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No Spin

Narrated by: Rhys Muldoon
Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Everyone knows the story, or thinks they do. The leg-spinner who rewrote the record books. One of Wisden's five cricketers of the 20th century. A sporting idol across the globe. A magnet for the tabloids. But the millions of words written and spoken about Shane Warne since his explosive arrival on the Test cricket scene in 1992 have only scratched the surface. The real story has remained untold.  

In No Spin, Shane sets the record straight. From his extraordinary family history to his childhood as a budding Aussie Rules footballer in suburban Melbourne. From the legendary 'Gatting ball' to his history-making 700th Test wicket. From the controversy surrounding the diuretic pill in South Africa to his high-profile relationship with Hollywood star Elizabeth Hurley. Nothing is off limits, and Shane tackles it all with his trademark directness and humour.  

These days an incisive, charismatic TV commentator and analyst, the 'Sultan of Spin' also lets us in on the mysterious art of leg-spin bowling, revealing the secrets of some of his deadliest deliveries. As Shane says, 'Few batsmen, if any, truly know what I do.'  

A sporting great, a celebrity, a family man and a self-confessed regular Aussie bloke from the suburbs, in No Spin Shane offers a compelling insight into how a boy from Black Rock changed the face of cricket forever.

©2018 Shane Warne (P)2018 Penguin Random House Australia

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Awesome read, from a South African fan

I’ve been living in the States for over 20 years now, but vividly remember the first years of Shane bursting on to the cricket scene. Most definitely the greatest and most exciting cricketer of all time in my book. As a teenager, I hated the fact that he nailed the SA team time and time again, but was also mesmerized by this young guy with his larger than life personality and awesome leg spin skills.

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Thank you Shane for writing this brutally honest book. Information is priceless for any cricket fan, and the insights into all the things that happened during his life and career is absolutely fantastic. The narration was also spot on and very easy to listen to. Great choice. So I would strongly recommend this read or listen to any cricket fan in general, but most definitely any fan of Warnie Or Australian cricket. I think the insights and detail in the book will capture the imagination and you won’t be able to stop listening. Enjoy!

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Honest

Inspiring, in-depth, honest and capturing. Love the way he has opened up and been honest about his failings and successes and how his never say die attitude captures your imagination. His apologies are sincere and his friendships true. A New Fan was born by the end of the Book.

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  • Mark
  • 11-18-18

Exceptional and insightful account

I highly recommend this superb autobiography. The delivery and style is true to the subject and delivers a genuine and honest account and insights. I am a cricket fan which is reason enough to love this book, but I also found the perspectives on people management and leadership style really thought-provoking and enlightening. Thanks Shane (and Mark) for putting this together!

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  • Peter Knight
  • 11-16-18

The story behind the spin king

I’ve been a cricket fan before the Warne era and still am. I’ve watched his spellbinding performances in the middle through his career. To hear of those occasions in his words as well as what goes into making a fiercely competitive sportsman is fascinating. I couldn’t stop listening. Great read or listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-13-18

Good listen, informative, entertaining and funny<br /><br />

A honest inside oil of the king of spin, his life in cricket, family, friends and fows

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-18

Awesome story, loved it!

Wow! What a journey and a great Aussie bloke. Love ro have a vodka and redbull with Warney!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-19

Well Bowled.

Cracking story. Honest. Raw. Real. A great reveal of the man behind the cricketer.
Thanks Shane. Really liked it. Also Rhys Muldoon narration is solid quality.

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  • Brian
  • 03-08-19

Fantastic book

Loved it. Brilliantly written and read. The author really captures Warney and quite often the narration is so good you think Shane Warne is speaking to you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-05-18

Good stories

Was quite an interesting listen. I enjoyed it overall. Some of the narrator'd pronunciations we're off and that was a bit frustrating. Overall it's worth a listen.

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  • Devonuto
  • 04-17-19

Meh

Couldn't get past 1/3rd of the way through. There was a time I may have enjoyed this book a bit more, but after years of listening to Warnie in the commentary box, I found his story a hard listen. he tries really hard to make himself out as the good guy in nearly all situations where he was in no doubt, somewhat complicit.

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  • Mick K
  • 04-07-19

Don’t waste further time

A fantastic book describing the real Shane Warne not the sportsperson or family man so readily portrayed by the media. So don’t waste any further time and purchase this book now

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  • B J Gunn
  • 03-14-19

Warnie, there's always Spin

I loved this book so much I'm going to get the hard copy and read it again. I think it would have been better with Warnie self narrating as a little verbal context was a bit off but I'd still give the reading 9 out of 10.
Sp much going on behind the scenes that you don't hear about.
10 out of 10, nice Shane.