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Summary

An intimate, funny and frank account of the moments behind the music, of the truth behind the headlines and of the fascinatingly complicated man behind the imperious entertainer, Reveal is Robbie Williams as you've never seen him before.

More than 12 years ago, Robbie Williams and Chris Heath published a groundbreaking memoir, Feel, about Robert P. Williams' rise to fame - a book that was met with worldwide acclaim from critics and fans alike.

Since that time Robbie has released six solo albums, reunited with his old band Take That and, in the wake of his 12th UK number-one album, returned to the stage with a sold-out run at Wembley Stadium.

In Reveal, best-selling author Chris Heath has been working closely with Robbie for many years to create a personal and raw account of fame, fortune, family and music - a vivid and detailed story of the real highs and lows as Robbie has found his way forward, that is unprecedented in its intimacy and honesty.

Long-awaited by millions, Reveal is the uncensored and compelling portrait of the man as you've never seen him before.

©2017 Chris Heath (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Narrator putting me off

I was looking forward to this book. The narrator mimics the accents of those mentioned in the book. I find this annoying although appreciate the effort. Would rather it was read in one accent. Am sticking with it although I’m not sure I will listen until the end.

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Open, honest and heart warming

I loved this book. I mostly listen to novels and put off this one even though it’s been on the list. I shouldn’t of because it’s the best thing I’ve listened to in ages. I am an unapologetic Robbie super-fan and proud of it, and I believe that Chris Heath conveys everything so nakedly and truthfully that this feels more like a brilliant fly on the wall docu drama and it really works. I was emotional and outraged learning of the negativity that Robbie deals with at times and I was also enthused and happy listening to the connection that comes through with Robbie and his wife Ada, who is clearly the best therapy Rob has ever had. There will always be haters, usually those who are spurred by jealousy and are pretty insensitive people, but there will also always be more of the people like me, who get this funny, eccentric, super talented legend. Rock on Robbie, this book is Awesome.

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Robbie Williams

If you love Robbie you will love this. As I have been a fan from the beginning I felt that I had lived it too. Listening to the book was great it was almost as if Robbie was in the room lol

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Like an episode of loose women!<br />

Written by someone who has pieced together Robs life from interviews , emails and tweets!
Soo disappointing! No funny rock and roll stories of hedonism and little insight into Robs colourful past . This is PG rated dribble about a pop stars insecurities. Censored to the point of boring !

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loved it!

really enjoyed this book very interesting to hear all about Robbie....highly recommended! must listen folks!

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Funnily and touchingly honest

An apt title, Reveal reminds us that Robbie has been in the public eye and at the top of his game for nearly thirty years.

It’s easy to forget Robbie was only fifteen when he joined Take That (2 years younger than Mark, 3 years younger than Gary and Jason, and 6 years younger than Howard) and away from the fame and the trappings of fame, Robbie’s relatively normal. Yes, he has a whacky sense of humour, a motor and potty mouth but one doesn’t have to be a pop star to have these.

Surprisingly for a warts and all biography, all the people mentioned in the book comes up well with the exception of the vile and exploitative Nigel Martin-Smith. I came away with even more love, respect and admiration for Robbie, his family, Gary, Howard, Jason and Mark.

The narrator Joe Jameson did a good job of capturing the essence of Robbie and the cast of characters quoted in the book without descending into parody.

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If you love Robbie.....

I really enjoyed listening to this,I often forgot it wasn’t actually Robbie talking sometimes!
I can never understand how one man can have such a diverse effect on people,those that love him like me really do love him but those that don’t..... jeepers!!
If you love Robbie you will definitely be entertained listening to this.

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great audiobook.

loved it. had me laughing many times. a lot more informative than I expected. and the reader was spot on with the impressions.

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Bloomin’ Awful!

I can’t even get past first chapter. Dreary and self obsessed. May have been slight better if Ronnie Williams was narrating.

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Not a genuine Robbie fan

I lived in uk when Robbie had one of the last huge appearances i think it was 2002-2003.

Heard about the book on graham norton show. This was the second time on gns and he was as funny as he was last time. Got the book straight away

When i began listening i got abit upset that robbie wasn’t reading it. But the more you listen to the guy reading he turns in to Robbie and all other characters. Simply great.

You get to hear robbies problems and struggles as a young singer. As an older singer. As a boyfriend. As a dad.

He tells you hos flaws and mistakes and how media and press use him and abuse him and ayda his wife.

You never thought a superstar would have same flaws as you. Its fun all the way to the end.



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  • L. Elder
  • 01-10-17

Absolutely Briliant!

First of all I am in awe of the dedication of Chris Heath to making this book the no holds barred masterpiece that it is. The years spent putting this together is mnd boggling and I for one am very grateful. Secondly...the narrator Joe Jameson is masterful in bringing this story to life! He shifts into characters effortlessly and fluidly and made me question if Rob himself had actually recorded his own quotes.... he is that good! I smiled for my own reasons many times while listening but I also cringed at times. It is as raw as you can get! 👏

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  • Andrea
  • 29-06-18

Honest and insightful, brilliantly read

A thoroughly enjoyable biography that provides an intimate look at Robbie the artist and human, disposing with false rumors and opening up the humorous, intelligent and vulnerable person that Williams is. The book benefits from the proximity of its author to Robbie as a friend and confidante. The quality of the narration cannot be topped, as Joe Jameson does spot-on voices of Robbie and others. It was like having Williams right in my ear!

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  • Karin
  • 26-02-18

Love his music but not his life

I struggled to get half way, then I gave up. I am interested in mental problems of artists and performers, thus his life gave a deeper knowledge of the problems people have but it will always be a struggle to understand what goes on in our minds.

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  • AN.
  • 20-12-17

Amazing experience.

I'm always eager to learn more about Robbie, who is a one of a kind entertainer. I love this book! So many great stories. Besides, Joe Jamison, the narrator, is a true artist. Excelent reading rhythm and impersonation of the various voices in this book. Robbie's and Gary's were incredible. I almost thought It was them speaking.