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Ok firstly so what if the narrator pronounced a few of the names differently, his pronunciation of other German words were fine. Even if they weren't it still would not have changed the fact that this is a very enjoyable listen, full of anecdotes, facts and history about the modern era of German football.
Listening through the build up to the 2014 World Cup it isn't surprising that they did so well and why England struggle.
What I found most intriguing was the in depth explanation of the German youth elite training academies. Particularly because my son is training in one as part of his school curriculum, but also because of the facts and figures and motivation behind it to develop a national footballing culture.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, very in-depth account of the troubles of recent German football, by a great writer.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
A good bit. It's somewhat a disgrace that the awful mispronunciation of not only German, but Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, etc., names and words were allowed to remain in this book. Lothar Matthaeus' name was especially butchered, with about three different pronunciations in as many sentences.