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Publisher's Summary

There are few people who have been in the wrestling business longer than Jim Ross. And those who have made it as long as he has (half a century to be exact) probably made enemies or burned bridges. But that's just not JR.

Slobberknocker is the story of how an Oklahoman farm kid with a vivid imagination and seemingly unattainable dreams became "The Voice of Wrestling" to record TV audiences and millions of fans around the world.

Jim opens up about his life as an only child on a working farm, who became obsessed with professional wrestling having first seen it on his grandparents' TV. Even though the wrestling business was notoriously secretive and wary of "outsiders", he somehow got a foot in the door to start a historic career, one where he held almost every job in the business - from putting up the ring to calling matches, from driving his blind, drunk boss toward revenge to consoling two naked 600-pound brothers in the shower room after a rough match.

With all those adventures and responsibilities, he's also recognized as the man who built and nurtured a once-in-a-generation talent roster that took the WWE to new heights, including "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, and The Rock, to name a few. Listeners will finally get the opportunity to hear never-before-told stories about the politics, wackiness, and personalities of all the biggest stars.

But this isn't just a wrestling story. It's a story about overcoming adversity and achieving your dreams, as success did not come without significant costs and unforeseen challenges to JR, including multiple bouts of severe facial paralysis called Bell's palsy. Currently he is the host of the podcast The Ross Report.

Any fan of wrestling- from the territory days to today - will be enthralled with stories from the road and behind the scenes. Slobberknocker is the first time Ross tells his story - and you don't want to miss it!

©2017 Jim Ross with Paul O'Brien (P)2017 Novel Audio Inc.

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Somewhat disappointed

Jim is the greatest announcer of all time for sure! I felt the book didn’t really go in depth about the wrestling business. I wanted more stories and behind the scenes stuff. It only covers his career up until WrestleMania 15. To Jim’s credit his career was so long so it would be hard to cover everything. Maybe a second book coming later? Hopefully! I would recommend this book for the wrestling fan who grew up listening and watching Jim. Over all I would give this book a 6 out of 10.

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Ross Reports

From territories to Titan Towers, JR delivers. Good God nothing can break him in half.

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Great read

Great autobiography of a wrestling legend! Just wish the story didn't stop in 2001. Maybe a 2nd book in the works?

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Loved Slobberknocker!!

I chose this book as my first from Audible and just loved it. I laughed out loud multiple times and this really took me back to different times in my childhood. Anyone who loves wrestling and has followed Jim Ross will enjoy this book. Thanks JR for all the entertainment!!

Anthony Fanucchi
Discovery Bay, Ca

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believe it

this man's life is joyfully and painfully real, from the time he was seeing cows moonwalking outside of his hotel room, through all the pain and misfortune and love, he graduated a true champion and is truely a legend of his own way (the John Wayne way).

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Amazing story!

Proud to know that THE VOICE of my youth is such an honorable man. Great audio book. Thank you JR for providing your talents to this.

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Wrestling Fan

If you’re a wrestling fan you’ll enjoy the inside stories JR has to tell. I’m glad he did the narrating.

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Love It

Great story told by J.R I love hearing about the old territory days WCW,WWF etc.

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read personally by good ole JR

Jr is best ever. that he read this book personally is what makes the audio book a masterpiece

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Damn Well Worth The Time

Just like A LOT of other people out there, THERE will NEVER be a another voice of Monday Night Raw or just simply RAW to some EVER AGAIN. Some of the stuff that I learned about Good Ol JR were surprising, like his experiences with recreational drugs, a smoking habit, etc. However I refuse to let that diminish my image of him. All that stuff he did, went thru etc, just goes to show that even people that you don't suspect to have issues, do in fact have sh*t going on that they may never let on.

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  • Jaime
  • 10-16-17

Slobber knocker

I really enjoyed this book.
Having it read by the author isn’t always good to hear but Jim Ross really made me want to keep listening (just like he does whenever he’s doing his announcing for any promotion).
The performance is essential to me because audio is a huge part of my life, I’m blind and most of the books haven’t been available in accessible formats until recently.
I gave this rating because JR’s performance kept my attention throughout and to me that’s what audiobooks should always do, just like the original printed books are meant to do.
I look forward to the sequel.

Jaime

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-17

Jim, this was fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

I could not recommwnd this more. Thank you for your honesty and insight, Jim. God Bless.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-13-18

amazing can u write another book please?

every wrestling fan should read or listen!a truely incredible story of the greatest voice in wrestling!its a great insight into the wrestling world ,just shows what a long journey jim ross has been on its had its ups and downs but jim is a fighter & keeps getting back up.
Jim your wife would be proud of you for getting this book finished .
Could u please write another book?
i bet u have plenty more storys to tell.
thankyou

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  • Anthony Miller
  • 04-18-18

A must listen for all wrestling fans!

Absolutely brilliant from start to finish and well performed by JR himself!
Laughs, tears and shocks and a great insight into how JR went about his business! Can not recommend enough!

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  • Chris
  • 04-01-18

Got to read !

Brilliant must read for all Wrestling fans thanks J.R. Down to earth and real.loved it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-22-18

A must-have for wrestling fans

Besides the vast insights into the industry and the funny stories he tells, this book also carries a message about carrying on in the face of adversity. A fascinating listen for any fan of wrestling.

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  • mark ashill
  • 03-21-18

Such a brilliant book

Couldn't stop listening competed in only a few days. Am hoping there is a follow on to this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-18

Brilliant but stops a few years ago

Really enjoyed the audio book but wish there was more. It stops at rock vs Austin.

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  • Luke
  • 02-13-18

Absolutely fantastic

Excellent and compelling story, told by the voice of wrestling. This is my first audio book and JR had me hooked from the start. I hope part 2 is not too many years in the making.

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  • David Dully
  • 02-03-18

Excellent Book

Jim is a hero who has been the voice of wrestling for as long as I can remember great book and was disappointed when I finished it looking forward to the next one

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  • Sam Dallas
  • 04-05-18

Amazing book by JR

Thoroughly enjoyed this highly entertaining book. Highly recommended to all wrestling fans, hopefully volume two isn't far away

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-17

by gawd

from fan to the greatest commentator of all time. this book tells you about good ol J. R's rise in the ranks. in the wrestling business. it shows you how strange yet fascinating the business is and his passion for wrestling really shows in the book and the fact that Jim Ross reads it himself makes the book that much better