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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.
A little brief and more of a glimpse at his career.
The performance was good but the production and editing where poor.
really enjoyed the story - recommended to all - give it a go. 5/5 rating
Was Sir Alex lucky or a genius? The players he had helped of course.... Love James's narration
I does not matter who you support this book is a fantastic read/Listen for all football fans even coming from a Newcastle fan like myself.
Too much of look at me and all my famous friends. Yawn fest zzz zzz
What did you like most about Alex Ferguson?
How he linked his childhood / early adult life to later leadership puzzles
What was one of the most memorable moments of Alex Ferguson?
The joy and emotion he describes exploring Iona Abbey, real pride of having a Govan connection to the place
Which character – as performed by Alex Ferguson and James Macpherson – was your favourite?
There is only Sir Alex
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Not moved as such, but it is riddled with tips for how to approach or consider approaching leadership situations
Any additional comments?
a good insight to Sir Alex's approach to leadership. A must for all football fans who are also interested in leadership
Excellent book tells the story of the wonderful life of uniteds greatest manager brilliantly ! Love it ! Sir Alex is a great writer he shows in this book as well as a unbelievable manager !
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, but I have prefaced the recommendation with my view that he has spent so long with yes-men telling him how faultless he is, he has no other opinion of himself. You can spot who he liked and who he didn't and how unfair he was in his treatment of certain people.
What other book might you compare Alex Ferguson to, and why?
The New Testament if it was written in the first person
Have you listened to any of Alex Ferguson and James Macpherson ’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Good Lord no, who can afford to vegetate for that length of time?
Any additional comments?
Provided you can form your own opinions and maintain them without being swept away by his self promotion, then it's quite insightful and allows you to see what he thought of certain events, albeit that it is very one-sided and not balanced or tempered.
it was very well read by James. Fergie was a bit of a tit insulting the players that won him trophies and made him the manager he is
Wow! What a book, enjoyed every bit of it. It's nice knowing Sir Alex is human and has a humorous side, I laughed a lot as I went through the book (Especially at the typographical error of adding "not" before the words "a top, top", get it?). Overall, the book is a great read and I can't but doff my hat to Sir Alex Ferguson.
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