No Spin Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Everyone knows the story, or thinks they do. The leg-spinner who rewrote the record books. One of Wisden's five cricketers of the 20th century. A sporting idol across the globe. A magnet for the tabloids. But the millions of words written and spoken about Shane Warne since his explosive arrival on the Test cricket scene in 1992 have only scratched the surface. The real story has remained untold.
In No Spin, Shane sets the record straight. From his extraordinary family history to his childhood as a budding Aussie Rules footballer in suburban Melbourne. From the legendary 'Gatting ball' to his history-making 700th Test wicket. From the controversy surrounding the diuretic pill in South Africa to his high-profile relationship with Hollywood star Elizabeth Hurley. Nothing is off limits, and Shane tackles it all with his trademark directness and humour.
These days an incisive, charismatic TV commentator and analyst, the 'Sultan of Spin' also lets us in on the mysterious art of leg-spin bowling, revealing the secrets of some of his deadliest deliveries. As Shane says, 'Few batsmen, if any, truly know what I do.'
A sporting great, a celebrity, a family man and a self-confessed regular Aussie bloke from the suburbs, in No Spin Shane offers a compelling insight into how a boy from Black Rock changed the face of cricket forever.
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|Listening Length||13 hours and 11 minutes|
|Author||Shane Warne, Mark Nicholas|
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|Audible.com.au Release Date||01 October 2018|
|Publisher||Penguin Random House Australia Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 510 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
1 in Cricket (Audible Books & Originals)
1 in English Cricket
54 in Memoirs (Books)
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Most interesting are his thoughts on the art of leg spin bowling, captaincy and cricket tactics generally.
Badly written (all over the place) this is like a long and excruciating conversation with a drunk in a pub, but when you are sober. Veers all over the place, mostly from "how good was I / I showed them" to "XXXX is crap".
It ticked neither of the traditional boxes - a series of interesting and funny stories, or a linear tale of an interesting life.
I dont know if I blame the author or the editor, or if the subject had complete control of content, but it needed a seriously good rework.
Top reviews from other countries
But never for this guy, Always loved to watch him and thought he was cool, aside from Curtly Ambrose he is hands down my favourite bowler ever!I
This is a great read, his opinions on the game are interesting but I did feel he held back a bit, although that said this book is never dull and he doesn't think the sun shines out of his own backside (if he does he certainly hides it well!)
It was nice that it was written with Mark Nicholas too, they must have had some fun putting this together.
The amount of time given to his tenure at the top of the game for Australia is minimal, and most of his cricketing life is done with just over halfway through the book.
I was really looking forward to an honest story of his life, but what’s written is basically a long denial of any responsibility.
I’m a massive cricket fan, and think Shane Warne has been a fantastic advocate for the sport and has always been fairly progressive. This is why I think the book has been such a let down for me, as I was expecting so much, and it delivered very little.