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What a terrific story. Being from Massachusetts and living in Lowell as a kid, this book really hit home with me. Mickey Ward embraced his tough surroundings and through faith and sheer determination he literally fought his way to the top! While never forgetting his friends, his family, and where he came from. I would recommend this book to anyone. Bronson Pinchot is terrific as well.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
YES. Well written and the narration was fabulous.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Micky, of course. He overcame so many challenges, difficulties, and unfair life circumstances to succeed.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I wanted to because it was so interesting and exciting. I listened as I had time and often just drove off to run long errands so I could listen.
The first half of the book was a little hard going as the narrator was quite staccato, however he improved in the second half. If you're a boxing fan this is a must. Great true story
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'Irish' Micky ward was not blessed with an easy upbringing, but was born with an incredible heart and determination. When micky wasn't paving the streets of his crummy hometown Lowell, he was in a boxing ring giving his all.
This book documents the highs and lows micky experienced throughout his boxing career and also covers his turbulent relationship with his infamous brother and trainer dicky ekland.
Despite micky's patchy record, and his reputation of being a journeyman he was feared and threw a vicious left hook to the body that helped him win many of his fights.
This book is a must read for any boxing fan, but micky's story also acts as a motivational tale that shows what determination and courage can achieve for anyone in any walk of life.
The narrator was maybe a little subdued at the beginning, but as the story went on he became more animated, he especially enjoyed reading and acting the ward v. gatti trilogy. Who wouldn't?