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Summary

So, you think you know Joey Barton. Think again.

No Nonsense is a game-changing autobiography which will redefine the most fascinating figure in British football. It is the raw yet redemptive story of a man shaped by rejection and the consequences of his mistakes. He has represented England and been a pivotal player for Manchester City, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Marseille, Burnley and Glasgow Rangers, but his career has featured recurring controversy. The low point of being sent to prison for assault in 2008 proved to be the catalyst for the reevaluation of his life.

No Nonsense reflects Barton's character - it is candid, challenging, entertaining and intelligent. He does not spare himself in revealing the formative influences of a tough upbringing in Liverpool and gives a survivor's insight into a game which, to use his phrase, 'eats people alive'. The audiobook is emotionally driven and explains how he has redirected his energies since the birth of his children. In addition to dealing with his past, he expands on his plans for the future. In this updated edition he speaks frankly about the gambling addiction that has left him facing a hefty ban. The millions who follow his commentaries on social media and those who witnessed him on BBC's Question Time will be given another reason to pause, and look beyond the caricature.

©2017 Joey Barton (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio UK

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  • 24-11-17

Needless to say I had the last laugh

I must point out that I am not a fan of Joey Barton but thought it might be an interesting listening but the longer I listen the more I kept on thinking this was like listening to Alan Partridges fictional autobiography 'Bouncing Back'.

Telling story of how he beat team mates/general public with no real remorse, just blaming his upbringing and social groups but all with the backdrop of 'needless to say...I had the last laugh'. I wouldn't recommend.

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Painful listening

Nothing ever his fault and him trying so hard to pass of how intelligent he is .

Avoid

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not a great read

basically tells you how great he is and he never got to his heights because people judged him as a thug.....but he always battled on. basically that's the story

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a good insight into the man

it was a good book, helped with him reading it but he seemed to over do the elaboration sometimes and became tedious in places but nevertheless a good read

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Great Listen

great narrative by the man himself, top bloke, interesting read. don't believe the press picture of Joey. Lee, AFC Bournemouth fan (so no bias here!)

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  • Rak
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Brilliant and Honest Account

Joe Barton gets a lot of stick and some of it rightly deserved. But there are two sides to every story and he is brutally honest in this book, for better or for worse. Without a doubt, anyone who wants to judge him must read this first to have any credibility in their views. I found this book fascinating and gripping. Highly recommended.

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Interesting and engaging

A really good listen, and an even better chance to hear all of those infamous stories from the authors point of view.

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A great listen

Great insight into the minset of a complicated, determined and resilient professional. Also very motivational for anyone with a desire to continuously improve both professionally and personally. The only improvement would have been Joey to go into more detail about his drink and gambling problems as opposed to merely making reference to them as reasons behind his behaviour. Minor point though. But overall, a great audiobook.

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A decent listen

I found the early part of the book describing his formative years very interesting. There were also some interesting stories of his career, time in jail and family. Towards the latter part of the book where he talks about himself, his attitude and his general thoughts I found my mind wondering a little and didn't think those parts were particularly engaging.

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honest, cringy and enthralling.

He moves from being a dislikeable kn*b, to an alright knob. Great insight to the world of pro football. Made my recent trips up and down the M6 more interesting- enjoyable listen.

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