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Jamie Vardy: The Boy from Nowhere

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Narrated by: Steven Kynman
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Jamie Vardy, the free-scoring talisman behind Leicester City's Premier League champion title, has become a modern against-the-odds footballing hero the world over. Rejected as a teenager by his boyhood club, Sheffield Wednesday, Jamie thought his chances had gone. But from playing pub football and earning £30 a week at Stocksbridge Park Steels while working in a factory, his impressive performances and hard work saw him rise again.

After successful spells at Halifax Town and then Fleetwood Town, he finally moved to championship team Leicester City. They gained their dream promotion to the Premier League, and after surviving relegation by the skin of their teeth came the fairy-tale season where a team arose together, and everything clicked.

Vardy's incredible 22 goals, including setting the record as the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches, helped Leicester City beat odds of 5,000-1 to become champions. Defying all expectations, it is simply one of the greatest sporting stories of all time.

'Even now there are moments when I shake my head at the madness of it all - going from the factory floor and playing Sunday morning pub football with my mates to scoring for my country against the World Cup winners in Berlin. It's the stuff of dreams. It hasn't always been an easy journey; some doubted that I was capable, and at times I was probably guilty of not helping myself, but nobody can question my passion for football or my commitment once I set foot on the pitch. There is so much that people don't know, and I look forward to sharing all of that and more in what I hope will be an entertaining and inspiring story.' (Jamie Vardy)

©2016 Jamie Vardy (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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what a story

what a story! absolutely inspirational story of an underdog. best book i have ever read to date

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Rags to Riches

interesting read. Normal football mad lad makes it to the big time the hard way. Really enjoyed it.

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  • Christian Goodyear
  • 06-01-2019

Amazing story

Other then the 5000 to 1 and Miracle on Ice this has to be the absolute best sports story ever. Vardy's real life might be even more spectacular then Rocky Balboa. An absolute must read.

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  • Andres
  • 01-02-2018

Speechless

What an amazing story. So well written. Inspiring! Probably the best sports book I've ever heard!!!

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  • Ryan muras
  • 09-10-2017

Quality story

Gripped and listened the whole way through in one go!

What a rags to riches story!

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  • Dylan Tucker
  • 02-06-2017

Fantastic

this book was amazing, easy to finish, great story for even a non soccer fan

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  • Mike Slatton
  • 04-02-2017

EXCELLENT

Everything about this story was exceptional. The narration, the actual story, and the candidness of Jamie Vardy in his writing to leave it all out there. It was something that every soccer fan will enjoy. However, it's also an exceptional underdog story. I'm glad that the real story isn't over yet. I can't wait to see what the decades bring to JamieVardy.

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  • Chris
  • 03-02-2017

Good but

Surely he should of learnt the names and been told the chants aren't right

Other than that, cracking listen

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  • stu
  • 09-11-2016

Great book

As a non football fan I am amazed at how much I enjoyed listening to Jamie's story, highly recommended

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  • George
  • 11-10-2016

Great

The reader sounded like vards but sang all the chants wrong, i would recommend it

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  • Phead14
  • 21-10-2016

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The narrator loses the context of the story sometimes and gets over excited making the story feel cheesy. He also needs to brush up on the pronunciation of footballers names.

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  • a j moore
  • 06-03-2019

Enjoyable

From a Leicester fans perspective the story is great and is, for the most part, well delivered. The only criticism is that some of the readers pronunciation of the foreign players names is annoying to say the least, and not at all like the tv commentators. It didn’t spoil the audio book, but I am surprised that this wasn’t rectified.

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  • Anthony Redgrift
  • 01-02-2019

Life after rejection

After reading Vardy’s account of life after receiving the devastating news of being released by his football club will hit home for many who have also gone through he pain personally and for the parents who have also supported their Sons throughout their own journey.
Honest no punches pulled and relevant, I enjoyed hearing his story of a likely lad who only wanted to play football and also got caught up with some life hurdles but overcame them. Very good.

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  • Awillcox
  • 29-01-2019

Terrible narrator

I couldn’t get past the first ten minutes, the narrator is infuriatingly irritating. Like being read a book by a teacher in year 2 at junior school

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  • Mr. William J. Richardson
  • 06-12-2018

One of the best

Great listen. Jamie Vardy's story is epic and down to earth. Well worth the cash.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-11-2018

V7

Vardy is our Hero.. Vardy is our King, brilliant book, amazing story. Chat Shit, read this..

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  • Mark James
  • 06-09-2018

Fascinating Story

Very enjoyable, like others narrator could of done a lot better by learning how to pronounce names. Prononcing Gary Cahill's name Car hill numerous times for example/

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  • Rak
  • 02-07-2018

Fantastic story

Listened to this in just two sittings. Highly recommended to any football fans. A great insight and inspirational story.