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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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2010 Fox Hounds, LLC (P)2010 Gildan Media

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A financial thriller …with an unreliable narrator

I’ve seen criticism that this book is biased, and it’s easy to see how this, politely, not subjective.

But to me this added to it, it’s like a mystery where you know 80% of the facts and I had fun trying to fill in the remaining 20%.

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Brutal, brilliant

I know this all happened a decade or more ago but it still shocks. This book is a stunning denouncement of the SEC as it was, and clearly explains the numerous red flags the SEC ignored. I had to skip through half the chapter of the victims as it was too much to bear, which undermines the impact of this horrific fraud. Amazing book.

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An incredible story

Hard to believe this actually happened, but it did. The story is beautifully told. A real page turner (or in this case, I couldn't press pause). Narration was excellent (same narrator as Atlas Atlas Shrugged).

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  • 04-11-21

Compelling story

This is a very compelling story which well repays a listen. The only caveat is that sometimes the author seems to be a little bit too paranoid. I can’t imagine anyone has ever needed to arm themselves and don a gas mask from fear of the SEC. However it’s the unique mind of the author that enabled him to spot the fraud and document it do clearly and it stands as a stark condemnation of the US Congress, particularly Republicans, deliberately underfunding regulators and then pointing the finger at them when crooks run rings round them.

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  • Zoo
  • 12-05-21

One of the best

Hands down one of the best books iv gotten on audible. The writing is brilliant... touches on so many subjects that sparked new interests. I was looking everything up and learning so much. The narrator is also without question one of the best iv ever came across. Thank you for this book!

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  • 27-03-22

Needs a rewrite

This book's content matches exactly with the credible Frank Casey, but it's a repetitive mess.

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  • Thomas F
  • 13-11-21

Tedious and self-righteous

What should have been a fascinating expose turned into a tedious and self-righteous pontification.

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  • Sherry Smith
  • 21-06-21

Great Information

I was fascinated by this story. I couldn't believe all the attempts to alert regulatory agencies to have Bernie Madoff investigated. I couldn't believe it was never done.