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.
There seems to be a debate going in the reviews for this book, so I'll give you an answer: yes, the narrator does make occasional slurping noises. It's kinda annoying, but you'll be so absorbed in this work that you won't even notice. This is SO much better than the movie, and I loved the movie. Despite the occasional complaints of the narrator, Johnny Heller does a fantastic job reading this, his voice sounds young and yet somewhat mature, it fits perfectly. There were times in the story where I could actually feel my heart start to beat harder in my chest - I've never been this engrossed in an audiobook or podcast before. Fantastic. Just click buy right now, you won't regret it.
Wow what a story. I am not much of a gambler or card player, but it is a great read. Now, if only I could count cards like that, I too could be rich!
21 is a fun Hollywood movie that is fast and funny. The book while not serious in nature shows more humanity. The story is not quite as exciting in print (on MP3) but the characters are much more interesting.
I enjoyed the book. It was a fast read and kept my interest well. Not quite as good as the movie. The ending was different and I thought the movie tied things up better and made it more exciting. If this is truly a factual story, it has killed my desire to try my luck at the cassino. Not all together a bad thing!
This extremely exciting look into the fast lane life of MIT whiz-kids was a great read. I didn't want it to end. If the story hadn't been documented elsewhere I would have questioned whether it was really real! Highly recommended!
This is the book behind the movie of the same name. It was a mediocre movie made from this mediocre book. It was a potentially good story regarding a group of MIT students organized by a prof to beat the casinos at 21. Unfortunately, it spent very little time going into exacty how the system worked - it just provided a superficial overview of the topic. This not only was a missed opportunity to provide an interesting look at statistics, memory techniques, strategy etc., it also missed an opportunity to relay how difficulty a task carrying out the system is. Don't read this book expecting to learn anything about how you actually 'beat the house' or how the casinos actually protect themselves against these ploys. The book did not sell out the ending as bad as the movie, but it just fizzles away at the end.