WOW! :O That's the best way to describe this book! Mr. McManus' prose and delivery style is the best I've ever heard from any audio book. The story does start out very grizzly, so be prepared for that if you're sensitive to descriptive violence. Also, be sure that you've taken your blood pressure medicine during the author's recounting of his experience during the WSoP tournament. The way Mr. McManus describes the developement of the hands had me feeling nearly as anxious as if the hands were mine! This is a great book for anyone interested in well written, well delivered dramas, and its a MUST HAVE for anyone with even a passing interest in the game of poker.
I must admit a bias toward Nigel Planar as the narrator of the Discworld books, but Stephen Briggs does a fantastic job in this book. His voicing of Cmd. Samuel Vimes is superb, as is his voicings for the various dwarves and trolls. I have to agree with the previous reviewer, though, that this book is not suited for the new reader. There's much about the Discworld and Ankh Morpork that Pratchett assumes the reader already knows. BTW, if you enjoyed this book, go out and buy the children's book "Where's My Cow?" that's mention in this novel. ...yes, he really did publish "Where's My Cow?" :D Its fabulous!!!
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