In 1966 England won the World Cup at Wembley. Sir Bobby Charlton, England's greatest ever player, was there on the pitch. Now, 50 years on, Sir Bobby looks back on the most glorious moment of his life and England's greatest sporting achievement.
In 1966 he takes us through the buildup to the tournament and to the final itself, describing what he saw, what he heard, and what he felt. He explains what it was like to be part of Sir Alf Ramsey's team and gives us his personal memories of his teammates, the matches, the atmosphere, the emotion of being carried on the wave of a nation's euphoria and how it felt to go toe-to-toe with some of the foremost footballers to ever play the game.
He reveals what it means to be forever defined by one moment - how a life fully lived can come back to one single instance, one day when a man stands side by side with his best friends, united in a single aim, in front of a watching nation.
Would you listen to 1966 again? Why?
I may do because it wasn't the worst book, but it means little to me as everything happened a long time before I was bon, so I'm not reliving something I was witness to.
What did you like best about this story?
I like how in depth Bobby went and his explanation of his thoughts and the thoughts of others.
Which character – as performed by Bernard Hill – was your favourite?
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?
I'm glad I listened to this book, but it all happened before my time so I don't know whether I'd listen to it again any time soon.