Barbarians at the Gate is a book written by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar. As the most influential business book of all time, it accurately documents the largest takeover in Wall Street history. The story of Bryan Burrough’s and John Helyer’s is about trading and public boom, strategy meetings and evenings in boardrooms and ballrooms.
Here are the top 3 reviews and comments that readers love about this fascinating book.
Review 1: Barbarians at the Gate The Fall of RJR Nabisco audiobook by Cheimon
Great book, not so great audiobook
The book has lost a lot in transcription, the original is far too heavily abridged. It is too linear, and has lost a lot of its journalistic depth. The book itself, however, is an absolute must.
Review 2: Barbarians at the Gate The Fall of RJR Nabisco audiobook by Jake
Abridged and Poorly Read
What disappointed you about Barbarians at the Gate?
It’s only 3 hours long and the narration (done by the authors) is poor at best.
Review 3: Barbarians at the Gate The Fall of RJR Nabisco audiobook by Chattian fauna
Lost in translation
I was disappointed to find that the full version was not available on audible so was forced to go with this abridged version on the off chance. Bearing in mind the original was critically acclaimed as being an engrossing thriller as well as a thought-provoking business book. The resulting narrative here is pallid and uninspiring. All excitement and compelling material has been boiled out leaving the listener with one of the most dull and tedious descriptions of a business deal ever written.
The narration is at least authentic, but even their authoritative tones cannot resuscitate this dead dog of an audiobook.
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