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If you could sum up Stung in three words, what would they be?
Magical thinking is devastating!
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Yes - Although I had seen the movie "Owning Mahowny"" a few times, and applaud the now-deceased Phillip Seymour Hoffman for his incredible performance,and the writers/director for capturing the essence of this incredible story -- the movie can not capture the depth of delusion Brian Molony experienced during his years of out of control crazed gambling and theft.
The writer (and narrator) takes the reader thru the mind of one who is quickly and quietly being driven to total madness via gambling. Simply listening to how one survives the mere stress of living with the lies, deception, and theft is suspenseful. How Brian Molony didn't suffer a heart attack or nervous break down is beyond me.
A phenomenal story about a very "unphenomenal" man who literally, broke the bank.
Any additional comments?
A great read/listen for any one interested in the gaming industry or those who choose to live there lives chasing the fortunes believed to be won at the gaming tables.
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I've seen owning Maloney few times and loved it. the book was great listen if you liked the movie. the narrator was excellent too.