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Always Managing Audiobook

Always Managing

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Publisher's Summary

"From kicking a ball as a kid under the street lamps of Poplar and standing on Highbury's North Bank with my dad, to my first game at West Ham, I was born head over heels in love with football. It saved me, and 50 years on that hasn't changed one bit - I'd be lost without it…"

Harry is the manager who has seen it all - from from a dismal 70s Portakabin at Oxford City and training pitches with trees in the middle to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League. With his much loved, no-nonsense delivery, Harry brings us a story filled with passion and humour that takes you right inside every drama of his career. Harry finally tells the full story of all the controversial ups and downs - the pain and heartache of his court case, the England job, his love for Bobby Moore, his adventures at Portsmouth with Milan Mandaric, the Southampton debacle, Tottenham and Daniel Levy, and not forgetting his years at West Ham or the challenges at his current club QPR.

It’s the epic journey of one of the great managers and, along the way, the story of the British game itself over the last five decades. In an era now dominated by foreign coaches Harry is the last of an old-fashioned breed of English football man - one who has managed to move with the times and always come out fighting.

©2013 Harry Redknapp (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks

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    Martin 09-29-14
    Martin 09-29-14 Member Since 2013

    I am 60, male, raised in Wales UK. Migrated to Australia in 1982 Love reading but not enough time to do so, hence an Audible customer.

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    ""Arry's a Lad""
    Would you consider the audio edition of Always Managing to be better than the print version?

    Yes. It sounded like Harry was talking to us


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Always Managing?

    His account of an argument with the then Portsmouth Manager


    What about David John’s performance did you like?

    He made me think that it was the Author that was reading it


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were lots of instances when I would laugh out loud. Harry is a real racounteur


    Any additional comments?

    A great insight into the life of a football manager.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Garry Cannington, Australia 11-27-13
    Garry Cannington, Australia 11-27-13 Member Since 2014

    I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too

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    "Most enjoyable"
    Would you listen to Always Managing again? Why?

    For the finer details, to hear what I missed


    Have you listened to any of David John’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not listened to any before however, David Johns made a great narrator and it certainly helped turn around my disappointed Harry Redknapp did not narrate himself. At times just maybe, just maybe, you could pretend with David's narration it was Harry speaking


    Any additional comments?

    A very enjoyable memoir of a man I certainly admire for a no nonsense but honest account of himself.

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  • abdulaziz
    jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    10/14/13
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    "Fantasticly written & narrated"
    What made the experience of listening to Always Managing the most enjoyable?

    Absolute pleasure, as 'Arry would say (different class). I was begining to lose interest in Audio Books, I havent had a good listen in my last few picks. This is just Brilliant. You can count on Harry to tell it as it is. I was dissapointed for about 30 seconds that it wasnt narrated by Harry himself but the narration is incredible, it felt like listening to the old man himself. Finished the whole thing in 3 days (& im a busy man i promise you!)


    What about David John’s performance did you like?

    Fantastic, incredible


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stuart A. McIntosh
    9/9/15
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    "Lovable old barrow boy or canny privileged fraud?"
    What did you like most about Always Managing?

    There's a fair bit of nostalgia and humour as you'd expect


    What did you like best about this story?

    Little glimpses of the old days, how West Ham let themselves down with their disregard of their heritage


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The story of Bobby Moore from someone who knew him directly. Also Julian Dicks


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    How have I impacted on the lives of so many, when life seems to happen around me without my understanding of how it does?


    Any additional comments?

    I listened, I heard, i interpreted and I formed my own opinion. Not sure I received the same message as I was supposed to

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nick
    2/1/17
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    "Great read"

    One of the best football managers autobiographies I've listened to. It's really funny and has great story's all the way through. I'd 100% recommend it!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    12/13/16
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    "Great Book"
    If you could sum up Always Managing in three words, what would they be?

    Really enjoyed this book a great voice over which really helps keep you entertained my only downside to the book is the constant switching and changing the time hes taking about. One min hes on about Rio and Joe Cole next hes back to talking about playing with Frank Lamps Snr


    What did you like best about this story?

    Honest account of his time in footie


    What does David John bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    he makes it sound like Harry is telling the story


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, unfortunately I had work to do but one I looked forward to getting back in the car to start listening to.


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  • Greg R
    12/12/16
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    "Insightful"

    A great insight into what goes on behind the scenes at a football club and how Harry dealt with situations emotionally. The book focuses a lot on Harry's time at West Ham as both a player and a manager. I would have liked to have heard more of his Tottenham tales but I'm sure there are contractual obligations preventing him from saying too much.

    The narrator was, in Harry's words, "a different class".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    11/21/16
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    "Brilliant!"

    Right from the off I knew this book would be a winner....was not disappointed!
    some great story's from Harry and the narrator was top class!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brandizzle1978
    8/27/16
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    "Brilliant"

    brilliant, alot of depth, best narrator, laughed so much. must read..... buy it... great aweaome

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James H.
    6/30/16
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    "Fantastic Life Story"

    I have always been a fan of Harry and found this book great, after a few minutes of listening to the narrated you could easily believe it was Harry himself ;)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thee Reviewer
    6/18/16
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    "Take a bow Mr Redknapp"

    Interesting perspective of football life. Feel as though you were very honest in your dealings and goes to show doesn't matter how you honest you are the judicial system can try and chew u up and spit you out!!

    Ps congrats on raising Jamie, seems like a top lad and decent family man!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • thj11
    3/3/16
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    "Brilliant."

    Really good. Very funny stories about di canio and others. Oh and the narrator talks like Del boy from only fools and horses.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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