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Andre Agassi

From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi's incredibly rigorous training begins when he is just a child. By the age of thirteen, he is banished to a Florida tennis camp that feels like a prison camp. Lonely, scared, a ninth-grade dropout, he rebels in ways that will soon make him a 1980s icon. He dyes his hair, pierces his ears, dresses like a punk rocker. By the time he turns pro at sixteen, his new look promises to change tennis forever, as does his lightning-fast return. And yet, despite his raw talent, he struggles early on. We feel his confusion as he loses to the world's best, his greater confusion as he starts to win. After stumbling in three Grand Slam finals, Agassi shocks the world, and himself, by capturing the 1992 Wimbledon. Overnight he becomes a fan favorite and a media target. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned. Alongside vivid portraits of rivals from several generations-Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer-Agassi gives unstinting accounts of his brief time with Barbra Streisand and his doomed marriage to Brooke Shields. He reveals a shattering loss of confidence. And he recounts his spectacular resurrection, a comeback climaxing with his epic run at the 1999 French Open and his march to become the oldest man ever ranked number one. In clear, taut prose, Agassi evokes his loyal brother, his wise coach, his gentle trainer, all the people who help him regain his balance and find love at last with Stefanie Graf. Inspired by her quiet strength, he fights through crippling pain from a deteriorating spine to remain a dangerous opponent in the twenty-first and final year of his career. Entering his last tournament in 2006, he's hailed for completing a stunning metamorphosis, from nonconformist to elder statesman, from dro

From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi's incredibly rigorous training begins when he is just a child. By the age of thirteen, he is banished to a Florida tennis camp that feels like a prison camp. Lonely, scared, a ninth-grade dropout, he rebels in ways that will soon make him a 1980s icon. He dyes his hair, pierces his ears, dresses like a punk rocker. By the time he turns pro at sixteen, his new look promises to change tennis forever, as does his lightning-fast return. And yet, despite his raw talent, he struggles early on. We feel his confusion as he loses to the world's best, his greater confusion as he starts to win. After stumbling in three Grand Slam finals, Agassi shocks the world, and himself, by capturing the 1992 Wimbledon. Overnight he becomes a fan favorite and a media target. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned. Alongside vivid portraits of rivals from several generations-Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer-Agassi gives unstinting accounts of his brief time with Barbra Streisand and his doomed marriage to Brooke Shields. He reveals a shattering loss of confidence. And he recounts his spectacular resurrection, a comeback climaxing with his epic run at the 1999 French Open and his march to become the oldest man ever ranked number one. In clear, taut prose, Agassi evokes his loyal brother, his wise coach, his gentle trainer, all the people who help him regain his balance and find love at last with Stefanie Graf. Inspired by her quiet strength, he fights through crippling pain from a deteriorating spine to remain a dangerous opponent in the twenty-first and final year of his career. Entering his last tournament in 2006, he's hailed for completing a stunning metamorphosis, from nonconformist to elder statesman, from dro
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From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi's incredibly rigorous training begins when he is just a child. By the age of thirteen, he is banished to a Florida tennis camp that feels like a prison camp. Lonely, scared, a ninth-grade dropout, he rebels in ways that will soon make him a 1980s icon. He dyes his hair, pierces his ears, dresses like a punk rocker. By the time he turns pro at sixteen, his new look promises to change tennis forever, as does his lightning-fast return. And yet, despite his raw talent, he struggles early on. We feel his confusion as he loses to the world's best, his greater confusion as he starts to win. After stumbling in three Grand Slam finals, Agassi shocks the world, and himself, by capturing the 1992 Wimbledon. Overnight he becomes a fan favorite and a media target. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned. Alongside vivid portraits of rivals from several generations-Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer-Agassi gives unstinting accounts of his brief time with Barbra Streisand and his doomed marriage to Brooke Shields. He reveals a shattering loss of confidence. And he recounts his spectacular resurrection, a comeback climaxing with his epic run at the 1999 French Open and his march to become the oldest man ever ranked number one. In clear, taut prose, Agassi evokes his loyal brother, his wise coach, his gentle trainer, all the people who help him regain his balance and find love at last with Stefanie Graf. Inspired by her quiet strength, he fights through crippling pain from a deteriorating spine to remain a dangerous opponent in the twenty-first and final year of his career. Entering his last tournament in 2006, he's hailed for completing a stunning metamorphosis, from nonconformist to elder statesman, from dro

Language:

English

Narrators:

Erik Davies

Length:

18h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:15


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:21


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:57


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:08


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:56


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:52


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:57


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:35


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:53


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:11


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:25


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:53


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:11


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:54


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:27


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:52


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:08


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:45


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:50


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:10


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:11


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:55


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:36


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:42


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:41


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:45


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:35


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:49


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:31


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:11


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:32


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:02


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:34


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:40


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:36


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:52


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:20


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:45


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:21


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:49


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:13


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:08


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:17


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:53


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:48


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:52


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:56


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:24


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:41


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:58


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:50


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:50


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:45


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:58


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:06


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:04


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:30


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:32


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:12


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:28


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:27


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:06


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:49


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:30


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:45


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

08:21


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:46


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:48


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:01


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:29


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:30


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:31


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

09:12


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:22


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:20


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:49


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:37


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

09:21


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:10


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

08:00


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

08:04


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:29


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:47


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

07:27


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:59


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:00


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:49


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:14


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:38


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

00:30