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This book is one of the deepest and most sincere auto-bios I've ever read/listened to and I have come across some truly great ones. The second half is up there with the best. It's a book full of sincere reflections, self-critiques, regrets, lessons and happy memories. You really feel that Roy has opened himself up for this one. It wasn't something he did just because he wanted to put out a book...he had something to say and wanted to get it out into the world.
I usually don't enjoy football books (though I'm a huge football fan) because they are full of recollections of how games went, with not too much substance in them. But Roy's book is something else. Just listen to the intro and you'll realize that this auto-bio is truly magnificent.
Cannot rate it high enough! Great book, great performance of the reader and great feeling listening to it!
A great listen, was fantastic to hear the story behind many of the situations the media may have twisted in the past. What a great character, 100% recommend people listen to this.
What did you like most about The Second Half?
I like the insight, a few things I didn't know. But most of all the honesty.
What did you like best about this story?
I liked listening to Roy's take on life after Manchester United. His reflections on his time at Sunderland and what he learned at Ipswich. Most of all his contentment and enjoyment as No.2 for Ireland.
What does Roy Keane and Stephen Hogan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
I have to say I would have preferred that Roy read the whole book.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Laughed most of the time - it's a great story. I enjoyed his achievement at Sunderland.
Any additional comments?
He's simply a good bloke. Complex character, flawed like everyone. I enjoyed listening to this second part of his career and look forward to reading the next chapter in time to come as he goes onto more success in management when he moves on from his current role with Ireland.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book written by Roy Keane and Roddy Doyle or narrated by Roy Keane and Stephen Hogan ?
I wouldn't listen to another book narrated by Stephen Hogan , Roy Keane's intro is great but as soon as Hogan takes over the book loses any edge. he ruined the book in my opinion -I had to switch it off
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Roy Keane and Stephen Hogan ?
Roy should have read the whole book himself or else stayed out of it completely - He set a tone which Stephen Hogan couldn't follow
If this book were a film would you go see it?
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
A Funny and insightful look into Keanes time at United and managerial career . Highly recommended
another typical sports autobiography that reveals very little about the vharacter of the man except his overwhelming indifference and insecurities in the world of football.