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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (119 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ted Heller Narrator: William Roberts Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781611747799
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The lines between what is real and what is virtual begin to blur when a novelist with writer's block looks for an outlet <#150> and a new source of income <#150> by playing online poker. From the author of Slab Rat. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy Bart | 2/1/2014

    " From the sublime ( Henry James ), to this, the ridiculous. Don't even ask me where I found this, but it was a wonderful faux memoir romp about a down and out writer who finds online poker to be his salvation. It is witty, intelligent and written in modern vernacular, a very fast read and one that I really couldn't put down. Probably a boy's book, and I really don't see any of you reading it, but I swear, if you do you won't regret it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 1/10/2014

    " Online poker addiction wouldn't seem to make for a crackling good read, but this book was really enjoyable - smart, funny, engaging, and with a twist ending that I didn't see coming. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Dziennik | 1/5/2014

    " What seemed clever on page 50 turned tedious and overwrought by page 180. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robinne | 10/17/2013

    " Readable, but not good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Cannon | 9/4/2013

    " Harsh words for many mainstream authors. Wonder if there is any fallout from that. it was an intriguing story and kept me reading. Definitely an original story. It was not as funny as I hope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathay | 4/12/2013

    " Amazing dive into the world of online gambling and how this is shaped by social networking. Excellent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Captain Curmudgeon | 10/23/2012

    " Although I might quibble with some of the details of on-line poker, the narrative surface, the observations on contemporary lit (Frank's I think, rather than Ted's), and the plot twists are all wonderful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Imasongbyrd | 8/26/2012

    " I returned it to the library without finishing it. After about 50 pages I didn't care about what happened to the guy, so I thought it was time to quit. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charity | 7/15/2012

    " Not that funny. Not suspenseful at all. Not absorbing. Not interesting. Not compelling. Not well-crafted. Not entertaining, even mildly. One of those books that has me wondering if I've read the same book that others who gave it glowing reviews and praise did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 3/2/2012

    " Who knew the memoir of an online poker playing struggling author could be such a page turner? Worth the read just for the screen names of the poker players (ie Bjorn 2 Win) and the rants against popular current authors. "

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About the Narrator

William Roberts’ theater appearances include Of Mice and Men and To Kill a Mockingbird. Among his films are Cold Mountain and Death Wish III, while he has been seen on television in Martin Chuzzlewit and The Old Devils. An accomplished voice artist, he is a frequent narrator of audiobooks and has received an AudioFile Earphones Award.