The Wolf of Wall Street

Version: Abridged
Author: Jordan Belfort
Narrator: Bobby Cannavale
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: November 2013
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio
 
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

Reviews (4)

Written by Gabriela Matuszyk on March 21st, 2016

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I had some great expectations. But writing was poor, and tedious descriptions of his swindling thought processes made me question many times whether I already listened to this part of the story. The narration was good but overall it's the worst book I read this year. If not ever.

Written by Ruby Martin on December 19th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love this book. I loved the movie so wanted to hear the stories from the horses mouth and was glad to hear some extra stories and input of this crazy and unbelievable story and its demise . A very entertaining wild ride

Written by Robert Mason on February 20th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This could be my favorite book the narrator made the book all the more interesting and really brought the book to life! I tired to watch the movie after the book... Had to stop the book is so much better!!! Get it!

Written by benjamin heyen on December 15th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I enjoyed it. I never one became bored with this book.

Author Details

Author Details

Belfort, Jordan

After graduating from American University, Jordan Belfort worked on Wall Street for ten years. He is currently living in Los Angeles with his two children.

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