Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2006
CD ISBN $79.95 Eight CDs
The plot, characters, and performance in this recent audio are aces. A pair of detectives, father and son, are hired by casino management to find gambling cheaters. The father, Tony Valentine, is a retired Atlantic City cop; son Gerry is a retired scammer himself. They’re drawn to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, where the winning prize is $10 million. Alan Sklar is the perfect reader for this poker party. When called for, he’s straight as an arrow, but his voice purrs as he portrays a Texas cardsharp. Listening to this entertaining story with card-playing tips and lore throughout is a sure thing. A.L.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]
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