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Beating the Odds

The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Sports Handicapper
Narrated by: Charles Carroll
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Sports, Other
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The incredible rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches true-life story of acclaimed handicapper Brandon Lang, subject of the motion picture Two for the Money (starring Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey), Beating the Odds describes in colorful detail Lang’s rise from small-time sports-phone tout to big time national exposure, his dramatic fall, and his subsequent rebirth in the Internet age. The book also describes the series of improbable events, which took place while he was working as a golf caddie in Los Angeles, that eventually led Lang to the optioning of his story to Hollywood and the making of Two for the Money.

©2009 Brandon Lang (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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about half as interesting as the author thinks

Narcissistic. The author is so in love with himself that one begins to wonder how much embellishment is going on. Then the last few chapters pivot away from a biography, becomes a how-to, and then a magazine article.

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Great listen!

Would you listen to Beating the Odds again? Why?

Yes. This was probably one of my favorite books I have ever listened to. The story was great and the impact was amazing.

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Fantastic book. Well written and well executed. Love it.....

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  • anaheim hills, CA, United States
  • 01-24-15

Enjoyed the Book

I was interested in sports betting so I found this book interesting. It's an autobiography but it also has good insights into sports betting and some good tips on strategies for beginner or moderate level sports betters. First 2-3 chapters drag a little but then it picks up.