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So, you think you know Joey Barton. Think again.

No Nonsense is a game-changing autobiography which will redefine the most fascinating figure in British football. It is the raw yet redemptive story of a man shaped by rejection and the consequences of his mistakes. He has represented England and been a pivotal player for Manchester City, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Marseille, Burnley and Glasgow Rangers, but his career has featured recurring controversy. The low point of being sent to prison for assault in 2008 proved to be the catalyst for the reevaluation of his life.

No Nonsense reflects Barton's character - it is candid, challenging, entertaining and intelligent. He does not spare himself in revealing the formative influences of a tough upbringing in Liverpool and gives a survivor's insight into a game which, to use his phrase, 'eats people alive'. The audiobook is emotionally driven and explains how he has redirected his energies since the birth of his children. In addition to dealing with his past, he expands on his plans for the future. In this updated edition he speaks frankly about the gambling addiction that has left him facing a hefty ban. The millions who follow his commentaries on social media and those who witnessed him on BBC's Question Time will be given another reason to pause, and look beyond the caricature.

©2017 Joey Barton (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio UK

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  • MR
  • 11-24-17

Needless to say I had the last laugh

I must point out that I am not a fan of Joey Barton but thought it might be an interesting listening but the longer I listen the more I kept on thinking this was like listening to Alan Partridges fictional autobiography 'Bouncing Back'.

Telling story of how he beat team mates/general public with no real remorse, just blaming his upbringing and social groups but all with the backdrop of 'needless to say...I had the last laugh'. I wouldn't recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-07-18

not a great read

basically tells you how great he is and he never got to his heights because people judged him as a thug.....but he always battled on. basically that's the story

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-27-18

Painful listening

Nothing ever his fault and him trying so hard to pass of how intelligent he is .

Avoid

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  • gambling_man
  • 11-17-17

terrible

Arrogant rude person with no contrition. nothing ever his fault. even worse he read it himself which made it atrocious to hear.

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  • Gareth
  • 12-05-17

Inside the mind of a serial-troublemaker

Where does No Nonsense rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Pretty high up. An interesting and entertaining book written and read by Joey himself. An honest account of his life. It's easy to listen to and flows well. Quite revealing about his upbringing and career in football. Overall he comes across as a man still fighting his demons. When he's not fighting them, then he usually finds someone else to fight. When you listen you get the impression of someone who has made mistakes, learnt from them and grown as a person. However as he appears to lurch from one self-inflicted crisis to another you can't help question if he has really grown/learnt much or if the appearance of maturity is just an image that he has learn't to portray to gain attention or respect. Similarly he has a tendency to play the victim quite readily, and he has a habit of complaining about a lot (the government, his community, facilities, family, the world in general.....) without suggesting anything constructive to improve things. He also has that child-like outlook of being anti-authority but never seems to have demonstrated any evidence of seeking much responsibility himself. A very self-centred man but still interesting to understand how his mind works.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The book is about Joey. He comes across as honest, opinionated and a man (possibly man-child) still on a journey. At times he appears insightful although he does have a tendency to be highly judgemental of other people but very sensitive and defensive if anyone has criticised or crossed him. The book details many of his ups and downs from his point of view. He is no sheep but hasn't seemed to use his questioning and restless nature to actually improve things. Very critical of managers, other players, people in general but never someone so far who has stepped up to the mark himself in life to hold any position of any great responsibility or authority. Comes across of a bit of an idealist who perhaps has an over inflated view of his own intellect. He's obviously not stupid but many of his thinking shows a bit of logic and reasoning but lacks deeper and more complex thought and reasoning. Maybe this will come in time although maybe not.

What about Joey Barton’s performance did you like?

The book is helped by Joey reading the story. It feels more authentic that he is telling his story and this enhances the listening experience.

Any additional comments?

Overall a good book, easy to listen to, helps to understand what makes him tick. I enjoyed listening to the book and appreciate the author's honesty in him telling his story. Hope he does wise up and mature over time, learns to count to 10 more before acting and uses his energy to help others more in time. If he learns to spend less energy complaining and uses this energy in a leadership role, he eventually may end up OK. I have to admit I'm left with the impression that he will likely not want to let go of his 'play the victim' comfort blanket I question how reformed he is willing or able to be.

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  • Rak
  • 09-10-18

Brilliant and Honest Account

Joe Barton gets a lot of stick and some of it rightly deserved. But there are two sides to every story and he is brutally honest in this book, for better or for worse. Without a doubt, anyone who wants to judge him must read this first to have any credibility in their views. I found this book fascinating and gripping. Highly recommended.

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  • julie
  • 08-24-18

Great listen

I wanted to purchase this Audible as I have herd and read many things about Joey Barton and wanted to hear things from the person himself. He came across as a very interesting and intelligent person, who has made many mistakes and owed them. While I have never been a fan of any of the club's he's played for, it's a good listen for any football fan and I really enjoyed it.

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  • Dean Clark
  • 08-24-18

Interesting and engaging

A really good listen, and an even better chance to hear all of those infamous stories from the authors point of view.

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  • Tony Harvey
  • 08-21-18

Great read

Pretty honest and insightful account although I didn’t expect anything else given he always gave one hundred percent for my club which was (and still is) shambolic.

Would love to see him back at QPR.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-07-18

Good insight into the player and person.

Wasn't a bad listen. Good insight into a professional footballer and his life outside of the game. Seems a little rushed at the end

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  • 03-09-18

The story of a narcissist

A deluded man who blames himself for bad decisions BUT always has reasons why others led or forced him into those decisions .. Barton wasn’t the player he thinks he is ... not even close! His best moments have always come at a level below the premiership, as a Newcastle United fan I appreciated his efforts to win us promotion and stabilise us back in the top division ... however, his real legacy was the years leading up The relegation.. a poor signing on far too much money made by a shocking manager.... everything Sir Bobby Robson wasn’t was epitomised by Allerdyce and Barton along with the clutch of poor signings he made

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  • Richard
  • 12-15-17

Opinion changer

Certainly change my opinion, positively, to Joey Barton. I’ve already started to think differently about myself and others.