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Slobberknocker Audiobook

Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling

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Publisher's Summary

There are few people who have been in the wrestling business longer than Jim Ross. And those who have made it as long as he has (half a century to be exact) probably made enemies or burned bridges. But that's just not JR.

Slobberknocker is the story of how an Oklahoman farm kid with a vivid imagination and seemingly unattainable dreams became "The Voice of Wrestling" to record TV audiences and millions of fans around the world.

Jim opens up about his life as an only child on a working farm, who became obsessed with professional wrestling having first seen it on his grandparents' TV. Even though the wrestling business was notoriously secretive and wary of "outsiders", he somehow got a foot in the door to start a historic career, one where he held almost every job in the business - from putting up the ring to calling matches, from driving his blind, drunk boss toward revenge to consoling two naked 600-pound brothers in the shower room after a rough match.

With all those adventures and responsibilities, he's also recognized as the man who built and nurtured a once-in-a-generation talent roster that took the WWE to new heights, including "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, and The Rock, to name a few. Listeners will finally get the opportunity to hear never-before-told stories about the politics, wackiness, and personalities of all the biggest stars.

But this isn't just a wrestling story. It's a story about overcoming adversity and achieving your dreams, as success did not come without significant costs and unforeseen challenges to JR, including multiple bouts of severe facial paralysis called Bell's palsy. Currently he is the host of the podcast The Ross Report.

Any fan of wrestling- from the territory days to today - will be enthralled with stories from the road and behind the scenes. Slobberknocker is the first time Ross tells his story - and you don't want to miss it!

©2017 Jim Ross with Paul O'Brien (P)2017 Novel Audio Inc.

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    Jaime 16/10/2017
    Jaime 16/10/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Slobber knocker"

    I really enjoyed this book.
    Having it read by the author isn’t always good to hear but Jim Ross really made me want to keep listening (just like he does whenever he’s doing his announcing for any promotion).
    The performance is essential to me because audio is a huge part of my life, I’m blind and most of the books haven’t been available in accessible formats until recently.
    I gave this rating because JR’s performance kept my attention throughout and to me that’s what audiobooks should always do, just like the original printed books are meant to do.
    I look forward to the sequel.

    Jaime

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 07/10/2017
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    "Jim, this was fantastic. Thank you for sharing."

    I could not recommwnd this more. Thank you for your honesty and insight, Jim. God Bless.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Adam D Burgess 19/01/2018 Member Since 2018
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    "Fantastic story"

    Great to hear the story of JR and his rise in wrestling. I followed along as a viewer over the years and have been engrossed as I have listened to the book in my car. Many needless journeys were made as I couldn’t stop listening. Highly recommended

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    Anonymous 15/01/2018
    15/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "The voice of wrestling"

    I can remember the first time I heard JRs voice in 1989 when I was up late watching WCW before school, and I was hooked in his story telling, and although my teens I never missed RAW.

    Now hearing his life story had me hooked from the first 2mins, and I miss his words on the product these days.

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    Anonymous 13/01/2018
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    "Good ol listen "

    As a fan of WWE growing up Jim Ross was the voice of my childhood, I really enjoyed this audio book some great stories from behind the scenes, hopefully the sequel isn't too far behind

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    Anonymous 05/01/2018
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    "A masterpiece"

    The greatest mind on the business and the first 25 years of this life in the squared circle hopefully not to long b4 volume 2

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    Steve Parke 27/12/2017
    Steve Parke 27/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "The title says it all. "

    It always bitter sweet coming to the end of a great book and this is one of my top 3 loved it big fan of JR and we used to see him every week on wwe. Great to know more about the man and having him read it mand it all the better. Can not recommend enough

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    jam 26/12/2017
    jam 26/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "100% by far the best book about pro wrestling"

    this book is a wrestling fan's must have. leaves you satisfied but wanting more

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    Anonymous 22/12/2017
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    "If you know JR, you'll love this book"

    Well written and interesting life story of 'good old JR' . Even better that it is read by the man himself. As much about his life, as it is about wrestling.

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    Danny 10/12/2017
    Danny 10/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Good old JR"

    brilliant for a wrestling fan like myself. great story, great audio by the man himself. my childhood voice of wrestling through the best decade of wrestling the attitude era.

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    "Somewhat disappointed "

    Jim is the greatest announcer of all time for sure! I felt the book didn’t really go in depth about the wrestling business. I wanted more stories and behind the scenes stuff. It only covers his career up until WrestleMania 15. To Jim’s credit his career was so long so it would be hard to cover everything. Maybe a second book coming later? Hopefully! I would recommend this book for the wrestling fan who grew up listening and watching Jim. Over all I would give this book a 6 out of 10.

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  • Anonymous
    05/10/17
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    "Ross Reports"

    From territories to Titan Towers, JR delivers. Good God nothing can break him in half.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carlos Benitez
    19/01/18
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    "Soundtrack of my Wrestling Life"

    First audible book. Decided to listen to the man who has wrote the soundtrack to my wrestling life share his story. Big fan and thoroughly enjoyed this book and the stories.

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    13/01/18
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    "Outstanding!"

    A terrific journey from THE voice of wrestling from starry to finish. Let's hope there is more to come.

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  • Duane
    Westren Carolina Univesity
    08/01/18
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    "Great wrestling book"

    This is a really great book if you are a fan of Jim or just a fan of wrestling in general. Lots of great stories about his time in Mid-South, WCW and WWF. The Mid-South period is the highlight of the book in my opinion. Lots of new stories and great information. I’d highly recommend this book even if you haven’t been a fan of some of JR’s recent work.

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  • Amazon Customer
    Boyds, MD United States
    03/01/18
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    "Slobberknocker indeed "

    Great book if you are a wrestling fan. Heartfelt open and honest. Love seeing the other side of the business.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mkingan
    03/01/18
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    "attention wrestling fans"

    excellent history of jims life and experiences in the wrestling world. if your a fan of wrestling and grew up with this guy you got to hear it from the man himself

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  • joshua a.
    03/01/18
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    "The greatest wrestling announcer in history "

    I’d recommend this book to anyone who loves wrestling, jr reads it himself, which I love, there are moments of heartache and moments of pure joy, it’s also a very humorous book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grammar Hammer
    Pulaski VA
    24/12/17
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    "Great Story for the Hardcore 'rasslin' Fan"

    Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling was a great adventure for the hardcore pro-wrestling fan in me. It paints a wonderful behind-the- scenes picture of the greatest pro-wrestling announcer there as ever been for the reader/listener. The book details good ol' J.R.'s up bringing, career, family life, and struggles both in and out of the wrestling business, and the reader/listener should come away from this book with a better appreciation of the man behind the voice of so much of 80s-90s pro wrestling. The iconic voice of Jim Ross narrates the entire book with the exception of the afterward pinned by "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and the acknowledgements. The only downside to this entire production is that there are many places throughout the book where Jim either doesn't pronounce words that are in the printed version of his book or he pronounces words that are no where on the printed page in place of words that are. (That is the only reason I gave the performance 4 stars instead of 5.) Regardless of this, Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling is such a great story that it is (in my opinion) #3 of all time best pro-wrestling autobiographies, and it is #1 best pro wrestling autobiographies to listen to on Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J. Silva
    Round Rock, TX USA
    22/12/17
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    "wrestling fan?"

    The "Voice of Monday Night Raw" is here with his story. What a great way to find out some of what happens behind the curtains. Although not a full accounting of it, it is enough to keep you interested. Find out what drives Good Ol' JR into the wrestling business and how he got to be at the now WWE.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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