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Publisher's Summary

From a New York Times best-selling author, the definitive biography of the NFL’s most enigmatic, controversial, and yet successful coach, Bill Belichick.  

Bill Belichick is perhaps the most fascinating figure in the NFL - the infamously dour face of one of the winningest franchises in sports. As head coach of the New England Patriots, he’s led the team to five Super Bowl championship trophies. In this revelatory new and robust biography, listeners will come to understand and see Belichick’s full life in football, from watching Naval Academy games as a kid with his player-scout father, to masterminding two Super Bowl-winning game plans as defensive coordinator for the Giants, and to his dramatic leap to the Patriots, where he has made history.     

Veteran sports writer and award-winning author Ian O’Connor delves into the mind of the man who has earned a place among coaching legends like Lombardi, Halas, and Paul Brown, presenting sides of Belichick that have previously been unexplored. O’Connor discovers how this legendary coach shaped the people he met and worked with in ways perhaps even Belichick himself doesn’t know. 

Those who follow and love pro football know Bill Belichick only as the hooded genius of the Patriots, a team shrouded in victory and controversy. But there is so much more - from the hidden tensions and deep layers to his relationship with Tom Brady, to his sometimes frosty dealings with owner Robert Kraft, and to the surprising camaraderie he shares with the team. This is a man who has many facets and, ultimately, has created a notorious football dynasty. 

Based on exhaustive research and countless interviews, this audiobook circles around Belichick to tell his full story for the first time and presents an incisive portrait of a mastermind at work.

©2018 Ian O'Connor (P)2018 Recorded Books

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True Insites

This was an amazing book. Belichick is a private person but this is really a great look into his personality. Stories of his father help to understand where the football knowledge started to develop.

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Exhausting

Exhaustive review of Belichick. Fairly good accounting of the good, the bad, and the ugly. Way too long. Would also help if the narrator could pronounce players names correctly.

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Everyone has a bias

This is one of those books that is written from the authors bias. Not much new content compared to other books. It is Insulting and offensive on many levels. Just an overall disappointment.

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Outstanding!

Incredible job giving us a glimpse into the life of Mr. private. As a Steelers fan I would have loved to know more about what was on the spy gate tapes. A huge thank you to Ian O’Connor.
Sincerely
Chuck Reid

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Great book

Will recommend to friends and family. Bill is a football freak without any equals. Not s pats fan but much respect.

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Greatness

I loved it was fantastic. Then again I’m a sucker for stuff about Bill Belichick.

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Patriot Nation

as a card carrying member of Patriot nation I knew I would enjoy the book but after listening I believe so would any football fan

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fascinating look into a mysterious man

I enjoyed seeing Belichick through a lens outside of that off my fellow New Englander fans. It was interesting and kept me engaged despite knowing the endings of the games discussed. Some people might be bothered by mispronunciation of names

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Loved it.. Wish author made Belichick more likable

Loved every second of the book. Gave great insight to stories.

Great narration! Go Pats!

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Great book..

The narrator was great, the author did a fantastic job, and I really enjoyed it and appreciated it.

Thank you