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Knowing the Score Audiobook

Knowing the Score: My Family and Our Tennis Story

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Publisher's Summary

'It was the day I put the tennis balls into the tumble dryer that I realised I thought about tennis a little bit differently.'

What happens when you find you have exceptional children? Do you panic? Put your head in the sand? Or risk everything and jump in headfirst?

As mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish national coach, coach of the Fed Cup and general all-round can-do woman of wonder, Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself and reaching out to ambition. As a parent, coach and leader, she is an inspiration who has revolutionised British tennis. From the soggy community courts of Dunblane to the white heat of Centre Court at Wimbledon, Judy Murray's extraordinary memoir charts the challenges she has faced, from desperate finances and growing pains to entrenched sexism.

We all need a story of 'yes we can' to make us believe great things are possible. This is that story.

©2017 Judy Murray (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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    L. Long england 18/07/2017
    L. Long england 18/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "So interesting"

    This was the first autobiography that I have read/listened to. I am an Andy Murray fan so I was interested in hearing Judy's story.

    I loved it! I couldn't stop listening to it. She is an amazing women and I had no idea what as a family they gone through and achieved to get there.

    I throughly recommend it.

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    Nicola 17/07/2017
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    "Great coach, ambassador and mum."

    I read this book as I've always played tennis. I expected to enjoy the insights into pro-tennis, and to hear how 2 brothers managed to get to be top players. I hadn't anticipated that I would enjoy even more than that, the story of a truly inspirational woman who has fought to get her boys to where they are and also given so much back. Well written, well read, an ace.

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    MISS WENDY L CLARK 14/07/2017
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    "Excellent!"

    Interesting, enlightening, very well written & Judy Murray's narration is excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    Mrs M. 18/10/2017
    Mrs M. 18/10/2017
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    "Fantastic listen!"

    As a lifelong tennis fan this book was always going to appeal, but it greatly exceeded my expectations. The way Judy's own story was related along side Jamie and Andy's road to fame was so interesting. The struggles of aspiring young tennis players is clearly explained and you have to admire Judy's faith and support of her boys. I also admire her own personal journey to become a tennis coach and inspire many young players. Quite simply one of the best autobiographies I have listened to!

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    "Inspired "

    This is a wonderful book. So inspiring and empowering. Judy Murray tells her story so well and shows what can be achieved with belief

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    Polybaglady 21/09/2017
    Polybaglady 21/09/2017
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    "What a woman!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this heartwarming book, narrated by Judy Murray. Her gentle charm but iron determination shone through and astonished me with her tenacity and wide teaching skills. I knew she was heavily involved in tennis and coaching but was stunned at her ability to keep learning, adapting to the technology available and balance of professional expertise and maternal instincts. She settles a few scores along the way, deservedly, and as a woman in business in the 80's totally appreciate how difficult it was to break through in the male dominated world of professional tennis. And then she explains her reasons and opportunities to go out of her comfort zone, challenge herself with new projects and of course Strictly. So for all of those who have belittled her passion, wondered why she should be constantly on the scene for Jamie and Andy and sneered at her eligibility to be on the Strictly programme - read this book and you'll know more. I have been a fan of Andy since seeing a clip of him playing aged 16 (one month younger than my late son) and we have cheered him all the way. Good luck to this incredible but normal family and long may their success and happiness continue.

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    Patricia Flores Perez 18/09/2017
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    "Extraordinary"

    This book greatly exceeded my expectations. It's not about tennis but truly about the leadership of a woman finding her way in a man's world.

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    Karen Impey 13/09/2017
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    "What a woman!"

    I was surprised by how inspiring a story and how natural it unfolds. It's so refreshing to read a story of achievement - about determination and conviction - without bravado or resentment. Just drive and gratitude. Even more surprising given the bumps on the way to success!

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    Miss Bellatrix 10/09/2017
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    "Wonderful insight into a great sporting family"

    As a tennis fan, obviously the story of the Murray brothers and their rise to the #1 rankings is a great story. It's one that seemingly came with a lot of frustration and road blocks and it's fascinating to hear about the brother's individual rises, Judy's story in helping them and how she has persisted through a lot of resistance, from places you wouldn't think, or hope, there would be any.

    I was actually dubious when I realised Judy did the audiobook, even though I like when authors read their own, because most I've listened to have been actors or some form of 'reality' star, but Judy actually reads this very well, very impressed.

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    "Fantastic account"

    Listened to this on a long car journey with my 10 and 15 yr old, was suitable for ALL of us and as it's read by Judy Murray you really get a feel for the life they all lead. A long journey but she made it and supported those boys throughout, putting them first while building her own career and tennis in Scotland for many with a passion for her sport she's so keen to pass on to others. Great book, highly recommend it. She sounds like a wonderful woman, I'm full of admiration !

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