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Fathers' Blood

True Stories of Pro Wrestling Dads Facing Their Greatest Challenger - Parenthood
Narrated by: Sean Oliver
Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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"Sean has the unique ability to share the journeys of those who have sacrificed so much for pro wrestling, and he does so in a manner that evokes compassion, humor, and joy." (Justin Barrasso, Sports Illustrated)

"The stories are fascinating, mainly tear-jerking or humorous. It's a perspective never written about - until now - in stories only Sean Oliver can tell." (Bill Apter, author of Is Wrestling Fixed? I Didn't Know It Was Broken)

They were nomadic warriors, their business shrouded in secrecy. They navigated a world fraught with pitfalls. Abuse was rampant. Their world was perilous.

And they had kids.

This is the true story of pro wrestlers raising children while working the unrelenting road. All content was constructed via personal new interviews with the stars and their families. See how Sullivan, Atlas, Bischoff, Poffo, Russo, Santana, Bigelow, and more scored their most important wins and heartbreaking losses, told in a most riveting narrative style.

©2018 Sean Oliver (P)2018 Sean Oliver

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Sean Oliver does it again!

I loved Sean's previous book, and I'll say the same for this book -
"the audiobook is better!"

This is a unique premise for a story (or collection of stories with a unique premise for a theme, more accurately), there are moments that will make you smile, and moments that will tug at the heart strings.

Sean is a gifted impressionist, and there are plenty of Tony Atlas, Lanny Poffo, and Tito Santana stories - draw your own conclusions.

Plus some inside stories never truly heard before including about underrated stars who simply don't have enough written about them; Gary Hart, Bam Bam Bigelow, etc.

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Sean Oliver Does It Again.

Sean Oliver dives into a topic about wrestlers being fathers.

There are revelations about certain stars in the business who enjoyed growing up who now I have a ton of respect for after hearing this story. These include JJ Dillon, Eric Bischoff, Tito Santana, and Gary Hart.

There are stories such as Sean Walkman, Bam Bam Bigelow and Tony Atlas that tug your heart strings a tad.

As a expecting father to be, I take pride that this book shows that if they can all find a away to make it work, even with the lifestyle of a wrestler, then I can too.

Check it out.

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  • Iain Roberts
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Sean Oliver, master of the wrestling book

Where to begin? The best story’s are the ones that are true. Wrestling, for all the story driven entertainment with outlandish ideas, at its core has some very interesting people. This book goes into family life and away from the business. All the big names are here, Russo, Dillon, Bam Bam, Easy “E”, and after listening to this book, the amazing Gary Hart.

I never grew up watching Gary Hart here in the UK but after hearing from his son and Sean Oliver have to say about him, I think they should make a book on his life. I think it would make me laugh and cry.

I don’t want to say too much more as it truly is one amazing book and Sean Oliver is just a delight.