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Up Against the Wall

Narrated by: David Hasselhoff
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)
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Summary

The secret history of David Hasselhoff and the fall of the Berlin Wall - as told by the Hoff himself.

Autumn, 1989. The waning days of the Cold War. A rogue Stasi colonel has acquired a nuclear bomb and threatens to level Berlin if and when the Wall comes down. CIA Agent Nick Harper is called in to foil the plot. Soon after arriving, however, Harper discovers his identity has been compromised. To stay alive, he must go along with a group of passionate young East Berliners who mistake him for their idol, American superstar David Hasselhoff.  

Meanwhile, across the Wall, the real David Hasselhoff arrives in West Berlin to play a sold-out show before a hundred thousand adoring German fans, in the name of freedom. But upon crossing into the East as a tourist, Hasselhoff - who bears a striking resemblance to the US operative - unwittingly finds himself caught up in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse. 

When the Hoff fails to show up for his concert, Agent Harper is forced to stand in for his famous doppelgänger while the real Hasselhoff must rely on his acting chops and Knight Rider training to save Berlin...and potentially the world.

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Wow

Just wow.

If you're not a fan of the Hoff this might not be for you.

If you feel like inflicting damage on yourself try adding a drinking rule for when he says his name.

I smashed this book in about 2 days, really enjoyed it. Don't think it'll be everyone's cup of tea though!

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Great fun

Fast-paced, funny and well written. Engagingly read, the occasional slurred syllables easily forgiven by the warmth and good humour of the voice- lovely accent.
Perhaps a couple of chapters too long, and a little predictable if you know your spy genre / Bond films.
Having said that, I looked forward to my commute for the first time ever and found myself really wishing it was true: lots of nostalgia for Knight Rider and Baywatch, and of course The Hoff!

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Up Against The Wall... Amazing

This was amazing, great story. Has everything to it. Made me laugh in a few places to. Was hard to stop listening to it.Worked my life around listening to it whilst having fun.

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  • Jamie Scalise
  • 10-03-19

about as expected

super cheesy but that's the Hoff. I laughed out loud several times because of the cheese level.

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  • RobertKnightRider
  • 28-02-19

Hofftastic!

David Hasselhoff does it again! Add fiction author to his credits, that already include singer, actor, writer, director, and producer. All around fantastic entertainer! This book will have you painting a picture of the characters and becoming attached to them from the very beginning. The book flies by, as if you're caught up in a movie. Great writing, and GREAT presentation by David! Hope to hear more from him soon.

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  • Darcia Darcy
  • 26-02-19

Unbelievable and Cheesy

Hearing David Hasselhoff read his own book sounded like a good idea, but it’s apparent that the book is basically far-fetched narcissist fiction. DH is the ultimate hero and the entire story resolves because he’s amazing and popular. It was a struggle to finish but I wanted to make sure I was giving it a fair chance. I will not read this again.

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  • Mpwest
  • 23-02-19

I can’t review

David I love you but your a better actor than a narrator. This pains me , but I must send the book back.

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  • M.
  • 19-04-19

Entertainment value off the charts!!!

The story, the narration, I mean it is David Hasselhoff, and he gives the listener great entertainment value.
Is this a serious listen, no, but I did not expect it to be. It was fun, funny, tongue in cheek, cheeky. I was not in this listen for the literary greatness, but the entertainment value was off the charts. Light, silly, predictable, make ya laugh entertainment.
Come on the star of Baywatch, Knight Rider, and singer of Freedom, what is not to like? Creating diversion along the way by making fun of himself and the James Bond genre. Smart man. Worked for me and with the quasi cliffhanger teaser I would purchase the next installment.

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