Thanks to Anna at Hachette Audio, we’re giving away three (3) audio book sets of On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System by Henry M. (Hank) Paulson, Jr. This is the unabridged version, on 13 CDs, that contains a special conversation with the author not found in the printed book version. Each audio book is valued at $34.98 U.S.; $41.98 Canadian.
Here is a synopsis of On the Brink, followed by two excerpts from recent reviews:
When Hank Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, was appointed in 2006 to become the nation’s next Secretary of the Treasury, he knew that his move from Wall Street to Washington would be daunting and challenging. But Paulson had no idea that a year later, he would find himself at the the very epicenter of the world’s most cataclysmic financial crisis since the Great Depression. Major institutions literally teetered at the edge of collapse. Worst of all, the credit crisis spread to all parts of the U.S. economy and grew more ominous with each passing day.
This was truly a once-in-a-lifetime economic nightmare. Events no one had thought possible were happening in quick succession. All eyes turned to the United States Treasury Secretary to avert the disaster.
This, then, is Hank Paulson’s first-person account. From the man who was in the very middle of this perfect economic storm, On the Brink is Paulson’s fast-paced account of the key decisions that had to be made with lightning speed. On the Brink is an extraordinary story about people and politics – all brought together during the world’s impending financial Armageddon.
Paulson’s first-person account of the epic financial collapse is just that – straightforward and direct. Shorn of anonymous, unsourced dish, it nonetheless offers plenty of excellent color and detail. Daniel Gross, The Washington Post
Provides a palpable sense of the nearly moment-to-moment developments and obstacles… Ted Sturtz, New York Journal of Books
This contest is easy to enter. Just post a comment here or send an e-mail to Josephsreviews@gmail.com . This will count as one entry. For a second entry, just tell us why you like to listen to audio book versions of best sellers.
You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada and have a valid residential address. Audio books cannot be mailed to P.O. boxes.
The On the Brink contest will be open until midnight PST on Sunday, April 18, 2010. Good luck and good listening!