In 1974 the brilliant and controversial Brian Clough made perhaps his most eccentric decision: he accepted the Leeds United Manager's job. As successor to Don Revie, his bitter adversary, he was to last 44 days. David Peace takes us into the mind and thoughts of Ol' Big 'Ead himself, and brings vividly to life one of post-war Britain's most complex and fascinating characters.
©2006 David Peace (P)2006 Canongate Books in partnership with Faber and Faber Ltd
I saw the film and wanted a deeper insight of the life of Brian. A wonderful insight to one of footballs great men.
Not jumping all over the place timeline-wise. Story line was rather hard to follow.
Narrator was good. I just hated the book itself.
Clough was an embittered, whiny bitch. The whole time he cusses and yells at the people around him, and constantly tells us his hatred for Don Revis. I got sick of it and couldn't finish this piece of crap book. If I owned the physical copy I would go burn it in a dumpster right now.
"Awesome marraige of speaker and story"
Loved the telling of the tale, the prose (much of it purple), the narrators compelling interpretation and the underlying premise of the book - one of my favorite audible purchases
"A wonderful story along with a great narrator"
Having read half of the book previously and watching (and enjoying) the film I was looking forward to listening to the abridged version of the book on a long drive from Vancouver to Portland. The story is well digested in it's 4-5 hour timeline and it flows incredibly well. This is no small part due to John Simm who reads the story incredibly well. His accents and narration are well done but neutral enough to not enter the comedic arena that lesser actors could take them too. He reads with passion and enthusiasm and I believe his part of this audiobook promotes it way higher than it might have otherwise.
I really enjoyed it.
Simm's portrayal of Clough is excellent.
Simm did a really good job. He's added enthusiasm when needed and really made me feel the emotion
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