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Me and the Table

Narrated by: Stephen Hendry
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (159 ratings)
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Summary

Stephen Hendry became the youngest professional snooker player in 1985 aged 16 and, in 1990, he was the youngest ever snooker World Champion, at the age of 21.

Widely regarded by fans and pundits alike as one of the greatest players of all time in the sport, over a 27-year career, Hendry went on to win the World Championship seven times and was snooker's world number one for eight consecutive seasons between 1990 and 1998. Hendry retired in 2012 with a record-breaking seven World Champion titles under his belt, a record that remains to this day. He's now ready to tell his life story for the first time - from a childhood spent climbing the ranks of the sport, through the highs of the '90s and lows of the 2000s, to his life now as a sports pundit and commentator.

An insight into the world of the man behind the cue and what made him such a top-class player. This is the definitive autobiography of the legend that is Stephen Hendry, as told in the author's voice.

©2018 Stephen Hendry (P)2018 Bonnier Publishing

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great book! wasnt a fan of Hendry love this

great book! wasnt a fan of Hendry love this! great insight into his life a successes! the smooth way he narrates the book aswell is very nice! could almpst use it to meditate

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Great insight into the life of the seven time world champion!

Really good listen for any snooker fan. Although I don’t agree what he did to his wife, I have to admit it takes a lot of guts to talk about how important Mandy was to him during his career and why he did what he did to her back in 2013
. This book showed the mindset of a champion and the downfall of the legend on the table.

I would recommend this book to any snooker or sports fan!

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Honest and fascinating

Engrossing listen from start to finish and brilliantly narrated by the man himself.
All chapters have their own story to tell and a few really stood out for me. his relationship with Ian Doyle (his manager) and his pure drive and determination to be the best is fascinating to read.. Stephen is very honest when he comes to his emotions about losing his game and the end of his marriage.. I am biased in saying this as hendry is a personal sports favourite of mine but this book will appeal to any snooker fan or anybody who wants to know how a top sportsman deals with success and failure.

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Fascinating insight into Snooker.

Stephen Hendry did a good job of narrating his book. It is a fascinating look into what creates a top notch sportsman. He is driven to succeed, dedicated and hard working and loves playing snooker. As someone who was a big fan of the 1980’s and 1990’s game I found this autobiography a riveting listen. Stephen worked tirelessly to succeed, and his family background and relationships with his parents, Manager, girlfriend and other snooker players are described openly and are interesting.
He lives away from his children now and seems to need to always be on the move and travelling a lot. I think There’s something about him that is still striving for that buzz of success and that comes across throughout this book. He is honest, likeable, and well aware of his ego. Well worth a listen.

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Great listen.

If you're a snooker fan then get this and enjoy. Stephen is open and honest with a lot of aspects of his life which mustn't of been easy to admit. You get an insight into his mentality of winning and losing which is borderline mental illness in my opinion but it is what it is. I can't see anyone not liking this and I'm so pleased that he narrated it himself. Thoroughly recommended.

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King of the crucible

One of the best autobiographies I've read. Fascinating insight into what it takes to be a serial winner and the unfortunate dip in the success of whom I believe to be the greatest snooker player of all time.

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Enjoyable

Loved it
honest to the end.
All aspects of life and career in detail.

excellent

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Not a snooker fan

Just bought this book out of the blue and finished it. How he tells the storyline is ok but I didnae learn a lot from his biography

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Really enjoyable.

Quite frank and well written. For those of you who watched Hendry through the years and always thought he was an insufferable robot, this book actually makes you think otherwise and I can understand why his demeanour was such in his playing years. Quite honestly written and well narrated.

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A good read/listen for all snooker fans

I would say if you where interested at all in snooker through the 1980s to 2000s this book by Stephen Hendry will interest you. Through the read you get to know the person he was as a teenager to him in his 50s and I must say even though he was my hero growing up I now admire him even more. A very inspiring book where I learnt not just more about the man but about the life and strains of a top sportsman and overcoming personal difficulties which most ordinary people could relate to. Would recommend this book but probably only to snooker fans