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Bad Blood

Lu par : Will Damron
Durée : 11 h et 36 min
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A New York Times best seller.

Winner of the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2018.

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup 'unicorn' promised to revolutionise the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes' worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: the technology didn't work.

In Bad Blood, John Carreyrou tells the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

Now to be adapted into a film, with Jennifer Lawrence to star.

©2018 John Carreyrou (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

Commentaires

"Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Carreyrou presents meticulously researched, clearly written evidence of the fraud perpetrated by business wunderkind Elizabeth Holmes. The former CEO of the once-renowned Silicon Valley startup, Theranos, bilked investors of millions and potentially risked the lives of patients around the world with a groundbreaking diagnostic product that did not work reliably. Will Damron is the perfect choice as narrator. His precisely articulated style makes the entire effort sound as if it is a cloak-and-dagger spy novel." (AudioFile)

"Chilling...Reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men." (New York Times Book Review)  

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11/08/2020

Fascinating

Fascinating how Elizabeth Holmes and her second hand man, Balwani managed to manipulate her Investors, the Board, her employees and use scare tactics on her ex-employees to prevent them from disclosing anything. Highly highly recommended

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  • K Martin
  • 18/05/2020

Riveting, reliable

Reminder of what proper investigative journalism entails: training, ethics, perseverance, time, experience, editorial oversight, thoroughness. Plus fabulous storytelling, great writing.

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  • Prashanth
  • 26/04/2020

Incredible listen

What a story. There are scores of documentaries and videos about this scandal out there and this book just takes the cake. Probably the only investigate journalists that outed the criminal CEO, this book is a first hand account of how Holmes started fooling Silicon Valley and scores of distinguished individuals. It’s un-put-down-able and yet scary to see how easily one individual can play with the lives of people and play with millions of dollars of money. A must listen.

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  • Anas
  • 19/04/2020

Brilliant examination of how start ups can go very wrong

Very well researched and written account, with strong delivery/performance by Will. Highly recommend to any aspiring entrepreneur.

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  • Xavier Lauvergeon
  • 03/03/2020

Stranger than fiction

Gripping exploration of the Theranos fraudsters, their willing enablers, the lone voices who blew the whistle on them, and the lives of the people they have damaged along the way.

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  • Seren
  • 21/02/2020

eye opener

loved it. could not stop listening. john extensively researched and wrote the story very well

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  • harmony
  • 03/01/2020

it gets better towards the end

the first half is a bit boring given it is based on second hand resources. love the part about what the whistle blower went through at the end. Holmes might truly believe that theranos is the future and got lost in the fame and reputation it brought her, forgetting advancement, especially scientific one requires tears and sweat.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12/12/2019

Gripping!

You will not believe this story! Well written, well read. Would recommend. Makes a great gift.

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  • N. R. M. Mosehle
  • 10/10/2019

Riveting!

I don’t often write a review but this deserves a special mention. Great investigative work and great writing! The narrator draws you in. Fantastic piece of work! Not much to say about the protagonist!

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  • Simon Morrish
  • 06/10/2019

Thanks to the author

grateful he uncovered scale of deception when he did, before more lives were put in danger

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  • Mike
  • 12/11/2019

Brilliant recherchierter Wirtschafts-Skandal

Kaum zu glauben, wie es einer jungen, ehrgeizigen Firmengründerin gelingt, Investoren, Kunden und Aufsichtsräte jahrelang zu täuschen. Interessanterweise alles Männer, die sich von ihr um den Finger wickeln lassen. Sehr fesselnd beschrieben und dank des glänzenden Sprechers auch für Leute, die Englisch nicht als Muttersprache haben sehr gut verständlich.

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  • Viktoria R.
  • 03/09/2019

Perfekt für Alle, die Wirtschaft spannend finden

+ spannend + informativ + gut gesprochen Ich habe zuvor den (auch sehr empfehlenswerten) ABC News Podcast The Dropout gehört und schon einige Artikel zu dem Thema gelesen, trotzdem bietet dieses Buch sehr viel Neues. Man bekommt einen guten Einblick in die Strukturen, u.a. die Organisationsstruktur und Managementpraktiken, die wesentlich zum Skandal beigetragen haben. Das Buch ist spannend wie ein Thriller - eine klare Empfehlung für Alle, die als erstes den Wirtschaftsteil der Zeitung lesen.

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  • drsta
  • 09/04/2019

Grossartig

Ein Krimi könnte nicht spannender sein. Wenn es erfunden wäre, würde man es für übertrieben halten, aber so... Gerade kommt die Nachricht von Holmes Verlobung in der Presse. Bin mal gespannt wie die Gerichtliche Beurteilung ausgeht.

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  • Martin
  • 06/01/2019

One of the best books I ever heard or read.

If I didn't know the story was true, i would have found it exaggerated. But it is true and it caught me from the beginning to the end.

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  • Kumoyo
  • 04/01/2019

Captivating!!

Arguably one of the most intriguing books I have read. At times during my reading, I strongly felt like punching certain characters (clearly forgetting that this was a true story that had already occurred). Who needs Netflix with books like this? Great story and I must add that the narrator nailed his performance!!

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  • Akram Mukhamatkulov
  • 09/12/2018

sensational riveting book!

absolutely loved it. great storytelling. it should serve as a warning to regulators to keep checks on the Silicone Valley start-up bandwagon.

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  • Tom
  • 23/06/2018

Great story, couldn‘t put it away!

I listened to this audiobook almost in one go. Once started you can‘t really stop. The story is as fascinating as it is unbelievable. The speaker is great and added positively to the lively story by creating a pleasant listening experience. Highly recommended!