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Michael Owen: Reboot

Narrated by: Robin Morrissey
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (77 ratings)

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Summary

Michael Owen's new autobiography will enable him to open up about his football life for the first time and set the record straight once and for all. It promises to make for an explosive listen and one of the most hotly anticipated football books of the year.  

The legendary striker published his first book, Off the Record i,n 2004 but feels he didn't have a voice during his playing days, and now, six years after hanging up his boots, he can finally lift the lid on what really happened during his career. 

After breaking into the Liverpool team as a 17-year-old, Owen burst on to the international scene with a wonder goal against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup.  

But controversial transfers to Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Anfield rivals Manchester United have always divided opinion among fans. Now Owen is revealing what really happened during a career that saw him share a dressing room with the likes of David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Steven Gerrard and Alan Shearer.

©2019 Michael Owen (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Bitter ramblings.

If you don't dislike Michael Owen, read this autobiography. Then you will.
Maybe he has small man syndrome or maybe he genuinely is consumed with jealousy for the likes of Beckham, Rooney, Shearer et Al.
Since listening to it I have developed sincere empathy with all Newcastle United fans.
It must have been a challenge to come across so unlikablein your own autobiography.

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Drivel

I’ve got an hour in and to be honest I’m not sure I’ll get much further. Owen is so far up his own arse I’m surprised he can get enough take to breathe

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A book of 2 halves... Boom boom

The book was a slow starter for me as the early days of his career were more fact based and a history lesson. However once we read about the move to Madrid the book becomes a lot more interesting and thoroughly enjoyable. Having said that, I am sure that Liverpool fans will enjoy the book in the reverse order from me. As for his honesty, seems legit but we just need to confer with all the people he claims to have bad blood with.

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Great narrator choice and interesting listen

Listening to this by Robin Morrissey sounds as if it’s being spoken by the man himself. There is an interview at the end I can’t tell who’s Michael and who’s Robin. The story is great and brings you through year on year Owens career. It does miss out on the champions league final and the premier league win with United without much detail however the rest is very insightful. I was a bit bored on the last 2 chapters when he talks about family and horse racing but that’s a personal preference. If you enjoy football autobiographies you will like this!

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Very insightful

Really good listen and answered the questions. I was really interested in his view on Beckham after his penalty against Argentina. This really made me think about my opinion on the matter, and I agree with Michael on his assessment of the matter. While Beckham may have exercise his ghosts, that penalty doesn’t turn back time and change how devastated I was at the time, about his sending off and England subsequent loss to Argentina.

I like how honest he appears to be in this book, and really interested on his motivations for moves to new clubs. On reflection I think Michael has been very harshly treated by the media and perhaps doesn’t get the praise he deserves.

For gods sake Michael say sorry to your mim

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  • MR
  • 11-09-19

Oh woe is me...............

I actually quite liked Michael Owen before listening to this however having sat through over 10 hours of self righteous waffle i have drastically changed my opinion.
Let me be clear here, he will go down as one of the countries great goalscorers but my god he is a whiny man child. From moaning about being paid in 6 month periods in Madrid to taking on Alan Shearer the whole book comes across as a desperate plea for pity.
I happened to be in the crowd at his last game and stood alongside the entire crowd who stood to give him a standing ovation , thanking him for his contribution to the game.
If this book is anything to go by then the only thing that Michael has ever been is a footballing mercenary , a gun for hire with no regard for the people who paid to watch him.
That is the real pity in all of this,

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  • 15-09-19

great book

nice to see the inside of a footballer life and the club's he played for and couldn't get back to Liverpool

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  • MM
  • 12-09-19

Really good

I throughly enjoyed the insight from Michael Owen. Really good and down to earth person.

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Class book

great honesty from Owen in this book, was hooked all way through. narrator is brilliant too.

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brilliant

really enjoyed this, brutally honest and some great stories. easy to forget how good Michael owen was

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