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Meltdown

By: Ben Elton
Narrated by: Paul Thornley
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)
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For amiable city trader Jimmy Corby, money was the new rock n' roll. His whole life was a party, adrenaline charged and cocaine fuelled. If he hadn't met Monica, he would probably have ended up either dead or in rehab. But Jimmy was as lucky in love as he was at betting on dodgy derivatives, so instead of burning out, his star just burned brighter than ever.

Rich, pampered and successful; Jimmy; Monica; and their friends lived the dream, bringing up their children with an army of domestic helps. But then it all came crashing down. And when the global financial crisis hit, Jimmy discovered that anyone can handle success. It's how you handle failure that really matters.

©2009 Ben Elton (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks

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  • helen
  • 20-02-2018

Good story but doesn't beat High Society.

I liked this book, the narrator made it come alive for me and the story line kept me listening.
No where near as good as my favourite by Ben Elton which is High Society. The only one of his that comes close to that is This Other Eden.
He does have a great way of adding surprises, shocking the read with an unexpected twist.

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  • vicki I
  • 05-10-2017

Good Naration

I haven't read any of his stuff in a while, and while the narration was good I think I have just grown out of the long comic observations. Would have preferred it to be a little more fast moving

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  • Garry
  • 11-11-2016

not good

sorry to say but this is not the best. sounded off the top of his head.

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  • David
  • 31-07-2016

Unmistakably Ben Elton

Political satire wrapped up in a great story. The Ben Elton comic genius comes through, mixed with the political rants that made him famous in the 1980's.

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  • Rj R.
  • 23-07-2016

Great story

if you like ben elton then you'll definitely like this tale. some very amusing parts. loved the way all the smallest details became relevant later in the story