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By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king, here, in Jordan Belfort’s own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called the Wolf of Wall Street. In the 1990s, Belfort became one of the most infamous kingpins in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. It’s an extraordinary story of greed, power, and excess that no one could invent: the tale of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices to making hundreds of millions—until it all came crashing down.
Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street
“Raw and frequently hilarious.”—The New York Times
“A rollicking tale of [Jordan Belfort’s] rise to riches as head of the infamous boiler room Stratton Oakmont . . . proof that there are indeed second acts in American lives.”—Forbes
“A cross between Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese’s GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch.”—The Sunday Times (London)
“Entertaining as pulp fiction, real as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read.”—Kirkus Reviews
Great narrator, book it's ok
The story is from Jordan Belfort's prospective and it's told in the first person. Therefore the narrator use the protagonist's point of view to tell the story and does a very great job, grasping the cinic, outrages, shameless and direct essence of the character in question.
A little disappointed
The narrating makes my ears hurt. I can't believe the narrator does all the voices both make and female. Very annoying. The story drags along at a snail like pace. Not well written. I stopped listening after chapter 4. I'd rather wait for the movie in theaters.
Narrator is a idiot . Don't buy this book
It's terrible to listen to this garbage. Jordan Belfort its a idiot hi belongs in a mental institution , unbelievable that so a idiot have make millions of dollars. And the narrator is a crazy mental I'll idiot,it's Terrible to listen to that narrator maybe crazy Jordan is the narrator it's Teri me to listen to the narrator specially if hi try to imitate a women voice. Boycott this book don't buy it.