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Would you consider the audio edition of The Club No One Wanted to Join to be better than the print version?
What other book might you compare The Club No One Wanted to Join to and why?
Any book that doesn't go for the obvious but looks at a part of the story that so much of the mainstream media missed and shows the much wider impact this fraud had on everyday people.
What does Diane Havens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
She brings the storytellers alive, as though they are sitting in the room with you. It adds a richness to the story that I don't think you can get by reading the book.
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I've listened to quite a few of the Madoff books about the big scam, but found this one to be the most interesting. These stories come from the victims themselves, all of whom describe their financial situation, what class they fall into, and how the scandal has affected their lives long term.. One might thing Madoff mostly screwed with the rich, but he didn't. He screwed over working class people, too.. Amazing that one man was so greedy he didn't care what he was doing to people who had very little, but trusted him to help them have a better tomorrow.
The stories themselves are very interesting.. Some of the victims, are as you would suspect, bitter and angry.. Their lives have been forever changed and have become a financial struggle and sometimes, a nightmare.. but then there are the victims who feel this was a chance to grow, to learn from the experience and who harbor no ill will toward Madoff.. Those stories are the really amazing ones.. Not to take away from the victims who are still very angry.. they understandably have a reason to be so...
The book doesn't mention this, but there are quite a few stories told by couples, only told separately, in their own words.. It's interesting how the same situation can affect two married people, sometimes very differently.
When you listen to these stories, you will understand the depth of what Madoff did, and took, from so many working class citizens who just simply could not afford to be taken. Very sad for them..Shame on you Bernie Made-Off!!!!!
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