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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,145 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:
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By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called...

The Wolf of Wall Street.

In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. Now, in this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent.

Stratton Oakmont turned microcap investing into a wickedly lucrative game as Belfort’s hyped-up, coked-out brokers browbeat clients into stock buys that were guaranteed to earn obscene profits - for the house. But an insatiable appetite for debauchery, questionable tactics, and a fateful partnership with a breakout shoe designer named Steve Madden would land Belfort on both sides of the law and into a harrowing darkness all his own.

From the stormy relationship Belfort shared with his model-wife as they ran a madcap household that included two young children, a full-time staff of 22, a pair of bodyguards, and hidden cameras everywhere - even as the SEC and FBI zeroed in on them - to the unbridled hedonism of his office life, here is the extraordinary story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at 16 to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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
  • 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

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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