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Slobberknocker

My Life in Wrestling
Narrated by: Jim Ross, R.C. Bray
Series: Slobberknocker, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (76 ratings)

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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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Great insight into a legend's career

This was an interesting listen and it gives insight into how JR got into the business, as well as some fine nuggets about many icons of the industry i.e. Roddy Piper, Vince McMahon, even some great stories of Muhammad Ali, and the list goes on. Perfect for any wrestling fan. Will definitely pick up the second book.

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amazingly insighful

I didn't realise the extent of what Jim Ross was responsible for. Anazingly informative and honest. Can't wait for the follow-up

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-04-2020

A real Slobberknocker!!

A truly great story about one of pro wrestling’s all time greats. I can’t wait for the next one and to hear more!!

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  • DMR
  • 23-03-2019

Better than it should be.

It is awkward listening to JR read his story at first. He is such a natural story teller it feels odd listening to him read as opposed too his free flowing podcast. Excellent stories will carry you through easily and it isn't the worst reading I've heard by far. More inside shop than I thought the company man would go and better than it should be lol.

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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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  • dinco-logan87
  • 28-08-2020

love it

If you are a fan of wrestling. You know JR. Hearing him talk about the business and getting some insight into larger moments of the business is wonderful.

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  • Lucas Keyes
  • 23-08-2020

puppy killer

had to turn it off when he talked about killing small puppies with a hammer

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  • Vickie M. Frost
  • 18-08-2020

the voice of wrestling telling his own story.

nothing else to say, it's JR. its beautifully heartbreaking and absolutely brilliant. if you know his name, you know his work.

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  • Brokejoke
  • 27-07-2020

I got Slobberknocked

another great book by Good Ol' JR! great storytelling, And very compelling career. write more please. I have now heard both your books. I am anticipating a 3rd. thank you for sharing your life and experiences.

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  • GoldenMisfit81
  • 25-07-2020

Great Book

loved it. was great to hear about the life and career of my favorite wrestling commentator

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  • Matt Dunn
  • 07-07-2020

Great Book!

I’ve always loved Good Ol’ JR. and this book doesn’t disappoint! Brought back a lot of memories from my childhood. Thanks Jim!

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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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  • Ben Cooper
  • 21-10-2020

SyrussTheFerret

Jim Ross and wwf/wwe, what more could you want? A brilliant life story and told only the way Jim Ross can

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-10-2020

Excellent

Very funny and in depth. Takes a long time to get to the attitude era/ WWF so if that's what your after then try the other book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-08-2020

Brilliant

This book was written very well and JR's narration is brilliant. The content also makes it very engaging.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-08-2020

Early Days of JR - A Must For JR Fans!

Very well read with some very funny moments. Really didn't know much about JR outside of WWE so was well worth a listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-08-2020

great insight into a wrestling life

enjoyed it thoroughly and came away with a better understanding of the history of pro wrestling in America. This having only known much about WCW, WWF and ECW

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  • Jon Burkitt
  • 15-08-2020

The Voice of Wrestling

If you're a fan of wrestling that grew up listening to JR call the matches then this book is for you, there is no way you will not enjoy hearing JR discuss his life and tell his amazing stories.

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  • paul sheehan
  • 19-07-2020

Voice

Will never get bored of listing to the voice of JR, you can feel everything he does Can’t wait to listen to the second one Thank you Jim

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  • Anne Payne
  • 09-06-2020

this is a treat to listen to

Truly the authentic voice of wrestling. easy to listen to due to the compelling story being told