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Alex Ferguson Audiobook

Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography

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Publisher's Summary

Revised and updated with new material from the paperback edition.

Includes a prelude read by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised.

The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager.

Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here.

My Autobiography is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational.

The reader James Macpherson most notably appeared in 'Taggart' as DCI Mike Jardine, and has also read the audiobook editions of Ian Rankin's Rebus series and Billy Connolly's Route 66.

©2013 Alex Ferguson (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton

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    Todd Duluth, MN, United States 09-19-16
    Todd Duluth, MN, United States 09-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Never made a mistake in his life"
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    I understand that this is an autobiography, but according to Ferguson he made only minor mistakes during his time at MUFC. Given his level of success, he certainly made more good decisions than bad, but even his poor transfer business is described as down to the players themselves and not mistakes he may have made. That said, his understanding and description of how effective leaders operate is second to none. He also understands how early experiences in life and in football shaped his later successes. This was a well written and well performed book. My issues with it are on a personality level. I was certainly entertained by it and it does provide a little window into the life of a top-level football manager.

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    Frederico 08-22-16
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    "A great story of a great man"

    Good to get a glimpse of how Fergie thinks and his link of the past.

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    ABDULHAKK JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia 03-25-14
    ABDULHAKK JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia 03-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing Story"
    What did you love best about Alex Ferguson?

    If you would like to understand more about football - that's soccer to Americans - then I heard you to read this book or to download it from Audible. It is narrated by an amazing guy that really put you in the mood. If you want to know what happened in the dressing room ...coaching ...directing ...managing a football team or a football Club then this book is a must. Want to know who is Mourinho, Arsene vinegar or Cristiano Ronaldo, Rooney, vanPercy, Liverpool, ManCity, then give it a shot.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Williams 12-16-16
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    "I don't like soccer, so why am I suprised?"
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    A friend suggested this book. He loves soccer.<br/>I don't like soccer, so the whole thing was wasted on me. Some sports bios transcend the sport...not this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    6/14/17
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    "Impressions"

    Bit harsh all the impressions of players 😂 other than that an interesting read, surprising he only put one foot wrong in the whole book. Keane's was better.

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  • Amazon Customer
    5/25/17
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    "celtic and Liverpool fan"

    Great listen amazing stories and what a manager he and what he's achieved will never been done again .

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  • Lawrence
    4/18/17
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    "great listen"

    This was a great listen and on the whole well performed... other than the pronunciation of afew players names.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    4/4/17
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    "poorly written nothing new in the book..."

    narrator voice very boring and the book repeats itself on numerous occasions and poorly written.

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  • JOAO
    3/17/17
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    "Addictively Engaging!"

    Loved it! not a united fan but i respect him as a great manager. disappointed its finished.

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  • Mr Dean Robertson
    1/31/17
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    "Great book about a great man"

    A wonderful insight into the life and career of one of the best managers ever.

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  • Fahad
    1/11/17
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    "Stayed fully engaged throughout."

    Stayed fully engaged throughout. Excellent insight in his career and that of Manchester United. very much worth a listen

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  • Iron bru
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    11/7/16
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    "not what I expected"

    Manchester United and Fergie are certainly not a team I follow other than watching them trying to beat us season after season. However this book was a delight to listen to, a new found respect for the man has formed. The book is comedic in parts, enlightening in others; for a text that has a lot of name dropping it is difficult not to carry on listening.
    The narrator is an easy going Scottish accent, with some good if not amusing impersonations of players and managers.

    Worthy of a listen/read whether a MUFC fan or not.

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  • mr c j skirving
    10/28/16
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    "Great listen some repetition"

    It's a fascinating insight into his time at Manchester United.
    The second half of the book however does find him repeating himself with some of the stories.
    Worthy of a listen none the less

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  • David
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    10/22/16
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    "Worth a listen"
    Would you listen to Alex Ferguson again? Why?

    No, but I'm pleased I listened to this.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Alex Ferguson?

    All of the judgements and comments he makes about players are interesting and informative. A holiday cruise he talks about around the Western Isles and Outer Hebrides made me want to do the same holiday.


    What aspect of Alex Ferguson and James Macpherson ’s performance might you have changed?

    Having been used to Sir Alex's voice for all these years anyone other than the man himself would be second rate in comparison, but this isn't meant as a criticism of James MacPherson.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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