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Kasper

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  • One of a Kind: The Story of Stuey 'The Kid' Ungar, the World's Greatest Poker Player

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Nolan Dalla, Peter Alson
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    Stuey Ungar dropped out of high school to become an underground card-table sensation, eventually taking out every top gin-rummy player on the east coast. Bankrolled by the Genovese crime family, Ungar went on to win the World Series of Poker a record three times. Then his luck began to run out.

    Kasper says: "Truly One Of A Kind..."
    "Truly One Of A Kind..."
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    Being interested in poker and its history prompted me to check this out and I was not dissapointed. It's an entertaining if tragic story of a man who for all his natural abilities could not conquer himself. I think the appeal of this book lies in its focusing on a person who came to exist so utterly on his own terms outside the borders of "normal" society that there is an attractive element of escapism to the narrative. Much of the credit for my complete immersion must go to the narrator. His individual voice characterizations, some more dramatized than others, gave the story life and his general tone of voice suited this type of story to a T. Great job. If you have an interest in poker or the gambling world in general, then this book is certainly for you. If you don't, you won't find a more fascinating entry point. Highly recommended.

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