The Fine Print

The Fine Print

How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind

By David Cay Johnston; Stephen Hoye (Narrated by); Todd McLaren (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, MP3 CD, 9781452652993

Publication Date: October 2012

David Cay Johnston has made a name for himself as the defender of the common man, calling out the rich and powerful for cheating the system at the expense of everyone else. Whether he's exposing unjust loopholes in the tax code that help the rich get richer or pointing out how powerful corporations pocket government subsidies at excessive taxpayer expense, Johnston is an eloquent town crier for justice and equality.Now this bestselling author has turned his attention to the sneaky stipulations hidden in the fine print of just about every contract and government rule. Johnston has been known to whip out a utility bill-any utility bill-and explain line by line what all that mumbo jumbo actually means (and it doesn't mean anything good, unless you happen to be the utility company). Within all that jargon, disclosed in accordance with all requirements to you, the unsuspecting customer, lie the tools many companies use to rob you blind. Even worse is what's missing-all the contractually binding clauses that companies hide elsewhere, yet still enforce.The Fine Print is essential listening for anyone who wants to wrest power back from devious corporations and end their longstanding consumer abuse.

About the Author
David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and the author of books including the "New York Times" bestsellers "Perfectly Legal" and "Free Lunch".

Actor Stephen Hoye is a graduate of London's Guildhall and a veteran of London's West End. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has won thirteen "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards.

Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice-overs, where he has been heard on more than 5,000 TV and radio commercials, as well as TV promos, narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E and the History Channel, and films.

Praise For The Fine Print

"Todd McLaren narrates at a good pace, keeping the energy high throughout. Reading with conviction and enthusiasm, he makes it sound as if the words are his own." ---AudioFile