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The Fear Index

Harris, Robert

(Audiobook CD - 2011)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Fear Index
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Dr. Max Hoffman is a legend. A physicist once employed on the Large Hadron Collider, he now uses a revolutionary and highly secret system of computer algorithms to trade on the world's financial markets. None of his rivals is sure how he does it, but somehow Hoffman's hedge fund - built around the standard measure of market volatility: the VIX or 'Fear Index' - generates astonishing returns for his investors. But now someone is trying to destroy him.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House, p2011
ISBN: 0449008738
9780449008737
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (10 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Rodska, Christian

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Narrated by Christian Rodska


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"Having designed a self-evolving algorithm that monitors fear to make investment decisions, artificial intelligence researcher and hedge fund manager Alexander Hoffman and his colleagues are making a mint - until a series of events makes Hoffman suspect that someone's out to get him and makes others think that he may be losing his mind. Increasingly paranoid, the reclusive genius takes off to defend himself and get to the bottom of the insidious plan to discredit him. Intricately plotted and intensely compelling, this novel from bestselling author Robert Harris offers science and philosophy in equal measures." Next Reads Thrillers and Suspense October 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=556062

"Having designed a self-evolving algorithm that monitors fear to make investment decisions, artificial intelligence researcher and hedge fund manager Alexander Hoffman and his colleagues are making a mint - until a series of events makes Hoffman suspect that someone's out to get him and makes others think that he may be losing his mind. Increasingly paranoid, the reclusive genius takes off to defend himself and get to the bottom of the insidious plan to discredit him. Intricately plotted and intensely compelling, this novel from bestselling author Robert Harris offers science and philosophy in equal measures." Next Reads Thrillers and Suspense October 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=556062

A bit disjointed and hard to follow. Not really enough tension. Biggest beef is that they chose a British narrator who did a terrible American accent. Really ruins the performance.

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