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  • Michael Jordan

  • The Life
  • By: Roland Lazenby
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. He is responsible for incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history that they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, The Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: a ruthless competitor, a gambler. There's never been a biography that balanced these personas-until now.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narration!

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-11-18

the worst sports book ever

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-16

so much could be discussed instead it loses you in his family history before even getting to the main person we want to hear about

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of War [Blackstone Version]

  • By: Sun-Tzu, translation by John Minford
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver, Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

For more than two thousand years, The Art of War has stood as a cornerstone of Chinese culture, a lucid epigrammatic text that reveals as much about human psychology, politics, and economics as it does about battlefield strategy. The influence of Sun-Tzu's text has grown tremendously in the West in recent years, with military leaders, politicians, and corporate executives alike finding valuable insight in these ancient words.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A so-so read that could of been improved

  • By Francis on 30-05-06

A challenge for the ears

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

Reviewed: 29-11-16

as above suggests I could listen to this before bed. it is slow and the narrator waffles through interpretation rather than just reading the text. it is difficult to absorb the key parts through the constant rubbish the narrator puts out.

  • 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 714
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621

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

Funny and honest.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-16

Exceptionally good book to read or listen. Very interesting. Really honest account as he talks about areas that aren't beneficial for him yet discuss.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

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

Great Bloke

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

Very honest very funny great listen. No holes barred account of himself and his life. Felt like it was your mate telling you a hilarious story in parts.#biscuitgatescandal.

  • The Old Man and the Sea

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Donald Sutherland
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal, a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great reading of greater work

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-01-17

Put simply...

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

overall it was boring and a chore to finish. The message that make it a 'classic' is that in the words of Denzel Washington in the film equaliser the old man's gotta be the old man and the fish has gotta be the fish. It is a long way of telling a story of how each have there own lives but can't let go of what they have been despite it not really benefiting them.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography

  • By: Mike Tyson
  • Narrated by: Joshua Henry
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753

Love him or loathe him, ‘Iron' Mike Tyson is an icon and one of the most fascinating sporting figures of our time. In this no-holds-barred autobiography, Tyson lays bare his demons and tells his story: from poverty to stardom to hell and back again. In his first autobiography, ‘Iron' Mike Tyson pulls no punches and lays bare the story of his remarkable life and career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why didn't he read it?

  • By James on 03-03-17

Iron Mike

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

Well there's a lot to take in. It is appears to be a brutally honest account including parts that don't make him look good. Lots of funny moments listening to what seems to be a surreal life story. Definitely helps someone understand his mentality and why in parts of his life he had struggles that to an outsider are inexplicable. Great boxer just wonder what he could of been if he'd been more fortunate and dedicated instead of events derailing his training and career.

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,157

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost.....

  • By L on 09-12-12

Mind Blowing.

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

Reviewed: 24-04-16

I really like the fact that unlike a book when you sometimes read and don't absorb to finish a book you can pause it and go back or listen again when you want. Truly opens your eyes and makes you think in a good way. Great book. Mind blowing.