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  • The Mark Inside: A Perfect Swindle, a Cunning Revenge, and a Small History of the Big Con

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Amy Reading
    • Narrated By Richard McGonagle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    In 1919, Texas rancher J. Frank Norfleet lost everything he had in a stock market swindle. He did what many other marks did - he went home, borrowed more money from his family, and returned for another round of swindling. Only after he lost that second fortune did he reclaim control of his story. Instead of crawling back home in shame, he vowed to hunt down the five men who had conned him. Through Norfleet's ingenious reverse-swindle, Amy Reading reveals the mechanics behind the scenes of the big con.

    D. Littman says: "a scattering of interesting facts"
    "Good insight to how Ponzi came to be"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Mark Inside the most enjoyable?

    At first, I thought this book to be average. But, like a good song it rambles about your brain until you get it. I felt a need to listen to various chapters again and then the excellence of this book sunk in. This book was really well written with great insight and a lot of very subltle tongue-in-cheek when it was called for. If you read about Ponzi thus book fits in very well.


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    smiled- quite often


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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