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Barca Audiobook

Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World

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Publisher's Summary

Barcelona is the greatest football team in the world, the greatest for a generation, and possibly the greatest of all time. This is the untold inside story of how the best and most loved football team in the world came to redefine how the game is played. We start with the 2011 Champions League final at Wembley, the game that ended the debate about whether Barcelona was the greatest team in the world and began a new one: are they the best ever? We are inside the winning dressing room and inside the mind of the team s coach, Pep Guardiola.

From there, the focus is on each of the iconic personalities of this team, telling its story through them, from its genesis in the late 1980s to their coronation in London: Guardiola; his mentor, Johan Cruyff; Xavi; Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi, perhaps the greatest footballer of all time.

©2012 Graham Hunter (P)2012 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Fantastic book. It's can't-put-down good." (Oliver Holt, The Daily Mirror)

"Superbly-written analysis & celebration of Pep, Messi, Xavi etc. Brilliant book." (Henry Winter, The Daily Telegraph)

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    Richard Dudley, United Kingdom 16/10/2012
    Richard Dudley, United Kingdom 16/10/2012
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    "A Fantastic Insight"

    A fantastic insight into how the greatest team in the world was put together. Full of anecdotes from the people that matter; players, coaches, managers and board members. The author has obviously built up close and trusting relationships with the main protagonists in this book, with tales from the Barca dressing room to the inner sanctums and workings of La Masia. A compelling piece of work for any football fan.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Silas Lucas 15/10/2016
    Silas Lucas 15/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "good read"

    great read! I loved the section on the academy!
    wanted more on that.
    many thanks!

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    Amazon Customer 15/03/2016
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    "wicked listen my nigga"

    easy to read got interesting tip in how to improve my mini football team and got a direction in where I take the club

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    Grant Sutherland 13/05/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Hunter take a bow!"

    Great book which has only heightened my love for the greatest football team on the plant. Highly informative and enjoyable! Get it!

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    Patrick 30/04/2014
    Patrick 30/04/2014
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    "Fascinating Story poorly written and narrated"
    What disappointed you about Barca?

    Chronologically this book is all over the place, jumping from one year or decade to another for no apparent reason. Narration is poor as well. There is no need for dramatic inflection or sly laughs in a story as interesting and dramatic as this.


    What other book might you compare Barca to, and why?

    Sid Lowe's Fear and Loathing in La Liga which is a much better book in every way.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Graham Hunter?

    He could stay as narrator but needs to learn how to narrate correctly.


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  • Mark Cassidy
    19/07/16
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    "Quality"

    It is a long book, but is worth the time. Excellent and very educational 5 star all round.

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  • Louis
    Crestview, FL, United States
    14/12/15
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    "Great Story!"

    I enjoyed this boy greatly! Fantastic history of the club and Mr. Hunter narrates the story superbly.

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  • Simon
    16/08/15
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    "Wonderful stories and important details"

    For anyone who loves the beautiful game, this is a must read. It has incredible personal details about each of the Barcelona players as well as the managers and decision makers that surround them. International football is such a small world that even fans of teams that compete with Barcelona may find that some of their favorite players or coaches were once involved with Barcelona. This book was such a great Audi companion for long drives to and from soccer events and taught me a lot as a coach as well.

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  • william a sands
    31/07/15
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    "Superb ... A++++"

    A must for any Barça fans so much inside facts.. Won't be disappointed after buying it

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  • arvin
    25/06/15
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    "Great listen"

    If you follow barcelona, then this a great insight at why they have become a phenomenal team. A must read for the barca fan.

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  • jason
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    25/12/12
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    "Must READ for soccer fans, players and coaches"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is one of the best soccer books i have read. Beautiful look into the Braca world. Every US youth coach should read this.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Barca?

    The author does a amazing job discussing the youth development program.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listen to this book in just two days.


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  • Michael
    Santa Maria, CA, United States
    05/10/12
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    "Worth the read to understand a great team"

    Hunter does well to tell the story about the instrumental players of Barca's golden age. He provides background stories for Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Abidal and of course Guardiola. A must read for any football fan.

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