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  • Madoff with the Money

  • By: Jerry Oppenheimer
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

Madoff with the Money is a deeply disturbing portrait of Bernie Madoff based on dozens of exclusive, news-making interviews. From the values Madoff was taught growing up in the working-class town of Laurelton, Queens, to his high-life on Wall Street and the super-rich enclaves of Palm Beach and the French Riviera, best-selling author Jerry Oppenheimer follows the disgraced money manager's trail as he works his way up the social and economic ladder, and eventually scams his clients in a $50-billion Ponzi scheme.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By ken on 11-17-09

Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-16

What disappointed you about Madoff with the Money?

Compilation of gossip... Never did get around to saying how he did it or WHERE all that money went. Yes, the Madoff's did have extravagant spending habits however, doesn't even try to describe how one man could have constructed and carried out such a massive scheme. If half as much investigation had been done regarding financial shenanigans as shopping and personal habits, might have been worth my time. Yes, Bernie and Co. are unlikable.... he had affairs, he swore a lot. Nothing about him as a financier.

What could Jerry Oppenheimer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Do some business research...everything seemed to be pulled from People or National Inquirer.

What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

Reader was okay

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really. I kept waiting for 'the meat' of the criminal activity. DIdn't deliver.