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  • Into the Arena

  • By: Alexander Fiske-Harrison
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

In this remarkable and controversial book, Alexander Fiske-Harrison follows the tracks of a whole bullfighting year in Spain. He trains and takes part in the sport himself. He gives us memorable portraits of bull-fighters and bulls, of owners, trainers and fans - of a whole country. Fiske-Harrison offers a fully rounded and involving portrait of an art as performed for centuries and of the arguments that dog it today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Food for thought

  • By Sneillm69 on 23-07-18

A decent read for those who enjoy this subject

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

Reviewed: 13-12-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes because I believe it gives an insight into a world little known outside Spain. A good attempt with obviously a great deal of research into the history of bullfighting.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I thought the end was a little predictable but quite enjoyable none the less.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No emotional reaction for me but understand it could effect some people who have no or little experience of this tradition.