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Stung: The Incredible Obsession of Brian Molony | [Gary Stephen Ross]

Stung: The Incredible Obsession of Brian Molony

Based on the book Stung by Gary Stephen Ross, Owning Mahowny is the true-life account of one man's gambling addiction and one of history's biggest banking scandals.
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He was one of the brightest stars at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, a brilliant young banker on his way to the top. But Brian Molony had a secret obsession: he loved to gamble. The unsuspecting bank was soon fuelling that obsession, as Molony helped himself to hundreds of thousands, then millions, of dollars in fraudulent loans. Despite falling deeper and deeper in the hole, Molony convinced himself he could win it all back. Before long, the mild-mannered assistant manager had become one of the biggest high-rollers the casinos had ever seen and earned himself a place in the annals of criminal history.

Executive Producer: Jacob Bronstein
Producer: David Rapkin
Abridgment by Kristin Lesko
©2002 by Gary Stephen Ross
(P)2002 Random House, Inc.

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    Aliette M. Sastre Cincinnati OH USA 04-18-14
    Aliette M. Sastre Cincinnati OH USA 04-18-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Fascinating journey of a man's gambling obsession"
    If you could sum up Stung in three words, what would they be?

    Magical thinking is devastating!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes - Although I had seen the movie "Owning Mahowny"" a few times, and applaud the now-deceased Phillip Seymour Hoffman for his incredible performance,and the writers/director for capturing the essence of this incredible story -- the movie can not capture the depth of delusion Brian Molony experienced during his years of out of control crazed gambling and theft.

    The writer (and narrator) takes the reader thru the mind of one who is quickly and quietly being driven to total madness via gambling. Simply listening to how one survives the mere stress of living with the lies, deception, and theft is suspenseful. How Brian Molony didn't suffer a heart attack or nervous break down is beyond me.

    A phenomenal story about a very "unphenomenal" man who literally, broke the bank.


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    A great read/listen for any one interested in the gaming industry or those who choose to live there lives chasing the fortunes believed to be won at the gaming tables.

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    James P Carter 03-22-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Fascinating"

    Just hard to believe how this guy stole millions of dollars from a bank with really, very little effort. It is an amazing study of gambling addiction, the behaviors, the feelings, and the results.
    It is dated but I really enjoyed the book.
    More relevant today since we are rapidly moving towards a casino on every corner of America.

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