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In the Line of Fire

The Inside Story from the Lions Head Coach
Narrated by: Paul Haley
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Sport, Other
4.5 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Summary

Warren Gatland's In the Line of Fire is the ultimate chronicle of this summer's remarkable Lions tour to New Zealand - home of the fearsome All Blacks, the double world champions - which culminated in a historic and nerve-shredding series draw.

The book is the Head Coach's wonderfully candid and vibrant record of the withering ferocity, the turbulent peaks and troughs and the triumphs and despairs of one of sport's toughest challenges. It gives rugby fans an unparalleled front-row seat with the squad and coaching team during every facet of preparing for and executing a successful tour on the opposite side of the planet, recounting intriguing details on everything from pre-tour planning and strategy to on-tour experiences, analysis and decision making.

It all adds up to a thrillingly definitive exposition and post-mortem of a mind-blowing six weeks in the cauldron which forged the mighty All Blacks.

©2017 Warren Gatland (P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Ltd.

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crap!!

If you want a listen to send you to sleep This is it!
The narrator's voice is so monotonous.

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Gatts, The Lions King

Being a passionate Welsh supporter I was anticipating the telling of the tour in Gatts words. In his tenure of being Welsh coach he seemed to have moulded the family orientated feeling from his New Zealand roots into the similar foundation of the Welsh valleys. Although he was not the narrator, his driving passion for the game was tempered by his humanity towards the squad of players and it was if he was talking. I just felt a warmth towards his attitude and his self-deprecating description of being grumpy. A fantastic insight into the tour and of the man we Welsh supporters have taken to our hearts. Thank you Gatts. A great read.

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Not great

Gats is an amazing coach, with some intresting stories but this has been ghost written really badly; the dates and times stuff is clunky and the narrative made confusing by switches in voice, an uncertain use of the past and present tense throughout and foreshadowing which removes any sense of tension from the narrative

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good solid book

I enjoyed this, I'm a gatland fan so I am biased. The guy is a good coach and this is a good book, well written and well performed

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Excellent

Felt like warren gatland was actually reading it to you. Giving a Great inside to the lions

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Good read, great insight... Dodgy accents!

Really interesting read and look behind the scenes at the lions tour, would recommend - just brace yourself when an Irish player or coach is saying anything - cringe worthy accents!

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great insight

An amazing insight into such an amazing tour!! Gatlands a true leader and inspiration to all!!!

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Regret not touring

Have toured with Lions in Australia and South Africa, just Magic and wonderful memories and stories.

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One eyed

Very one eyed account, All Blacks should have been penalised more, Lions that was never a penalty. Still a great listen for any Rugby fan.

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  • Steve Adams
  • 31-01-18

Great book for serious rugby geek.

Very interesting account by Lions/ Wales coach Warren Garland. , who interestingly enough, is a Kiwi. He took a lot of heat from the New Zealand press, but is an excellent rugby coach.