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Bernie Ecclestone Audiobook

Bernie Ecclestone: King of Sport

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Publisher's Summary

For nearly forty years he has ruthlessly exploited and dominated Formula One motor racing, and now he is setting his sights further afield...This is the true story of Bernie Ecclestone, the street-smart, working-class kid who masterminded the transformation of Formula One from an amateur sport of the fifties into a global billion dollar industry of the 21st century.

Now, with his GBP2.5bn fortune, influence and power, Bernie has moved into the world of football with Renault F1 boss Flavio Briatore to turn Queen's Park Rangers, a struggling west London club, into a serious rival to the capital's glamour club, Chelsea. To many he was the saviour of Formula One, but there are also those who came into conflict with his methods. They have a different story to tell. Bernie Ecclesone, King of Sport reveals the unbridled avarice, callousness and corruption behind the hype of Formula One - and the warts-and-all character of the man who is now making his mark on the beautiful game. This is the true, astonishing story of the single most powerful man in thew world of sport today.

©2009 John Blake Publishing (P)2013 Prospero Media

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    Dean Brisbane, Australia 05/11/2016
    Dean Brisbane, Australia 05/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrible book - woefully narrated."

    This book is by far the worst book I have ever read. The story gets lost in unnecessary detail, and the narrator was absolutely terrible (Siri could have done a better job). I hung-in until about the last 30 minutes (in the hope it might have an interesting ending- it didn't).
    Don't waste your money on this one folks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 20/09/2015
    Chris 20/09/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story for f1 enthusiast"

    A good insight into Bernie Ecclestone's life. As an F1 enthusiast, I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Adrian N Bell
    Dubai United Arab Emirates
    4/11/13
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    "Terrible Robotic Sounding Narration"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Having an audible track that DID NOT sound like a robot. Shocking and completely unlistenable.


    Would you recommend Bernie Ecclestone to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. Not at all.Why? See above.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Norman Gilligan?

    A human.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Bernie's story is an amazing story and this audio book destroys it.


    Any additional comments?

    I am VERY disappointed. Audible should not be selling this sort of crap.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Nicholas
    Frinton on Sea, United Kingdom
    4/12/13
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    "Interesting story ruined by the narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I could recommend this book to be read but having tried to listen for the first couple of hours, the narrator just makes me want to scream! Sadly what is a very interesting life story is wrecked by a dull and over punctuated narrator. He sets out and manages very well to pronounce every syllable but this effectively kills any inflection and just gets in the way of the story. Very disappointing and I would avoid this narrator in the future.


    How could the performance have been better?

    If this had only been read by someone who could just talk then it would be a great audio book. Its been made to sound so dull when in fact its a good book!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mr D R Reeve
    29/06/16
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    "Great story, terrible narration."

    Very interesting story about the enigma of Bernie, but terrible narration by this guy, makes it difficult to get used to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine
    13/05/15
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    "Interesting story but poor delivery"

    An interesting story but the narration was appalling.

    For some reason at the end of each chapter some music appeared over the narration so you miss the last few sentences

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • East Stander
    19/10/14
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    "Like listening to a railway station announcer"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you like listening to computerised station announcements this is the book for you. A potentially interesting story is totally spoilt by computerised narration that is devoid of any emotion and is delivered like a slow machine gun.


    Would you recommend Bernie Ecclestone to your friends? Why or why not?

    The book yes but not this audiobook.


    What didn’t you like about Norman Gilligan’s performance?

    Disgraceful. If I was him I'd get my name removed from any sort of mention.


    What character would you cut from Bernie Ecclestone?

    The narrator


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy this audiobook

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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