The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: January 2016
Duration: 5 hours 55 minutes
Having cultivated sources no other journalist has tapped, award-winning reporter Brian Ross takes us deep inside the story of Bernie and Ruth Madoff, and the most brazen financial fraud ever perpetrated.
After the news broke of Bernie Madoff’s arrest on December 11, 2008, the facts were hard to grasp. Madoff claimed to have stolen fifty billion dollars; the sum seemed impossibly large. But of course it wasn’t impossible. And that was only the beginning of the story.
In this account of the events of the Madoff scandal, Ross chronicles the lavish lifestyle that Bernie and his high school sweetheart, Ruth, enjoyed as the result of his ill-gotten gains and the bone-deep deceit that shocked the world with its sheer audacity. He details the layers of Madoff’s scheme—from the moneymen across the country, who made millions convincing clients to entrust their wealth to Madoff, to the fabricated stock trades and false quarterly statements that fooled his victims, many of whom lost their entire savings and their homes. Some of them even lost their lives in the wake of Madoff’s betrayal.
This gripping account of the Madoffs’ story is now an ABC miniseries starring Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner as Bernie and Ruth Madoff.