I have read other Ben Mezrich's books, and I enjoy them. I don't think I would listen to another Sean Pratt book.
I would have liked the book to go deeper into the cheating scandals, and how/ why/ when the company opted not to separate player money from the operating funds of the company. This book only gives part of a chapter to the UB cheating scandal. It would have been much better to understand what the AP brass found out about who was cheating, when and why.
The book seemed to be more focused on the the parties, drugs, and girls, less on how the Absolute Bet company was built.
Just didn't care for the tone, and pace of the read.
umm.... This isn't a biography of Ben Mezirch. Not sure what do say here.
I would like to see Ben do a follow up on the Full Tilt Poker/ Pokerstars stories, and focus on how all three of these companies came up in the business.
Listening to the book was time spent that would have otherwise been wasted for me. I found the stories to be informative, but I don't think they have any practical application or lesson for me. All they seemed to do, was point out that many governments have a very long road ahead of them if they are ever going to be solvent again.
I found the section on Greece and it's people to be most interesting. Sad to say but it confirmed some stereotypes that already had and put much of the coverage that I had seen on CNBC in to better context.
The part I found least interesting was the chapter on Germany and the German people's (or maybe it was just Michael's) obsession with solid human waste. I understand the point he was making about clean and orderly outside, and dirty inside, but I felt his approach was low brow.
Dylan has one of the most unique vocal sounds and styles I've ever heard. Refreshing.
I would hope not. I don't think I would see this as a movie. Not really a story line that takes to the big screen.
I would rate this book as just fair. I have really enjoyed Mr. Lewis' previous non-fiction works like The Big Short, but this one didn't hit the same spot. Still looking forward to his next work.
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.
This is a very good telling of the 2007/2008 campaign season. I've read a few books about on this topic, and all of the accounts and stories in Game Change line up (for the most part). There are very good insight into many aspects of the trail not perviousy talk about.
I would put the bias needle right at about 50/50 here. John Heilemann and Mark Halperin do a great job keeping it fair.
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