• by Gary Stephen Ross
  • Narrated by Stephen Barker Turner
  • 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He was one of the brightest stars at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, a brilliant young banker on his way to the top. But Brian Molony had a secret obsession: he loved to gamble. The unsuspecting bank was soon fuelling that obsession, as Molony helped himself to hundreds of thousands, then millions, of dollars in fraudulent loans. Despite falling deeper and deeper in the hole, Molony convinced himself he could win it all back. Before long, the mild-mannered assistant manager had become one of the biggest high-rollers the casinos had ever seen and earned himself a place in the annals of criminal history.


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A fascinating story of compulsion

Having seen the movie I was excited to listen to the original story and wasn't disappointed. Much more detail and it was fascinating. Written to drive the point home of how extreme Brian was willing to get to fulfill his urge.
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- Jennifer Dooley

One of my favorite audiobooks

Maybe I shouldn't find so many comic moments in this story. This is partly due to the outstanding narrator - from the bookies to the sleazy casino executives, he does a great job. It's a shame he hasn't done any other books.

Then there is Brian the banker. Good job, nice girlfriend, good friends and family. This man, who well understands odds and percentages, remains convinced that he will hit the hot streak that will finally bail him out. His debts go from 5, to 6, to 7, and then approach 8 figures, as he takes out one fraudulent loan to cover the others.

I do have an interest in gambling and gambling stories, but I think that anyone with an interest in human nature will enjoy this.
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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-17-2003
  • Publisher: Random House Audio