21: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions (aka Bringing Down the House) (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
21 The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions - aka Bringing Down the House - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Ben Mezrich, Johnny Heller (Narrator) Real-life all too rarely offers stories that are quite as satisfying as fiction. This is one of the exceptions. Cheating in casinos is illegal; and card-counting -- making a record of what cards have so far been dealt to enable the player to make some prediction of what cards remain in the deck -- is not. But casinos understandably di... more »slike the practice and make every effort to keep card-counters out of their premises. "21" tells the true story of the most successful scam ever, in which teams of brilliant young mathematicians and physicists won millions of dollars from the casinos of Las Vegas, being drawn in the process into the high-life of drugs, high-spending and sex.
Unabridged: 7 Compact Discs, Running Time: 8 hours, Narrator: Johnny Heller.« less
This is an exciting read and an interesting study of human nature, as the students organize their "club" and the winning (at first) is all about beating the house. Very quickly their dependance on the money brought in by their new venture takes the competition in a new and scary direction.
Justin S. reviewed 21: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions (aka Bringing Down the House) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
A thoroughly-entertaining real-life how-to on beating the casinos at their own game (NOTE: many of the techniques used here may no longer work -- casino owners know how to read books, too). The authors made millions all across the country, then told this tale. Wow.
Laurie G. (mummyisis) reviewed 21: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions (aka Bringing Down the House) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on
Helpful Score: 4
The book was so much better than the movie...but aren't they always!
I highly recommend this book. It's a good read and well written. Plus, you get the tips on how to count cards....if you're daring enough to try it...
A fun read...the amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Las Vegas...and lived to tell how! In less than three years, the students take some of the world's most dophisticated casinos for more than $3 million by playing blackjack.