I never read the printed version
I never knew, he had a wig. It was incredible to know he was more nervous about that, that for the match.
When he finally noticed he was done for the game. Once he played against Roger Federer and knew, he was going to be # 1.
You don't always turn out to be what you want!
Andre's honesty and openness. By the end of the book you feel like you know him, and doubtful he's the guy you thought you knew watching from afar over the years. I love his heart, his spirit, and his passion. The narrator does a great job in conveying his emotional journey.
Yes. Too long for one sitting, but I did find it hard to put down.
Wonderfully written and narrated book. I was always a fan of Andre's, however, I have gained a new level of respect and admiration. If you are interested in an inspiring autobiography and enjoy the game of tennis, it's a must read. Enjoy!
Agassi is candid and interesting. I wanted to learn what it is like to be a top flight tennis player, especially the psychological aspects of the sport -- what players think about and how that affects their performance. That's all here in great detail. I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed listening. The narrator is really good too.
i love andre's pure honesty
no but erik is outstanding
yes i laughed, cried multiple times, i feel i know andre and would love to now meet him
ive listened to this book twice and each time i got so much out of it. ive now made it manditory for my friends and family to listen to , and since they have everyone loves talking about it with me. read it!
Really enjoyed this book. I liked hearing about his life from HIS perspective. I know that Sampras and Brooke Shields have wildly different perspectives, but I thought this inside-Agassi's-head memories were really fascinating. It was cool that he effectively conveyed humbleness about his tennis, somehow. The whole thing was a love letter to his wife, which is super sweet. And damn, he trashed Brooke Shields! I am team Brooke all the way but this didn't make me angry or anything, it was interesting to hear unabashed one-sided thoughts from a man (a jerk).
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
I was not expecting to like this book. In fact, I would never have chosen it if it weren't for a friend who recommended it. It even sat in my wishlist for over a year before I finally decided to give it a try. I wish I had read it sooner.
"Open" is Agassi's story of triumph, failure and perseverence. He appears to spare no details or criticism of himself. You feel the pain when he falls, and you are elated when he wins, both in tennis and in life. Agassi's tale is an inpiration to others.
The writing, the Story, and I REALLY identify with so much of this ...
After the AWESOME Story .. Theres a LOVE Story ...
so many, Meeting Perry, Gil, just how he describes the people in his life. Brook, Steffi, the Kids ... he recall of the games, the pain of an athletes body .. so many things.
I was never REALLY a Tennis fan, but i am, and have been for a while, an Andre Agassi Fan! This is my top 3 book of the last year. Hands Down WORTH EVERY BIT OF THE 18 hrs. the WRITING and NARRATION are BOTH AWESOME! and I MEAN THAT!
Fan of non-fiction, history and leadership philosophy.
Agassi told stories that you wanted to hear about.
Agassi was very open about his personal issues and how he handled the spot light. I see him as a genuine person now and not a flashy tennis star.
This book is a great listen and I am not a big tennis fan.
I connected with this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. The only thing that would have made it better is if Andre would have narrated himself. Erik Davies was very good and I have no complaints, but I found myself wondering what Andre would have sounded like. Great book. Really interesting even for non-tennis buffs.
Yes. Because you get a fascinating, inside story about what this athlete endured in order to compete at the top of his game in the sport of tennis.
It felt honest, and included parts of his life that must have been painful to share and yet the listener is allowed inside. Especially when it comes to his childhood and living with a tyrant of a father. His story goes deep when it comes to understanding the psychology of why he hated and yet chased the dream of achieving being the best, in the world of tennis.
Excellent voice with consistent expression throughout the story.