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  • Irish Thunder

  • The Hard Life & Times of Micky Ward
  • By: Bob Halloran
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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"Irish" Micky Ward grew up in the 1970s and ’80s as a tough kid from Lowell, Massachusetts - a town where boxers were once bred as a means of survival. A hard worker who overcame bad luck, bad management, and chronic pain in his hands, he avoided the pitfall of poverty and dead-end work that plagued Lowell to become a Golden Gloves junior welterweight. Ward participated in street fights from an early age and was forever known by his opponents and spectators as the underdog.

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  • Great Listen!!

  • By Paul on 09-15-16

Wow--Inspiring and Entertaining,

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Reviewed: 03-01-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

YES. Well written and the narration was fabulous.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Micky, of course. He overcame so many challenges, difficulties, and unfair life circumstances to succeed.

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

I wanted to because it was so interesting and exciting. I listened as I had time and often just drove off to run long errands so I could listen.