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Watch My Back Audiobook

Watch My Back

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Publisher's Summary

Watch My Back is the story of one man's search for courage. Depressed, bullied, intimidated by life and indoctrinated to believe that this was his lot, Geoff Thompson, on the verge of a breakdown, decided to fight back. In a bid to confront his fears, he took a job as a bouncer in one of Britain's roughest nightclubs. Over the next 10 years, he was involved in hundreds of brutal and bloody fights that left two of his friends murdered and many more in prison. Geoff reached the top of his trade and became addicted to violence. Then it all changed.

After nearly being killed in a gang attack, and almost killing one of his attackers, he was forced to reassess his relationship with violence. After writing down his experiences, Geoff discovered a flair for writing.

This is the story of an ordinary man who faced his fears and took himself from bedsit to best seller but very nearly got killed on the way. Geoff Thompson is now the author of over 30 books, a stage play and a BAFTA-winning short film. This book is now a major motion picture: Clubbed.

©2008 Summersdale Publishers Ltd; (P)2008 Summersdale Publishers Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Lenny McLean had the braun, Dave Courtney had the charm, but Geoff Thompson is in a class of his own." (FHM)
"This man is very, very hard. Buy his book if you know what's good for you." (Maxim)

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    G United States 02-25-12
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    "FREAKING AWESOME BOOK - BEST AUDIO BOOK SO FAR"

    I really am not sure where to start - this book - the story, the reading, everything about it is freaking amazing!

    It's a gritty story of a very tough man. It's a story of a scared young boy and later man facing and conquering his fears. It's a story of a man chasing and realizing his dreams. It's a treatise on fear and adrenalin affects on a person. By the end of the book you just want to freaking meet this guy.

    Just get the damn book already and listen to it. It really is that good. And the narrator ROCKED! Best read book I have listened to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    T. yorke 09-28-16
    T. yorke 09-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    What did you love best about Watch My Back?

    It was very well written and both funny and gruesome. I really enjoy when stories are told like this. It's raw and real with a good dose of humor.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Geoff himself.


    What about Simon Trinder’s performance did you like?

    He tells the story like he is Geoff Thompson.


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

    Both!!!


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    Grant Headley 08-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Understand your fear"

    No matter what walk of life we are in we all learn from each other. This life story about a working class doorman and martial artist who confronts and understands fear and forgives

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    Justin 01-23-15
    Justin 01-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Well read! Awesome story! Great conclusion!"

    The narrator was excellent. He voice pulled me along the whole time I could feel the excitement like I was there. Not that this story needed it. It was a f#%^ing great story. Loved the true life inspiration and personal growth. Hit home!

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    David Doyle 01-05-12
    David Doyle 01-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Book about personal development, life & violence"
    Would you listen to Watch My Back again? Why?

    Yes for a refresher on the life lessons and insight to real life violence.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The look at real life violence and how it really occurs.


    What does Simon Trinder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    You just have to love the British accent. Although an British to American dictionary would have been handy a few time :)


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. I would really recommend it to young males say 16 to 28 years old. One for the life lessons it offers and two for the insights to real life violence. He shows you the steps that confirmations take on in real life. If you know the steps, you can avoid the dance.

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  • Neilo
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    "The thinking man's hard man"
    What did you like most about Watch My Back?

    Its honest. The author isn't just a hard man, there's a bit more to him than that. Like most other hard man books, it becomes a bit repetitive ('blah blah blah, so I knocked him out') but he does drop bits in that make him more likeable.


    What other book might you compare Watch My Back to, and why?

    The majority of other hard man books, but with a bit karate in too.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The earlier chapters were almost inspiring when he explains facing up to his fears.


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

    Made me laugh out loud quite a few times. Also made me shake my head in frustration a few times. Some of the 'humour' is scraping the bottom of the barrel. He seems above that kind of 'lad banter' crap earlier in the book. The flip side of that is of course, he is being himself, keeping it honest which is a good quality. I suppose each reader can interpret it their own way.


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