One of a Kind

  • by Nolan Dalla, Peter Alson
  • Narrated by Joe Barrett
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He was a legend before he was of legal age. Stuey Ungar dropped out of high school to become an underground card-table sensation, eventually taking out every top gin-rummy player on the east coast. Bankrolled by the Genovese crime family, Ungar went on to win the World Series of Poker a record three times. Then his luck began to run out.Nolan Dalla was commissioned by Ungar in 1998 to pen his story, resulting in hundreds of hours of taped interviews and conversations. The result is the startling tale of a man who won at his game and lost control of his life. Notorious for gambling every single dollar in his pocket, Ungar won an estimated $30 million in his lifetime, but when he was found dead in a Las Vegas motel at the age of 45, he had only $800 in cash on his person, with no bank account or home address.

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What the Critics Say

"[A] heartfelt, respectful and accepting biography." (Publishers Weekly)
"A fascinating, cautionary tale." (Chicago Tribune)
"A standout among this year's bumper crop of poker books." (New York magazine)

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Customer Reviews

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brilliant book. a warning to aspiring gamblers

Loved this book. first review I've written on audible. worth buying even if you're not a poker fan
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- Aidan

Fantastically Tragic

I've been a poker fan for the last 13 years and don't actually remember how I stumbled onto this book but I'm glad it did. The narrator is excellent & the story is fascinating. I didn't know of Stuey Ungar before this book but now I do and wonder how it's possible that I'd never heard of the guy. What a life lived and wasted at the same time! Recommended!
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- Cowbhoy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-10-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.