The honesty of Agassi's story
Agassi who else!
The tennis game at the end...his life is complete and happy
Agassi ... the secrets behind the player
Thanks Andre, for letting us into your life.
Short and sweet reviews, Allentown pa
this is a must listen, no offense to davies, but for this story having andre narrate would of been great, personally i wish he would stop talking about others ed. and earn his own, even getting his ged would be great
I loved the details of his matches
the part where his brother tells him to stand up to his father, for a specific thing.
eh. i didn't love the performance, so i didn't really like any of the character's portrayals. i guess i would have liked andre the best.
he hated his one true love
I don't think there's another one to written. I liked the narration enough not to avoid Erik's other work, but I wouldn't seek him out either.
Recommended. I enjoyed listening as I went for long runs.
The narration is solid and supports the story well... except for the female voices Erik Davies tries to pull off. She got annoying pretty quick, especially at 1.5 speed.
Overall a well constructed story of Agassi's life and career. But I have to Open myself—I don't like the guy. So why did I listen in on his story? Because I love the game and he definitely provides insider access to the big matches and the relationships that made him since an icon (for better or worse). I would have preferred more details on matches, technique and even equipement, but I understand the book had to have a more broad appeal than to someone looking for minutia.
For anybody who has ever loved tennis it is like a breath of fresh air. Full of shameless honesty, contradictions, surprises and anecdotes of a generation of my preferred generation of players.
Apart from the incredible and beautiful story, I must say, the reader is phenomenal. So possibly yes, to enjoying the audio more than reading. I listen at the gym, so I enjoy the audio version anyway.
I feel closer with Agassi after listening... loved the book.
No, I cherish the books over time.
If you like sports, you definitely will enjoy this book.
Open was a great book, I knew little of Andre Agassi's life and he is truly an amazing fellow.
Above all odds.
Listening to this book made me aware that there is a huge price to pay for such athletic success.
One great book!
When his first wife was trying to get to a perfect woman's body like Stephanie Graf who whe has in a photo to compare to.
This one is tops
Very well written and spoken.
The subject matter.
I have read many autobiographies, mostly of athletes or political figures. I have to say this has easily been the best of all of them. I may be biased due to being a fan of Andre's growing up? However, I'd like to think it's because of this books information and the smoothness at which it is told. The stories are complete and the narrator does a good job of pacing. I couldn't put this down.
Andre is completely direct and seemingly brutal in cases. His descriptions of certain people are thorough and at times cruel or in some cases funny.
Overall, this is the story of his own personal struggles. His accounts of his struggle for identity and self are more striking because they are truly documented on film with every tournament he played in. I personally remember things about matches he played that he mentions in this book. It really explains so much about him and why he is the way he is/was.
Whether you are a tennis fan or not, this is a an amazing listen.
....this book is so open and honest and it is nice to know that even though a celebrity/sports figure....he still has the same feelings and emotions as the rest of us 'normal' people. It made me look at the game of tennis in a whole new light....so many things I did not know....WOW. There were times when I was just shocked....others just laughing outloud and then feeling my heart being touched by his honesty. What a great person and the ending of the book....THE BEST!!!