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3.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 5 3.61 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jordan Belfort Narrator: Bobby Cannavale Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9780739358146
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Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king, here, in Jordan Belfort’s own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called the Wolf of Wall Street. In the 1990s, Belfort became one of the most infamous kingpins in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. It’s an extraordinary story of greed, power, and excess that no one could invent: the tale of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices to making hundreds of millions—until it all came crashing down.
 
Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street

“Raw and frequently hilarious.”The New York Times
 
“A rollicking tale of [Jordan Belfort’s] rise to riches as head of the infamous boiler room Stratton Oakmont . . . proof that there are indeed second acts in American lives.”Forbes
 
“A cross between Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese’s GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch.”The Sunday Times (London)
 
“Entertaining as pulp fiction, real as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read.”Kirkus Reviews


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Quotes & Awards

  • A cross between Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese’s GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch. The Sunday Times (London)
  • Entertaining as pulp fiction, real as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read. Kirkus Reviews
  • A cross between Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese’s GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch. The Sunday Times (London)
  • Raw and frequently hilarious. The New York Times
  • A rollicking tale of [Jordan Belfort’s] rise to riches as head of the infamous boiler room Stratton Oakmont . . . proof that there are indeed second acts in American lives. Forbes

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krissy | 2/19/2014

    " I didn't particularly care for this book, it wasn't my usual genre but I wanted to give it a chance but it really just seemed like a very amateur attempt at writing a bio and trying to make it exciting. it didn't come across as honest or genuine or real. i think the author would have been better off just writing it off as fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vaidotas | 2/12/2014

    " Greed and crazy scheme, all supposedly true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pro Bhattacherjee | 2/7/2014

    " Really good book about success and failure. It outlines what this 100 millionaire does with all his money and how he got to the top and then how he set himself up to come crashing down legally, financially and personally. It really shows how excessive wall street can be, and details his drug, hooker and party filled life to the point where you absolutely despise him, but also goes into detail of his family life (with his kids) that really makes you pity him. Overall I couldn't put this book down, and it just had me glued to it. It really is one that you'll either absolutely love or absolutely hate though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 1/30/2014

    " I couldn't believe the things this guy has been through. Some of this stuff just doesn't seem possible. A really entertaining read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sadie Virgo | 1/29/2014

    " Can't wait for the movie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 1/20/2014

    " WOW!!! What a wild ride! Life IS stranger than art. It reads like a novel and is quite the page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Abony | 1/18/2014

    " Finished in 3 nights this was a fun little read that got a bit boring with the drug stuff but never the less was entertaining and touched on some rather profound material. Won't read the follow up (catching the wolf of Wall Street) but this was certainly a light hearted fun little book. Little. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grayson | 12/22/2013

    " GREAT!!!!! I couldn't put it down & it's a true story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Carson | 12/19/2013

    " This is a quick,easy read. You get a feel for what happened on Wall Street and where it all went wrong. The money these guys ran through is unbelievable. I liked that this was a true story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 12/4/2013

    " Killer book! Great stories involving dick heads with lots of money. Drugs, frat boy behavior, and tons of shenanigsans, antics, hijinx, tomfoolery and buffoonary (sp?)! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barry | 12/3/2013

    " The author tries hard to justify his actions, but, in the end, it is very easy to dislike him. I think this type of books needs to build empathy with the reader. This failed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 10/10/2013

    " Interesting read about how corrupt it can be on wall street. Always amazes me oh how jacked up a person can get with a whole lot money to burn. I heard that they were making this into a movie with Leo D. to star. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Berdon | 9/28/2013

    " Another memoir of a big time Wall Street criminal. Lots of drugs, whores and the like. Fun read, fun life assuming you don't end up dead (they all end up divorced and in jail). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 9/20/2013

    " Beyond disappointing- crude, boring & egotistical, 200 pages too long. Thought I was picking up a punchy insight into an exciting & occasionally depraved world but was underwhelmed within 50 pages. Nothing short of a missed opportunity that reads more like the glorification of a teenage boy's dream. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Hoshek | 8/26/2013

    " Book was great till the end, felt the ending could have been better, more indepth of how the FBI took him down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cody Kushner | 1/26/2013

    " Read this because I heard that Martin Scorcese is making this into a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio. Interesting story, however the writer isn't overly skilled. Still a very fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/11/2012

    " Interesting book-the author and his experiences running a boiler room-only problem is that he doesn't seem to remourseful about all the investors who lost money under him-nor all the kids who worked for him who had screwed up lives because of their start at Stratton Oakmont "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steve | 8/14/2012

    " Maybe the worst book ever. Very shallow, unapologetic and highly boring. I picked this readers' advance copy up hoping for something similar to Abagnale's Catch Me If You Can and ended up with a book form of Paris Hilton's sex tape. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joe | 8/12/2012

    " Wow. Who cares? Why did I read this? Will be a rare instance where the movie is better than the book. I think Scorsese is directing. Don't waste your time. I feel dirty. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerry Harrison | 7/25/2012

    " Kind of an interesting read if you can put up with a man who regards his life's work as making money then spending (wasting) money. An insight into how the other half lives, the other half being rich an stupid. Made me appreciate my own less complicated, legal and modest lifestyle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon Roth | 7/18/2012

    " Tucker Max meets Gordon Gekko "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryce Taylor | 4/3/2012

    " Great book, shows the dark, human side of the financial world "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory | 8/8/2011

    " Great read - very entertaining and quick. Lots of good history and details into the old "pump and dump" days - crushes the movies Boiler Room, which was based on the story behind this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 3/27/2011

    " WOW!!! What a wild ride! Life IS stranger than art. It reads like a novel and is quite the page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 3/1/2011

    " Great. This is one of my brother's favorite books, and I totally get why. It's a wild ride and I can't wait for the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 1/11/2011

    " Not another Monkey Business, takes the extremes to a whole new level. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barry | 1/8/2011

    " The author tries hard to justify his actions, but, in the end, it is very easy to dislike him. I think this type of books needs to build empathy with the reader. This failed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 6/14/2010

    " Good, but long and slightly narcissistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 4/12/2010

    " Superb! Just superb, story telling. Recounting of absurd stories if it was told by someone else. Incredibly exhilarating read, all done in one sitting. A exciting insight in the life of a wall street trader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dcsteines | 3/30/2010

    " very quick and interesting read. i plan to reread in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 3/17/2010

    " Interesting story about the guy that started the first 'Boiler Room' "

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About the Author
Author Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort has acted as a consultant to more than fifty public companies, and has been written about in virtually every major newspaper and magazine in the world, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Times, International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, Corriere della Sera, Forbes, Paris Match, and Rolling Stone. His two internationally bestselling memoirs, The Wolf of Wall Street and Catching the Wolf of Wall Street, have been published in over forty countries and translated into eighteen languages.

About the Narrator

Bobby Cannavale is a film, stage, and television actor. He has appeared in numerous television shows and films, but he is perhaps best known for his role as a reincarnated matchmaker on ABC's Cupid. He won an Emmy for his guest appearance on the hit show Will & Grace.