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The Wolf of Wall Street | [Jordan Belfort]

The Wolf of Wall Street

Stock market multimillionaire at 26, federal convict at 36, he partied like a rock star, lived like a king, and barely survived his rise and fall as an American entrepreneurial icon. By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting.
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Publisher's Summary

Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo Dicaprio (The Great Gatsby, The Aviator), Matthew McConaughey (Mud, Magic Mike), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights, Zero Dark Thirty) and Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous), and adapted for the screen by Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire). "What separates Jordan's story from others like it, is the brutal honesty." - Leonardo DiCaprio.

Stock market multimillionaire at 26, federal convict at 36, he partied like a rock star, lived like a king, and barely survived his rise and fall as an American entrepreneurial icon. By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sunk a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him for at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called...The Wolf of Wall Street.

In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. In this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent - the story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down.

©2007 Jordan Belfort (P)2013 John Murray Press

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  • Nathan
    8/26/15
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    "It does everything the movie does."

    Everything. Plus a little extra, hearing the internal dialogue makes more sense of Jordan and his life. It has me nearly in tears, in outrageous anger, and heart warming bouts of understanding. A truly five star book and expertly read.

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  • Lucy Howes
    8/19/15
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    "Brilliant story"

    ...... and brilliant narration! I would defo recommend. I enjoyed it from the very start.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neil
    BROSELEY, SHROPSHIRE, United Kingdom
    8/4/15
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    "Car journeys were too short"
    Where does The Wolf of Wall Street rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Amongst the top 10 audiobooks I've ever heard.


    What other book might you compare The Wolf of Wall Street to, and why?

    Nothing really compares to this ripping yarn


    Which character – as performed by Eric Meyers – was your favourite?

    Frankly, I could have done without the vocal characterisations.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The hospital scenes with Jordan's son - as a parent I was choked and tearful.


    Any additional comments?

    Laugh out loud, and cry your eyes out. A rollercoaster.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • gickers
    6/29/15
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    "Funny and great for fans of the film"

    Very funny. Loved it. Much more detail and more of the "true" story than in the film.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robin
    6/24/15
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    "Great."

    If you enjoyed the film you'll love the book, great depth with fantastic memories from a ridiculous era. Well recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • biggestcustomer
    4/15/15
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    "Only half a story"

    Great but then peters out and the second half of the story is simply summed up in a couple of sentences. Very well read though.

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  • Robert
    3/17/15
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    "Better than the film"

    Listened to this a few times now I wish the second book was oven the audible treatment too
    Loved it

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  • Callum G.
    3/7/15
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    "Good"

    It didn't meet the whole expectations but it was nice to hear his story. I interesting and shocking at the same time

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  • Nik Nik C
    UK
    2/22/15
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    "It was "ok""
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I don't think 'time well spent' best describes this book. It dragged in places. I'm not sorry I read it, but it's not a book I'd listen to for a second time.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It was too long for me. I believe the film is good, maybe I should have gone to see that instead.


    What about Eric Meyers’s performance did you like?

    I really liked Eric's performance for this book. I pictured a 'wise guy' / Ray Liotta in Goodfellas type.


    Was The Wolf of Wall Street worth the listening time?

    Not really. I liked the story overall but found I had to force myself to listen to get the book finished.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    2/18/15
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    "5 star audio book"

    very entertaining while also touching on some worthwhile issues of drug abuse. Shows a human side to what is portrayed in the movie.

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