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

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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

Can I get my money back for this book?

Slow and tedious, this book is difficult to listen to. The author uses too many flowery words to say very little.
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- Diane

Book Details

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