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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,006 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nick Hornby Narrator: Julian Rhind-Tutt Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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Fever Pitch is the bitter-sweet autobiography which vividly accounts the elation and utter despair of a love affair with a particular football team. A phenomenal best seller and William Hill Sports Book of the Year, it captures the truth and absurdities of the obsessed Arsenal fan's mind, and whether you are interested in football or not, this is a sophisticated study of masculinity, class, identity, growing up, loyalty, depression - and joy.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leftbanker | 2/15/2014

    " This is a great book for the sports-obsessed idiot in all of us. It is also a cool history of British football for this era and even as an American I remember a lot of it. There aren't many people feeling sorry for Arsenal these days after they made it to Champions final in 2006, just like the Red Sox won the World Series as the movie was being made (or written). Who would have thunk it? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alicia | 1/30/2014

    " It was a difficult book for me to get through. I had read some excellent reviews, and have read other pieces by Hornby, granted, most are short, but I did not find it very engaging. Maybe it's because I do not enjoy soccer very much, maybe it's because I would find someone so obsessed with one sport to be a bit annoying. I love sports as much as anyone else, in fact, more than most people, but an obsession like that is just irritating. Of course, I also am not familiar with soccer/football in England, so perhaps English people or other Anglophiles would enjoy it immensely. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca Evers | 1/17/2014

    " another book I could not finish, actually had no luck in gettting started --- my mind kept wandering as I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Komodosam | 1/9/2014

    " A must-read for any football fanatic. So much different to the movie. Nick Hornby is mad, brilliantly mad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joelle | 1/3/2014

    " I liked the movie better (the british, 1st Fever Pitch movie) because it added the element of sacrificing one's relationship for one's crazy obsession, but it's an interesting portrait of obsession nonetheless. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 11/22/2013

    " My entire book club apparently thought this was a novel when we picked it. We all love Hornby, but none of us could finish this book. One friend said it suffers from everything having equal weight. I agree. And no narrative arc whatever. Bah. Stick to the novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justreadin | 11/17/2013

    " a book my girlfriend and I agree on. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Luis Fernandez | 11/9/2013

    " Complicated book. Don't read it unless you are an Arsenal fan and you were born in the 50-60. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kc | 11/5/2013

    " It's about growing up as an Arsenal fan, which I am not, so I don't understand most of the references! Well written though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andleeb | 10/29/2013

    " Nick Hornby introduced me to a new level of football fandom. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 9/4/2013

    " For an American who played soccer for 30 years, but only started to follow English soccer recently, this is a fine course in the culture and history of the Premiership. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 8/5/2013

    " in the middle of reading this book, jimmy fallon burst into my room and laughed at an inappropriate moment. horatio sanz (who is often a weekend houseguest of mine) found this hilarious. chris parnell, a consumate professional, was nonplussed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 6/15/2013

    " As a neophyte Arsenal fan I found this book intriguing, if not a little intimidating. It was well-written, and of course, about more than just football. Thought it was great. Put my sports fandom in perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 angrykitty | 2/26/2013

    " this was one that i liked, but found myself missing out on parts since i'm not a brit. still much better than the american movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stein Lillemoen | 10/3/2012

    " Nerdy and therapy characterized about boring Arsenal in the pre-Wenger era. Good fun and charming though, especially the listing of perfect match ingredients in one of the last chapters "

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About the Author
Author Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby is the author of the internationally bestselling novels High Fidelity, About a Boy, A Long Way Down, Slam, Juliet, Naked, and Funny Girl, as well as several works of nonfiction. He lives in London.

About the Narrator

Julian Rhind-Tutt is an actor and voice artist. His audiobook narrations have earned five AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His film appearances include roles in The Madness of King George, The Saint, Les Misérables, Notting Hill, and Tomorrow Never Dies, while his television credits include Reckless, Dangerfield, and Richard II. His stage work includes Editing Process, The Way of the World, Catherine Howard, and as the Duke of York in The Madness of George III. He is also the recipient of the Carlton Hobbs Award from BBC Radio.