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  • Till the Cows Come Home

  • A Lancashire Childhood
  • By: Sara Cox
  • Narrated by: Sara Cox
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
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The youngest of five siblings, Sara grew up on her father's cattle farm surrounded by dogs, cows, horses, fields and lots of 'cack'. The lanky kid sister - half girl, half forehead - a nuisance to the older kids, the farm was her very own dangerous adventure playground, 'a Bolton version of Narnia'. Her writing conjures up a time of wagon rides and haymaking and agricultural shows alongside chain-smoking pensioners, cabaret nights at the Conservative club and benign parenting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read!

  • By Angie on 12-03-19

Pure Simple and Funny

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Reviewed: 24-04-19

When the best DJ on radio 2 writes about her early years well worth reading

  • Pushing the Boundaries: Cricket in the Eighties

  • Playing Home and Away
  • By: Derek Pringle
  • Narrated by: Stuart Nurse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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The '80s was a colourful period in English cricket. As a member of the most successful team in Essex's history and an England side capable of extraordinary highs and lows, Derek Pringle was lucky enough to be in the thick of it. Now, with the perspective of more than 20 years as a journalist, he lays bare the realities of life as a professional cricketer in a decade when the game was dominated by a cast of unforgettable characters whose exploits became front-page news.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprising

  • By Gary Ponsford on 22-12-18

Tells the background and stories of 80s cricket

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Reviewed: 10-04-19

Entertaining funny and incisive account of English crickets truly bizarre decade that was the eighties

  • My Life in Football: The Autobiography

  • By: Kevin Keegan
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

In My Life in Football, Keegan tells the story of his life, from the streets of Doncaster to signing for Liverpool under Bill Shankly, where he won three First Division titles, two UEFA Cups, a European Cup and the FA Cup before moving to Hamburg, where he won the Bundasliga as well as the Ballon d'Or twice. After retiring, Keegan enjoyed a legendary five-year spell as manager at Newcastle United, during which the club was promoted to the Premier League and then finished runners up in the top flight, not once but twice. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Throwback to my happiest football memories

  • By Fooled by star ratings on 13-10-18

Like the author great entertainment

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Reviewed: 20-03-19

Very entertaining and honest but not unexpected given the type man who wrote the book

  • No Spin: My Autobiography

  • By: Shane Warne
  • Narrated by: Rhys Muldoon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
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    4 out of 5 stars 122
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

From the start of his glittering career in 1992 to his official retirement from all formats of the game in 2013, Shane Warne has long desired to tell his incredible story without compromise. No Spin is that very story. It offers a compelling intimate voice, true insight and a pitch-side seat to one of cricket’s finest eras, making this one of the ultimate must-have sports autobiographies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As expected a real ripper from S K Warne

  • By Roy Whitehead on 19-05-19

No spin from the king of spin

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Reviewed: 01-01-19

Very enjoyable and honest journey through his life and Ideas about the game he loves

  • The Boy on the Shed

  • By: Paul Ferris
  • Narrated by: Ruairi Conaghan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 81
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Today was his first climb to the top. He knew if he was there, watching, then she would never leave him. Her name was Bernadette, and he climbed the shed every day. This is a not a football book, as such. Rather, it is a memoir by someone who happened to have superior ability at the sport during his formative years, which led him on a remarkable journey. Paul Ferris became a professional footballer and at the age of 16 was the youngest ever to play in Newcastle United's first team.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “Propa class”!

  • By Anonymous User on 17-05-19

Extraordinary

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Reviewed: 25-03-18

What an Interesting and honest account from the author.Highly recommend anyone to read or listen.

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  • My Autobiography
  • By: Kieren Fallon
  • Narrated by: Frank Grimes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
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Kieren Fallon was one of the world's greatest jockeys, but his career was littered with controversial incidents. Now, in his powerful and honest autobiography, he tells all. Unabridged audio read by Frank Grimes. British Champion Jockey six times - without terrifying injury and mental trauma it could have been many more - he won more than 2,250 races, including the Derby three times, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe twice, and more 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas (nine) than anyone else in the history of the sport.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting insight into a gifted horseman who was put on trial by the media

  • By Simon D. Elsworth on 08-02-19

Compelling

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Reviewed: 20-03-18

A compelling and truthful account of a man driven by ambition but yet so fragile