Madoff with the Money

  • by Jerry Oppenheimer
  • Narrated by Oliver Wyman
  • 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An intriguing look at Bernie Madoff the man, and his scam.Madoff with the Money is a deeply disturbing portrait of Bernie Madoff, based on dozens of exclusive, news-making interviews. From the values Madoff was taught growing up in the working-class town of Laurelton, Queens, to his high-life on Wall Street and the super-rich enclaves of Palm Beach and the French Riviera, best-selling author Jerry Oppenheimer follows the disgraced money manager's trail as he works his way up the social and economic ladder, and eventually scams his trusting clients in a $50-billion Ponzi scheme.Through Oppenheimer's in-depth reporting, you'll discover new revelations in this startling case, and become familiar with the trusting victims - ranging from non-profit Jewish charities to the likes of seemingly sophisticated individuals, such as actress Jane Fonda, who would "like to shake Madoff until his teeth fall out"; the scion of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire, who lost a bundle and was forced to rent out rooms in his house; and New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg. There's even Madoff's own sister-in-law, and talk show host Larry King, who apparently didn't ask the right questions when he invested. All lost their much-needed life savings, while others saw fortunes small and large evaporate in the greedy financial operations of one of history's all-time charlatans.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good listen

I enjoyed this book. Before I listened to the book I really didn't know much about the Madoff's. Now I know as much as I ever wanted to know and I thought the book did a good job explaining the past, present, and future. I also thought the book was well read.

Ken Deupser
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- ken


What disappointed you about Madoff with the Money?

Compilation of gossip... Never did get around to saying how he did it or WHERE all that money went. Yes, the Madoff's did have extravagant spending habits however, doesn't even try to describe how one man could have constructed and carried out such a massive scheme. If half as much investigation had been done regarding financial shenanigans as shopping and personal habits, might have been worth my time. Yes, Bernie and Co. are unlikable.... he had affairs, he swore a lot. Nothing about him as a financier.

What could Jerry Oppenheimer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Do some business research...everything seemed to be pulled from People or National Inquirer.

What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

Reader was okay

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really. I kept waiting for 'the meat' of the criminal activity. DIdn't deliver.

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- Patricia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-14-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios