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  • The Second Half

  • By: Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
  • Narrated by: Roy Keane, Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

Narrated by Stephen Hogan and introduced by Roy Keane. In an 18-year playing career for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, and Manchester United (under Sir Alex Ferguson) and Celtic, Roy Keane dominated every midfield he led to glory. Aggressive and highly competitive, his attitude helped him to excel as captain of Manchester United from 1997 until his departure in 2005.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't want it to end!

  • By robert roebuck on 17-10-14

move along...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-18

One of the worst I've listened to. One eyed and belligerent to the end... If you want an honest review of Keano's football career then you won't find much here. Boring.

  • Ricky Hatton's Vegas Tales

  • By: Ricky Hatton
  • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas...what could possibly go wrong? Ricky Hatton's brilliance as a boxer, his down-to-earth demeanour and his live-wire sense of humour have made him a national treasure. Five of Ricky's biggest and most explosive fights took place in the boxing Mecca of Las Vegas. Tens of thousands of British fans followed him there to watch these monumental bouts and to soak up the unique atmosphere in Sin City.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant insight. You don't t have to be a boxing fan to enjoy this book.

  • By Paul on 13-07-15

Really great listen

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

Reviewed: 19-07-18

I listened to this with eager anticipation of the shenanigans and stories I might hear, and I wasn't disappointed. The orator is easy on the ear (although Spanish accents seemed to be beyond him) and his delivery is good. Wonderful, funny, tear inducing and honest. I would recommend this to any boxing fan.

  • The Gaffer: The Trials and Tribulations of a Football Manager

  • By: Neil Warnock
  • Narrated by: Neil Warnock
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

For the very first time, and straight from the horse's mouth, a top manager's intriguing insights into the daily trials and tribulations, the joyous peaks and soul-destroying troughs of life as a football 'gaffer'. Ever wondered how a transfer deal is done? What a manager says during his pre-match team-talk? What he screams from the technical area? What goes on in training sessions, and on those long away trips? How a manager carefully builds a team, and what he does when the planning is disrupted by injuries?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very pleasant surprise

  • By Steven on 22-07-13

Poor

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-18

I downloaded this purely to hear Neil's view on his part in the disgusting events when 5 Sheffield United players were sent off in the game against West Brom. Nothing. Apparently it must have slipped his mind? I've never been a fan of his style of football but I'm always ready to listen to a manager's view on controversial events, or even why they play the style of football they favour. This is without doubt the worst football book I've read, or listened to.
Listening to this reading was awful. I hadn't realised Neil himself would be the orator. HIs style of delivery can only be described as a mix between a northern Alf Ramsey and a 7 year old reading his story at the front of the class.

Move on. Quickly.

  • Unheard: The Story of Anna Winslow

  • By: Anthony Del Col, Cassandra Bond, JP Conway, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

University student Anna Winslow has gone missing and the circumstances of her disappearance are far from ordinary. Motivated by an unexplained and disturbing voicemail message from Anna on the night of her disappearance, Melissa's curiosity quickly turns into a deeper investigation, an obsession even, which she chronicles as a regular podcast. Melissa quickly discovers that Anna was a loner with hearing difficulties.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hooks you in, then lets you down

  • By Ryan M on 13-03-18

Move along... Nothing to see here

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

Reviewed: 18-04-18

What would have made Unheard: The Story of Anna Winslow better?

Just poor. It's like listening to some poor student's attempt at a docu-drama that completely misses any targets...

What will your next listen be?

West Cork. Again

What didn’t you like about the narrator’s performance?

Irritating.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None!

Any additional comments?

N/a

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