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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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By Edward on 06-27-15

Lacked depth

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

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By Nick on 06-27-15

Brilliant

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

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By Amazon Customer on 02-13-18

Cracking listen, well narrated

Great insight into BOD. Does leave you wondering what he would have done without rugby.

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