Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids by David Kushner audiobook

Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids: How a Gang of Geeks Beat the Odds and Stormed Las Vegas

By David Kushner
Read by David Kushner

7.63 Hours 08/30/2005 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781593163457

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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!

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Summary

Summary

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!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[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.” Booklist

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 7.63
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English