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Summary

The fascinating life story of professional cricketer Kevin Pietersen, MBE, from his childhood in South Africa to his recent experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket.

©2014 Kevin Pietersen (P)2014 Hachette Audio UK

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BORING

KP is stuck up himself enough said,doesn't come across very well if that's what he is trying to prove

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  • Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
  • 22-01-15

Last of The Summer Whine!

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

A predictable justification from a player who sets out to excuse his own behaviour whilst condemning all the others. Sad

What three words best describe Byron Mondahl’s performance?

Can't do it in three words - but his rendition of KP's sing-song and slightly effete saffer accent was very good to the extent that I found myself getting annoyed with him. Shame his material wasn't up to his performance.

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Paranoid at best

Shame he didn't have the courage of his convictions and out Flowers and Prior great player but flawed team personalty

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Kp

A great insight to his life and a view of what went on in the England dressing room in a eventful 10 years.

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Thriller

Eco hang your heads in shame, I take my hat off to KP for having the guts to reveal all

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Great listen

Sounds almost like kp
Flower is uprooted (ptp) and really disliked by KP. As a young cricketer you can see where the story comes from and it has etched together snippets of what I have seen of the ego being bullied especially with the textgate scandal and what I have seen followin cricket since the ashes 2005

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Excellent insight!

What made the experience of listening to KP: The Autobiography the most enjoyable?

Obviously a very frank and at times revealing and painful account of a fine international player.

What was one of the most memorable moments of KP: The Autobiography?

The humiliating way KP was subjected to apologising to each player individually and the delay/preparation for one particular player.

What does Byron Mondahl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Excellent narration but it would have been far better read by KP.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Admiration for KP who can admit to the mistakes/misjudgements he may have made as a professional but utter disbelief at his treatment by many in English cricket. Shameful.

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Blimey what a whinge

Good accurate accent - that even as a South African grates after a while - but KP really has some serious confidence issues. Exhausting!

initially I felt sympathy for his position. I am sure that as a naturally introverted man surrounded by a dressing room full of cheeses and egos all colliding at speed his life with England was a painful one. But after chapter after chapter of self-pitying whining I really started to lose the plot.

I will focus on his amazing batting not his personality....

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Great insight by KP

No holding back.. english purists might have a tough time listening to something as one sided

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Very good insight into KP’s thoughts.

One of my favourite audible books so far. Honest and frank autobiography by KP, although occasionally I felt ‘I’d like to hear the other half of the story’ though.

Will certainly listen to this again.

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Very honest and frank writing.

What did you love best about KP: The Autobiography?

A clear look inside the dressing room and a sophisticated dirty politics against the specific one. I love the way KP exposed the media, which is a brave step for a celebrity in this era.

Who was your favorite character and why?

KP obviously.

Which scene was your favorite?

Letter wrote by Rahul Dravid to KP.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Relation about Sky and ECB and the hypocrisy over IPL and English tradition.