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.
This was a surprisingly engaging lllloooonnnnggg book. I'm not a tennis fan, but even found the match descriptions easy to follow. Remarkably candid and self revelatory and completely without self serving excuses. Lots of candid insights to other tennis & popular celebrities, including Sampras, Brooke Shields, McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, etc. The inspired introduction to the book - titled "The End" - made listening through the journey possible: from self engrossed lost soul, to fully formed adult, because much of Agassi's early journey chronicled a very tortured/self destructive/self engrossed youth which would have turned me off if the book hadn't started with the introduction and hint of the "redemption" he found at the end of his career.
been waiting for this book for quite a while and it more than exceeded my expectations...very honest, even when bringing up his flaws - and there were many...we are about the same age and I lived in Vegas at the same time and i always wanted to just run into him and spark up a conversation - this book was that conversation and i didn't want it to end, although the end was spot on perfect...bravo!
This book is good, amazingly good. The remarkably high average ratings, from large numbers of reviewers, on both Audible and Amazon will attest to this. But let's face it, one's response to this audiobook, an intimate, straight from the gut first person memoir, will hinge on one's reaction to the narrator. For me, the narrator has a kind of immediate emotional urgency that works quite well. Very moving, in fact. But most of the objections from the minority of reviewers who didn't take to the narrator are also quite valid. It's a very subjective call. You might want to listen to the audio sample before deciding between paper or audio on this one.
Wonderful autobiography. It is amazing what Andre Agassi went through as a child. And he tells it with a sense of humor. You'll hear all the inside jokes, all the true adventures of his life in tennis. You don't have to be a tennis fan; I'm not. I enjoyed this book so much. I just loved it. The narrator, Erik Davies, is excellent. The dry humor comes through. You will laugh, you will cry, believe me, get this book!
I really enjoyed listening to this book. Andre is an excellent writer and he describes the past events very well, not to mention that the storyline has a great layout. If you play tennis and/or are an avid tennis fan, especially during that era, this book will fit very well. The reader is good, once you get used to him, and I could imagine Andre would talk in a similar tone.