Thorp's autobiography cheerfully recounts his meandering journey from college professor to professional gambler and then hedge-fund manager. Thorp's first-time narration is workmanlike. At the same time, his professorial tone sounds appropriate to the workings of his inquisitive mind, in particular the mathematical practices he describes herein. Nonetheless, any attempts on the part of listeners to beat the Vegas dealer or improve their Wall Street investments with the help of this book will require significant patience as Thorp's performance lacks enthusiasm. This audiobook is recommended for those with a strong interest in logic, probability, statistics, or other types of mathematics. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2017]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2017
DD ISBN 9780147522443 $25.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2017
DD ISBN 9780147522450 $95.00
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