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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Fever Pitch, by Nick Hornby, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt.

As a young boy, growing up in the Home Counties and watching his parent's marriage fall apart, Nick Hornby had little sense of home. Then his dad took him to Highbury.

Arsenal's football ground would become the source of many of the strongest feelings he'd ever have: joy, humiliation, heartbreak, frustration, and hope.

In this now-classic book, he vividly depicts his troubled relationship with his father, his time as a teacher, and his first loves (after football), all through the prism of the game, as he insightfully and brilliantly explores obsession, and the way it can shape a life.

©2015 Penguin Books Limited; 2005 Nick Hornby

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interesting subject matter but long and laborious

A must read for sports lovers . however , it is long and laborious .

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  • Mr
  • 11-14-16

2nd half chapters play in reverse

Great book/story but at about Chapter 30, the audiobook jumps to the last chapter and plays the remainder in reverse, finishing in the middle.

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  • adam
  • 05-17-16

Not bad but messed up chapters.

Appears to be a problem with chapter organisation as the last couple of chapters appeared half way through the book. With audible sign off advert.
Apart from that couldn't fault the performance or the self contained stories and history

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  • richard
  • 01-28-18

Book is still broken (Jan 2018)

Chapters in wrong order as others have said. Audible should not be selling this.

Story and narration are excellent

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  • M. SMITH
  • 11-01-17

Disgraceful Product

An amazing book and performance has been completely ruined. Halfway through the story the audiobook completely messes up and all the chapters become muddled. It destroys the story and is a complete disgrace. How has something so stupid been allowed to happen?

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  • mrjwood79
  • 06-26-18

Great football fan story, especially for gooners.

I always wanted to read this but never got around to it. listening to it has been very enjoyable.

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  • S. Clancy
  • 06-06-18

Chapters are in the correct order as of June 2018

The chapter order problem mentioned in previous reviews seems to have been sorted now. Enjoy this masterpiece. UTA

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  • Alex
  • 10-19-17

So close to the truth

Over 25 years later this still resonates with me. Brilliantly crafted and well told .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-30-16

disjointed

Promising start but goes nowhere ... not Mr Hornby's best but at least the tone is pleasant.

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  • penky
  • 04-02-17

great book. faulty file

The chapters are all jumbled up. Would avoid downloading until this problem has been resolved, obviously makes it a confusing listen.

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  • liam
  • 02-24-17

Technical Fault

The first 25 chapters in the audiobook are in the correct order and then the remaining chapters are all in the wrong order being read from the last chapter of the book back to chapter 26