The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Unabridged)
by Jordan Belfort
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Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. 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, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited 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 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.
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.
Glad I finished it
Good story, annoyed at first by narrator vocalizing female voices, but got used to it.
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.