the recent financial crisis, let it be Michael Lewis's The Big Short

Washington Post

Hugely entertaining


The very best book about this whole affair

John Lanchester, author of 'Whoops!'

In the hands of Michael Lewis, anything is possible ... if you want to know how a nation lost its financial mind - and have a good laugh finding out - this is the book to read.

The Sunday Times

Magnificent ... a perfect storm of brilliant writer meeting big subject.

The Guardian

No one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Mr. Lewis

New York Times

A triumph ... riveting ... a genuine page-turner


It's time to throw another tank of petrol on the Wall Street pyre, as only Lewis can

Financial Times


Sunday Times

Probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written