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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Micky Ward Narrator: Bill Lobley, Micky War Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With the success of the critically acclaimed, Academy Award–winning film The Fighter, the world stood up and cheered for the inspiring true story of Micky Ward—a heart-and-soul warrior who overcame the odds to make history in the ring. But that was only part of the tale.

Now, in his own words, “Irish” Micky Ward tells his inspirational life story as only he can.

From his first bout at the age of seven, Micky Ward was known first and foremost for giving as good as he got and for leaving absolutely everything he had in the ring. When he fought, quitting was never an option. It was that indomitable spirit that would allow him to survive, battle against, and overcome the harsh realities that he faced every day of his life.

For it was outside the ring that Ward’s heart would be most needed, from witnessing his idolized older half-brother Dicky fall from grace to dealing with his wildly dysfunctional—if frighteningly loyal—family to the darkest of secrets that he has never revealed until now, and the numerous setbacks and defeats that would have stopped a lesser man. Micky Ward has remained a fighter, through and through, both as a professional boxer and as a man who finally found his greatest strength in friendship, family, and faith in himself.

From the rough streets of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the blood and sweat of the international fight game, to the bright lights and adulation of Hollywood, this is the rousing, moving, tragic, and humorous story of the one and only Micky Ward.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Micky Ward is one of the true mighty-hearted modern American men.”

    Melissa Leo, Academy Award–winning actor

  • “Read this book! Micky Ward has a great story. He's also a great boxer. On any given night, Micky Ward could come back from the dead and knock out any fighter in his weight class. Besides, he's Irish!”

    Mickey Rourke, Golden Globe–winning actor

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elise | 9/20/2013

    " Enjoyable, honest, interesting read. A little blood-curdling at times. Definitely only for those ready for profanity and blow-by-blow descriptions of boxing matches. And for those with any connection to Lowell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dennis | 5/6/2013

    " As a boxer-in-training myself, "A Warrior's Heart" proved to be quite appealing, focusing on not only the boxing aspect, but the personal relations area of pound-for-pound fighter Micky Ward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by William May | 12/31/2012

    " I enjoyed the book basically because it is non-fiction and affirms the old principle that hard work pays off. Anyone can write fiction. Not everyone can tell the truth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mark Rhodes | 12/18/2012

    " Great Book! Great Story! "

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