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Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography

Narrated by: Joshua Henry
Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
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Love him or loathe him, ‘Iron' Mike Tyson is an icon and one of the most fascinating sporting figures of our time.

In this no-holds-barred autobiography, Tyson lays bare his demons and tells his story: from poverty to stardom to hell and back again.

In his first autobiography, ‘Iron' Mike Tyson pulls no punches and lays bare the story of his remarkable life and career.

Co-written with Larry Sloman, author of Antony Keidis's best-selling memoir Scar Tissue, this is a visceral, and unpause-able story of a man born and raised to brutality, who reached the heights of stardom before falling to crime, substance abuse and infamy.

Full of all the controversy and complexity that you would expect from a man who delighted as much as he shocked, this is a book that will surprise people and reveal a fascinating character beneath the exterior of violence.

If you think you know all about Mike Tyson, read this book and think again.

©2013 Mike Tyson (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Love it!

My first audio book ever and I absolutely loved it. Definitely not for the faint hearted.

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as if Mike Tyson was talking to you

waaw. what a story. what a life.
most captivating book I've listened too in a while

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Tyson fan before and more after reading the book

I've always been a Tyson fan since I was a kid. He will always be one of the most exciting boxers to watch in my mind. I got to know more about him after reading the book and wish him all the best. Hope he finds peace and happiness--that I believe is just as cool as finding success in the limelight. Cheers!! 👊😉

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  • James
  • 03-03-17

Why didn't he read it?

If Mike Tyson had read it himself I would have enjoyed it much much more.

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  • Chris
  • 02-27-14

An extremely open account of a rollercoaster life!

Would you consider the audio edition of Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography to be better than the print version?

I have never read the printed version so I cannot really comment, but the narration on this audio edition is excellent.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography?

I honestly couldn't specify one particular part of the book, the whole story is gripping. From Tyson's childhood memories, training, fights and his battle with women, drugs & alcohol. A fantastic listen!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

As I said above, it's difficult to identify specific parts, however, the accounts of his relationship with Cus D'Amato and how he built Tyson both physically and, probably even more so mentally, into the fighter who became the youngest heavyweight champion of the world was brilliant listen.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both! Tyson really has lead an eventful life and this book gives a "warts & all" account of it. He tells the stories of his off the wall life episodes and gives honest explanations of his mental state throughout. It has amusing and extremely moving parts.

Any additional comments?

Brilliant narration and an excellent listen!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-21-17

listening/reading you won't want to stop.

Fantastic autobiography. Highly recommended. A fascinating look into the mad world of Mike Tyson. 😎

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  • Clair Holmes
  • 08-04-17

WOW had me griped for day's

He never sugar coats it, and why should he, He's the camp. narrator captured every emotion. thanks for taking me on this roller coaster ride

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  • Den Chandler
  • 10-29-18

They say you should never meet your heroes...

in the case of the Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson, this adage rings true for me.

All credit to Mr Tyson for the baring of his more than a little tarnished soul: this is a real 'warts and all' litany of misdemeanours, felonies and abuses of privilege, many of which he appears to be unjustly proud. The narrator did a great job of allowing the listener to hear a badly done to Mike Tyson coming across throught the performance.

If you believe that an disadvantaged upbringing excuses all then go ahead and enjoy. If, like me, you have at any time admired Mike Tyson the boxer then think twice about selecting this book. There is little to admire about the man and, I am quite ashamed to say, I now find myself with no sympathy for his issues and problems and absolutely no way to empathise whith anything that he has been through.

With the benefit of hindsight, this is a book that I would rather not have selected and given 20 hours of my life to. That is not to say that it is badly written or performed, or that it does not flow well; it is simply that, having met my hero though this volume, I find him to have not only feet but a conscience of clay!

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  • joelshepp
  • 10-06-19

Unnecessarily long

Unnecessarily long for something that could have been narrated in half the time. What a shame.

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  • Fawad Sabir
  • 09-17-19

Tyson - what a life?

Tyson is nothing short of an animal.. how he is still alive is amazing.. hes had it tough but feel he is somewhat still fooling himself with the way he chooses to live his life..

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  • Paul D.
  • 09-02-19

Amazing Listen!

loved it! Mike is so open and honest about his life- and boy what a life!

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  • chris o.
  • 08-20-19

A must read for any Tyson fan!

Wow! This book is mind blowing! When you've followed Mike for most of his career and think you know him, think again! I would recommend this book 100%.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-14-19

Great book! So raw and honest

It was amazing to see all that happened to him and how he overcsme it. Truly one of the greatest

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  • Duncan
  • 08-06-19

Amazing!

This guy has lead an incredible life and has faced many personal struggles. He is very open and honest and full of self reflection and a humbleness that I wasn't expecting. A great listen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-19

Warts and all, an incredible story.

If this was fictional you’d think it was too far fetched. But this is Tyson not holding back on an unbelievable life.

I read this autobiography a few years ago and had to relive it through audio. How do you blow $300 million? Well Tyson does it with ease. Juvenile delinquent, undisputed heavyweight champion, convicted rapist, cocaine addict, alcoholic, sex addict, born again Muslim, actor.

What an incredible life!

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  • Andrew
  • 06-15-19

Interesting story - flawed man.

Tyson’s lives an interesting life but still fails to take responsibility for most of his actions and spends a lot of time pointing out the flaws in others (particular his ex wife, girlfriends and former business associates) while down playing the impact his drug addictions, rampant cheating, desire to be a gangster, god complex and selfishness contributed to this. The book deviates between repentance and bragging in great detail about the wild parties and drugs making for a jumbled message to readers... is he sorry.. or just just sorry it had to stop?
Even at the end I couldn’t keep track of how many kids Tyson has had and was saddened by how little a part they play in his life. I hope his kids have someone in their life who cares about them. Also whoever ghost wrote this should have cut waaaay down on some of the romantic prose. The book jumps a few times out of pure Tyson into an English major who needs to put away the thesaurus.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-19

Great Read! Hell of a life

Great story about boxing’s finest. Couldn’t put it down! I can Highly recommend reading this.

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  • guy
  • 06-14-18

Not what I expected

A very interesting life, very honest and raw, however, at times a bit over indulgent. I always loved watching him fight, but could never understand how he could blow it all, this book has given me a great deal of empathy towards Iron Mike as well as an understanding for the man and his controversies.

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  • Hank
  • 01-12-18

great read ... wow

wow this was a great read I couldn't put it down...very raw and touching at the same time ... Mike is a real hero ... coming through the personal struggles experienced behind the scenes right through his childhood, his boxing fame to his turbulent life of relationships, alcohol and drugs ... was very touching ... highly recommend