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pete

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  • Winner Takes All: Wynn, Kerkorian, Loveman, and the Race to Own Las Vegas

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Christina Binkley
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Steve Wynn. Kirk Kerkorian. Dr. Gary Loveman. The first two are world-famous for their flamboyant, often outrageous efforts to dominate Las Vegas. But it's the third - an economist from Harvard Business School, unknown even to most of the guests at his high-profile casinos - who may now have the most impact.

    pete says: "Fabulous book! Narrator was bleh."
    "Fabulous book! Narrator was bleh."
    Overall

    Do you say Vay-guess, or do you say Vi-gus?
    I've heard it called Vi-gus many a times by many who've never been there, just read about it, or were told a story or two about it. Oh, and the other reviewer was right about this narrator: she doesn't know how to pronouce the French word for water eau, which sounds like Oh. Didn't anybody reviewing the audio tell her? BTW, she also slaughtered La Reve and Beau Rivage. Come on! Regardless, the story was fantastic. I absolutlely loved hearing how Wynn and Kakorian got started, and how Vegas (Vay-guess) transformed with the opening of the Mirage.

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  • Double or Nothing: How Two Friends Risked It All to Buy One of Las Vegas' Legendary Casinos

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Tom Breitling, Cal Fussman
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    If Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn had come of age at the end of the 20th century looking for an all-American adventure, they probably would've headed for Vegas. However, they'd have been hard-pressed to go on a wilder ride than the one taken by Tom Breitling and Tim Poster to the top of the famed Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. Call them the Odds Couple.

    Edmund W. Cheung says: "Well narrated and interesting story"
    "Awesome! Great narration, imo."
    Overall

    I think the narator nailed it. Tom wrote the book in first person, of course, and the narrator really made you feel you were listening to Tom talk. I absolutely loved hearing the entire story and being in the same age group as Tim/Tom felt their experiences struck really close to home.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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