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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER •  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year
The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes—now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventor—by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end.

“The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.” —Bill Gates

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. 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 $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.

A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

Business & Personal Finance
Will Damron
hr min
May 21
Random House Audio

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.


Carcaldxb ,


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?

OneYearFitBitUser ,

Listening to this is like rubbernecking at a car accident

The lengths to which people will go in the quest for money and power around me. What a great idea executed in a ridiculously poor manner. I am keeping my eyes and ears peeled for news updates about Elizabeth Holmes!

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