• The Test

  • My Autobiography
  • By: Brian O'Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Aidan Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-04-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (171 ratings)

Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Test, the stunning autobiography from rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll, read by Aidan Kelly.
Between 1999, when he made his international debut, and his retirement in 2014, there was no greater player in world rugby than Brian O'Driscoll.
In 2010 Rugby World magazine named him its world player of the decade - and since then the legend has only grown. Along the way he was tested - by personal loss, off-the-field pressures, and career-threatening injuries.
The Test is a book about how he took on those challenges - how a world-class talent developed a world-class work ethic and temperament. As he lost his youthful pace, O'Driscoll's reinvented himself as a player, revealing the remarkable character and drive behind the glittering gifts. In the latter years of his career, he put in a sequence of gladiatorial performances that etched themselves into the minds of every rugby fan every bit as indelibly as the legendary early tries in Paris and Brisbane.
Honest, gritty, and thoughtful, The Test is not just an essential sports book. It is an essential book about family, friends, hard work, courage, and imagination.
©2014 Brian O'Driscoll (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By Nick on 27-06-15

Brilliant

Best biography I've listened to, well done to all involved. A must if you like or love rugby.

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4 out of 5 stars
By floatyman2 on 26-07-18

not bad

its a decent book.there are too many nick names in the descriptions though, so if your not a huge rugby fan you won't have a clue,it would be nice to know the full names.also if i wanted play by play description s of rugby games id watch them on tv.there are way too many in this book.i feel we don't get to know enough about the man him self BOD.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Edward on 27-06-15

Lacked depth

Great Irish legend, but the book only ever skimmed the surface of Ireland's greatest ever rugby player.

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