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Catching the Wolf of Wall Street

Narrated by: Ray Porter
Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
5 out of 5 stars (121 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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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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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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Great story and superbly read

If you’ve seen the film and liked it, you’ll love this. A really different dimension. Jordan is up himself a bit but what a story

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A story spiced up by a superb narration

The book is quite engaging on itself, it constantly drives you to episodes from the motion picture. It is insightful, entertaining and only at times going to uninteresting details.
Not sure on how much of the story is real, and how much was made up by Jordan, but nonetheless it is all pleasant ride through the storytelling world.
But through it all, the narration by Ray is just superb, it is as if he was actually telling you things right at the moment, spontaneously and just as the words came into his lips, however, he, unbelievable is reading a book for you, hats off to Ray.

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Entertaining

Ray Ported the narrator is fantastic really makes the words & story come alive just had to keep listening.

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Great memoir and a perfect expansion to the first book

Ray Porters performance of the book was fantastic, I was disappointed Eric Meyers didn't return to narrate this book after he did TWWS but they both really captured the New York drawl and accents great.
The story itself is the same funny bombastic style of the first book, has some genuinely laugh out loud moments.
The story is based around Jordans co-operation with the FBI, which serves as great framing to tell more elaborate stories about Jordan's past dealings at Stratton and a detailed history of how the firm came to be. The pacing is good and never labours a story longer than needed, making you move back and forth through the current FBI investigation and shorter anecdotal stories that bring the entire story to a full and realised conclusion, you genuinely feel tension towards the end, my only critique is that I wish there were 10
more chapters for me to get stuck into!

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A Sleaze-ball but a Great Listen

The guy knocks me sick and I could only think about his poor victims when I listened to the book but it is a great listen. One of them that you look forward to getting back to and almost 17 hours flies by.

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A bit of a let down

I normally really enjoy city banker type stories that lift the lid on what it was like in the crazy days of wall St.

I was hoping for the insight about the wolf of wall St himself however I found this a disappointing listen. It is very much dominated by personal relationships and reads more as a biography of him and his ex wife, and their chaotic marriage, as opposed to anything about the nuts and bolts of taking on wall st and how to make so much money.

expect a set of very long winded, sometimes rambling stories that have no real connection to anything , compounded by a waring narrative style that comes over as whiny and irritating. I would sooner recommend city boys!

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