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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (94 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Kushner Narrator: David Kushner Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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If you think a gang of real-life geeks can’t take on the world and win big...think again. And whatever you do, don’t sit down across a gaming table from Jon Finkel, better known as Jonny Magic. Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids is his amazing true story: the jaw-dropping, zero-to-hero chronicle of a fat, friendless boy from New Jersey who found his edge in a game of cards–and turned it into a fortune! Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Kushner’s] tour through the colorful subcultures of fantasy gaming and casino gambling makes for a lively…picaresque.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Reads like a thriller.”

    AudioFile

  • “A compelling and impressive story…Everybody loves an underdog, and listeners will find themselves rooting for ‘Finkeltron.’”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • “Kushner’s account of Finkel’s triumphs transforms gambling into the stuff of a terrific underdog story in which lovable nerds conquer the universe.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sean Burchell | 3/21/2013

    " Good book, i read it during a period of poker obsession. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heather | 9/6/2012

    " An easy read and a unique look into the world of Magic, blackjack, and poker "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jon Finkel | 11/11/2011

    " So some might say I'm little bit biased, since I am the subject of the book and all. But to be honest, I found the subject fascinating, and the protagonist is a modern hero in the truest sense of the word. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 7/3/2011

    " This would be my biography if I was a) good at Magic: The Gathering b) good at enough and c) ballsy enough to become a card counter in Vegas. "

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About the Author

David Kushner is an award-winning journalist and author. A contributing editor of Rolling Stone, he has written for publications including Wired, New York Times Magazine, New York, GQ, and Details. He served as the digital-culture commentator for National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday. He has been included in The Best American Crime Reporting and The Best Music Writing and is an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University.