• Madoff Talks

  • Uncovering the Untold Story Behind the Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme in History
  • By: Jim Campbell
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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No name is more synonymous with the evils of Wall Street than Bernie Madoff. Arrested for fraud in 2008 - during the depths of the global financial crisis - the 70-year-old market maker, investment advisor, and former chairman of the NASDAQ had orchestrated the largest Ponzi scheme in world history, fleecing thousands of investors across the globe to the tune of $65 billion. To this day, questions remain: Why did he do it? How did he get away with it for so long? What did his family know? Who is the elusive Bernie Madoff?

In Madoff Talks, author Jim Campbell presents the most comprehensive insider account of the Madoff saga to date. Based on exclusive interviews with all the players - the Madoff family and their associates, the Wall Street wheelers and dealers, the army of lawyers, analysts, and investigators, the victims of the scheme, and Bernie Madoff himself - the book reveals: what motivated a respected financier to commit such a massive fraud - and why he thought he could get away with it; how Madoff managed to keep the scheme hidden in plain sight - despite numerous SEC investigations; the shocking failures of Wall Street oversight - and how it could happen again; the true scale of the investment losses - and the victims' ongoing fight for justice; and what Ruth Madoff and the rest of the family knew - and how it shattered their lives.

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Really great details

I listened a few times to each chapter only because I wanted better understanding of the Stock market. The details here are very well put together, the writing is fluid and the narrator is perfect. Highly recommend this book.

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Excellent!!

An excellent history and analysis of the entire Madoff saga, who he was, what he did, how he was caught, and who else was involved. Campbell has a unique perspective as being the only author to speak directly with Madoff himself and members of his family. Campbell takes very complicated financial transactions and not only makes them easily comprehensible to non-financial listeners, but also makes them very interesting. Great narrator as well.

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  • Craig Beck
  • 07-20-22

Ok, but kinda boring

I just about managed to stay with it but missed a lot of the book because it's just kinda dull and hard to stay interested.

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  • stuart cook
  • 02-11-22

Very little content and repetitive

This book has 4-5 chunks of information and repeats this information over and over for 14hrs from different peoples perspective. There is nothing new in this book after the first 2hrs or so.