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Slobberknocker Audiobook

Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling

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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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    Robert Y. 10-22-17
    Robert Y. 10-22-17
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    "A great read for all fans!"

    JR was the voice of my childhood and as a long time fan the depth of his character still carries great stock with me. Funny, compelling, honest and sincer Slobber Knocker is another of his greatest hits.

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    VC 10-22-17
    VC 10-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Hope This Starts A Series"

    With this book ending in the Attitude Era I hope there is not only a sequel, but other books that go into depth of some of the events in this book. I was looking forward to this book and it did not disappoint. I would love to hear more of JR's dealings in the executive area, analysis of individual wrestlers, his thoughts on what's wrong with today's WWE product, his opinion of today's talent and future talent, also his thoughts on the WCW collapse.

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    Jason 10-17-17
    Jason 10-17-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Very very good!"

    Good Ol' Jim Ross's story was very interesting. I always enjoyed him from watching WWF as a kid. I would 100000% recommend!!!

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    Anonymous 10-17-17
    10-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Oh my Gawd! Oh my Gawd! JR slams it home again!"

    Great story and narration done by Good Ole JR. Been waiting a long time for this book and it lived up to every expectation I had!

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    Amazon Customer Utah, USA 10-17-17
    Amazon Customer Utah, USA 10-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "It's a Slobberknocker B'gawd!"

    Jim Ross, Scott Williams and Paul O'Brien did an amazing job of telling JR's story. I have read dozens of wrestling biographies over the years, but JR's story brings to light a whole new facet of the wrestling business. JR was not just one of the greatest announcers of all time, he was also a booker, a referee, a marketer, a promoter and most importantly, a die-hard wrestling fan. I loved this look at JR's life and travails. His voice is attached to some of the greatest matches of the 20th century, and this book gives you a whole new appreciation of the man behind the voice.
    JR's narration is perfect and was certainly the best choice for this tale.
    If you are a fan of wrestling, Slobberknocker is a must!

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    Jordan Brock 10-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Perfection"

    If you have ever had an interest in professional wrestling, listen to/read this book. Jim Ross has easily in the top 3 wrestling minds I've ever had the pleasure of learning from. His stories and experiences are collected here in what can only be described as a "gold mine".

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    Walker Dodson 10-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Truly a Wonderful Story!"

    When I discovered that Jim Ross would be reading his own book, I couldn't wait to get the audiobook. It did not disappoint. If you have a love for JR's talents, then you will love this book. He puts so much feeling into his stories. JR made me laugh, feel sad, and smile as he told of his journey through college, his start in the wrestling industry, and his rollercoaster ride from that point. It's an amazing book that I plan to listen to again in a month or so.

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    dan rutherford 10-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "how can something be better than perfect?"

    this was perfect and even more. great job, JR and team.

    thank you for being the voice of my childhood, JR. you're an inspiration.

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    Jerry Travelstead 10-13-17 Member Since 2014
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    "An honest approach to an intriguing life story."

    Getting to listen to JR tell his own life story was a blessing in itself. However, listening to the honesty and emotion in his voice that goes with talking about very sensitive topics with the utmost humbleness was priceless. Don't pass this one up!

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    Amazon Customer 10-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great story!!!"

    must listed the whole truth byJR himself! I enjoyed it emensly and will recommend to anyone who grew up with JR.

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  • Jaime
    10/16/17
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    "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
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    "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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  • d j smith
    10/22/17
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    "Good gawd almighty... What a book."

    I loved this book by one of my childhood heroes. It made me laugh, cry and feel inspired. The audio book was also superb as it is read by jim himself which adds an extra dimension to the emotion. Fingers crossed for a follow up book. This is a must have for any fan of the professional wrestling business. It was great to hear the stories behind some of the calls which were a soundtrack to my life growing up. I'm going to listen to this book a second time and as God as my witness my heart will be broken in half one more time. Amazing story of inspiration, humour and nostalgia.

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  • Chris
    10/19/17
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    "Fantastic"

    Very enjoyable listen made all the better by being narrated by Jim Ross himself. I actually looked forward to my daily commute so I could listen to this in the car.

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  • Anonymous
    10/18/17
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    "Disappointing."

    I had high hopes for a book written by Jim Ross. Although interesting, it just feels like details and anecdotes have been left out, probably to go into a second book8. This should be the best wrestling book ever written, but unfortunatly i thought, felt a bit hollow.

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  • N. Waugh
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    10/17/17
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    "A Slobberknocker Indeed"

    I finished this book so quickly, it flowed really well, with some laugh out loud moments, the people on the train probably thought that I was crazy! One of the best wrestling books I have read.

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