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No Spin

Narrated by: Rhys Muldoon
Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
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Everyone knows the story, or thinks they do. The leg-spinner who rewrote the record books. One of Wisden's five cricketers of the 20th century. A sporting idol across the globe. A magnet for the tabloids. But the millions of words written and spoken about Shane Warne since his explosive arrival on the Test cricket scene in 1992 have only scratched the surface. The real story has remained untold.  

In No Spin, Shane sets the record straight. From his extraordinary family history to his childhood as a budding Aussie Rules footballer in suburban Melbourne. From the legendary 'Gatting ball' to his history-making 700th Test wicket. From the controversy surrounding the diuretic pill in South Africa to his high-profile relationship with Hollywood star Elizabeth Hurley. Nothing is off limits, and Shane tackles it all with his trademark directness and humour.  

These days an incisive, charismatic TV commentator and analyst, the 'Sultan of Spin' also lets us in on the mysterious art of leg-spin bowling, revealing the secrets of some of his deadliest deliveries. As Shane says, 'Few batsmen, if any, truly know what I do.'  

A sporting great, a celebrity, a family man and a self-confessed regular Aussie bloke from the suburbs, in No Spin Shane offers a compelling insight into how a boy from Black Rock changed the face of cricket forever.

©2018 Shane Warne (P)2018 Penguin Random House Australia

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  • Mark
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  • 18-11-2018

Exceptional and insightful account

I highly recommend this superb autobiography. The delivery and style is true to the subject and delivers a genuine and honest account and insights. I am a cricket fan which is reason enough to love this book, but I also found the perspectives on people management and leadership style really thought-provoking and enlightening. Thanks Shane (and Mark) for putting this together!

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The story behind the spin king

I’ve been a cricket fan before the Warne era and still am. I’ve watched his spellbinding performances in the middle through his career. To hear of those occasions in his words as well as what goes into making a fiercely competitive sportsman is fascinating. I couldn’t stop listening. Great read or listen.

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Good listen, informative, entertaining and funny<br /><br />

A honest inside oil of the king of spin, his life in cricket, family, friends and fows

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Awesome story, loved it!

Wow! What a journey and a great Aussie bloke. Love ro have a vodka and redbull with Warney!

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Well Bowled.

Cracking story. Honest. Raw. Real. A great reveal of the man behind the cricketer.
Thanks Shane. Really liked it. Also Rhys Muldoon narration is solid quality.

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Fantastic book

Loved it. Brilliantly written and read. The author really captures Warney and quite often the narration is so good you think Shane Warne is speaking to you.

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Good stories

Was quite an interesting listen. I enjoyed it overall. Some of the narrator'd pronunciations we're off and that was a bit frustrating. Overall it's worth a listen.

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No Spin

Loved the book. Honest account of fascinating cricket life. Didn’t enjoy the narration though. Accents? Seriously?

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Fantastic

Really enjoyed this book. My only issue is that some of the players names have been mispronounced. Eg, Jayawaderne. Otherwise very good.

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A good laugh overall

There is plenty of good insight here from Warnie and certainly some interesting anecdotes. He is a legend of course, and has a matching ego, so you just have to laugh along with him sometimes rather than shake your head. Especially when he mentions how innocent he was on each of the many, frequent occasions he got caught doing something. It seems his life is made up of heroic deeds on the cricket field and the rest is one big misunderstanding. Aside from this the narrator makes a few mistakes and does not sound like a cricket fan. One fielder split a chance rather than spilt, and he kept saying Antig-you-are rather than Anteeega which was grating, and there were other examples, but the book is worth the listen.

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  • Riaan J. Vanrensburg
  • 25-12-2018

Awesome read, from a South African fan

I’ve been living in the States for over 20 years now, but vividly remember the first years of Shane bursting on to the cricket scene. Most definitely the greatest and most exciting cricketer of all time in my book. As a teenager, I hated the fact that he nailed the SA team time and time again, but was also mesmerized by this young guy with his larger than life personality and awesome leg spin skills.

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Thank you Shane for writing this brutally honest book. Information is priceless for any cricket fan, and the insights into all the things that happened during his life and career is absolutely fantastic. The narration was also spot on and very easy to listen to. Great choice. So I would strongly recommend this read or listen to any cricket fan in general, but most definitely any fan of Warnie Or Australian cricket. I think the insights and detail in the book will capture the imagination and you won’t be able to stop listening. Enjoy!

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  • 12-12-2018

Honest

Inspiring, in-depth, honest and capturing. Love the way he has opened up and been honest about his failings and successes and how his never say die attitude captures your imagination. His apologies are sincere and his friendships true. A New Fan was born by the end of the Book.