The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Narrated by: Eric Meyers
Series: The Wolf of Wall Street, Book 1
Length: 20 hrs and 21 mins
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New York Times Best Seller

Now 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 and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting 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.

Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street  

“Raw and frequently hilarious.” (The New York Times)

“A rollicking tale of [Jordan Belfort’s] rise to riches as head of the infamous boiler room Stratton Oakmont...proof that there are indeed second acts in American lives.” (Forbes)

“A cross between Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese’s GoodFellas... Belfort has the Midas touch.” (The Sunday Times [London])

“Entertaining as pulp fiction, real as a federal indictment...a hell of a read.” (Kirkus Reviews)

©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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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Good narrator but his women's voices are grating.

This is worth listening to. It's a good story about corruption on Wall St. The only thing I found difficult is when the narrator does the women's voices, they are all screeching. I've had to turn the volume down on my headphones so it wouldn't pierce my eardrums. He should've either read the female voices in his own voice or work on his lady acting.

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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?

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Unbelievable, but true

Would you consider the audio edition of The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition) to be better than the print version?

I did not read the book, only listened to it. But I liked how Eric Meyers really took on the characters and how they would sound in real life.

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Great and Entertaining Book

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

Yes - It's very entertaining

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jordan Belfort

What about Eric Meyers’s performance did you like?

Great voice for this book

Any additional comments?

Would you give a book about Adolf Hitler a bad review because Hitler was a bad guy? I see people giving this book a bad review because they think Jordan Belfort is a bad guy. I guess we should stop cautionary tales about bad people altogether. This is a great book. I really enjoyed the movie and I wanted to really delve into the details. I did not like when the movie would dismiss the details as "too hard for the viewer to understand."

I wanted to hear the details about what Belfort was doing and the book did give more detail, although I thought It could have done even more. I loved hearing the background stories about all the characters. Belfort did terrible things, that's not even in dispute. However, that doesn't mean I don't want to hear his story.

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