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Bad Blood

著者: John Carreyrou
ナレーター: Will Damron
再生時間: 11 時間 36 分
カテゴリー: 洋書, Non-Fiction
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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

批評家のレビュー

"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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  • Elizabeth
  • 2019/09/04

Addictive

Couldn’t stop listening to this audiobook. I had no idea of the full story behind the company and it is unbelievable what happened. It is almost like a thriller / suspense in parts.

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  • Kenea
  • 2019/09/01

Strong story telling!

Still cannot believe this actually happened!
Excellent story telling, I am still shocked at the world we live in!

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  • P.D.TZEREFOS
  • 2019/08/22

excellent

the story is captivating, the narrator excellent. it reminded me of the Enron unbelievable story. highly recommend

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  • Micah J. Hall
  • 2019/08/21

Gripping

Absolutely gripping account of an incredible story - basically a company with two boxes of junk medical devices became worth $9bn while incredibly seasoned investors threw in their money and no one noticed.
Yet another corporate story of people just not asking the right questions and the use of powerful lawyers to shut up whistleblowers and sceptics. But a REALLY well told one.

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  • Bradley Shaw
  • 2019/07/05

Wow - what a story

Unbelievable to understand how bad this scandal was from the inside out. Incredible insights unbelievable deceptions. And such massive valuations. Truly shows how hype can take over sense in startup valuations.

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  • Funmi daniel
  • 2019/06/29

Gripping!

I started the book and haven’t been able to put it down. Both shocked and amazed by how she was able to dupe so many people for so long. A fantastic read.

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  • Shako
  • 2019/06/23

Unputdowable

Excellent narrative, super flow and an amazing real life story to boot. How someone can still hoodwink season geriatrics for so long!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019/06/20

Good book

A little slow to start but riveting near the end. Thank you to the author for exposing the ruthless tactics of the company and the shocking behavior of the attorneys. The whistle blowers deserve a special mention and praise. Well done to all who brought an end to her lies.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019/05/29

A Real Life Allegory of Our Time

BAD BLOOD crystallises how the so-called 'seven deadly sins' have permeated all aspects of modern society, business and media culture, and our appetite for quick fame, riches and ease - even in something as small as providing blood samples for a potentially life-saving test - have abberated our sense of right from wrong. The author's ability to emote the tension and anxt felt by the many real life characters in this real life drama, and to paint a vivid image of a self-indulgent, sociopathic Holmes herself was outstanding, as was the narration. Excellent.

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  • Manoj
  • 2019/05/29

Worth for start up and investors

Many watchouts and learnings relating to leadership whether you are an entrepreneur or investor.. also re emphasises the importance to rigorous processes from FDA, EMA type authorities. (Eg Can also now relate the downsides of Boeing being politically stronger than FAA).

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018/08/24

Brilliant

Very well written/spoken. Really interesting book and well worth the read, could not put it down

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  • Dr J
  • 2019/01/09

might be the best book I've read in a decade

this is one of those books that will be talked about for a generation. quite simply a masterpiece.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019/05/17

The things we do to for "success"

So how far would you go to get what you want?
This is a great story for those interested in fraudsters & seeing how the once mightly can fall.
Youll learn how those with power can influence for the worst & how focusing on "success" can affect peoples lives.
The problem I had with the book was its repetition in some areas to the extent I felt I was being hoodwinked as a reader, in the same way the victims were being hoodwinked by the company in question.
Still worth a read, because of the characterisation & affect it had on people. Alos makes you question your own values. Wouldn't surprise me if a film comes from it.

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  • Customer7
  • 2019/01/31

Excellent book

Excellent book. Incredible achievement of the author, who with help of Tyler Schulz and a few other key people together uncovered the con job did by Elisabeth Holmes. A great read but also a great favour to the humanity - they have almost certainly saved lives.

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  • Christopher Dalton
  • 2018/12/15

chilling story of ambition and public wishfulness

this was a terrific book, and cautionary tale about our gullibility and confirmation bias. The importance of upholding rigor in journalism is borne out in this very well written account of the Theranos scandal. many people who should have known and acted with more circumspection are revealed to have few scruples, while the serious character flaws and judgment of Elizabeth Holmes is draw-droppingly retold. one is left with the impression, however, that despite all this, she probably still doesn't get it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018/09/19

Like a thriller!

It was my first audible experience and I think this book was a great choice to start that. The book is very well written. It was a gripping story, maybe being a true story made it very interesting. It was well narrated as well. Overall it was a good book.
p.s. I'm really proud of that Tyler kid! Also great ethics by the journalist..

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  • Poyntonian
  • 2018/08/23

amazing listen

really enjoyed this, it's an amazing story. the book is so well written it plays out like a Jason Borne film (first three!) . highly recommend

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  • Fionn
  • 2019/09/19

Couldn’t wait to get back in the car and listen some more

Listing to this book made my morning commute a please. I couldn’t wait to get back into the car each morning and evening to listen some more. A fascinating story and it’s nice to interesting to hear what happened beyond the headlines

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019/09/12

Couldn't stop!

Unbelievable. As a CEO myself, couldn't believe what she got away with! Must read for all the over excited, trigger happy investors who invest without in depth due diligence.

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  • rachel reed
  • 2019/09/10

Fascinating

A fantasticly written book about a very shady moment in silicon valleys history. Carreyrou manages to paint a very discriptive picture of the actions of Elizabeth Holmes and her start up which is both endlessly informative and entertaining.

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  • Kathleen
  • 2019/07/28

You will never want to stop listening to this masterpiece.

This was one of the most amazing and addictive books I have ever read or listened to and to top it off, it was true. Everyone should listen to this book to realize what can go on in the corporate world and what lies can be told. Also what support can be given to a liar by some of the world’s biggest names.

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  • Adam Webb
  • 2018/06/09

Amazing journalism

The best audio book I’ve been fortunate to listen too. The sheer evil audaciousness of Holmes and Theranous are really something to behold. The persistence of Carreyrou is to be admired also.

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  • MR P HAYES-ST CLAIR
  • 2018/08/15

This is why journalism matters

Such an incredible account. I’d love to hear the other side of this story but not sure that will be forthcoming.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018/08/12

An in-depth investigation presented masterfully

Carreyrou lays out the immense and complicated story of Theranos with great clarity and insight. The book is very well performed; at times it has the suspenseful tone of a spy thriller and is just as exciting. This story went far deeper than I could have imagined with an extraordinary cast of characters that I know I will be returning to.

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  • Deirdre O'Riordan
  • 2019/09/17

What a real life tail!

What a brilliant telling of a interesting real life story! loved it even though it took me a few chapters to get into it! stick with it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019/09/16

Average.

Overall it’s a good story but honestly this book could have been cut in half.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019/09/15

A great story made greater by exposing the truth

Still can't believe this is based on fact. Well written and gripping throughout. Finished this in half the time I normally would as I couldn't put it down.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019/09/14

Loved it

Fascinating how charisma can have such devastating consequences. Found the narrator great, and enjoyed the unfolding story.

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  • Andrew Bishop
  • 2019/09/11

brilliant

Book was well structured and left me questioning how it took so long for this to all get out. It was hard to stop listening to as it is an interesting tale, that is well read by the narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019/09/03

A masterpiece

This book was excellently written, paced and performed from start to finish. The complex concepts of chemistry and investments were described without condescension, it never felt like a slow ride, and the narration was spot on. That's not even mentioning the story itself, a shocking look into a startup and its downfall under the weight of its own lies. Definitely one to put on your list.

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