The Wizard of Lies - Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust-logo

The Wizard of Lies - Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust

Diana B. Henriques

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Who is Bernie Madoff, and how did he pull off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history? These questions have fascinated people ever since the news broke about the respected New York financier who swindled his friends, relatives, and other investors out of $65 billion through a fraud that lasted for decades. Many have speculated about what might have happened or what must have happened, but no reporter has been able to get the full story-until now. In The Wizard of Lies, Diana B. Henriques of the New York Times-who has led the paper's coverage of the Madoff scandal since the day the story broke-has written the definitive book on the man and his scheme, drawing on unprecedented access and more than one hundred interviews with people at all levels and on all sides of the crime, including Madoff's first interviews for publication since his arrest. Henriques also provides vivid details from the various lawsuits, government investigations, and court filings that will explode the myths that have come to surround the story. A true-life financial thriller, The Wizard of Lies contrasts Madoff's remarkable rise on Wall Street, where he became one of the country's most trusted and respected traders, with dramatic scenes from his accelerating slide toward self-destruction. It is also the most complete account of the heartbreaking personal disasters and landmark legal battles triggered by Madoff's downfall-the suicides, business failures, fractured families, shuttered charities-and the clear lessons this timeless scandal offers to Washington, Wall Street, and Main Street.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Pam Ward

Length:

16h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

22:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

50:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

41:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

56:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

55:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

39:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

57:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

59:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

42:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

59:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

55:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

52:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

45:52