• Flash Boys

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-31-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (161 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Flash Boys is the explosive new release audiobook unabridged and written by highly-acclaimed financial journalist and author Michael Lewis and narrated by Dylan Baker. This story captures the future of trading, where well-suited Wall Street traders have been replaced with a computer code so technical only a genius could outsmart it and steal from it. As a result, one of the most lucrative crimes the world has ever seen is going unnoticed. Out of the shadows comes the most unlikely of heroes set to expose them all. This is an absolutely riveting listen not to be missed. Available now from Audible.
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Publisher's Summary

Michael Lewis, the Master of the Big Story, is back with Flash Boys.
If you thought Wall Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again. That world is dead.
Now, the world's money is traded by computer code, inside black boxes in heavily guarded buildings. Even the experts entrusted with your cash don't know what's happening to it. And the very few who do aren't about to tell - because they're making a killing.
This is a market that's rigged, out of control and out of sight; a market in which the chief need is for speed; and in which traders would sell their grandmothers for a microsecond. Blink, and you'll miss it.
In Flash Boys, Michael Lewis tells the explosive story of how one group of ingenious oddballs and misfits set out to expose what was going on. It's the story of what it's like to declare war on some of the richest and most powerful people in the world. It's about taking on an entire system. And it's about the madness that has taken hold of the financial markets today.
You won't believe it until you've read it.
Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics. He has written several books including the New York Times bestsellers Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s, Boomerang and The Big Short, 'probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written' (Reuters). Lewis is contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and also writes for Vanity Fair and Portfolio magazine.
©2014 Michael Lewis (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited
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Critic Reviews

“I read Michael Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I'll never play like that. But it's good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like” (Malcolm Gladwell)
”Probably the best current writer in America” (Tom Wolfe)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dinesh Kumar on 01-25-18

The Best story teller

No one does it better than Michael Lewis. This was my second book by Michael and got really hooked on. Can't wait for his next book to be available on auidiobooks.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joost on 10-16-17

Very nice to listen to

A sure read to figure out what people will do behind your back to make profits of of you, yes even if they are your broker.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Judy Corstjens on 04-27-14

I can't praise this book highly enough...

...Oh yes I can: this book does for High Frequency Trading what 'The Emperor of all Maladies' did for Cancer. It takes a complicated thing that you hear about every now and again in the news, puts it centre stage, explains it in delightful depth to an intelligent layperson, while delivering the excitement and suspense of a novel. As a bonus (again both books) they lay out the moral issues and moral dilemmas, so that the book is much more than a simple documentary of the phenomenon. And both books have more or less happy endings. By the end the good guys are winning. You could not ask for more from a book.

Narration - very professional. Had the impression that the reader understood the material - not always the case with a book like this. I found the ‘stopping points’ for the ipod well organised (by chapter) but rather spaced out. Each chunk was about 1 hour 30 mins, whereas I find 20 minute chunks more user-friendly.

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24 of 25 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Wras on 02-14-15

How to rob your client in a microsecond

The rise of the machines or how to rob your client in a microsecond; another chapter of Wall Street amoral procedures and shenanigans. It seems to me that this people with the most privileged in our societies are the most greedy and morally corrupt. The one percenters are never satisfied with any number they achieve, because nothing has any real value to them, but out of this culture of greed a few men took a technological stand to create a neutral market and even plain of trade, instead of the usual and against all odds made a go of something that in Wall Street appears Quixotical, to make profit by selling a product at a fair price, not a manipulated price.
Incredibly interesting and worrisome book, that reads like a thriller but is probably a horrible truth.

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9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tampil on 11-05-17

Superb, inquisitive and stimulating

Another fine work by Michael. A great insight into an unknown world. Narration is good.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Toshi on 04-17-17

Great performance and fascinating story

The performance was great. The story was fascinating. Flew through the book. Definitely would recommend.

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