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Travis Sargent

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  • Life's a Gamble

  • By: Mike Sexton
  • Narrated by: Mike Sexton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 152

In this book, Mike recounts his personal experiences and gives his take on some of poker's legendary characters over the past 40 years. If you enjoy poker, are fascinated by the development of the game, and enjoy compelling poker, golf, and gambling adventures, then you'll love Life's a Gamble.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Gambling Memoir

  • By Jeffrey D Purtee on 01-13-17

Entertaining

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-18

Overall, this was full of entertaining stories. If you have been around gambling at all, you will know some of the names and you will have seen or heard similar things. But, I was still shaking my head at some of these yarns. Crazy to say the least.

As far as criticism, I wish the book was edited a little tighter. Parts of some stories were told in the beginning only to be repeated later in the book. I understand the concept of wanting to give more details, but there were a few parts that just had word for word repeats.

But, I liked the book and it was even better with the author reading it. It reminded me of some of the old gamblers I knew telling their old stories.