THE HOUSING BOOM AND BUST by Thomas Sowell (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
“Among economists of the past thirty years, [Sowell] stands very proud indeed.” (Wall Street Journal)
Scary headlines and statistics indicate a worldwide financial crisis on a scale not seen in decades. Who was really responsible? What set this off? Renowned economist Thomas Sowell unravels the tangled threads of the situation and discusses whether the current remedial actions will make the situation better of worse.
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NOTICE: This app includes the exact same 5-star recording offered elsewhere at much higher prices. It was professionally recorded by Blackstone Audio’s Earphones®-winning narrator, Robertson Dean. You are not buying yet another amateur or volunteer narration. No clicks, background noises, throat clearing, mispronunciations, tinny voices or monotones will be found here.
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•EXPERIENCE. About 4.5 hours of narration. Created as a Folium enhancedAudio™ edition, this book includes extra functions and features not found on lesser players.
•PLAYER CONTROLS. Includes listen (play), pause, multi-speed fast forward/reverse, jump ahead/back, chapter skip, volume control, one-touch chapter- and bookmark browser. There is also a “scrub” bar that finds any point inside the chapter with just a tap.
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•CLEAR & ELEGANT DESIGN. Simple, clean, intuitive, and smarter than average.
•CHAPTER TIMINGS. Always know how much time it will take to finish a chapter. Plus, the progress bar at the top of the screen shows how far into the book you’ve come.
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•AUTO-BOOKMARKING. The player remembers where you stopped listening and returns to that exact spot when you open the book again.
•TELL-A-FRIEND. An easy way to recommend the book to your friends or Twitter feed.
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RATING: Suitable for anyone who likes books on economics and current affairs, or who wants to learn more about the ongoing financial crisis.
Scary headlines and scarier statistics tell the story of a worldwide financial crisis on a scale not seen in decades. Renowned economist Thomas Sowell reveals that there was no single, dramatic event that caused it. A series of very questionable decisions by many people in many places over a period of years built up the pressures that led to a sudden collapse of the housing market and of financial institutions that began to fall like dominoes as a result of investing in securities based on housing prices. Sowell unravels the tangled threads of the situation and discusses whether the current remedial actions will make the situation better or worse.
- iPod Touch