• Money Talks

  • Tales of Manhattan, Book 1
  • By: Mr. Laurence Shames
  • Narrated by: Jem Matzan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-18-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Laurence Shames
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Now and then, a novel turns out to be prophetic - and no one is more surprised than the author.
When I wrote Money Talks back in 2007, neither I nor anyone else imagined that the White House would soon be occupied by a man who bears such a striking and in fact uncanny resemblance to my villain, Robert Maxx. I wasn't trying to write a predictive dystopia; all I wanted to do was to tell an engaging story that would let me think my way into the mind of a real-estate mogul with a bullying manner, a head of hair flamboyant enough to match his ego, and a somewhat childish fixation to see his name on very tall buildings. I wanted to explore what drove that kind of man, what kind of neediness was behind his endless quest for power.
And I wanted to see how an ordinary, decent fellow might keep his moral bearings while in the employ and thrall of such a person. My everyman was a mild-mannered ghostwriter named David Collins. His predicament, in 2017, is one that millions of us share: How to hang on to his hopes, his dignity, and maybe even his sense of humor, in a high-stakes game where the bad guys seem to be holding all the chips.
Part dark comedy, part boardroom drama, part murder mystery, and part prescient satire, Money Talks is a refreshing reminder that truth will eventually win out and justice will eventually be done.
©2015 Laurence Shames (P)2017 Laurence Shames
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4 out of 5 stars
By C Puccia on 03-18-18

Life imitates art

Made me shiver. The rise of greed and the fall of a nation.. read between the lines. I trembled listening to the story as main antagonist sounded like you know who.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 11-14-17

Great.

Excellent production of a fascinating story. Robert Max character sounds eerily like someone we are all too familiar with.

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