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No One Would Listen Audiobook

No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller

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No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller is exactly what the title promises. This is more than another book about the Bernie Madoff scandal, this is a fast-paced, blow-by-blow, true-crime story that you have to hear to believe. In a true David and Goliath tale, the underdog number cruncher uncovers the largest financial fraud in history, and has to fight everything and everyone in the system to bring it down. Harry Markopolos and his team of financial sleuths tell first-hand how they cracked Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme yet, amazingly, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) refused to hear the truth for nearly 10 years. Told from the perspective of the ultimate whistleblower in modern corporate memory, No One Would Listen is bound to be the definitive narrative of this scandal.

This special edition includes an exclusive 10th chapter available only in audio, featuring testimony from three victims of the Madoff scheme who came in to the Audible studios to share their shocking and heartbreaking stories. In addition, David Kotz, the Inspector General of the SEC, speaks candidly about his investigation. Throughout the audiobook, you’ll also hear scathing commentary from congressional leaders on the blatant failures of the commission. No One Would Listen is more than an audiobook. It's a lasting audio testament to the largest white-collar crime in history.

SEC Disclaimer
The Securities and Exchange Commission disclaims responsibility for any private publication or statement of any SEC employee or Commissioner. This audiobook expresses the author's views and does not necessarily reflect those of the Commission, the Commissioners, or other members of the staff.

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Click here to listen to Dr. Gaytri Kachroo's speech to the World Legal Forum.

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What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Nominee - Best Nonfiction Audiobook, 2011

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    Girlbos 04-06-10
    Girlbos 04-06-10 Member Since 2004
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    "I wish I knew more about Wall Street"

    Like my title says, it is a great listen but you really need to have a strong working knowledge of the stock market, hedge funds, and the way Wall Street works, which I admittedly do not. There were times that the author went into such financial detail that I didn't understand what Madoff was doing or what the author was doing to investigate him. Despite that, it is very engaging and suspenseful even though everyone knows the ending to the Madoff scandal. I would highly recommend this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Oak Park, IL, United States 04-02-10
    John Oak Park, IL, United States 04-02-10 Member Since 2008
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    "insightful"

    Very insightful about the real-world operation of government.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    D. C. Haraway 03-23-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Okay, but too long."

    I enjoyed the book, but it should go on a diet. It's about twice as long as it needs to be to do justice to the story. The author is angling for a movie deal (he has a character say so in the book, in case we're not awake), and I hope he gets it. Eight years is a long time to pursue a bad guy on your own dime. Fortunately the market meltdown increased the redemption rate beyond Bernie's fund-raising ability or it could have gone on a little longer.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Fremont, NH, USA 03-22-10
    Jan Fremont, NH, USA 03-22-10
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    "fantastic story"

    gives you an excellent understanding of how Bernie worked and how inept the Federal Government was figuring this out. Harry's a great citizen!

    Did not prefer the narrator: speaks with contempt. did like the other voices brought in for legitimacy and color.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mark cameron 03-21-10 Member Since 2011
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    "A lifetime supply of whine and cheese!"

    Booo! Markopolos whines, complains, and demeans his way through 10 years of attempting to expose the greatest Ponzi scheme ever. Perhaps my expectations where way off the mark as I was looking for a broader perspective or deeper insight of the entire Madeoff operation and story, maybe an intimate glimpse inside the sausage factory. What I got was No one would listen or Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, guess I'll go eat worms. If you truly enjoy tireless whining and ongoing redundant depreciative remarks (10 years worth) this is a must read / listen.
    Markopolos claims a Whistle Blowers status in a circumstance that imploded on its own as he admits it had to as "all Ponzi schemes eventually have to fail". Prevailing GLOBAL circumstances exposed Madeoff more than this crybaby. Like an earthquake geologist sending you anonymous emails (for 10 years) telling you There's going to be an quake! and when it finally happens, he gets some perverse pleasure in saying I told you so and you wouldnt listen you stupid moron. Sorry Harry your messages are in my spam folder!! Brick's narrative is awesome as always.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Rock Hill, SC, USA 03-10-10
    Paul Rock Hill, SC, USA 03-10-10
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    "Reader gets in the way"

    The book is fantastic. Also shocking, and educational--although I don't pretend to understand most of the financial concepts described. However, Scott Brick is over-dramatic, trying to maintain a level of drama that gets in the way of a truly good story, and that was annoying especially at the beginning of the book. Nevertheless, I'm glad I "read" this one.

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    REH62 04-19-10
    REH62 04-19-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Best listen in a long, long time"

    This is one of the most fascinating books I have ever listened to. Harry Markopolos is a true hero for putting his career and his own safety on the line to expose the biggest fraud in history. It will make you laugh, cry and if you don't get angry at the incompetence of the SEC (Security and Exchange Commission) you must not be breathing anymore.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Lake Havasu City, AZ, United States 03-22-10
    Gary Lake Havasu City, AZ, United States 03-22-10 Member Since 2007

    Economist. Quant. R-squared approaches 1.00.

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    "Been there, done that."

    Having also been a whistleblower in a multi-billion dollar Wall Street fraud, I believe Harry has perfectly caught the essence of the internal frustration and personal conflict of the story.

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    Aron Patent Plymouth Meeting, PA 03-13-10
    Aron Patent Plymouth Meeting, PA 03-13-10 Member Since 2014

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    "Ain't I Wonderful"

    Listening to this was a waste of time and money.In my opinion, Mr Markopolis does repeatedly is say "Ain't I Wonderful".

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    Toivo J Luick 12-31-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Interesting story that should have been shorter"

    I love this kind of true story. I wanted to love Harry M., and I sort of managed to, but it would have been a lot nicer if he'd had an editor with his best interests at heart. The story gets sidelined with an awful lot of Harry's feelings. He should have left himself out at least half the time and told the riveting story of the investigation straight. It's a great story, and he'd have come off better in the end.

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