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Bad Blood

Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
Sprecher: Will Damron
Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 37 Min.
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New York Times Best Seller

Named one of the best books of the year by: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post 

The McKinsey Business Book of the Year 

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech start-up founded by Elizabeth Holmes - now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventor - by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. 

“The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.” (Bill Gates)

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up “unicorn” promised to revolutionize 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 fund-raising 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. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

©2018 John Carreyrou (P)2018 Random House Audio

Kritikerstimmen

"[A] chilling, third-person narrative of how Holmes came up with a fantastic idea that made her, for a while, the most successful woman entrepreneur in Silicon valley.... Prizewinning Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou tells [this story] virtually to perfection.... [His] description of Holmes as a manic leader who turned coolly hostile when challenged is ripe material for a psychologist.... His recounting of his efforts to track down sources - many of whom were being intimidated by Theranos’s bullying lawyer, David Boies - reads like a West Coast version of All the President's Men." (Roger Lowenstein, The New York Times Book Review

"Carreyrou blends lucid descriptions of Theranos’s technology and its failures with a vivid portrait of its toxic culture and its supporters’ delusional boosterism. The result is a bracing cautionary tale about visionary entrepreneurship gone very wrong." (Publishers Weekly)

"Eye-opening.... A vivid, cinematic portrayal of serpentine Silicon Valley corruption.... A deep investigative report on the sensationalistic downfall of multibillion-dollar Silicon Valley biotech startup Theranos. Basing his findings on hundreds of interviews with people inside and outside the company, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal reporter Carreyrou rigorously examines the seamy details behind the demise of Theranos and its creator, Elizabeth Holmes.... [Carreyrou] brilliantly captures the interpersonal melodrama, hidden agendas, gross misrepresentations, nepotism, and a host of delusions and lies that further fractured the company’s reputation and halted its rise." (Kirkus

"Crime thriller authors have nothing on Carreyrou's exquisite sense of suspenseful pacing and multifaceted character development in this riveting, read-in-one-sitting tour de force.... Carreyrou's commitment to unraveling Holmes' crimes was literally of life-saving value." (Booklist, starred review)

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Great reporting! Disgusted at Holmes

I'm absolutely shocked that people like Elizabeth Holmes exist. There were points while listening to this book where I just felt sick by hearing how little Elizabeth Holmes cared about her employees and didn't even regard them as humans anymore. I'm disgusted at how all she cared about was her own success and she didn't think twice about people dying because of her absolute reckless and insane decisions.
I just keep wondering how she was able to fool so many people even though her lies and cover us were not that smart...

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really enjoyed it

great audiobook. i really enjoyed to. can not wait to see the movie. it is a very interesting but unfortunately true story.

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Insightful

Great, filled with a lot of details.
It's astonishing how John gathered all this information despite all these NDAs and affidavits

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Great summary of the rise and fall of theranos

Great summary from the man that brought down Theranos by exposing its lies and manipulation of financial and product-related data. Well investigated, researched and a real page-turner.

Too many names to remember but the story is very much memorable.

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What a story - what a success - what a fall

Definitly worth to read/hear it. One of the best books 2018. The charisma of E. Holmes must be great having been able to convince top investors to invest in her company without any proof of a work product. She also evidences that success only comes in the dictionnaey before work. Unfortunately, she forget one of the most important traits — integrity.

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A must

It was almost like a criminal, couldn’t stop listen to. It shows how greed and unhealthy ambition is driving people to real bad behavior, without any conscience.

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Crazy

Will Damron did a great job reading the book. I wished the story was fictional but sadly so real. it's complex, creepy and tragical. a must read

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Begeistert!

klasse Hörbuch und ein must read / listen für jeden. Es ist nicht immer alles gold was glänzt....

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insane story

unbelievable that this is a true story but well written and congratulations to the journalist by doing a great job

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Staggering revelations.

Staggering revelations. How could that have happened? In the end, truth always wins. Just wow.