The story is interesting, but the reader is terrible and the language is pure 'street' talk. If you like the "F" word a lot -- you'll love this book. Otherwise, buy the book so you can skip over the trashy language
I saw several negative reviews about the narrator but I did not find the narration to be a problem at all. The story is interesting. I wonder if things have changed in 20 years making this story impossible today.
The story itself is great and there is a lot of suspenseful moments that keep you on edge and wanting to listen more.
Kevin, the main because you just wanted to route for the guy to take all of the casino's money.
Oh where do I start? The narrator was HORRIBLE. I think with a little editing skills and common sense you could edit out all of the water drinks and gulping that guy does sometimes what seems like after every sentence. It really distracted from the story and was very annoying. He also try's to do character voices, but in a very bad way. They all almost start off normal and end with a fake New York or Boston accent. Just terrible.
Yeah, when Martinez was getting the heck beat out of him for counting cards and just using his brain to beat the casino and not cheating.
Story great, narrator terrible.
It's the kind of story that is most interesting when you don't know what is going to happen, but I would consider listening again after a while.
The insight into Vegas. Card counting is interesting, but gets old quick. However unlike a card counting book, this book is more about a team and how Vegas responds.
He did a nice job with voices and emotions
Not that kind of book.
Im not sure. I didn't care for the reading at all, but the story could have played out faster
No, I really in enjoy this genre and this author.
Disappointment. I have really enjoyed other Ben Mezrich has authored, and this will not turn me off to other Mezrich book, but I this story just didn't do it for me.
|One of the few times that I can say I really enjoyed movie more than the book.
It was an interesting story. The reading was horrid. It may have just been a personal thing but by the second chapter I almost didn't want to listen any more except I really wanted to hear the story. His inflections and what not simply got on my nerves. It is like he exagerated to a point of being obnoxious.
this is a good story that is done well.
i believe it was and i did see it. The book is much better then the movie.
Yes, wish I was one of the group.
Just thought it was good. Very interesting on both sides of the play. I could have gone on and on.
Narrator did fine job.
The counting system sounds fascinating.
The lead character, Kevin, sounds like he has every Donald Trump book in existence.
I don't think I would like him.
He really critiques his mentor's bad teeth.
More strategy. I hate hearing about them sucking up to celebrities and cheerleaders.
Learning to count cards and anything with the Mickey character.
Never. . .uhh maybe Kevin Spacey. Kate Bosworth is too dumb to pull off the math whiz character but whatever.
Execution is fine. The lead character is not very likable.