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The Manager Audiobook
The Manager
Written by: 
Mike Carson
Narrated by: 
Kyle Munley
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The Manager Audiobook

The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders

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Publisher's Summary

From the post room to the board room, everyone thinks they can be the manager. But how do you manage outrageous talent? What do you do to inspire loyalty from your players? How do you turn around a team in crisis? What’s the best way to build long-term success? How can you lead calmly under pressure?

The issues are the same whether you’re managing a Premier League soccer team or an FTSE 100 company.

Here, for the first time, some 30 of the biggest names in soccer management reveal just what it takes. With their every decision, remark, skill, and success or failure under constant scrutiny from the media and the fans, these managers need to be the most adroit of leaders. In The Manager they explain their methods, give examples of lessons they’ve learned along the way, and describe the decisions they make and the leadership they provide.

Each chapter tackles a key leadership issue for managers in any walk of life and, in their own words, shows how the experts deal with the challenges they face in an abnormally high-pressure environment. Offering valuable lessons for business leaders and fascinating behind-the-scenes insights for soccer fans, The Manager is an honest, accessible and unprecedented look at the day-to-day work of these high-profile characters and the world of top-level soccer management.

©2013 The League Managers Association (LMA) and Mike Carson (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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    Nirav Desai Pune, India 11-23-15
    Nirav Desai Pune, India 11-23-15
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    "Good management book"

    Loved listening to this management book. The insights given into the minds of footballs best managers are unique. The book shows what makes a great manager. Loved listening to the book. Would highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Liam 09-13-14
    Liam 09-13-14
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    "Worst book ever"
    What would have made The Manager better?

    Better narrator


    Has The Manager turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Almost


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kyle Munley?

    Anybody that knows the game. I mean he sounds like a robot and he calls Celtic "Keltik" if u knew the game you would know how to pronounce it correct


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger and disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Get a better narrator

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Martin S.
    9/6/13
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    "Decent content. Abysmal narration."
    What disappointed you about The Manager?

    A narrator who mispronounced names with shocking regularity. Bobby Carlton (not Charlton) Sow-ness (not Souness) Paris Saint Ger-main (not ger-man) keltic (not Sell-tic). Awful!


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Kyle Munley?

    Anyone who knows the first thing about football!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger- there is someone who has been deprived of a narrating job.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • gary
    SLEAFORD, United Kingdom
    10/10/13
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    "You cannot be serious"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Getting somebody with a british accent that can pronounce the names of clubs and players. An American with no football knowledge, not an inspired choice.


    Would you recommend The Manager to your friends? Why or why not?

    Absolutely not. The worst audio book I've ever listened to. Whoever made the decision to allow that guy to narrate should be sacked now.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Couldn't pronounce a single club or players name properly. It was extremely annoying to start with but I began to laugh in the end but it ruined the book completely.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Manager?

    All of them read by this guy who has the kind of voice a hypnotist would die for.


    Any additional comments?

    Please redo the book with a british narrator.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • George
    7/7/14
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    "Awfully read"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The reading in what could be best described as a sat nav voice being replaced for a fluent reading.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would not have.


    What didn’t you like about Kyle Munley’s performance?

    It was comparable to a cheap sat nav, football teams pronounced incorrectly.


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

    It was factual.


    Any additional comments?

    I would probably recommend this book to purchase and read however the reading was truly awful. Filled with fact and content for the football enthusiast, but remaining focused near impossible. The man could not even say Celtic frustrating at best.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • christopher
    1/8/15
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    "Worth a read"

    Some interesting facts and story's worth a read if you are a coach or manager of a football team I

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Greg C.
    7/2/15
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    "Oh GOD"
    What disappointed you about The Manager?

    how was Kyle Munley allowed to be narrator? He could't pronounce single player / manager surname or name of the club.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Manager?

    narrator pronouncing Celtic


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Kyle Munley?

    Anyone who is not a robot and have seen at least 1 game of football in their live.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Manager?

    just the narrator I would cut, over and over


    Any additional comments?

    Was looking forward to this book but narrator made in unbearable

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J R Hartley
    Kent, England
    4/12/16
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    "Good book poorly narrated"

    Great content and insight into the leadership techniques required in football management. It was let down a little because the narrator pronounced every English and / or Scottish name phonetically instead of correctly. Made it sound very disconnected from the subject matter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    12/16/15
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    "Good book, dreadful narrator"

    Should have been a fantastic book but when you have a narrator who can't even pronounce names correctly and sounds more like a machine than a real person reading, it makes this potentially good book beyond dreadful! I read the reviews and thought I would put up with the poor narration but I wish I hadn't bothered!! Please save your credit for a well read book! Plenty of other fantastic football related ones on here!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joe Reid
    Ireland
    10/10/15
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    "good book poor voice"

    computerized voice which is not great. otherwise some good insights into the world of management

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PubBore
    Ham-Sandwhich
    9/25/15
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    "Astonishingly bad choice of narrator"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Irritation.


    Any additional comments?

    Much as Kyle Muley annoyed me, its not his fault cause that's his voice. He was wrong for this book. The person who produced or directed this audiobook did a terrible job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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