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Always Managing Audiobook

Always Managing

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Publisher's Summary

"From kicking a ball as a kid under the street lamps of Poplar and standing on Highbury's North Bank with my dad, to my first game at West Ham, I was born head over heels in love with football. It saved me, and 50 years on that hasn't changed one bit - I'd be lost without it…"

Harry is the manager who has seen it all - from from a dismal 70s Portakabin at Oxford City and training pitches with trees in the middle to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League. With his much loved, no-nonsense delivery, Harry brings us a story filled with passion and humour that takes you right inside every drama of his career. Harry finally tells the full story of all the controversial ups and downs - the pain and heartache of his court case, the England job, his love for Bobby Moore, his adventures at Portsmouth with Milan Mandaric, the Southampton debacle, Tottenham and Daniel Levy, and not forgetting his years at West Ham or the challenges at his current club QPR.

It’s the epic journey of one of the great managers and, along the way, the story of the British game itself over the last five decades. In an era now dominated by foreign coaches Harry is the last of an old-fashioned breed of English football man - one who has managed to move with the times and always come out fighting.

©2013 Harry Redknapp (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks

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    Martin 09-29-14
    Martin 09-29-14 Member Since 2013
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    ""Arry's a Lad""
    Would you consider the audio edition of Always Managing to be better than the print version?

    Yes. It sounded like Harry was talking to us


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Always Managing?

    His account of an argument with the then Portsmouth Manager


    What about David John’s performance did you like?

    He made me think that it was the Author that was reading it


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

    There were lots of instances when I would laugh out loud. Harry is a real racounteur


    Any additional comments?

    A great insight into the life of a football manager.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Garry Cannington, Australia 11-27-13
    Garry Cannington, Australia 11-27-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Most enjoyable"
    Would you listen to Always Managing again? Why?

    For the finer details, to hear what I missed


    Have you listened to any of David John’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not listened to any before however, David Johns made a great narrator and it certainly helped turn around my disappointed Harry Redknapp did not narrate himself. At times just maybe, just maybe, you could pretend with David's narration it was Harry speaking


    Any additional comments?

    A very enjoyable memoir of a man I certainly admire for a no nonsense but honest account of himself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • abdulaziz
    jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    10/14/13
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    "Fantasticly written & narrated"
    What made the experience of listening to Always Managing the most enjoyable?

    Absolute pleasure, as 'Arry would say (different class). I was begining to lose interest in Audio Books, I havent had a good listen in my last few picks. This is just Brilliant. You can count on Harry to tell it as it is. I was dissapointed for about 30 seconds that it wasnt narrated by Harry himself but the narration is incredible, it felt like listening to the old man himself. Finished the whole thing in 3 days (& im a busy man i promise you!)


    What about David John’s performance did you like?

    Fantastic, incredible


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stuart A. McIntosh
    9/9/15
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    "Lovable old barrow boy or canny privileged fraud?"
    What did you like most about Always Managing?

    There's a fair bit of nostalgia and humour as you'd expect


    What did you like best about this story?

    Little glimpses of the old days, how West Ham let themselves down with their disregard of their heritage


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The story of Bobby Moore from someone who knew him directly. Also Julian Dicks


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    How have I impacted on the lives of so many, when life seems to happen around me without my understanding of how it does?


    Any additional comments?

    I listened, I heard, i interpreted and I formed my own opinion. Not sure I received the same message as I was supposed to

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brian Mollahan
    Kilkenny
    10/12/17
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    "interesting read,"

    interesting read, great character, good insight into management at the highest level. well worth a listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/25/17
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    "Absolutely Fantastic, Terrific, Top class...."

    amazing listen had me hooked from beginning didn't want it to end and narrator did a tremendous job...different class!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. J. Rose
    Uk
    7/19/17
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    "Great listen for footy fans."
    What does David John bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    David brings this book to life as if he was Harry telling the story quickly forgot it was David and not Harry to be honest - great listen with some funny inside stories, and an insight into the inner workings of football management. Great job by Harry and David - thoroughly enjoyed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Conor
    7/14/17
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    "unbelievable!!!!"

    great autobiography from a great manager. through thick and thin Harry kept it real. his story is full of ups and downs, trials and tribulations, happiness and sadness. very funny too and the Author reads great too

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    5/16/17
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    "Really enjoyable"

    I thoroughly enjoyed hearing Harry's story. I felt the narrator to be a little aggressive in his accent especially over-accentuating some words, which made it sound like he was trying too hard to be 'Arry.

    I think Mr Redknapp probably has a few books in him, so I'm going to say that I'm looking forward to hearing more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rose
    3/3/17
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    "'I loved him to bits'"

    Don't mistake the headline for the way I feel about the author of this book because I don't. It's juse one of the standout phrases oft repeated throughout the text. As for the book, well I don't like it. There's no one reason I can put my finger on for that but I don't like it all the same. The text is poor to be sure but it's not really that. It's a lot of different things. It's the kind of book I might dip into from time to time just to find out something but not one I'd ever finish and that's the only reason it's not being returned.

    One other thing. Why, oh why, oh why is it necessary to use David John to read the text just because he's a Londoner as well? he's awful. Fink instead of think and so on. It's terrible it really is. Why couldn't they have picked somebody to just read it straight and who understands something of football or management anyway? His naration does not help the book. Contrary to what might be seen as popular opinion Londoners, like actors don't necessarily make good readers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nick
    2/1/17
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    "Great read"

    One of the best football managers autobiographies I've listened to. It's really funny and has great story's all the way through. I'd 100% recommend it!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    12/13/16
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    "Great Book"
    If you could sum up Always Managing in three words, what would they be?

    Really enjoyed this book a great voice over which really helps keep you entertained my only downside to the book is the constant switching and changing the time hes taking about. One min hes on about Rio and Joe Cole next hes back to talking about playing with Frank Lamps Snr


    What did you like best about this story?

    Honest account of his time in footie


    What does David John bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    he makes it sound like Harry is telling the story


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

    Yes, unfortunately I had work to do but one I looked forward to getting back in the car to start listening to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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