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  • The Romford Pelé

  • It's Only Ray Parlour's Autobiography
  • By: Ray Parlour
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Ooh, ah, Ray Parlour! Nicknamed the Romford Pele for his solid but unglamorous image, Ray Parlour is one of the most well-loved Arsenal players of the last few decades. A loyal club servant for over 14 years (1992-2007), he is revered among the Arsenal faithful for his down-to-earth Essex charm, his mischievous sense of humour and his hardworking performances on the pitch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-09-18

Great story from a real character of the game

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

Really good book. Not only due to the time period it's written about means you can remember the incidents and games but also as Ray Parlour's character comes through. Top guy and well worth a read.

  • Busting Vegas

  • The MIT Whiz Kid Who Brought the Casinos to Their Knees
  • By: Ben Mezrich
  • Narrated by: Ben Mezrich
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

Semyon Dukach was known as the Darling of Las Vegas. A legend at age 21, this cocky hotshot was the biggest high roller to appear in Sin City in decades, a mathematical genius with a system the casinos had never seen before and couldn't stop, a system that has never been revealed until now; that has nothing to do with card counting, wasn't illegal, and was more powerful than anything that had been tried before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story, well written and well read

  • By Colin on 14-06-08

Great story shame about the narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Where does Busting Vegas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would say this book is worth a listen for the story alone. It is a pity that the narrator's voice is extremely monotone and went through me a little by the end.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Ben Mezrich?

Anyone with a little charisma to their voice as the intonation was pretty poor

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

Don't let the narrator put you off you purchasing this book as the factually based story of this MIT group attempting to take the big casinos for all they're worth.

  • My Story

  • By: Steven Gerrard
  • Narrated by: Michael Ryan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of My Story by Steven Gerrard, read Michael Ryan. Steven Gerrard is the former captain of Liverpool football team and of the England national football team and is the only player ever to have scored in a FA cup final, a league cup final, a UEFA cup final and a champion's league final. His entire career, since 1998, has been spent at Anfield with Liverpool.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • spine-tinglingly emotional

  • By Nathan on 23-03-17

Great insight into Gerrard & life at LFC!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

What made the experience of listening to My Story the most enjoyable?

Very well narrated, could be mistaken for Steven reading it himself at times.

What did you like best about this story?

Insight into events fresh in the memory, and the amount asked of Gerrard by the club.

What does Michael Ryan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

See first comment, very authentic

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

  • The Big Miss

  • My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
  • By: Hank Haney
  • Narrated by: Hank Haney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

The Big Miss is Hank Haney's candid and surprisingly insightful account of his tumultuous six-year journey with Tiger Woods, during which the supremely gifted golfer collected six major championships and rewrote golf history. Hank was one of the very few people allowed behind the curtain. He was with Tiger 110 days a year, spoke to him over 200 days a year, and stayed at his home up to 30 days a year, observing him in nearly every circumstance....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Neil on 13-07-12

In depth behind the scenes view on a sporting enigma

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

As close as you'll get to a fly on the wall documentary of the rise and fall of Tiger Woods. Excellent.