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Bernie Ecclestone: King of Sport | [Terry Lovell]

Bernie Ecclestone: King of Sport

For nearly forty years he has ruthlessly exploited and dominated Formula One motor racing, and now he is setting his sights further afield...This is the true story of Bernie Ecclestone, the street-smart, working-class kid who masterminded the transformation of Formula One from an amateur sport of the fifties into a global billion dollar industry of the 21st century.
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For nearly forty years he has ruthlessly exploited and dominated Formula One motor racing, and now he is setting his sights further afield.... This is the true story of Bernie Ecclestone, the street-smart, working-class kid who masterminded the transformation of Formula One from an amateur sport of the fifties into a global billion dollar industry of the 21st century.

Now, with his GBP2.5bn fortune, influence and power, Bernie has moved into the world of football with Renault F1 boss Flavio Briatore to turn Queen's Park Rangers, a struggling west London club, into a serious rival to the capital's glamour club, Chelsea. To many he was the saviour of Formula One, but there are also those who came into conflict with his methods. They have a different story to tell. Bernie Ecclesone, King of Sport reveals the unbridled avarice, callousness and corruption behind the hype of Formula One - and the warts-and-all character of the man who is now making his mark on the beautiful game. This is the true, astonishing story of the single most powerful man in thew world of sport today.

©2009 John Blake Publishing (P)2013 Prospero Media

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    Adrian N Bell Dubai United Arab Emirates 11-04-13
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    "Terrible Robotic Sounding Narration"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Having an audible track that DID NOT sound like a robot. Shocking and completely unlistenable.


    Would you recommend Bernie Ecclestone to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. Not at all.Why? See above.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Norman Gilligan?

    A human.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Bernie's story is an amazing story and this audio book destroys it.


    Any additional comments?

    I am VERY disappointed. Audible should not be selling this sort of crap.

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    12/4/13
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    "Interesting story ruined by the narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I could recommend this book to be read but having tried to listen for the first couple of hours, the narrator just makes me want to scream! Sadly what is a very interesting life story is wrecked by a dull and over punctuated narrator. He sets out and manages very well to pronounce every syllable but this effectively kills any inflection and just gets in the way of the story. Very disappointing and I would avoid this narrator in the future.


    How could the performance have been better?

    If this had only been read by someone who could just talk then it would be a great audio book. Its been made to sound so dull when in fact its a good book!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Frank
    10/19/14
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    "Like listening to a railway station announcer"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you like listening to computerised station announcements this is the book for you. A potentially interesting story is totally spoilt by computerised narration that is devoid of any emotion and is delivered like a slow machine gun.


    Would you recommend Bernie Ecclestone to your friends? Why or why not?

    The book yes but not this audiobook.


    What didn’t you like about Norman Gilligan’s performance?

    Disgraceful. If I was him I'd get my name removed from any sort of mention.


    What character would you cut from Bernie Ecclestone?

    The narrator


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy this audiobook

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