The Moneychangers


Read by Margaret Espaillat

(4.3 stars; 29 reviews)

A story of white collar crime and intrigue told from the point of view of Montague, a member of the privileged class of New York. Montague witnesses the manipulation and upset of the stock market by high financier Dan Waterman who is motivated by revenge. Waterman's character is loosely based on J.P. Morgan. (Summary by Margaret) (6 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 21:14 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 02 18:31 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 03 23:58 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 04 11:11 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 05 15:30 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 06 10:06 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 07 14:59 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 08 12:46 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 09 12:16 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 10 19:09 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 11 12:51 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 12 23:17 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 13 20:16 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 14 19:41 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 15 15:33 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 16 19:49 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 17 19:18 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 18 15:53 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 19 18:39 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 21 16:07 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 22 14:52 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 23 20:19 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 24 12:25 Read by Margaret Espaillat

Reviews


(5 stars)

This is yet another one of Sinclair's great works. Well read by Margaret Espalliat. One note: The 'Waterman' character was, in fact, not "loosely based" on J.P. Morgan, but simply a substitution of names by Upton Sinclair - Waterman = J.P. Morgan - though for obvious reasons Sinclair could not directly state this. But research reveals that, despite revisionist history, this is indeed true. Thank-you.

With such a dearth of "social novels" that are


(5 stars)

available in the public domain I find Sinclair's "personal agenda" as one reviewer calls it, to be a breath of fresh air. Sinclair's " point of view might have a smidgen of validity"?! no it is the totality of validity, the truth, for hellish working conditions and the Fat Cats they worked for Sinclair was a democratic socialist and his book "the jungle" did help in some social reforms. I come from a working class lineage and the one horror story herein in the mills, I have heard many a like stories from great uncles and younger in age. My father was one of the first to move up to lower management in the factory milieu. The manufacturing plant he worked in had its own electrical power generating plant. He told me of some lethal work accidents there. god rest his soul. he was lucky enough to live 20 years after retirement. Do research on the history of the working class by historians. Edith Wharton was a millionaire and hobnobbed with the high and mighty. She was no socialist but was very critical of her class. for example read the Bunner Sisters or Fruit of the Tree by her. I worked a few years after high school in a factory. we made massive locomotive engines. even in the late 1970's there were deaths there and i saw one of two bad accidents, one a man's arm torn off. In the US we buy from manufacturers of everything from tooth brushes, underwear, to cruise ships. It's over there now that workers are treated horribly the way we the workers were endangered and exploiting our blood sweat and tears for the sake of the robber barons of the early 20th century. As usual, Margaret Margaret Espaillat performs another fine reading. It's a good bet that Sinclair last line of the book from the protagonist "i'm going into politics"(to try and reform our corrupt morally and economically type of capitalist system). Sinclair did run for Governor of California. Even though Louis B Mayer through his media conglomerate made propaganda films that were lies about Sinclair. Sinclair still just barely lost.

Good Story, excellent reader


(4 stars)

This novel by Upton Sinclair takes us into the underhanded dealings of bankers. Sinclair's personal agenda sometimes overpowers his story, but considering this was written before the Great Depression, his point of view might have a smidgeon of validity. The reader, Margaret, reads this book very well, with clear, precise diction and expression. Well worth listening.


(4 stars)

Continues the adventures of Sinclair’s hero Montague in Manhattan, but with much more plot and much less description of luxury than in the first volume, Metropolis. Well read.