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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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dull

the bloke reading it has a very annoying voice. the story is mental health this mental health that. boring to be honest not what I expected.

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A must listen

As other reviewers have mentioned the narration in a Frank Bruno style is a marmite thing, personally I thought it was good.

Please see beyond the narration the story is gripping, shining a light in the gaps between the boxer and actor Frank, to his real life struggles

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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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this is a great life story of our great Frsnk. it's fild with emotion and happiness through his life.

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Frank's indomitable spirit shines through

The narrator struggled to find Frank's voice in the start, but found it in the end.

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brilliant listen

I absolutely loved this book as someone who suffers with mental health this book is another reassuring story that I'm not a nutter and I'm not the only one. I loved the narrators performance i had to remind myself it wasn't frank himself.

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Mental health in perspective

Such a human story. Masses of struggle and pride, defeats and victories. It also shows the intelligence of a man who isn’t easily articulate in speech. Great lesson for all of us on how easily we might help people who seem too strong to need help. It’s been a privilege to read this.