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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having seen the film this book is a fantastic and incredibly detailed account of the story. hard to listen at times wrestling with personal morales but a definate must
"A story of greed and ultimately redemption"
The first thing that I will say about this book is that it is different to the film, and to my great regret I listened to this after I had seen the film and so in many ways I already had certain expectations about what this book might contain. Though there is a notable difference between the two.
The Wolf of Wall Street is the memoir of Jordan Belfort who at one stage was one of the most influential and wealthy names in Wall Street. At the same time he was a raging drug addict and alcoholic, cheat and generally of highly questionable moral standing. Though at the same time he was a natural leader and a born businessman. This book charts the rise and fall through years of excessive material greed and unbelievable wealth.
Though at the same time it paints the picture of a man who knew how to motivate people, also a man who could be tremendously generous to the people around him.
The narration is okay but not amazing. There are times where the narrator voices one of the female characters and it is just jarring to listen to.
The book is long and so enjoyable. The reading is fantastic with different voices for different people it really brings the book to life. I've listened to this audio book so many times.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the film or has an interest in autobiographies. A truly amazing story that is filled with such madness it almost seems like fiction.
This story is a real roller coaster ride, you can't help but like JB!
I'm glad he made it to the other side, God knows how but he did!
"Long live the Wolf"
Brilliant quick paced witty well written story breath takingly honest take of how corrupt the banking world is .
Good narration. Not an avid fan of listening to drug stories but it was a very enjoyable book to listen too. Some crazy anecdotes
good story and well preformed, a bit of escapism to find out how depraved people can get
"Great story line from chapter to chapter"
thoroughly enjoyed listening to how the young,rich & disfunctional live. The story takes you on a roller coaster of craziness. even though I'd seen the film the book went into further depth
"So much better than the film"
Yes, it is an exciting story and great fun.
The debauchery and antics that happened.
No but he did a great job articulating the book.
Laugh mostly, it was good fun.
After watching the film (which I must say is a fairly accurate rendition of the book) I wanted to read the story. The antics of the guys were even worse than depicted in the motion picture. It is great fun and goes into more detail about the relationships and deals.
Inspiring, funny, jawdropping
All of it
no but i wish i did
Why has the 'Catching wolf of wall street' not become available yet?!
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