Flash Boys

Audio Book (CD) | March 31, 2014

byMichael LewisRead byDylan Baker

not yet rated|write a review
From the #1 bestselling author of The Blind Side and Moneyball

Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets.

Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the US stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post-financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover each other, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which high-frequency trading—source of the most intractable problems—will have no advantage whatsoever.

The characters in Flash Boys are fabulous, each completely different from what you think of when you think “Wall Street guy.” Several have walked away from jobs in the financial sector that paid them millions of dollars a year. From their new vantage point they investigate the big banks, the world’s stock exchanges, and high-frequency trading firms as they have never been investigated, and expose the many strange new ways that Wall Street generates profits.

The light that Lewis shines into the darkest corners of the financial world may not be good for your blood pressure, because if you have any contact with the market, even a retirement account, this story is happening to you. But in the end, Flash Boys is an uplifting story. Here are people who have somehow preserved a moral sense in an environment where you don’t get paid for that; they have perceived an institutionalized injustice and are willing to go to war to fix it.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$26.49 online
$34.99 list price (save 24%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

From the #1 bestselling author of The Blind Side and MoneyballFour years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets. Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the US stock market has been rigged for the benefit...

Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 15, 1960. He received a BA in art history from Princeton University in 1982 and a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1985. He is a non-fiction author/journalist of mostly financial themes. His books include Liar's Poker, Moneyball: The Art of Winning a...

other books by Michael Lewis

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Mind...

Hardcover|Dec 6 2016

$29.09 online$38.95list price(save 25%)
The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine
The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine

Paperback|Feb 1 2011

$16.50 online$18.95list price(save 12%)
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

Paperback|Mar 24 2015

$13.93 online$18.95list price(save 26%)
see all books by Michael Lewis
Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.88 × 5.12 × 0.7 inPublished:March 31, 2014Publisher:Simon & Schuster AudioLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1442370270

ISBN - 13:9781442370272

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews