Ghosts of Manhattan

  • by Douglas Brunt
  • Narrated by George Newbern
  • 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A wryly comic, first-person debut novel offering a withering view of life on Wall Street from the perspective of an unhappy insider who is too hooked on the money to find a way out, even as his career is ruining his marriage and corroding his soul.
It’s 2005. Nick Farmer is a 35-year-old bond trader with Bear Stearns clearing seven figures a year. The novelty of a work-related nightlife centering on liquor, hookers, and cocaine has long since worn thin, though Nick remains keenly addicted to his annual bonus. But the lifestyle is taking a toll on his marriage and on him.
When a nerdy analyst approaches him with apocalyptic prognostications of where Bear’s high-flying mortgage-backed securities trading may lead, Nick is presented with the kind of ethical dilemma he’s spent a lifetime avoiding. Throw in a hot financial journalist who seems to be more interested in him than in the percolating financial armageddon and the prospect that his own wife may have found a new romantic interest of her own, and you have the recipe for Nick’s personal and professional implosion.
By turns hilarious and harrowing, Ghosts of Manhattan follows a winning but flawed character as he struggles to find the right path in a complicated urban heart of darkness.

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Great Book

This book is very good. Plot is good. Character development is great and an outstanding reader performance makes this book a true winner.
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- Melvin

Loved this book!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this book to a friend. The narrator was great--best I've ever heard. The main character was complex and interesting.


Which character – as performed by George Newbern – was your favorite?

Nick, of course.


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- JoAnn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-18-2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio