Your audiobook is waiting…

War Room

The Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of Building the Perfect Team
Narrated by: Mirron Willis
Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
4 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Bill Belichick is one of the titans of today's game of football. Now, sports commentator and best-selling author Michael Holley follows three NFL teams - the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, and Atlanta Falcons - from training camp 2010 through the Super Bowl and into the April draft, opening a new window into Belichick's influence on the game.

This one-of-a-kind exploration takes football fans behind the scenes of the most popular sport in America, with unprecedented insider access to the head coaches, scouts, trainers, and players who make the game what it is - including new insights from Bill Parcells, Todd and Dick Haley, and Belichick himself.

For true fans of the game, and for fans of Badasses, Patriot Reign, and Boys Will Be Boys, Holley's War Room is not to be missed.

©2011 Michael Holley (P)2017 Tantor

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    24
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    4

Performance

  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    15
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    8

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    20
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Another great Michael holly book

Another great Michael holly book
Highly recommend pls read book
And other books he wrote

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Narrator choice - HUH?

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This is a story done wrong by whomever chose the narrator. The narrator's voice is that of someone reading by a fireplace as a professor at Oxford. He doesn't know how to pronounce very famous players' names. He pronounces routes roots. Come on man. The guy has no clue about what he is reading. Find someone with excitement and anticipation of the game stories and has some intensity to his voice. It takes the book story down a few notches because the reader/listener is constantly distracted by the narrator's lack of background in the NFL, the Patriots and football itself.

Booooooooo! What were you thinking?

Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Holley? Why or why not?

Probably. But, dude, know your listener and match the narrator with the storyline.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mirron Willis?

Me. I could have done this in my sleep and kept the listeners on the edge of their seats.

Did War Room inspire you to do anything?

Study the game as much as I can. I am a coach.

Any additional comments?

Be a marketeer. Do homework and get someone to tell the Belichick story with determined excitement and masculinity that matches the characters in the story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Not sure narrator is even human

I have no opinion of this book or its contents. This is due to the fact the narrator/robot used for it was so irritating and awkward to listen to that it was actually impossible to listen after less than 5 minutes. I actually thought there was something wrong with my setting or speakers it was so bad. How anyone could think this was a good choice for this book is hard to fathom. Horrific

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

great content, hard to listen to the vocals

not to be mean but, great content, hard to listen to the vocals. sorry Mike Holly

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Very Disappointing

So hard I couldn't finish the book..Narrator was a terrible choice.....rest of content may be good but at chapter 3 , I was done....worst narration ever....

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

War Room

The art of the War Room is in demonstrating how discipline, adherence to standards, and being able to focus a large group on a single goal is done with the best of intention, and winning is not the only benefits. This group becomes family and the family grows over time. Yes, it is about management and football but more importantly, the War Room is a story of the social benefits of creating something amazing!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Good book, narration less so

I liked the book but thought the narrator sounded robotic at times and mispronounced names in the book.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Poor narration

The content of the book is good, but is completely undermined by the poor narration. The Narrator mispronounced several names in the book multiple times, does not understand basic football concepts and misreads basic lines containing every day information.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • T. Le
  • San Diego, CA
  • 02-17-18

disappointing

expected to learn a bunch about Bill Belichick but was disappointed. There was stories about a bunch of other coaches who is wasn't interested in knowing about...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful