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CLIVE WOODWARD

The Ultimate Biography The REAL Story of the Man Behind the World Cup Win
Narrated by: Adrian James
Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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The greatest coach England has ever produced? Madmen? Genius? This is the ultimate, award-winning, highly acclaimed biography of Sir Clive Woodward. It has been brought fully up-to-date to celebrate the 10th anniversary of England's rugby World Cup victory. 

Learn about ever facet of Woodward's life. What made him great? Who did he upset along the way? What do the players REALLY think of him? What went wrong in football and what did he do to help British Olympians in their training for London 2012. He's brilliantly successful but what is he really like? And what does he do with teams to make them so successful?

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"The best sports biography? Probably. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant." (The Daily Telegraph)

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Enjoyable and informative

Really enjoyed this insight into Clive Woodward. The only annoying thing was the amount of times the narrator repeated or half repeated the previous line of the book which got to be fairly irritating. Were they just in a huge hurry!? Anyway I highly recommend it.

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Great insight to Sir Clive

Excellent insight to the business and sporting life of Sir Clive Woodwood.
Narration spoiled by poor editing as quite a few lines were repeated, unlike Sir Clive no attention to detail

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Terrible edit of a good book

Sentences were repeated frequently, often in different tones of voice as if it was a pre production edit. Nowhere near the usual quality. Spoiled a good insight into a sporting genius.

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bad editing

Editing is poor.Skips and repeats a lot. But very interesting. I can recommend this book

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  • 21-10-19

No Surprises

It's a great story about a sports most "right guy at the right time" coach of all time. This was a great summary of how things fell into place for him and the English Rugby team.
The editing was diabolical, however. repeating sentences, mid-sentence phrase or word corrections and fluctuating voice tones. All this made for pretty challenging listening