Written by James Patterson, John Connolly, Tim Malloy
Read by Jason Culp
- Format: MP3
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Filthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal that Undid Him, and All the Justice that Money Can Buy: The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein
A shocking true crime tale of money, power, sex, and corruption from the world’s most popular thriller writer. Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City’s financial elite. A college dropout with an instinct for numbers—and for people—Epstein amassed his wealth through a combination of access and skill. But even after he had it all, Epstein wanted more. And that unceasing desire—especially a taste for young girls—resulted in his stunning fall from grace. From Epstein himself to the girls he employed as masseuses at his home, to the cops investigating the appalling charges against him, Filthy Rich examines all sides of a case that scandalized one of America’s richest communities. An explosive true story, Filthy Rich is a riveting account of wealth, power, and the influence they bring to bear on the American justice system.
The picture painted of Jeffrey Epstein—and the abuse and miscarriages of justice—in this white-collar crime account will haunt listeners. The authors stick with evidence they uncovered rather than delving too deep into whys and wherefores. The story covers Epstein’s upbringing, financial exploits, extravagant sexual misconduct involving the solicitation of underage girls (of which he was found guilty), and how he attempted to cover his tracks during the investigation and bypassed real punishment for his crimes. Culp reads with a deep, coarse voice that draws out the raw and malicious elements of this true-crime tale, but can quickly alter his voice to convey the emotions in the quotes from victims. His pacing and emphasis draw out the tension and heighten the drama