The Greatest

  • by Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by Simon Slater
  • 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What can Roger Federer teach us about the secret of longevity? What do the All Blacks have in common with improvised jazz musicians? What can cognitive neuroscientists tell us about what happens to the brains of sportspeople when they perform? And why did Johan Cruyff believe that beauty was more important than winning?
Matthew Syed, the Sports Journalist of the Year 2016, answers these questions and more in a fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative book about the mental game of sport. How do we become the best that we can be as individuals, teams and organisations? Sport, with its innate sense of drama, its competitive edge, its psychological pressures, its sense of morality and its elusive quest for perfection, provides the answers.

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Very Enjoyable

Overall a very enjoyable book. I would recommend to any sports enthusiasts. A great look at sporting triumphs, the characters of those heros and political impacts of sport.

The narrator was good, the accents however were not, sort of distracted from the point of what these figures were saying.

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- Kurt

A great collection of Matthew's journalism

inspiring, entertaining and thought provoking. Why did some riders in the peluton not cheat to win when so many were cheating in world cycling? What are the real lessons of great lived such as that of Mohammed Ali or terrible lives such as that of Jake Le Motta?
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- Mr. Jon Barr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-02-2017
  • Publisher: John Murray