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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The gripping story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos—one of the biggest corporate frauds in history—a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley, rigorously reported by the prize-winning journalist. With a new Afterword.

“Chilling ... Reads like a thriller ... Carreyrou tells [the Theranos story] virtually to perfection.” —The New York Times Book Review

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the next Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with its breakthrough device, which performed the whole range of laboratory tests from a single drop of blood. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.5 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work. Erroneous results put patients in danger, leading to misdiagnoses and unnecessary treatments. All the while, Holmes and her partner, Sunny Balwani, worked to silence anyone who voiced misgivings—from journalists to their own employees.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
NARRATOR
WD
Will Damron
LENGTH
11:36
hr min
RELEASED
2018
May 21
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
719.4
MB

Customer Reviews

egg$ ,

Elizabeth Holmes is NUTS

Well written and narrated. Very engaging. The story of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes is both tragic and fascinating.

Highly recommend.

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Carcaldxb ,

Error

I just purchased the audiobook however it doesn't play. Pop up message says the book is not available in the US store!? What now?

Headspacebro ,

Fantastic

A great book. The time flew by as I was taken through the journey of this book.

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