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Loose Head

Confessions of an (Un)Professional Rugby Player
Narrated by: Joe Marler
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (203 ratings)

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Summary

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The unfiltered truth about being a rugby player - from the horsey's mouth.

This book is not just about how I got back on my horse and went clippity-clop all the way to the World Cup final in Japan.

It's the story of how a fat kid who had to live up to the nickname Psycho grew up to play (and party) for over a decade with rugby's greatest pros. 

From just about surviving the equivalent of 30 car crashes a game and crooning Adele for team spirit, to extensive field notes on the smell of the Scrum and the fine art of on-pitch relief. Then there's rugby's secret naked wrestling scene and how it was exposed.

In my world, you never know how the ball will bounce....

©2020 Joe Marler (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Extremely funny but also thought provoking

I listened to this audio book over 3 days. I was transfixed from beginning to end with the funny stories and the way Joe told them. I was literally in stitches. On the other end of the spectrum I can also totally relate to the mental Health side of Joe’s story. The message that it’s good to talk is so important and nobody should ever feel repressed from saying that they are not feeling well, unfortunately we all know too well that some people don’t feel that they can talk. Thankfully joe did. Awesome book 👍

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Brilliant from star to finish

A grate insight to one of the best players to grace the field of play. With a very important message in there too. Brilliant book enjoyed every minute 10/10

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Brilliant

Genuine, funny and poignant in equal measure, read brilliantly by Joe Marler himself. Highly recommended

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Not a rugby fan.... BUT

I’m certainly not a rugby fan, but trust me you don’t need to be. This book is awesome, funny, sad and gives a clear indication of why we should talk about our mental health. Joe is a fantastic narrator

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The high and lows of rugby.

A great honest insight into Joe's world of rugby. Giving a great account of the highs and lows. I've really enjoyed listening to it, in fact give a couple of weeks and I'll probably listen to it again.

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brilliant

laughed along and listened intently. great book about the behind the scenes of professional rugby.

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Great book, well delivered.

Great book, constantly in stitches with well delivered and relatable stories. Well done to Joe, Great role model.

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absolutely brilliant

what can I say an emotional rollercoaster, from tears of laughter to tears of sorrow back to laughter, finally someone I can relate to big lads can cry. I was over the moon to find he had narrated it, no one else could have captured the moments and made me feel like I was there. Your a true hero of mine Joe and this story would keep a non rugby fan entertained all the way through to the end thank you

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Great onsite and a real good listen

Not sure what I was expecting but this book had me laughing smiling and also close to tears. Great onsite into the professional game and the life of a professional rugby player. I always like Joe as a player and father reading this even more so as both a layer and a man and would love to shake his hand

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Awesome. Very well read by the author himself.

A very surprising insight into a man who has a fantastic and realistic outlook on life. Some brilliant bits of life coaching to be had for non-rugby fans.

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  • 19-10-20

Changed my mind completely

As a dedicated Welsh fan, I have always disliked Joe Marler. However, after listening to Joe tell his story in such an engaging, funny, and even touching way, I dislike him a lot less. I even like his voice. He did a great job narrating the book. I highly recommend this book to any sport fan, but especially any rugby fan.