Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup; The Story of Elizabeth Holmes and the Theranos Scandal

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup; The Story of Elizabeth Holmes and the Theranos Scandal

Written by:
John Carreyrou
Narrated by:
Will Damron

Unabridged Audiobook

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Release Date
May 2018
11 hours 38 minutes
‘I couldn’t put down this thriller’ – Bill Gates

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

The shocking true story of the breathtaking rise and collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes, written by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end.

Seen as the female Steve Jobs, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup ‘unicorn’ promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by wealthy investors, Theranos sold shares that valued the company at more than $9 billion.

There was just one problem: the technology didn’t work . . .

Despite threats of legal action, brave whistleblowers started to talk. They revealed a culture of intimidation and secrecy, technology that repeatedly failed, results sent to real patients that were incorrect but upon which life-changing medical decisions were being made, with devastating consequences.

The riveting story behind The Dropout, in Bad Blood, John Carreyrou investigates the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and scandal set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

'A tale of corporate fraud and legal browbeating that reads like a crime thriller' - The 10 Best Nonfiction Books, TIME
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Liz Solverson

Fascinating and really well researched book. it dragged a bit at times but definitely worth a listen!

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Regine L.

Absolutely loved this book!

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An interesting account of the Theranos scandal. With Holmes having been on trial and Balwani's due to start at time of writing, an updated version likely in the near future will make this a little dated.

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Shoshana G.

Wow. What a story.

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Declan F.

Wow great book

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Evelyn P.

Fascinating read. Kept me very entertained on a long road trip. Enjoyed the narrator as well.

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Neringa D.

Very engaging book! Great narration. I would highly recomend to everyone, who likes publicistic style books.

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Simon C.

Fantastic!! A real page turner (if you could turn the pages) lol

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Great book! Written in so dynamic manner that with every page you want more! Narrator was so easy and nice to listen to! Really recommend.

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Jordan G.

The book is so interesting, it is very well researched to give you an idea of how the company ran and failed. The narrator was great to listen to

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Julie H.

Fascinating, more like a fast paced novel.

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