We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
No One Would Listen Audiobook

No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller

Regular Price:$24.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

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

©2010 Fox Hounds, LLC (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Nominee - Best Nonfiction Audiobook, 2011

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (1910 )
5 star
 (896)
4 star
 (620)
3 star
 (287)
2 star
 (65)
1 star
 (42)
Overall
4.3 (1176 )
5 star
 (599)
4 star
 (358)
3 star
 (153)
2 star
 (49)
1 star
 (17)
Story
4.3 (1182 )
5 star
 (579)
4 star
 (396)
3 star
 (159)
2 star
 (30)
1 star
 (18)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Patricia Petersburg, PA, United States 04-08-10
    Patricia Petersburg, PA, United States 04-08-10 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    20
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    37
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "It really IS a page turner!"

    Terrific inside look at Wall Street. Scary and enlightening at the same time. Anyone with investments should "read" this book!

    Harry and the gang are true heroes. I hope there are more like them out there--many more, but fear there are not enough.

    We had Frank Casey--who first brought Madoff to Harry's attention--speak at our college. He was terrific. Strongly recommended!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Harold Springfield, MA, USA 04-08-10
    Harold Springfield, MA, USA 04-08-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great story about real life events of these times"

    Usually, you don't find books that tells you a story about something that happen only a few month ago, this one does. I always want to understand a little bit more about Wall Street, because I have a 401K account and I want to retire one day using that money that I'm saving and investing.

    This book, "No one would listen" by Harry Markopolos, told me that we can not trust the government to be a guarantee of our investments. It makes it clear in this book that the industry self regulation mentality of some of the industry officials is not correct one. Also told me there are professional people in the finance industry with ethics and the good will for uncovering the wrong doing of others.

    I recommend this book to all people that have money invested in the financial markets.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Girlbos 04-06-10
    Girlbos 04-06-10 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    149
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    96
    57
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    "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
  •  
    John Oak Park, IL, United States 04-02-10
    John Oak Park, IL, United States 04-02-10 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    118
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    68
    50
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "insightful"

    Very insightful about the real-world operation of government.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    D. C. Haraway 03-23-10 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    25
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    477
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    "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
  •  
    Jan Fremont, NH, USA 03-22-10
    Jan Fremont, NH, USA 03-22-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "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
  •  
    Mark 03-21-10
    Mark 03-21-10 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    38
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    27
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "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
  •  
    Paul Rock Hill, SC, USA 03-10-10
    Paul Rock Hill, SC, USA 03-10-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "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.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    REH62 04-19-10
    REH62 04-19-10 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "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
  •  
    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.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.