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Publisher's Summary

The best-selling autobiography of a league legend.

Johnathan Thurston is widely regarded as rugby league's greatest player. This autobiography will follow Thurston's journey from a Brisbane kid who was written off as too skinny, too slow, and too wild to play professionally, to his debut with the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2003, to State of Origin star, to Dally M and Clive Churchill Medal winner, and the fairytale premierships. 

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A JT absolute must read 👍😊

great insight into the man as a footballer, father, husband, son, nephew etc ... the good and the bad ... there'll never be another JT 👍😊 .'.. narration was average nothing to rave about ... some expletives in parts which doesn't really suit an audio book ... those bits would have been better received in the hardcopy ... otherwise captivating read from start to finish ... I actually finished it in one read ... so yes recommend !👍😊

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An interesting read even for non football fans

Everyone in Australia has heard of JT and as someone who doesn’t follow football, I really enjoyed JT’s autobiography. A very real story, warts and all, fears and failure, proud moments. Thanks JT

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Good stuff

I enjoyed hearing about jts life yes it was indeed a good book to listen to yes.

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Where's the JT laugh?

I just wish JT read his own book. I wanted to hear his laughing and not the narrators "haha"

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Great read

A good insight into the career of a legend. Amazing story. Just goes to show if you have the passion then anything is possible. Loved it.

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Great book about a great guy

Enjoyed listening to this book. It would have been even better if JT read it himself. The guy reading was ok but having JT read his own story would have been far better. Thanks for the memories JT, you’re a great man.

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Entertaining, Insightful and Inspirational

Any rugby league fan will love this one. All trials and tribulations Thurston went through to be the legendary player we all know and love. Thank you Jonathan

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What a legend.

Such a great story. From where he started to where he ended up is a true testament to what a hard worker and incredible guy JT is.

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Better than expected.

Downloaded as a last minute listen whilst I was driving. Rugby League fan but normally stick to UK players that i'm more familiar with so wasn't expecting it to match the likes of Moz.

It was a great book from start to finish. Doesn't match the chaotic goings on that we're used to with the GB lads but gives a great insight into the player mentality and inside looks within the NRL.



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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-03-2021

what a guy

love it just wish JT read it! also come guys get a documentary or movie made would love to give it a watch!!!

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  • Dave Morris
  • 26-01-2021

Legend

Enjoyed listening about JT's trials, tribulations and life.
well worth a listen if you want to know more about one of modern Rugby Leagues greatest players.

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  • 31-05-2020

Surprisingly entertaining

Loved this. Being British and a rugby league fan I had heard of JT, I'd even seen him live playing for Australia, but I didn't know his story. I was hesitant as I am not usually a fan of biographies but I'm glad I gave this a go. The narrative is honest, interesting and insightful. The reader is ace as the performance feels genuine, not forced in anyway and happily authentically Aussie!

An excellent introduction to the NRL and a good insight into one of the NRL's most beloved indigenous figureheads.

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