House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: William D. Cohan

Narrated By: Alan Sklar

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: April 2009

Duration: 25 hours 18 minutes


Written with the novelistic verve and insider knowledge that made The Last Tycoons a bestseller and a prize winner, House of Cards is a chilling cautionary tale about greed, arrogance, and stupidity in the financial world, and the consequences for all of us.


  • tom

    I am only about 6 discs into this but find it fascinating. The free fall and extinction of companies like this and Enron make for riveting listening. This isn't just some mom and pop operation that folds over a few million bucks.....this is a world class firm with an 85 year history that disappears in a few days, along with billions of dollars. The sheer magnitude of the collapse and ruination of thousands of careers is like watching a train wreck unfold. Great, important, wealthy people with the best paying jobs on the's all gone for them overnite. The dark side of capitalism chronicled in a captivating narrative.