The Best in the World

  • by Peter Thomas Fornatale, Chris Jericho
  • Narrated by Roger Wayne
  • 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

World Wrestling Entertainment has named Chris Jericho one of the top 10 wrestlers - and one of the top five talkers - of all time. Certainly, the past six years have been spectacular for Jericho. After a sluggish return from his 2005 sabbatical, Jericho found new inspiration in watching No Country for Old Men. and completely reinvented his character - ultimately going on to capture three world WWE titles.
The Best in the World chronicles some of the incredible and often preposterous highlights of Jericho's recent career, including how Mickey Rourke challenged Jericho to a match then backed out; his escape from the 2010 Icelandic volcanoes in a broken-down, European rental-car shuttle; his encounters with Bob Barker, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Al Sharpton, and Mike Tyson; and his on-again, off-again relationship with WWE chief Vince McMahon.

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Customer Reviews

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Jericho just isn't that funny or interesting

What disappointed you about The Best in the World?

It was much like his Podcast: constant name-dropping by a wannabe celebrity. The behind-the-scenes stories were good, until Jericho tried to be funny or witty. Then they were just annoying.


Would you ever listen to anything by Peter Thomas Fornatale and Chris Jericho again?

Probably not.


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Roger Wayne was fine as a narrator. Unfortunately he couldn't make Jericho's words funny.


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- TBane

Among the Best Wrestling Autobiographies

Would you consider the audio edition of The Best in the World to be better than the print version?

Yes because I only had to listen.


What other book might you compare The Best in the World to and why?

Mick Foley's books. They are very similar in humor and story telling.


Which character – as performed by Roger Wayne – was your favorite?

Chris Jericho of course.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen in one sitting and enjoyed it immensely.


Any additional comments?

Drinking orange juice while listening to tales of a wrestler's trunks coming off mid-match can be painful to your sinuses.

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- Vince Cooper

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio