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A Life Too Short - The Tragedy of Robert Enke

Ronald Reng

Why does an international footballer with the World at his feet decide to take his own life? On 10 November 2009 the German national goalkeeper, Robert Enke, stepped in front of a passing train. He was thirty two years old. Viewed from the outside, Enke had it all. Here was a professional goalkeeper who had played for a string of Europe's top clubs including Jose Mourinho's Benfica and Louis Van Gaal's Barcelona. Enke was destined to be his country's first choice for years to come. But beneath the bright veneer of success lay a darker story. In A Life Too Short, award-winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his lost friend's life. Reng brings into sharp relief the specific demands and fears faced by those who play top-level sport. Heartfelt, but never sentimental he tells the universal tragedy of a talented man's struggles against his own demons.

Why does an international footballer with the World at his feet decide to take his own life? On 10 November 2009 the German national goalkeeper, Robert Enke, stepped in front of a passing train. He was thirty two years old. Viewed from the outside, Enke had it all. Here was a professional goalkeeper who had played for a string of Europe's top clubs including Jose Mourinho's Benfica and Louis Van Gaal's Barcelona. Enke was destined to be his country's first choice for years to come. But beneath the bright veneer of success lay a darker story. In A Life Too Short, award-winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his lost friend's life. Reng brings into sharp relief the specific demands and fears faced by those who play top-level sport. Heartfelt, but never sentimental he tells the universal tragedy of a talented man's struggles against his own demons.
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Why does an international footballer with the World at his feet decide to take his own life? On 10 November 2009 the German national goalkeeper, Robert Enke, stepped in front of a passing train. He was thirty two years old. Viewed from the outside, Enke had it all. Here was a professional goalkeeper who had played for a string of Europe's top clubs including Jose Mourinho's Benfica and Louis Van Gaal's Barcelona. Enke was destined to be his country's first choice for years to come. But beneath the bright veneer of success lay a darker story. In A Life Too Short, award-winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his lost friend's life. Reng brings into sharp relief the specific demands and fears faced by those who play top-level sport. Heartfelt, but never sentimental he tells the universal tragedy of a talented man's struggles against his own demons.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Telfer

Length:

13h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

45:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

35:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

47:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

44:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

51:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

42:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

41:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

48:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:06:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

46:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:03