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Catching the Wolf of Wall Street

Narrated by: Ray Porter
Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (214 ratings)

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Summary

Listen to what happened next in the follow-up to the best-selling The Wolf of Wall Street, now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese.

In the 1990s Jordan Belfort became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock chopper. He was the Wolf of Wall Street, whose life of greed, power and excess was so outrageous it could only be true; no-one could make this up! But the day Jordan was arrested and taken away in handcuffs was not the end of the madness.

Catching the Wolf of Wall Street tells of what happened next. After getting out of jail on $10 million bail, he had to choose whether to plead guilty and act as a government witness or fight the charges and see his wife be charged as well. He cooperated.

With his trademark brash, brazen and thoroughly enthralling storytelling, Jordan details more incredible true tales of fortunes made and lost, moneymaking schemes, parties, sex, drugs, marriage, divorce and prison.

©2009 Jordan Belfort (P)2009 Blackstone Audio Inc.

Critic reviews

Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street: "What separates Jordan's story from others like it, is the brutal honesty." (Leonardo DiCaprio)

"Raw and frequently hilarious." (The New York Times)

"Reads like a cross between Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese's Goodfellas.... Laugh-out funny." (The Sunday Times)

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A brilliant book only topped by the narrators performance

If they have audio book oscars, Ray Porter would sweep the board for his performance in this book

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Catching the Reader of This Book

Catching the Wolf of Wall Street kept me captive under its incredible, over-the-top stories and inner voices. It gives the reader/listener a rare peep into the American white-collar crime scene and the judicial system and how some people are treated against other types of criminals.

This book was an absolute pleasure to read. Jordan Belfort’s style of writing (as explained in the epilogue) is on two sides of the spectrum.

I kept wanting more and more, and I assume many people who will read this are people who liked the film. I liked the film, and this book is a great follow-on piece from it.

Jordan shows signs of self-awareness and part of you can empathise with him, but also dislike many parts at the same time.

Ray Porter’s reading performance was absolutely perfect, with a huge array of voices, accents and enunciations that sounds very much alike to the way Belfort actually speaks.

This is one of those books that will have me thinking for a long while, and I hope that one day Jordan Belfort will write another book, a follow on from this about his road to ‘redemption’ (if you can call it that).

I could not stop listening. 10/10.

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1st class narration

I’m a fan of the original book and the film. I bought this not really sure of what it would be and how the story could be expanded but was pleasantly surprised. Belfort is a great story teller and I found this book as interesting as the first. The narrator is 1st class, one of the best I’ve heard on audible and made this book a joy to listen to.

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Not a patch on Wolf of Wall Street

I felt that this book was more about Jordan Belfort squeezing the sponge of his infamy to get the last dollars out of his story. The writing style mixes humour and intrigue, but if you remove the style and voice the content is not particularly interesting. If Mr Belfort really wants to redeem himself maybe he should go out and meet the people whose lives he ruined with his greed and write their stories?

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excellent

gripping stuff! very interesting insight into a very interesting person, and a relatively happy ending to boot!

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Great book. Top marks to the narrator

A very entertaining "read"., never a dull moment. The narrator captures the mood perfectly. Those poor midgets

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What. A. Book

This book had me hooked from start to finish. This book gives you an insight into the life of Jordan Belfort before, during and after the Wolf of Wall Street. The guy has got some crazy and interesting stories and this book tells a lot of them.

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Great book

loved every minute of it would recommend but do need to read the frist one

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boring extra cash grab book avoid

get the first book avoid this one its just about him grassing his mates up

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Narrator lacked authenticity

The narrator did not portray Jordan Belfort correctly and lacked authenticity. A real shame that I couldn't finish the book for this reason. Should have used someone who at least sounded like him