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4.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 5 4.14 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Mezrich Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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THE #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER—NOW THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE 21

The long-running New York Times bestseller that has become a cultural phenomenon, Bringing Down the House is an action-filled caper carried out by the unlikeliest of cons—supersmart geeks. Gambling pervaded the MIT campus, and genius kids with money and glittering futures were just as likely to be found in a Paradise Island casino as in the school library. A highly elite group of mathletes was recruited to join The Club, a small, secret blackjack organization dedicated to counting cards and beating the major casinos across the nation at their own game. As a successful ring of card savants, backed by a mysterious ringleader and shadowy investors, they infiltrated Vegas and won millions.

The Boston Herald acclaimed it as “a suspenseful tale that portrays the players as Davids going up against Goliaths.” Filled with tense action, high stakes, and incredibly close calls, Bringing Down the House is a nail-biting chronicle of a real-life Ocean's Eleven. It's one story that Vegas does not want you to know.

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Quotes & Awards

  • "Will grip anyone who has ever hoped to break the bank at Monte Carlo."

    -- Booklist

  • "A lively tale that could pass for thriller fiction....More amazing because it really happened."

    -- Rocky Mountain News
  • “A lively tale that could pass for thriller fiction...More amazing because it really happened.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “This account of the MIT nerds who (legally!) beat the Vegas casinos out of millions [is a] fascinating true story...[Heller] provides an intelligent, contained interpretation. The mix of tabloid writing and Apollonian delivery works particularly well. A tasty snack of a listen.” 

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  • “Will grip anyone who has ever hoped to break into the bank at Monte Carlo.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carlos | 2/19/2014

    " The fact that it's based on a true story only adds to the effect the book has on the reader. A nice mix between a chronicle about the MIT team and a thriller, the book only falters towards the end, where I felt they rushed the conclusion of the story too much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lianne | 2/15/2014

    " great set up for the movie. which i can't wait to see. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vern Wolfley | 2/14/2014

    " Very interesting book. A good quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marni | 2/13/2014

    " I'm not a huge nonfiction reader, but this book was fascinating and entertaining. It reads like fiction; I was tense and worried as I read it. And since I really dislike Las Vegas and everything it represents, it was enjoyable to learn how some young people stuck it to the casinos! "

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