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  • Sevens Heaven

  • The Beautiful Chaos of Fiji’s Olympic Dream
  • By: Ben Ryan
  • Narrated by: Ben Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 160
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    5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148

It is late summer 2013. Ben Ryan, a red-haired, 40-something, spectacle-wearing Englishman, is given 20 minutes to decide whether he wants to coach Fiji's rugby sevens team, with the aim of taking them to the nation's first-ever Olympic medal. He has never been to Fiji. There has been no discussion of contracts or salary. But he knows that no one plays rugby like the men from these isolated Pacific islands, just as no one plays football like the kids from the Brazilian favelas, or no one runs as fast as the boys and girls from Jamaica's boondocks. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning and inspiring read

  • By ScorpioRobin on 10-06-18

Simply Magical

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

An incredible story that’s hard to put down.
Best rugby book in years and proof that good things happen to good people.

Whole heartedly recommend this to anyone and everyone.