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Slobberknocker

My Life in Wrestling
Narrated by: Jim Ross, R. C. Bray
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There are few people who have been in the wrestling business longer than Jim Ross. And those who have made it as long as he has (half a century to be exact) probably made enemies or burned bridges. But that's just not JR.

Slobberknocker is the story of how an Oklahoman farm kid with a vivid imagination and seemingly unattainable dreams became "The Voice of Wrestling" to record TV audiences and millions of fans around the world.

Jim opens up about his life as an only child on a working farm, who became obsessed with professional wrestling having first seen it on his grandparents' TV. Even though the wrestling business was notoriously secretive and wary of "outsiders", he somehow got a foot in the door to start a historic career, one where he held almost every job in the business - from putting up the ring to calling matches, from driving his blind, drunk boss toward revenge to consoling two naked 600-pound brothers in the shower room after a rough match.

With all those adventures and responsibilities, he's also recognized as the man who built and nurtured a once-in-a-generation talent roster that took the WWE to new heights, including "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, and The Rock, to name a few. Listeners will finally get the opportunity to hear never-before-told stories about the politics, wackiness, and personalities of all the biggest stars.

But this isn't just a wrestling story. It's a story about overcoming adversity and achieving your dreams, as success did not come without significant costs and unforeseen challenges to JR, including multiple bouts of severe facial paralysis called Bell's palsy. Currently he is the host of the podcast The Ross Report.

Any fan of wrestling- from the territory days to today - will be enthralled with stories from the road and behind the scenes. Slobberknocker is the first time Ross tells his story - and you don't want to miss it!

©2017 Jim Ross with Paul O'Brien (P)2017 Novel Audio Inc.

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BY GAWD ALMIGHTY

What an amazing story about pro wrestlings greatest announcer good ol Jim Ross JR !

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Amazing book by JR

Thoroughly enjoyed this highly entertaining book. Highly recommended to all wrestling fans, hopefully volume two isn't far away

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by gawd

from fan to the greatest commentator of all time. this book tells you about good ol J. R's rise in the ranks. in the wrestling business. it shows you how strange yet fascinating the business is and his passion for wrestling really shows in the book and the fact that Jim Ross reads it himself makes the book that much better

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  • josh w
  • 15-01-2019

Simply a blast from the past.

Good ol’ J.R. Has been the voice of my childhood. I have never enjoyed a book as much as I did this one. Even though you will never see this, thank you J.R.
Not only for sharing your story but reminding me to never give up. This is a must for any wrestling fan!

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  • Maci Hutson
  • 16-11-2017

Somewhat disappointed

Jim is the greatest announcer of all time for sure! I felt the book didn’t really go in depth about the wrestling business. I wanted more stories and behind the scenes stuff. It only covers his career up until WrestleMania 15. To Jim’s credit his career was so long so it would be hard to cover everything. Maybe a second book coming later? Hopefully! I would recommend this book for the wrestling fan who grew up listening and watching Jim. Over all I would give this book a 6 out of 10.

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  • Jon Kurozawa
  • 20-06-2019

a must listen for any wrestling fan

Was excited to listen to this. hearing JR's humble beginnings, his struggles through the territories, NWA/WCW and finally WWE...truly inspiring.

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  • Tommy Russell
  • 16-06-2019

great from word 1

great book and insight. exactly how an autobiography should be written with balance, insight, and enough dirt to say wow....well done

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  • Ray
  • 27-05-2019

a great man with a great voice

I actually had the pleasure of meeting good old Jr at a book signing and got my copy autographed. however as life progressed I didn't get a chance to actually read the book so I figured I'd give this a try. nobody could tell Jr story better than him.

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  • JPratt12
  • 16-05-2019

must read!

the only thing wrong with this boom is it ends in 1999. I want more!

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  • Chuckingdice
  • 06-05-2019

This one is a slobberknocker, folks!

Business is about to pick up! Jim Ross dives in deep with his personal history, and a peak into the business of professional wrestling. If you're a fan it is a must read!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-04-2019

Great stories

Really enjoyed hearing the stories of the old mid-west and all the other territories. Even better when you get to hear the great Jim Ross tell it. Can't wait for his next one.

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  • Clint Weimer
  • 30-04-2019

The G.O.A.T. of announcing

Jim Ross is the greatest. This book brought me so much nostalgia, and the stories were both hilarious and heart wrenching. I'm so glad I picked this as my first audiobook.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-04-2019

Must get for wrestling fans

This is the best wrestling biography I've ever read/listened to. If reading isn't your thing then I highly reccomend this audio book because you need to hear this story. its amazing.

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  • Jaime
  • 16-10-2017

Slobber knocker

I really enjoyed this book.
Having it read by the author isn’t always good to hear but Jim Ross really made me want to keep listening (just like he does whenever he’s doing his announcing for any promotion).
The performance is essential to me because audio is a huge part of my life, I’m blind and most of the books haven’t been available in accessible formats until recently.
I gave this rating because JR’s performance kept my attention throughout and to me that’s what audiobooks should always do, just like the original printed books are meant to do.
I look forward to the sequel.

Jaime

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-10-2017

Jim, this was fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

I could not recommwnd this more. Thank you for your honesty and insight, Jim. God Bless.

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  • Marty Naan
  • 25-04-2019

one of the best

so much to love about this. heartfelt and honest and a real insight. what a read/listen.

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  • Lee
  • 13-03-2019

Greatest story ever

Loved it simply one of the best biography ever thank you Jim for sharing it with us

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  • Rob Frost
  • 10-03-2019

The voice of wrestling for my generation.

JR's story is entertaining and inspiring. He narrates this as well as he commentates. Brilliant.

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  • Mark Walker
  • 02-03-2019

A superb audio book,one of the best.

This book is superb in audio format,you can really feel the emotion and written intention as J.R reads through his life stories,really enjoyable and some brilliant tales from Jim's career in the Wrestling business.

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  • Michael Johnson
  • 03-02-2019

Nothing New

I was disappointed as this audio book only gave me one or two new bits of insight into JRs life. He was definitely holding back which was a shame.

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  • RobRJX
  • 18-01-2019

Very Enjoyable

A great insight to JRs life. left me wanting more. I hope he releases the rest as it only goes up to late 90s. I was gripped through the whole book. love hearing JR read it.

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  • Noel H.
  • 01-01-2019

The voice of my childhood talks about his life

Have always loved JR and this book reaffirmed my admiration for him, 5 stars all day long. Getting to hear more about his humble beginnings and how he broke into the wrestling business. Can't wait till part 2 is released.

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  • Dan Watford
  • 30-12-2018

Great book, very entertaining

I really enjoyed this book, JR narrates it perfectly fine and it is filled with funny and interesting stories. A must for any wrestling fan.