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    • Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 822
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 367
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374

    In the midst of the Go-Go '90s, the culture of greed infused the MIT campus. A small blackjack club sprang up, dedicated to counting cards and beating the house at major casinos around the country. The Club grew slowly at first, but by the late 1990s, the right people had come up with the right system to take some of the world's most sophisticated casinos for all they were worth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book.. HORRIBLE Narrator

    • By Julie on 03-24-08
    • Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 01-29-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 822 ratings

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Once upon a Time in Russia

    • The Rise of the Oligarchs and the Greatest Wealth in History
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391

    The best-selling author of Bringing Down the House (63 weeks on the New York Times best seller list and the basis for the hit movie 21) and The Accidental Billionaires (the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network) delivers an epic drama of wealth, rivalry, and betrayal among megawealthy Russian oligarchs - and its international repercussions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oligarchs, Operatives, Explosives & Intrigue!

    • By Michael J Canning on 07-26-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The 37th Parallel

    • The Secret Truth Behind America's UFO Highway
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Ben Mezrich
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 259

    This real-life The X-Files and Close Encounters of the Third Kind tells the true story of a computer programmer who tracks paranormal events along a 3,000-mile stretch through the heart of America and is drawn deeper and deeper into a vast conspiracy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I thought it was a study or documentary

    • By Daniel on 09-12-16

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Busting Vegas

    • The MIT Whiz Kid Who Brought the Casinos to Their Knees
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Ben Mezrich
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Semyon Dukach was known as the Darling of Las Vegas. A legend at age 21, this cocky hotshot was the biggest high roller to appear in Sin City in decades, a mathematical genius with a system the casinos had never seen before and couldn't stop, a system that has never been revealed until now; that has nothing to do with card counting, wasn't illegal, and was more powerful than anything that had been tried before.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Flat Read

    • By Jacob Saariaho on 10-17-05
    • The MIT Whiz Kid Who Brought the Casinos to Their Knees
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Ben Mezrich
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 09-21-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 236 ratings

    Regular price: $10.26

    • Woolly

    • The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Ben Mezrich
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    Ben Mezrich takes us on an exhilarating true adventure story from the icy terrain of Siberia to the cutting-edge genetic labs of Harvard University. A group of young scientists, under the guidance of Dr. George Church, the most brilliant geneticist of our time, works to make fantasy reality by sequencing the DNA of a frozen woolly mammoth harvested from above the Arctic Circle and splicing elements of that sequence into the DNA of a modern elephant.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mezrich's worst creation

    • By Alex Curtis on 11-03-17
    • The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Ben Mezrich
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 07-04-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 202 ratings

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Straight Flush

    • The True Story of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire - and How it All Came Crashing Down...
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 170

    Based on extensive insider interviews and participation, acclaimed author Ben Mezrich's Straight Flush tells the captivating rags-to-riches tale of a group of University of Montana frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local dive bar into AbsolutePoker.com, one of the largest online companies in the world. But then the U.S. Department of Justice placed a bull's-eye on Absolute Poker. Did they fold - or double down and ride their hot hand?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story and great writing <br />

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-16-17
    • The True Story of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire - and How it All Came Crashing Down...
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 05-28-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 205 ratings

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Rigged

    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Ben Mezrich
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    This is the startling rags-to-riches story of an Italian-American kid from the streets of Brooklyn who claws his way into the wild, frenetic world of the oil exchange. After conquering the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School, he enters the testosterone-laced warrens of the Merc Exchange, the asylumlike oil exchange located in lower Manhattan.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Another interesting story...

    • By Carey Patrick Ryan on 11-27-07

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Ugly Americans

    • The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Ben Mezrich
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Ugly Americans is the true story of John Malcolm, a Princeton graduate who traveled halfway around the world in search of the American dream and pulled off a trade that could be described as the biggest deal in the history of the financial markets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-09-05
    • The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Ben Mezrich
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 04-30-04
    • 4 out of 5 stars 274 ratings

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Skin

    • The X-Files, Book 6
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    When moonlighting medical students harvesting skin from a corpse for temporary use accidentally take it from the wrong donor, the results are catastrophic: A New York City hospital ward is destroyed in a bloodbath, and an elderly professor, admitted for a routine skin graft, is suddenly the city's most wanted fugitive. While the police hunt the fleeing professor, Mulder and Scully track the skin that was grafted onto him, a trail that leads from the morgue to the headquarters of a cutting-edge biotech company to the jungles of Thailand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story to listen makes my imagination works

    • By Kwame H Tamboh on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Accidental Billionaires

    • The Founding of Facebook
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 992
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 343
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 347

    The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost, and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Infotainment, poorly written

    • By Charles E. Grant on 12-24-09

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Sex on the Moon

    • The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Casey Affleck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea - a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally. Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice, both NASA interns, to break into an impregnable laboratory at NASA - past security checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher security codes, and camera-lined hallways - and help him steal the most precious objects in the world: the moon rocks. But what does one do with an item so valuable that it’s illegal even to own?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A 'Page-Turner'

    • By Diane on 02-25-12
    • The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Casey Affleck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 07-12-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 247 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Seven Wonders

    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52

    When the reclusive mathematician Jeremy Grady goes missing, it's up to his estranged brother Jack to find out why. His search leads him on a far-flung journey - from Brazil, India, Peru, and beyond - as he unravels the mystery that links the Seven Wonders of the World, and discovers that Jeremy may have hit upon something that's been concealed for centuries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Scratches and Indiana Jones itch!

    • By James Hess on 11-02-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Charlie Numbers and the Man in the Moon

    • By: Ben Mezrich, Tonya Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Tonya Mezrich
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Charlie Lewis is really good at math. So good that he’s approached by a mysterious woman who needs his help. The woman is carrying an incredible item: An actual moon rock, one of the most valuable objects on Earth, and she’s investigating the theft of a box of moon rocks from NASA’s vault at the Johnson Space Center and believes the stolen rocks are now in the possession of a former astronaut. Although she claims to work at NASA, Charlie suspects she is something else.

    Regular price: $4.89

    • Bringing Down the Mouse

    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Tonya Mezrich
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Charlie Lewis is a nerd. All he’s ever been good at is math - and he’s really good at math. So good that he’s recruited by a group of kids determined to game the system at the biggest theme park in the world - and win the grand prize. Soon Charlie is caught up in the excitement and thrill of using his math skills for awesomeness, but what’s at stake may be more than he’s willing to risk. How far will Charlie go for a chance at the ultimate reward? 

    Regular price: $4.89

    • The Accidental Billionaires

    • Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook
    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The Accidental Billionaires is the inspiration behind the Oscar winning film, The Social Network, dramatising Zuckerberg’s success and proving you don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies… Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg – an awkward maths prodigy and a painfully shy computer genius – were never going to fit in at elite, polished Harvard. Yet that all changed when master-hacker Mark crashed the university’s entire computer system by creating a rateable database of female students.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Reaper

    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    A seemingly random virus known as Reaper is killing people and spreading fast through television and computer monitors all over the country. Only two people can stop the epidemic: young virologist Samantha Craig and paramedic Nick Barnes.

    Regular price: $12.54

    • Sex on the Moon

    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Casey Affleck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea - a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally. Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice, both NASA interns, to break into an impregnable laboratory at NASA's headquarters—past security checkpoints, an electronically-locked door with cipher security codes and camera-lined hallways—and help him steal the most precious objects in the world: the moon rocks.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable read

    • By Russell Phillips on 01-30-12

    Regular price: $21.42

    • The Accidental Billionaires

    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg – an awkward maths prodigy and a painfully shy computer genius – were never going to fit in at elite, polished Harvard. Yet that all changed when master-hacker Mark crashed the university’s entire computer system by creating a rateable database of female students.

    Regular price: $27.97