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Let Me Be Frank

Tough, Honest and Straight from the Heart
Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
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Summary

Let Me Be Frank is the new book from one of the world's sporting greats. A deeply personal story, Bruno talks about his battle with mental illness, his time inside a mental facility, the impact his illness has had on his family and his career - and his long road back to stability. 

Now ready to talk about the condition that devastated his world, Frank's story offers his own unique perspective on living with bipolar disorder. His fears, his triumphs and the great affection he feels for the legion of fans he has to this day. His aim is to give others hope and inspiration. 

Cover: Barry Marsden

©2018 Frank Bruno (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Compelling Story - Awful Narration

Big Frank is a national treasure and most boxing fans are aware of his battles inside of the ring.
This book chronicles his biggest battles outside of the ring which is an emotional and insightful rollercoaster
A good, honest, interesting journal of Franks struggle with his metal illness. My respect for him is huge.
However, what spoiled this audio book for me was the ridiculous narration.
The attempt of the narrator trying to sound like Frank was largely off-putting and at times was almost unbearable to listen to.
Would I recommend the book? Yes, definitely. However I would recommend buying the kindle/paperback version instead of the audiobook because in my opinion the style of narration lets it down big time.

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Frankly Amazing!

‘Let me be Frank’. Great book and true insight! We all have struggles, but this man went through so much! Mental health wasn’t something I thought about, and won’t be my lie or excuse! True gent and honest man. Real champion!
Brilliantly and brutally true and narrated, couldn’t stop until it was finished! Thank you

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DISAPPOINTED

I was looking forward to this book, as a kid I grew up watching him on t.v he was the boxer in the ring at the time, the narrator let this book down immensely!!! Very poor narration!! It was like the Micky was been taken out of frank!!! The story was interesting, as a I have an understanding of mental health issues..... I would rather of bought the book in paperback

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Best audible

Best audible I've heard ever! Tremendous performance. Very inspirational and has made me want to fight for things personal to me.

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eye opener

loved it , it's shocking to find out what Frank went through and how he was let down

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A brilliant in-depth look at Frank Bruno`s life!

I really enjoyed the honesty and transparency of this book. Frank lays it all out in the open. I think it must have been hard to share this. But, I'm glad he did.

Well worth a read.

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Enlightening

This book was brilliant. Listening to Frank’s journey from his point of view having been only aware of what we had been told in the media was enlightening. Hearing of not only his experience but what he has seen makes it so important that we should care for each other more. It is people that matter most.

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Fantastic

Truly Humbling, inspiring and very pwerful, a fantastic read and would highly recommend this book

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excellent book would recommend

absolutely amazing book , so open and honest really opens your eyes up to what he really went through. hope he stays well and keeps fighting the good fight

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Excellent

A true fighter, and people’s champion... I commend Bruno for this book, a warts an all account of the massive failings in the mental health sector! Well narrated and written!