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The Test Audiobook

The Test: My Autobiography

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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Test, the stunning autobiography from rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll, read by Aidan Kelly.

Between 1999, when he made his international debut, and his retirement in 2014, there was no greater player in world rugby than Brian O'Driscoll.

In 2010 Rugby World magazine named him its world player of the decade - and since then the legend has only grown. Along the way he was tested - by personal loss, off-the-field pressures, and career-threatening injuries.

The Test is a book about how he took on those challenges - how a world-class talent developed a world-class work ethic and temperament. As he lost his youthful pace, O'Driscoll's reinvented himself as a player, revealing the remarkable character and drive behind the glittering gifts. In the latter years of his career, he put in a sequence of gladiatorial performances that etched themselves into the minds of every rugby fan every bit as indelibly as the legendary early tries in Paris and Brisbane.

Honest, gritty, and thoughtful, The Test is not just an essential sports book. It is an essential book about family, friends, hard work, courage, and imagination.

©2014 Brian O'Driscoll (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

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  • Edward
    27/06/15
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    "Lacked depth"

    Great Irish legend, but the book only ever skimmed the surface of Ireland's greatest ever rugby player.

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  • Nick
    27/06/15
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    "Brilliant"

    Best biography I've listened to, well done to all involved. A must if you like or love rugby.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lee J English
    11/11/16
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    "A must buy"

    Funny, honest and incisive. A throughly engaging read. BOD tells the story of youth's excitement in the professional era and how he turned into a wise old hand. Compelling narrative for sports fans and experts in the human condition.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    29/06/16
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    "captivating read/listen"

    Really enjoyed this. narrator gets a few words wrong though. Clanelly? Llanelli maybe?!! Sean O'brien becomes Shane in one team! But the story is good and gets to the point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Danny Haas
    22/05/15
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    "An Irish Legend!!!"

    Lovely inside look at a super pro!!
    It's a great read... Best book I have heard shofar!!

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  • DG Wilmont
    Belfast, NI
    15/04/15
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    "Great insight into a great player"

    This was a great listen, from cub to a retired player Brian fills you in on all the highs and lows of his career. The Dublin accent of the narrator was a nice touch even if some of his pronunciation of rugby names was amusing. I loved the inside the dressing room view of his playing days giving us Irish supporters that extra bit of info. But a must listen for any fan of rugby. I hope the book has a glossary of the team mates he mentions because its easy to lose track of who's who when he starts using nicknames. Anyway thoroughly enjoyed the listen, good luck and thank you Brian!

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  • Carl
    9/06/15
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    "Disappointing"

    Many rugby fans will agree that Brian O'Driscoll is one of the most outstanding players of his generation, his views of the development of the game during the march to professionalism are certain to be interesting and I am certain that there is a worthwhile biography to be written about him. Unfortunately this isn't it.

    The major failing is that the book tries to cater for the readers of the sports pages as well as "Hello" magazine and consequently the narrative is caught between two stools. Some readers will be frustrated by the frequent listing of team sheets and references to the playbook, while may find the tales of paperazzi and Dublin nightclubs supe

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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