The book is VERY good. You can see an excellent editor was behind it. It is odd to read such a good book from a 9th grade dropout. He seems honest and wants to create an image of an insightful character, which I do not fully buy. He trashes his ex and most players in the tour, which is also a sad reflection of his true self. But somehow I got him and the book made me waNt to go to a court and smash some balls, harder. The book made me go to youtube to relive some of his matches. After probably 50 audiobooks, this should be top 5, because of the way it caught my attention.
You do not have to be a tennis fan to love this book. Andre's journey of self-development is what makes this book impossible to stop listening to.
Among the most engaging autobiography I've listened to. Perfect combination of story, writing and narration. I did not stop listening to it from the time I started until the end. A truly exceptional perspective - most enjoyable. Well worth the time and money.
Great book, a total inside of Agassi`s true feelings for the game as well as the honest story of a man whose failures and sucess made him one of the game`s greatest legends...... Great narration.... takes you in there and keeps you interested through 18 hours.
What a fantastic insight to how the media can portray an individual vs. what's really going on. Just such a good read. At first you want to slap him and get tired of his excuses, but he adapts, adjust, and creates a life he wants. Great read!
You may have thought you knew about Andre Agassi before, but this book really opens your eyes to who he is and what the world of professional tennis is really like. The story will keep you listening in the car even though you have pulled into your driveway. The only negative is the reader's voice. The way he changes his voice for the female characters borders on disrespectful. It would have been great if Andre Agassi could have just read it himself. Still really good!
I loved this story, not a huge tennis fan, but always liked Agassi. The book is definitely long, but truly engaging and interesting. I could not stand the narrator. His voice was breathy and whiny, he uses the same one manly voice for all the male characters, and the same goofy girly voice for all the women, making otherwise strong women sound ridiculous. If the book had not been so good, I would have given up. It would have been nice to hear the book read by Andre himself, but alas. Otherwise wonderful insight and an amazingly detailed autobiography from a legend.
As a long-time tennis fan, I've followed Andre throughout his amazing career, and feel that he's now won a Grand Slam in the publishing world. The only fault I can find is with the reader, who should have, at least, made an attempt to learn the proper pronunciation of the various players' names. Well done Andre, and may your life and that of Stefanie and your children continue to be filled with love and joy; and may your foundation go from strength to strength. Thank you for sharing.
Being a huge tennis fan, I loved getting the inside story of great rivalries, great successes and great failures. An incredible insight into exactly what goes into the making of a legend. I did find myself rolling my eyes as the refrain "I hate tennis" was repeated throughout the book. The narrator did an excellent job, although I would have liked to have heard Agassi read it himself. It is, however, easily the greatest sports biography I have ever read, and a remarkably honest look at an uncommon life.