The Fear Index

The Fear Index

Audiobook CD - 2011
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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: 9780449008737
Branch Call Number: TALK HARRIS CD
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Rodska, Christian


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Sep 15, 2016

The main character (Hoffman) is a rich jerk who was extremely hard to sympathize with or care about. The story itself has very strong Frankenstein and H.A.L (from Space Odyssey) overtones.
I lost interest after about half the book.

Sep 03, 2012

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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