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Wrestling for My Life Audiobook

Wrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar

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Publisher's Summary

In Wrestling for My Life, WWE superstar Shawn Michaels shares from his heart the highs and lows of his life inside the WWE. Included are some never-before-shared stories and an intimate look into his career as well as stories of hunting, family, and faith.

With millions of fans, Michaels had adulation and all the attention he could ask for, but he discovered there was something more. When he became a committed Christian during his years in the WWE, it had to affect everything. Michaels reveals what it is like to be a man of faith in this unusual world and shares insights for all of us.

©2015 Zondervan (P)2015 Zondervan

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    K. Bishop 12/04/2015
    K. Bishop 12/04/2015
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    "Wrestling for my life"

    In general I really enjoyed this. The book is centered around his Christian faith and how he feels this has affected every area of his life. There are plenty of wrestling anecdotes to enjoy. The reader was very good but It would have been preferable if the author had read it himself as it was obvious in certain places that the reader wasn't familiar with the subject.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stu H 28/11/2016
    Stu H 28/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A Showstopper of a Story of Finding Faith"

    I am a wrestling fan. A Shawn Michaels fan. I have a faith. This story is one that many newcomers to faith or for those who wer brought up with one and lost touch with it will inspire them to at least take steps again to find it. It massively helps if you are a wrestling fan and know the wrestling career of Shawn Michaels but if you know nothing of him simply understand he took many wrong paths but found his faith and is doing his best to walk in faith. The narrator has a good voice and i listened mostly in car or in bed so dropped off a few times. However he didnt seem like he knew what he was talking about or even read the book before he read it out loud. That being said this book has empowered me to take steps to finding my faith again and if Shawn Michaels can do it after the life he led and lead a life of love, commitment, integrity and inspire others then maybe I can tag team with Jesus and kick the sins from my life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thermonuclear 26/10/2016
    Thermonuclear 26/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "I found this book to be poorly read and boring"

    I found the narrator boring, old sounding and occasionally like he was drunk. It was very annoying and did not sound at all professional. The book is not a wrestling book, and although I can't fault the content for its honesty and the fact that it focuses on life and faith, I think if you are after pure wrestling stories this may not be for you. Based upon the focus not being wrestling (which is emphasised by shawn to be fair), but more so the awful reading, I cannot finish this book beyond chapter 5.

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    tiffer Rutland 29/09/2016
    tiffer Rutland 29/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Inspirational"

    grew up watching this guy, he is a real witness to his faith. it's been great listening to his story and how he got his life back on track

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mightyfinewoman Gateshead 26/04/2016
    mightyfinewoman Gateshead 26/04/2016 Member Since 2016

    Wrestling fan who likes feminist theory and autobiographies. Go figure.

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    "Obscure vocal choice"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It's obviously a different take on a different point in Shawn's life, but not my favourite.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I was a bigger fan of the wrestling references than the story of his faith, but I did understand that was the purpose of the book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I wasn't a fan of the reader. A very heavily accented voice, and considering the book is largely written in the first person, it grated.


    Was Wrestling for My Life worth the listening time?

    No. It felt incredibly long to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I may have preferred the physical book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 01/03/2016
    Paul 01/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "must read"

    great book. good to listen to the real story of shaun micheals. a def good read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JUDY O'SHEA 10/01/2016
    JUDY O'SHEA 10/01/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Heart break kid"

    Very interesting story from start to finish inspirational quotes a hero in and out of the ring

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    Thomas 02/11/2015
    Thomas 02/11/2015
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    "The great American bible bash"

    Good read but this not a wrestling group. Believe me when I say it has a "STRONG" religious undertone.

    4 stars

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    anne-marie 15/10/2015
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    "westling for my life"

    fantastic book. I grow up watching westling and to read the side off a westliers ĺife was brilliant

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    jamie 20/07/2015
    jamie 20/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read for fans"
    What did you like most about Wrestling for My Life?

    I liked Shawns story of how he found god,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Shawn Michaels as it was the story of his life and troubles


    Which character – as performed by Daniel Butler – was your favourite?

    Shawn Michaels


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    God Given Ability


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    22/04/15
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    "Awesome read"

    Loved the message! Great book would recommend it that is a wrestling fans, & even if your not, it's a wonderful book, very inspiring.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Hector
    06/08/15
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    "Love hearing about the other side & the relationship with God"

    As a long time Wrestling fan, now at the age of 42, I have seen my fair share of matters. I have gone through the phase a brand-new naïve and thinking about all of this was real. Real meaning not scripted. I was wrapped up in the excitement of the matches screening and chanting until I lost my voice. As I grew older I learned to appreciate the psychology of a match, the tempo, working the crowd, etc. It was in the latter phase that I became more interested in the personalities in the behind the scenes lives of the wrestlers. This book was right up the alley. As a Catholic, it was interesting to hear about the transformation in the inclusion of God on their lives. Thank you for a very good listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mikey
    24/04/15
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    "Awesome book anyone can relate to"

    This book exceeded my expectations. Such a great listen to hear a man spill his guts out and just be honest about personal issues he's had and sometimes he still struggles with. This is the kind of book that will make you strive to be a better man, and not in the whole bible bashing way......just in
    the way of trying to be a decent human being whatever faith or beliefs you may have. MUST READ.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jamie/Abbie
    09/03/15
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    "Narration problems"

    The book was excellent, full of relatable stories and struggles that make a legend seem like the guy next door. The problem is the reader. He did a fine job but he isn't Shawn. We know Shawn's voice and it was hard to get past that it wasn't his voice telling his stories. If Shawn read this, this would be 5 stars across the board.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Critic
    08/08/15
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    "Cool story"

    Got it down in one day. Didn't like the reader because he butchered Triple H's name and sounded weird doing crown chants.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ray
    02/06/15
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    "Great Read"

    Excellent book. Love the way we are allowed to see the full faith and journey of a global wrestling superstar

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Henry Z
    Riverside
    28/04/15
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    "Not a bad book"

    Shawn talks mostly about his faith in God. I'm okay with that but there wasn't much else besides the topic of God.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Charles Shane
    02/03/15
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    "Great Book! All Glory to God"

    What a great book! Wrestling fan or not, you should listen to this book. May god continue to bless you Shawn

    Philippians 4:13

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robert M.
    17/07/15
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    "Great story, about a great guy!"

    It was wonderful to the story of Shawn and his family. How great is the God we serve? Read or listen to this story, and you will know!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • jason pumphrey
    13/11/16
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    "wow!"

    great book! very uplifting and inspiring! I am now even more of a fan of shawns!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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