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Bad Blood

Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
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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"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)  

あらすじ・解説

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020/08/11

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
  • 2020/05/18

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
  • 2020/04/26

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
  • 2020/04/19

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
  • 2020/03/03

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
  • 2020/02/21

eye opener

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

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  • harmony
  • 2020/01/03

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
  • 2019/12/12

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
  • 2019/10/10

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
  • 2019/10/06

Thanks to the author

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

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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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  • 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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  • 匿名
  • 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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  • Catriona Ferris
  • 2020/09/21

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction

The storyline narrative is excellent and while you cannot know what Elizabeth is thinking, it's a story of the lies, subterfuge and bullying but at a billion dollar scale. It's thought provoking and candid at the same time. While the author is part of the story what makes it a great read is the ordinary heroes who eventually fought for what was right despite the personal cost.

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  • 匿名
  • 2020/08/18

Sat goodbye to the next 11hrs 36 mins

A thrilling story about a charismatic, albeit unethical, leader and a sociopathic manager who either conned or steamrolled just about everyone they came into contact with. Great book and well read - highly recommended.

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  • 匿名
  • 2020/08/09

A fantastic read

An intriguing story with excellent narration that will leave you wondering if the events described in the book truly happened for real.

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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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  • Adriana Belotti
  • 2020/04/14

How to take sociopathy to the next level

That should be the title of this book. It’s interesting to see how Holmes got so far by doing everything wrong,lying and cheating. Only in a culture that puts money above everything else that can go on for as long as it did.

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  • Daniel
  • 2020/03/28

Unputdownable

You'll be listening in every spare minute. Quite the story, and the fact that the story is by the journalist who broke the story is extra spice.

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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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  • 匿名
  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020/10/02

A fascinating story,

hard to believe it is true, I was hooked early and binged on it over a long drive, well written & researched but reader is a bit monotone

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  • W. Pate
  • 2020/09/28

Riveting

The story had me on the hook almost from the get go and kept me there till the end. A hugely compelling true story that has yet to play out fully. I found the litigious nature of organisations to be just incredible.

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  • 匿名
  • 2020/09/21

Amazing book!!

could not stop listening to this great book!!! well read and story got better and better

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020/09/01

Wow.

What a story! Only in a comedy would any writer attempt such a plot. The fact that it actually happened, in the most advanced country on Earth, makes the story irresistibly compelling. Brilliantly written and beautifully read. I couldn’t turn it off!