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Netta Floyzelle

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  • The Widow of Wall Street

  • A Novel
  • By: Randy Susan Meyers
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

Phoebe has loved Jake Pierce since childhood, and that love continues without hesitation while she watches him create a financial dynasty. But when Phoebe learns that her husband's triumphs are the result of an elaborate Ponzi scheme, her world unravels. Lies underpin her life and marriage. And as Jake's crime is uncovered, the world obsesses over her. Did she know her gilded life was fabricated by fraud?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Here's a Miracle: Sympathy for Ruth Madoff

  • By Godwillen on 05-24-17

In-depth Story Of ‘The Wife’s Side’

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-18

When I started listening to this I wondered if I cared. It seemed to be a fictionalization if the Bernie Maddoff story and I’m a bit over that. But this author does a great job of describing the rise of a woman who worked hard and loved and trusted her husband, and the day-to-day if growing a family.

The author also handles the suspense beautifully, as we watch friends and family give over their money eagerly, knowing where this will all end.

Though this is fiction, it humanized the idea of Ruth Maddoff and her sons for sure, and shows how a little dishonestly can get way out of hand.

I definitely recommend.

  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,248
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,387
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,369

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes' worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extreme retaliation against former employees

  • By Greeny on 05-29-18

This Book is Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-18

This book is excellent. It reads almost like a John Grisham novel. The narrator is amazing and the story is fascinating. I usually care absolutely nothing about the inner workings and drama of the tech industry, but I first heard of this story on the CYT (Call Your Girlfriend) podcast and it piqued my interest. I read the author's original Wall Street journal story and was enthralled. When I saw this audiobook was out, I went for it. I am glad I did. Fell asleep listening and woke up listening. Very good.

  • Bette & Joan

  • The Divine Feud
  • By: Shaun Considine
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514

This joint biography of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford follows Hollywood's most epic rivalry throughout their careers. They only worked together once, in the classic spine-chiller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, and their violent hatred of each other as rival sisters was no act. In real life they fought over as many men as they did film roles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old Hollywood Drama!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-06-17

Excellent. Especially if you adore the TV Show

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-17

This audiobook explores the lives of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis leading up to and after their only time working together on 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane'. It has everything— salacious details on both stars love affairs and scandals, and tender heartbreaking exploration of their home lives and what led to such ambition. It's a great alone and as a companion to the TV Show, though it does shine light on some of the program's creative licenses. All in all... HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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