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Bomb

My Autobiography
Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A hugely entertaining career autobiography from a true legend of Welsh rugby and a genuine cult figure.

In rugby there are the Flash Harrys and the Glory Boys: the fly-halves who run, kick and dazzle; the scrum-halves who nip and dart; the wingers who step and glide. These are the players who get the crowd on their feet, who set stadiums abuzz. But they only get to do these things because other, less glorified figures do all of the donkey work.

Adam Jones is one such figure. And for a decade he was one of the world's best. On many occasions when George North or Shane Williams was careering under the posts to score a try, and the crowd was engulfed in rapturous joy, Adam Jones would be hauling himself up from the turf, spitting blood and mud and massaging his aching neck. He hadn't scored the try, but more often than not it was his graft and strength which had made it.

This is the story of Bomb: the self-effacing manual labourer from the Swansea Valley who traded laying paving slabs for running out in some of the world's most imposing sporting citadels. He rose to the pinnacle of his sport, winning virtually everything there was to be won: Grand Slams, Six Nations Championships, Lions tours, Pro12 titles.

In a nation of rugby heroes, Adam Jones has become a legend. Only six Welshmen can say they've won three Grand Slams. He is one of them: not just as a bit-part player but as the beating heart of the most successful squad in Welsh rugby history. His was one of the first names on the team sheet. He was - literally and metaphorically - the cornerstone of this Welsh side.

In his autobiography Jones reveals exactly what goes on in the murky depths of the front row: the tricks, the techniques, the physical and psychological warfare and the mental fortitude it takes to endure in one of the hardest positions in one of the world's toughest contact sports.

©2015 Adam Jones (P)2015 Headline Digital

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-03-2019

addictive listening

couldn't wait to listen to this on my daily commute. very addictive listening. great stuff.

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  • Gavin
  • 25-01-2019

Good listen

Nice incite and a shame the way the rules changed. would've been better if he read it himself.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-01-2019

A brilliant read.

fantastic read,being from South Wales myself, inspirational, nostalgic, triumphant, well read. hugely enjoyed. Di Iawn Butt

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  • T. Dickson
  • 02-01-2019

Good story well read

I enjoyed the stroy and the deep honesty of the man Adam Jones. The reader managed to convey the impression that he had not rehearsed the material, in fact at times he seemed to be a total stranger to the text. Pity

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  • Mitchell W.
  • 21-06-2018

thoroughly enjoyed the book, thoroughly recommend

the book has been my companion to and from work each day on my drives home and I've loved every minute of it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-05-2018

very good listen<br />

very good listen apart from the terrible attempt of the Irish accent.
would recommend it

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  • Mr EWEN
  • 26-04-2018

loved it Bomb!!!!!!

a fantastic insight into a genuine legend that has played his part in redefining the front row. The best sports book I have enjoyed reading so far. Cheers Bomb!

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  • Rhys James
  • 27-12-2017

Excellent Listen

Brilliant book and insight to a modern welsh great. Well worth a listen if your a rugby fan especially a welsh rugby fan.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-08-2017

Fantastic

Loved every minute of this book! Audible version is great! Like being spoken by the man himself! Highly recommended!

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  • 24-02-2017

Narrator was excellent!

Really enjoyed listening to this. Good story, and as a non-fatty it was good to get inside info on how the scrum works :)