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Croydon, UK
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  • Slobberknocker

  • My Life in Wrestling
  • By: Jim Ross, Paul O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Jim Ross, R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

There are few people who have been in the wrestling business longer than Jim Ross. Slobberknocker is the story of how an Oklahoman farm kid with a vivid imagination and seemingly unattainable dreams became "The Voice of Wrestling" to record TV audiences and millions of fans around the world. Jim opens up about his life as an only child on a working farm, who became obsessed with professional wrestling having first seen it on his grandparents' TV.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slobber knocker

  • By Jaime on 16-10-17

Good Ol' JR can commentate, but he can't narrate!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-18

This book was spoiled for me by the author's narration. Despite being an albeit ghostwritten autobiography, it sounds like he's reading it upside down and written in a stranger's handwriting. There is a stilted, emotionless delivery which really grates. I would have preferred to have read the book instead as I am certain that JR's voice would have flowed better in my head.

Narration quality aside, this is a fair read. Nowhere near the backstage exposé it could have been, but packs a few new anecdotes that prolific wrestling book aficionados may not have heard before.

Adequate background listening material, really. If only Jim Ross was more bitter and happier to risk burning bridges. All the enjoyable wrestling books come from those dark places!