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My Autobiography
Narrated by: Paul Mendez
Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
4 out of 5 stars (129 ratings)
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Summary

Ian Poulter is one of golf's most charismatic figures, with an appeal extending way beyond his sport. Here he tells his inspirational story, from his early rejection as an Spurs youth player, right through to his match-winning contributions to successive European Ryder Cup Triumphs.

Poulter went from an Assistant Professional staffing the club shop to a global superstar, turning pro when he still had a handicap of 4 but the drive and self-belief to make it to the top. His infectious optimism, will power and flair have ensured he remains one of the biggest names on the tour.

As well as insights into the crucial moments in his career, and the life of a professional golfer, he talks about his passions outside the game, including his own riotous brand of clothing. Just as Poulter's appearance on the scene came as a refreshing antidote to a sport that was staid and stuffy, so his own book is as forthright and passionate as Poults himself.

©2014 Ian Poulter (P)2014 WF Howes Ltd

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A great story as Ian didn't take the normal route

I was a great listen as Ian didn't take the normal route to become a professional golfer, was from a family with Money but pure dedication and flight to succeed allowed him to achieve his golfing goals. I have a son who is a junior golfers and I know he does too so I might even get to meet him one day.

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A Must read

how many cognitive disorders does it take to make a success? The Importer takes all his problems and turns into his advantage in this classic success story. The reader starts out a little bit stilted but soon gets in a flow, so stick with it. So why have I given it four stars?

The book could have done with some data team comma as It Gets a bit repetitious in places. But it is a truly interesting read full stop I'm very exciting in places. Packed with emotion. Ian does tend to go on a bit about his Ferraris and his right to buy them with the money is earned. However, the main golf Focus is on the Ryder Cup where is Tash and clearly lies and he is not playing for money full stop

Also comma I think a leader would need to know a bit about golf to appreciate this so it's 4 stars not 5. But if you know anything about golf and like reading about Secrets of Success. This book is a must read

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Mr Ryder Cup

Enjoyed this audiobook. Ian Poulter is definitely a character who is unique on the golfing circuit and this was a great rags to riches story. Ian is honest about his passions and a good down to earth bloke. I admire his will to win especially the Ryder cup. Great listen. Recommended

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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narrator didn't quite fit, and I felt that the accent was forced, perhaps a different voice.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom - I wasn't overly inspired. I didn't know much about Ian beforehand, but thought that listening could help with my own performance. It just didn't fit. I think for avid golfers and fans of the sport would be the main target market.

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  • 07-09-16

Great book - Terrible voices

Loved the book as it was a great insight into what makes Ian Poulter tick. Absolute golfing hero! I nearly had to turn the audio book off though as the voices and accents of other people in the book were so bad. I would have been better if the narrator just kept to his own voice (also questionable) rather than the worst impersonations ever. Phil Mickelson and Rory Mc do not sound like that.....why even try.

Top tip - read the book, don't listen to it.

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A must listen.

Jury was out for me on poults but I'm converted. As a spurs fan that hurts!

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Entertaining

Well read (with the exception of the impersonations of other players which were AWFUL). Poulter is an interesting character and it was interesting to hear of the effect the death of his cousin had on him at such a young age. He seems to have good self awareness and a great work ethic. I certainly warmed to the human behind the character.

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Interesting story

Enjoyed the story. Would have been better if Poulter had narrated himself, but you eventually get convinced that the narrator is him !

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Inspirational

What a great rags to riches story. Amazing what can be achieved with the right drive and sheer hard work. I loved hearing Poult's experience of the Miracle of Medinah, without doubt the most amazing piece of sport I have ever witnessed.

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Not Bad

As a golfer I wanted to like this more. But to be honest I got bored half way and gave up. The narrator is fine. It's just the story.