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Would you consider the audio edition of Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas to be better than the print version?
I find print version slightly superior, I read it prior to purchasing it on Audible However, it is great to see the nuances that I missed the first time through.
What other book might you compare Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas to and why?
Grandissimo was what Super Casino by Pete Earley could have been had Earley had the passion for Las Vegas that David Schwartz displays. After reading Super Casino I always wondered about this Jay Sarno guy, he seemed far more interesting that Bill Bennett and William Pennington. To finally get the whole story and find out the truth - not that Jay Sarno died after a night of satisfying a dozen prostitutes - allowed a much broader view of how ahead of his time Jay really was, and the fact that had Jay not been a "hotel man" Las Vegas would not be place it is today.
What about Eric Martin’s performance did you like?
I thought Eric Martin did a very good job, however some details and pauses made it seem a bit over the top.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
There is so much information you can't really make it though in one sitting but is certainly a book I will listen to over and over.
Any additional comments?
I can't wait to see what Dr. David Schwartz does next!
10 of 13 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed every second of this one. I would never have guessed on the origins of this city but this book puts it all neatly into place.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful