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The Bright Side

By: Jack Riewoldt,Gerard Whateley - foreword
Narrated by: Rew Hazzard,Jack Riewoldt
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​EPILOGUE NARRATED BY THE AUTHOR.

In his gritty and inspirational memoir, Jack Riewoldt reveals all about his remarkable AFL career and his personal journey of growth off the field.

Jack grew up in picturesque Tasmania, playing sport with his family and admiring his older cousin Nick. When Nick was drafted in the AFL, Jack’s focus shifted to footy, and that competitive drive helped Jack become one of Richmond’s most beloved and prolific players.

The Bright Side dives into every important win, including Richmond’s recent premierships, as well as the losses that helped Jack learn and build resilience. Jack’s positive attitude has helped him overcome a brush with cancer, the loss of his much-loved cousin Maddie – sister of Nick Riewoldt, with whom Jack remains a spokesman for the charity in her name – and the misunderstanding that has dogged much of his career.

In The Bright Side, Jack finally corrects some of the misperceptions. From mischievous youngster to revered leader of the game, it’s family and community that has pulled Jack through, and allowed him to become an AFL legend.

The book includes a foreword by Gerard Whateley.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2023 Jack Riewoldt (P)2023 Simon & Schuster Audio

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All footy fans will enjoy

As a non-Tiger fan but footy lover, I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about Jack’s journey. Rew’s mispronunciation of numerous footballer’s names was irksome.

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Good story spoiled by narration

I`m NOT a Richmond fan, but became a Jack Riewoldt fan watching him over the years on AFL360. Its a really good story., described in wonderful detail.

BUT .. This book would be better read page by page, NOT as an audio book due to the poor pronunciation of many important names and an apparent lack of understanding of the game of AFL by the narrator.

Audio edits / additions were clearly noticeable and sub-standard.

These two factors really spoiled the 'book' for me.

I would NOT recommend this as an audio experience if you are a footy fan.

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Very Enjoyable

Jack really narrated the story well as it was his to tell but we Tiger supporters rode the rollercoaster of his experiences.

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Highly recommend

I really enjoyed hearing about Jack’s journey. It was well written, detailed and captivating.
I didn’t enjoy Rew’s pronunciation of key people’s names or places, eg. Launceston. But he told Jack’s story well.

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