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Jamie Vardy: The Boy from Nowhere Audiobook

Jamie Vardy: The Boy from Nowhere

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Publisher's Summary

Jamie Vardy, the free-scoring talisman behind Leicester City's Premier League champion title, has become a modern against-the-odds footballing hero the world over. Rejected as a teenager by his boyhood club, Sheffield Wednesday, Jamie thought his chances had gone. But from playing pub football and earning £30 a week at Stocksbridge Park Steels while working in a factory, his impressive performances and hard work saw him rise again.

After successful spells at Halifax Town and then Fleetwood Town, he finally moved to championship team Leicester City. They gained their dream promotion to the Premier League, and after surviving relegation by the skin of their teeth came the fairy-tale season where a team arose together, and everything clicked.

Vardy's incredible 22 goals, including setting the record as the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches, helped Leicester City beat odds of 5,000-1 to become champions. Defying all expectations, it is simply one of the greatest sporting stories of all time.

'Even now there are moments when I shake my head at the madness of it all - going from the factory floor and playing Sunday morning pub football with my mates to scoring for my country against the World Cup winners in Berlin. It's the stuff of dreams. It hasn't always been an easy journey; some doubted that I was capable, and at times I was probably guilty of not helping myself, but nobody can question my passion for football or my commitment once I set foot on the pitch. There is so much that people don't know, and I look forward to sharing all of that and more in what I hope will be an entertaining and inspiring story.' (Jamie Vardy)

©2016 Jamie Vardy (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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    stu Reading, United Kingdom 09/11/2016
    stu Reading, United Kingdom 09/11/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book"

    As a non football fan I am amazed at how much I enjoyed listening to Jamie's story, highly recommended

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    Amazon Customer 03/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Honest and gripping!"

    As a Leicester City fan it was great to learn more about Jamie Vardy and the squad and their personalities, aside from what the media portray. I felt the booked was let down in places by the bloke reading it as he pronounced plater names wrong and didn't know how any of the songs the crowd sing should sound.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    George 11/10/2016
    George 11/10/2016
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    "Great"

    The reader sounded like vards but sang all the chants wrong, i would recommend it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Phead14 21/10/2016
    Phead14 21/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrator"

    The narrator loses the context of the story sometimes and gets over excited making the story feel cheesy. He also needs to brush up on the pronunciation of footballers names.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    11/08/2017
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    "really good"

    fella reading it was dead gimpy but really good book and enjoyed it . .

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    Jack Jarvis 09/02/2017
    Jack Jarvis 09/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story. Shame about the mispronounced player names!"

    Took about 20 mins to get around the accent, but the story was great and definitely worth a listen. Only downside was the constant mispronunciation of player names!

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    MR I WILSON 23/01/2017
    MR I WILSON 23/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "All football fans will appreciate this one"

    Very honest and forthright account of the Jamie Vardy story. I have a new found respect for Vardy and his down to earth vibe. Very entertaining book. Skills of a player, heart of a fan.

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    Kieran 17/01/2017
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    "Excellent book, such a character."

    For a Sheffield lad and Sheffield Wednesday fan it makes me upset that we let this lad go, such determination to make it how he did. It's excellent.

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    Sheridan 30/11/2016
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    "Unbelievable"

    I'm a wednesday fan and was intrigued by Jamie's Story, especially growing up in a nearby by place to Jamie, must read for any football fan, or any sports fan. Unbelievable

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    Bex 25/11/2016
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    "Enjoyed this"

    I really enjoyed this and blitzed through it. But I found it rather off putting and it was such a shame that the narrator pronounced player names incorrectly and had no idea how the chants should sound. He was okay otherwise but surely not difficult to check this before hand? Otherwise a great story and some great memories of games I attended over those seasons.

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  • Dylan Tucker
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    "Fantastic"

    this book was amazing, easy to finish, great story for even a non soccer fan

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  • Michael J Slatton
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    04/02/17
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    "EXCELLENT"

    Everything about this story was exceptional. The narration, the actual story, and the candidness of Jamie Vardy in his writing to leave it all out there. It was something that every soccer fan will enjoy. However, it's also an exceptional underdog story. I'm glad that the real story isn't over yet. I can't wait to see what the decades bring to JamieVardy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    03/02/17
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    "Good but"

    Surely he should of learnt the names and been told the chants aren't right

    Other than that, cracking listen

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