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The hilarious, no-holds-barred autobiography from sporting legend and broadcaster Alan Brazil.

As Alan recounts tales from his extraordinary life, he relives the sporting occasions, radio broadcasts and famously long drinking sessions that have defined his career. He takes listeners inside the talkSPORT studio for a behind-the-scenes view of his most memorable interviews and talks for the first time about the on-pitch rivalries and dressing-room debriefs of his footballing career.

With his typically outspoken and irreverent delivery, Alan shares everything from his thoughts on how the sports he loves have changed to his top tips for picking winners (and many losers) at Cheltenham. And he revels in wine-soaked jaunts in the South of France and late-night supermarket sweeps with Ray Parlour - if you can keep up.

Packed full of never-before-told stories, refreshing appraisals, sporting controversy and a cast of larger-than-life characters, this is a brutally honesty and wickedly funny insight into an extraordinary life.

©2020 Alan Brazil (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Absolutely fantastic well done Big Man

The most enjoyable audiobook I’ve listened to. Having listened to Alan on the radio for years I couldn’t wait for this to be released and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Lots of great stories and laughs I could listen for hours and hours to him speak and would love to sit down and a have a few bottles of the old vino with him. 🍾

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Most enjoyable and brilliantly read

Would recommend to any sports fan - Alan’s informal style and personality really come across in the performance - and hugely add to story when he covers a difficult subject early on

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Absolutely brilliant

An absolute gem of a book read with vigour and enthusiasm by the man himself. Covers all sorts of topics, some dark but, mainly humorous and I thoroughly recommend this audio book.

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Fantastic listening to the Legend

Loved it from start to finish, Alan Brazil a guy I'd love to sample a few pints with, absolute legend. Thanks Alan

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Enjoyable enough

I enjoyed the book only thing that I didn’t like was his political views, just didn’t think they needed to be shared.

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brilliant

some great stories and no better way to hear them from the man himself thanks Alan

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Great book

Easy listening that catches you laughing out loud even in public spaces. Iike to listen over time however this lasted just 3 days as a joy to listen to from start to end.

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Great humourous life story

I have listened to Alan for a few years on talksport and love his honesty, humour and charm. This book reflects all of this with some great funny anecdotes about his career. I was laughing to myself whilst reading, don't worry about that!

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Most enjoyable romp!

You know what you’re getting with Mr B, fun, laughs & plenty of honesty. I like the way he doesn’t pull any punches, be it sport, politics or fellow presenters. Great insight into his past, his footy career and his time on Talksport & the characters, from Porky Parry to the Moose. He kept me entertained for the best part of 20 years every morning on Talksport and this audible was just as entertaining. Another one to invite for dinner, what a laugh that would be along with Harry, Ian Wright & Neil Warnock, perfek 👍

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Great book, excellent narration

I love Alan, this book is a great easy listen, recommended if you enjoy football stories and Alan's time on talksport, Alan's a genuinely likable and humerous fellow,

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