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No One Would Listen Audiobook

No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller

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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.

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What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Nominee - Best Nonfiction Audiobook, 2011

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    Amanda 12-15-12
    Amanda 12-15-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book and love the narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to No One Would Listen the most enjoyable?

    Wow, what a book... worst part is, its true. Too bad we cant all be a Harry Markopolos... an amazing man! As always, i love Scott Brick, he never lets me down.


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    Mary Ann St. Louis, MO, USA 12-03-12
    Mary Ann St. Louis, MO, USA 12-03-12 Member Since 2010
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    "telling it like it is"
    What made the experience of listening to No One Would Listen the most enjoyable?

    Harry Markopolos doesn't hide his own flaws and foibles. He doesn't hide his indignation at the Securities and Exchange Commission either. And he doesn't hide his deep shock at the depth and breadth of Bernie Madoff's swindle. It's a complicated story and Markopolos tells it slowly, taking us along his path step by step. That helps us understand the array of financial issues that undergird the swindle, Harry's uncovering of it, and the experts' unwillingness and also their inability to understand Harry's proofs.The slow telling also heightens our pleasure. We know the ending and so we savor the journey.


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    Deb Pace, FL, United States 08-07-12
    Deb Pace, FL, United States 08-07-12
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    "Harry Marcopolos for President!"
    What made the experience of listening to No One Would Listen the most enjoyable?

    The heart that Marcopolos has for his country, it's people and his fellow man.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No One Would Listen?

    When Mr. Marcopolos testified and the beating that the SEC (finally) took from elected officials.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes: Atlas Shrugged. Excellent as well.


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

    Yes. I am in awe of Mr Marcopolos' genius, commitment, guts. Plus he maintains presence off mnd in spite of extreme duress and frustration as well as a sense of humor in the face of the worst of adversities .


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    D. N. Callander 07-30-12

    Davy C.

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    "Marvelous"
    Where does No One Would Listen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there one of the best I have ever listend to Would recommend to anyone.Feel very sorry for Harry that no one would listen to him he comes over as a very honest person.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No One Would Listen?

    All very good.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    Not Quite


    Any additional comments?

    Marvelous.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 07-27-12
    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 07-27-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Great read!"

    I'm surprised at how much this reads like fiction. You need to have some interest in finance/accounting or the Madoff situation to enjoy it, so I don't think this book would be for everyone.

    I can see why some of the reviewers thought the author's ego got in the way of the book, but overall, I'm truly amazed at how little the SEC did when alerted to Madoff. Rather than feel that he was touting his abilities, I got the impression that 1) the accolades he received were well deserved as he tried to do the right thing and 2) he didn't do anything that anyone with knowledge of, and access to, the industry could have done with minimal effort. It is apparent after reading this book that the SEC did NOTHING to protect the investors that it is charged with protecting. The actual Congressional testimony excerpts were quite powerful on the audio version of this book; although I appreciate Congress' anger at the SEC, my question is, why was this agency allowed to operate in this manner for such a long period of time? I'm even more surprised to read that the fund managers, who are entrusted with other people's money and have a fiduciary duty to their clients, asked Madoff to see the underlying data and when he refused, they STILL gave him billions of other people's money.

    The author's fear for his life is truly amazing when he exposed Madoff - he took steps to remain anonymous, looked under his car for bombs, carried a gun - these are things you read about, not things that you think about actually happening!

    Oh, if you are an SEC employee - you probably won't like this book, as the author does not hold back on his feelings about the agency! I also liked the fact that he didn't just complain about the situation, but rather, also offered suggestions as to how to fix the problem.

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    Brian Gaborone, Botswana 04-18-12
    Brian Gaborone, Botswana 04-18-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Beyond expecatations"

    This was a great choice. I had my reservations at first; 12 hours of narration even for the largest scam of its kind in the world sounded a bit long winded. However this exceeded all expectations. It is well written with an outstanding performance. The novel brilliantly strips away every vestige of trust you may have had in Wall Street and the SEC.

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    Dan Charleston, WV, United States 04-02-12
    Dan Charleston, WV, United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2004
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    "I couldn't stop listening."

    This is the most engaging business book I've been through in a very long time.
    Scott Brick did an excellent job of breathing a lot of life into Harry Markopolos's story and the audio extras added a nice touch, too.
    Like most people, I was well aware of the generalities of the Bernie Madoff scam but the details documented by Mr. Markopolos quickly took on almost something of an "alternate reality" or "twilight zone" type feel with jaw dropping absurdities at every turn.
    Truth really can be stranger than fiction.

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    Sheng AKRON, OH, United States 03-31-12
    Sheng AKRON, OH, United States 03-31-12 Member Since 2014
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    "It is okay"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It is average. The story is good however a lot information are redundant. The author keeps repeating the same thing again and again to make the story unnecessary longer.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No One Would Listen?

    I am astonished how incompetent SEC is.


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    Amazon Customer United States 03-26-12
    Amazon Customer United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Truth is stranger than fiction."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    yes


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Harry


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the SEC employees come in and always ask for a job application!


    Any additional comments?

    Great story. The sad part is that it is true....

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    Tomez Desilva Ph.d 03-23-12

    ForensicPhD

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    "The genius who would not quit."
    If you could sum up No One Would Listen in three words, what would they be?

    Tantalizing, Educational, Fast Paced


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No One Would Listen?

    Harry's excellent tenaciousness.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Harry Markopolos


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Harry Markopolos figured out the BM was a scum bag


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