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Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited at home and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king, here, in Jordan Belfort's own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called the Wolf of Wall Street. In the 1990s, Belfort became one of the most infamous kingpins in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. It's an extraordinary story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent: the tale of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices to making hundreds of millions - until it all came crashing down.

©2007 Jordan Belfort (P)2013 Random House Audio

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Interesting story of extraordinary life - Too long

What made the experience of listening to The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition) the most enjoyable?

The story itself is interesting. I love non-fiction about the lives of extraordinary / unique people living "off the wall" lives that go against the grain of society's normal ho-hum boxed-in existence. Belfort's story fits squarely into what I consider insightful fun. It's educational, entertaining, downright uniquely insane, and TRUE.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition)?

The tales of debauchery and shady business practices on an extreme level.

What about Eric Meyers’s performance did you like?

Very solid narration but nothing to write home about. I've heard better but I've heard more that are FAR worse. I had no issue with the narration at all. Well done.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Heck, no. It's too long and my only negative comment on the title. There are simply too many details strung out into these unnecessary bouts of information and writing.

Any additional comments?

The book is too long and doesn't even cover the entire Belfort story. You have to get another insanely long audiobook called, "Catching the Wolf of Wall Street" in order to get his full story. The drawn out details of certain events slow the pace of the story to an almost unbearable crawl at times. I would recommend this title and it's next book that goes with it. If you aren't going to listen to "Catching The Wolf of Wall Street," you are cheated out of the entire story that you just spent an INSANE amount of hours listening to. To complete the entire story with the two books, you may find yourself losing interest over time which is not good. I know I did. I haven't finished the last book as I just became burnt out on the length and yammering about the same details for hours on end. You certainly will get your money's worth for how long the title is which is nice. It's a great all-around story that I can highly recommend but it's not going to be a good experience for short attention spans.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Elisabeth
  • FLORENCE, SC, United States
  • 03-29-14

My most inthralling listen in a while

Would you listen to The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition) again? Why?

Not if it has to do with the movie Way better story then movie.

What did you like best about this story?

The honesty

What about Eric Meyers’s performance did you like?

Made you feel the character

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

While you wanted to,hate him. I actually felt sympathetic, understanding and sorry for him. Be careful what you you wish for.

Any additional comments?

One of the best books I've listen to and read in awhile. Job well done.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Gabe
  • west jordan, UT, United States
  • 02-27-14

WOW, way better than the movie

I first saw the movie and then thought it might be a good book to try. Wow i was on the edge of seat almost the entire time, I listened to this book in three days, Crazy what this guy has been through.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Michael
  • Jenison, MI, United States
  • 01-13-14

Definitely kept my attention

What did you love best about The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition)?

I work in the finance industry and thought this would be an interesting listen. It definitely keeps your attention!

Any additional comments?

This book is very entertaining and seems to be very honestly written....that said, it is VERY vulgar. Lots of language, sex, and filled to the brim with drugs. I knew all of those were going to be a component of the book, but it was a little bit too graphic for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Watch "Margin Call" or "Wall Street" instead.

What would have made The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition) better?

Agree with another reviewer. Chop off Ch 2 - 4 when author went on and on about the pretty blonde 2nd wife. Her character was boring and annoying. Added nothing to the story. I was in NYC in that era and close to the Wall Street scene. The book "Less than Zero" as well as "Bright Lights Big City" were both FAR more realistic, gritty and better in storytelling. Jordan B simply wasn't engaging and didn't make me care about him or his other characters. In "Wall St" there were equally nasty characters but they were "human" and got me to pay attention even if I don't care about them. The 80's was AMAZING and a "blur".<br/>However, there were real people back then, Jordan's book just feels fake and plastic.<br/><br/>I couldn't even listen to half way through and I tried to. Returned it. <br/>

What could Jordan Belfort have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Shorten the 2nd wife. Flesh out character development. He did a better job with the Brit Aunt (but still with too surface of a treatment). I grew up in London and the know many Brits, French & Swiss. The description of these characters did not feel authentic. The accents were atrocious and plain wrong even the book doesn't even demand a very talented performer to distinguish amongst the German, Swiss, French and English accents and how each nationality speak French.<br/><br/>Mr. Belfort was trying to describe brainlessness and vacuousness and addiction and<br/>perhaps perpetual fog with rare glimpses of clarity. This repeat & rinse rhythm was so mundane and boring maybe the pretty face of Leonardo Di Caprio and a better screen play can put some interesting tidbits for the movie audiences to chew on.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Book and story leave a lot to be desired.

The movie was amazing, but the book was only so-so. Listening to the reader do children and women's voices is cringe worthy and hard to bear, evertime.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fun at first, but wears out quickly.

Jordan Belfort's unapologetically narcissistic and high-strung recount of his debauched life in the junk bond market starts out with a fun energy that kept me sufficiently enthralled. This energy quickly turns caustic, however, as the book hits almost no other note during its 20+ hour run time, and becomes exhausting as his likable scamp act falls away to reveal the monster beneath.

Other reviewers have pointed out Eric Meyers' narration as grating, especially when he performs the voices of women. I blame this on the material as Belfort paints nearly everyone else in his life as a one-dimensional dunce/unlikable fiend, and Meyers is merely bringing this aspect of the work out in his performance.

This may be one of the only times that I recommend finding an abridged version of a work. Trust me, you'll get the gist.

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  • Jeanne
  • Parowan, UT, United States
  • 01-09-16

Disturbing

Disturbing to hear about the low life people who control the financial industry. Belfort seems proud to be such a low-life. The most disturbing thing is that it is doubtful that anything has changed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Outrageous and hilarious all at the same time...

What made the experience of listening to The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition) the most enjoyable?

This story is so ridicules it can't possibly be made up.<br/><br/>Whats amazing is this all went down in the early 90's before wall street really went nuts.

What other book might you compare The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition) to and why?

No one would listen.<br/><br/>Its another outrageous wall street story.

What about Eric Meyers’s performance did you like?

His big shot persona, his confidences and slight New York accent give a tough of authenticity to the story.

If you could give The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition) a new subtitle, what would it be?

Confessions of a high functioning sociopath...

Any additional comments?

I love audible and appreciate your support of twit and other podcast network's

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good story, just a bad dude

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it is very entertaining to listen to the life of a guy who throws money around left and right. The shenanigans that ensue with hookers, drugs, and stocks is great and keeps you listening.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Bad/angry. I hated that he really never felt sorry for screwing over so many people, and tried to play it like a happily ever after crap.

What about Eric Meyers’s performance did you like?

I thought Eric's voice was great when he was just being normal, like narrating or Jordon. However, when he try's to do female voices that is another story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yeah I laughed when Jordon was contemplating having sex with an Ethiopian hooker in Switzerland and said that see looked to clean to have aids.....right?

3 of 4 people found this review helpful