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I am a massive Ramsay fan. He has such a passion, intensity and energy for his work it is incredibly inspiring. His story was so genuine and heartfelt and I absolutely loved it.
Also, not always the case when an author narrates their own story - I found his narration to be superb.
A candid look into the early years of Gordon Ramsay. This was a great listen narrated by the author. Fingers are crossed for an Unabridged version.
I'm a big fan of non-fiction and science related books as it gives me insight into things about the world that I would otherwise be clueless about.
I have not read the print version but I would immediately answer yes. Gordon has such a unique way of delivering his thoughts that having him narrate his own book is what truly makes it entertaining and worth listening to. As with many, I enjoy when an author narrates their own book and this is no different. It felt like I was being told stories instead of reading a book about someone's life. I would have preferred to hear the unabridged version but it was still enjoyable. Some of his stories went into great detail while others just touched the surface: this was not a tell all autobiography as many would desire but it does give some background into Gordon Ramsay's life that otherwise would have been unknown to me. Being such a big fan of him, I was happy to get to know a little more about the real person he is.
I enjoyed hearing about Gordon's childhood. In his most formative years he had to deal with issues that are not easy and often lead to people taking a very dark path in life, as was the case with his brother. To hear about how this helped fuel his passion gave a little insight into what makes him tick.
Gordon's performance was great and I think made the book enjoyable. Any other narrator would not have done it justice.
Surprisingly, I think Herr Ramsay may have missed his calling as I found his memoirs unexpectedly refreshing and rather touching. The only 'gripe' I have is his ability to inject the 'F' word so frequently. However if you can manage to overlook this, it is quite a good story (as often the truth can be).
Possibly that of Jamie Oliver, although the only coincidental fact being that they are both Chefs. It gives the listener a very real insight into the authors life struggle in his earlier years, reminding us that he IS human after all.
I like the part where Gordon finally gets to stand his ground in the first kitchen.
Gordon earned my respect when I read about the interaction with his Father.
I can now better understand how he became the self possessed person he now appears to be on his TV Shows but would still like to ask him if two wrongs make a right?
I'm a lifelong foodie, with a love for gadgets, both for kitchen and technology in general.
Anyone whom has worked in our industry gets it. This is a greats story about an excellent Chef and troubles growing up, and discovering his true passion in life. Worth the read especially if you've been there.
Gordon Ramsay is so much more than his over-bearing, sometimes caustic personality. Listening to his story gave an understanding of why he is so driven and holds such high expectations. It also shows that he has just as big a heart as his personality.
He lets us in to so much of his early personal life. His issues with his dad and how that shaped who he became spoke to me.
He is so kind of a person and that doesn't always come through when you watch his shows. Also, that he is such a strong person who has overcome adversity to come out on top.
I was lucky enough to be on a road trip and could listen to it in one sitting. I didn't stop as often as I normally would because I wanted to finish it.
I am a fan of all things Ramsay, so when I saw this book I had to get it. I was not disappointed. He tells his brave story of how he became the man he is today. The best part is when he said all the yelling is nothing like his personality, it is hard for me to think of him as quiet and calm! I couldn't give it 5 stars because I felt the end was too drawn out.
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