Tenacity: A Vegas Businessman Survives Brooklyn, the Marines, Corruption and Cancer to Achieve the American Dream: A True Life Story

By: Ron Coury
Narrated by: Michael Madsen
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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Tenacity chronicles the evolution of entrepreneur Ron Coury, a major business figure in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the surrounding western states. 

As Coury, a former US Marine, climbed the ladder toward his success, he faced a barrage of constraints including political and police corruption, bribery, coercion, and even death threats. Along the way, he also had a few offers to settle matters discreetly, with a few well-placed bullets. His choices would have life altering consequences for many. 

How does one retain a sense of ethics amidst an atmosphere so rife with corruption? Coury details the struggles he faced and the losses he endured in this eye-opening look behind the curtain of business during the "Good Ol' Boy" days of Southern Nevada.

Audiobook read by Michael Madsen.

©2018 Las Vegas Publishing Group, LLC (P)2018 Las Vegas Publishing Group, LLC

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Tenacity is a good name.

Thanks Ron the book was great brought a lot of old memories and Michael Madsen was a great narrator.

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"Failure is not an option"

Amazing life story! Loved the creativity in thinking outside the box to find a solution to the challenges ahead. The title is aimed perfectly to the book.

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Honest business in a corrupt environment

This book was a great endorsement of setting boundaries and never giving up to corruption in an industry. Even the voice added to the intrigue. A super listen for a summer or winter vacation. It holds attention!

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Truly Inspirational

Tenacity is a reminder that the American Dream is still alive and well. An awe inspiring work that exemplifies the heart and soul of the fighting spirit. When one is willing to fight for what is right and never give up, greatness and happiness are attainable.

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Wow

Thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish. Would highly recommend trying the audio version.

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Wow, what a life

Your story lit a new fire in my own life and goals. I feel like your narrative brings true meaning to the phrase "make your own luck." Thanks for sharing Ron!

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Riveting

I found this book to be most engaging. Right from the start, Ron Coury‘s story grabbed my interest. This book has a wide appeal. From business and gaming to politics this fast paced autobiography has something for everyone. Tenacity certainly describes this Las Vegas businessman and entrepreneur. Michael Madsen’s narration was the perfect fit. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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Interesting history, great messages, easy listen

Highly recommend this book. I wouldn't be surprised if this book was made into a movie. Compelling storylines, great messages on both business and personal levels. Michael Madsen does a great job with the reading and makes it an easy listen. After listening to the book I think you will want to meet the author and shake his hand..... Enjoy !

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Narrator can't read complete sentences!

What a disappointment, I was looking forward to hearing this story but was quickly deflated by the narrator's apparent inability to read complete sentences. I don't wish to be rude to Mr Madsen or cruel, perhaps someone coached him about how he should approach his narration style? I couldn't keep interested in the story as Mr Madsen seemed to only know how to read 4 or 5 words at a time. May I please have a refund? I promise to delete the copy from my hard drive and destroy any digital copies I may have. Sincerely, Bummed out!