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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (238 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roy Williams Narrator: Alan Winter, Rick Adamson Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781615730216
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The inspirational story of the most successful men's basketball coach in NCAA history <#150> the man in charge of North Carolina's Tar Heels. He reveals how determination took him from an impoverished home to the pinnacle of coaching success, culminating Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/28/2014

    " This was a great overview of Coach Roy Williams life and career as the basketball coach of Kansas and North Carolina. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 joelene | 1/24/2014

    " it's easy to read an autobiography about your favorite bball team's coach. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby Ward | 1/18/2014

    " An awesome overview of Roy's life with some fun insights about his teams! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. | 1/13/2014

    " ROY <3 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alston | 12/9/2013

    " Only gave 3 bc im a heels fan... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 12/4/2013

    " A good read about Roy Williams and how/why he lives/coaches the way he does. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken McDouall | 11/16/2013

    " Ol' Roy isn't going to win any writing awards any time soon, but that's OK--he wins enough basketball games! Not really such a compelling life story, but there's plenty here to interest any serious Tar Heel basketball fans. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan Snyder | 11/10/2013

    " It was a great read as a Tarheel fan but no one outside the family is going to find it interesting. It seems Roy Williams created UNC's dynasty by convincing Dean Smith to go after Michael Jordan. Four national titles later we found ourselves in The NIT. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 8/9/2013

    " Great book about a great coach who happens to be a solid all-around man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 4/27/2013

    " Hard to believe I could love UNC more but I do after reading this book. I am a huge Roy Williams fan! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ram | 10/20/2012

    " Dude, totally. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 10/16/2012

    " Easy to read, good story about an ordinary fellow maturing into a dadgum extraordinary college basketball coach. I liked Roy before. I like him more now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melyssa | 7/21/2012

    " Good book. Definitely learned things about Roy Williams that I didn't know before. As a Carolina alum, it was hard to read the chapter about his decision to stay at Kansas. It wasn't any more fun to read than it was to watch it happen the first time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Thompson | 6/21/2012

    " Enjoyed the book for its tidbits of info that was new to me. It was pretty cheesy but Roy is a cheesy guy. I think the author did well in using Roy's voice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lebron griffin jordan JR | 7/19/2011

    " This book is one of the best books I have ever read. It tells about the great game of basketball. Soon I will be playing for him and after I read this book, Im glad I accepted a schoolership. Thanks coach. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Grace | 6/10/2011

    " LOVE ROY! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Barker | 4/12/2011

    " Great Coach who has lived a blessed life that he earned through hard work and dedication. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clayton Mundell | 2/15/2011

    " Haha all of you Duke fans can suck it Roy Williams is awsome "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan | 11/19/2010

    " It was a great read as a Tarheel fan but no one outside the family is going to find it interesting. It seems Roy Williams created UNC's dynasty by convincing Dean Smith to go after Michael Jordan. Four national titles later we found ourselves in The NIT. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 3/7/2010

    " Great book about a great coach who happens to be a solid all-around man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 1/27/2010

    " I love Roy's beliefs, story and principles.
    Makes you absolutely trust him as a coach and as a person.
    Also makes you feel lucky you went to school at UNC.
    I'm not Tarheel born nor Tarheel bred but i'll bleed blue til I'm Tarheel dead! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 1/25/2010

    " Easy to read, good story about an ordinary fellow maturing into a dadgum extraordinary college basketball coach. I liked Roy before. I like him more now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 1/10/2010

    " Hard to believe I could love UNC more but I do after reading this book. I am a huge Roy Williams fan! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 12/28/2009

    " An awesome overview of Roy's life with some fun insights about his teams! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alston | 12/25/2009

    " Only gave 3 bc im a heels fan... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 12/16/2009

    " This book is a little corny but I believe Roy is real and also he just happens to be the best coach of the best basketball program in the country…..GO HEEELS! "

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About the Author

Roy Williams is the current head basketball coach at the University of North Carolina.

About the Narrators

Alan Winter is an audiobook narrator whose readings include Hard Work by Roy Williams and Sexual Intelligence by Marty Klein, among others.

Rick Adamson is an award-winning voice artist with more than twenty years’ experience in voiceovers, spoken word events, event announcing, and children’s media, as well as commercials for well-known international corporations. He has narrated numerous television and film documentaries, including Croatia, co-narrated with Martin Sheen. His audiobook narration includes more than two dozen major books, as well as dozens of early-reader titles for juveniles. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2011 for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for In a Heartbeat, and he was among the finalists for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Personal Development/Motivational Work for Younger Next Year. He earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for the ensemble narration of Rough Water.