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'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
I finished this book and got a good understanding of what they did but I do fell it was to make the nerds cool,(which is what happened). I was expecting this book have more research and some kind of objective opinion .It read like poor fiction rather than good reporting.
I did enjoy the story, especially the beginning part. However, I read up on MIT team afterwards and a good part of the dramatic stuff didn't happen. I guess the writer needed to do this to create a better story but I feel like it was sold as a completely true story when really most of the characters are composites.
Most interesting part of the story was the beginning where he talks about how he got into card counting and how they do it.
Maybe but I would be very skeptical. His voice was raspy and I didn't think his accents weren't that good. The worst part was the noises he would make with his mouth at some points.
No - think it is a one book story.
Great story but difficult at times to get into because of background noises from the narrator. Swallowing, gasping etc could be distracting . I found that if I listened to it in my car playing it through the radio sound system it wasn't so obvious
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.