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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (463 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shaquille O’Neal, Shaquille O’Neal Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781611135763
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Superman, Diesel, the Big Aristotle, Shaq Fu, the Big Daddy, the Big Shaqtus, Wilt Chamberneezy, the Real Deal, the Big Shamrock, and Shaq: you know him by any number of names, and chances are you know all about his legendary basketball career.

Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal is a four-time NBA champion and a three-time NBA Finals MVP. After being an All-American at Louisiana State University, he was the overall number one draft pick in the NBA in 1992. In his nineteen-year career, Shaq racked up 28,596 career points (including 5,935 free throws!), 13,099 rebounds, 3,026 assists, 2,732 blocks, and fifteen all-star appearances.

These are statistics that are almost as massive as the man himself. His presence—both physically and psychologically—made him a dominant force in the game for two decades. But if you follow the game, you also know that there’s a lot more to Shaquille O’Neal than just basketball.

Shaq is famous for his playful, and at times, provocative personality. He is literally outsized in both scale and persona. Whether rapping on any of his five albums, challenging celebrities on his hit television show “Shaq Vs.,” studying for his PhD or serving as a reserve police officer, there’s no question that Shaq has led a unique and multi-dimensional life. And in this rollicking new autobiography, Shaq discusses his remarkable journey, including his candid thoughts on teammates and coaches like Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Phil Jackson, and Pat Riley.

From growing up in difficult circumstances and getting cut from his high school basketball team to his larger-than-life basketball career, Shaq lays it all out in Shaq Uncut: My Story.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Braggadocio aside, O’Neal has intriguing insights into the fraught group dynamics of a sport where positional roles are uniquely ill-defined…Preening and prickly, Shaq’s reminiscences illuminate the knotty psychology behind the swagger.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Dion Graham’s narration meets a great challenge, and he more than succeeds…He perfectly captures Shaq’s quirky speech patterns and conveys the drama of his eventful life…This sports bio is a cut above most others, and Graham’s audio presentation makes it even more special.”

    AudioFile

  • “Shaq supplies huge dollops of humor, great basketball anecdotes, and all of his outsized personality.”

    Booklist

  • “Ubiquitous NBA superstar O’Neal offers an entertaining, if undeniably self-serving chronicle of his unique career…consistently captivating.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Ross | 2/20/2014

    " I listened to the audio book narrated by Dion Graham and I have to say he sounds an awful lot like Shaquille himself. This book is sometimes very funny and I enjoyed hearing about the situation between Shaq and Kobe Bryant. I like Shaq and have a lot of respect for him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 wade | 2/20/2014

    " This book is a cut above most sports autobiography because it is not solely about basketball. Shaq writes about his upbringing, his life as a policeman, in college, as a rapper, as a movie and a reality television star etc. Shaq does have an ego but that is just Shaq being Shaq. He also tells about the people in his life that he admires and those that he has had trouble with and why. This book will be liked by a niche audience of Shaq fans, LSU fans, NBA fans and sports fans in general. He also has a great sense of humor which comes out in his writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monie M | 2/15/2014

    " I guess this is what I expected from Shaq about his career and the people he's played with. Entertaining, a quick read with some juicy bits of gossip. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle | 2/6/2014

    " An easy read and it was cool to read Shaq's opinion of other NBA players. However, rather than reading as an open look at the real life of Shaq it read like a promo. I'd much rather read a biography like Agassi's Open where you get a look at the real person behind the image. But I still read this book in almost a single sitting so I can't complain too much. Kudos to Shaq for a great career, a great impact through his charitable activities, and now for his turn as an entertaining author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Neal | 1/28/2014

    " Shaq is bigger than life in personality to go along with his physical size and his big heart. I would so like to chill with him for a bit and spend an afternoon laughing! This a great read from someone who doesn't mince words. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Sattam | 1/22/2014

    " My favorite basketball player, loved it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 1/20/2014

    " Could have been a lot better. Some factual errors (e.g., Texas University at Austin), jumpy storytelling, missing info. Enjoyable enough to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aurora | 1/15/2014

    " If you like basketball you'll like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 707Jackson | 1/14/2014

    " this book is pretty funny and it talks about alot of things he went through in his chiled hood and hopefully i won't make the same mistakes "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Rodriguez | 12/11/2013

    " This was a quick and fun read. I hadn't read a sports bio in awhile, but it was interesting to get a look into Shaq's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oscar Del | 11/13/2013

    " this book is really good it explains alot about shaqs life and helps understand his young life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara Renard | 10/30/2013

    " very interesting! love shaq! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dave | 9/16/2013

    " Best thing I can say about Shaq is that he always brings a smile to my face. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren orso | 7/2/2013

    " did you guys know shaq is a cop? does that mean cops are cool? what a conflict. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chase | 6/17/2013

    " This book is great! i love this book! It goes really in depth with shaqs life like the struggles, accomplishments etc. It is really inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 12/16/2012

    " Good book flows easy really quick read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George Anthony | 12/4/2012

    " A great read, I read it in 24 hours I could not put it down. Very entertaining and honest. This is what I expected from Shaq. Always doing his best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JackT | 4/18/2012

    " Shaq is awesome "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 12/13/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. You get a lot of insight of some of the story lines invovled in Shaq's career and his honest take on how everything went. Very interesting. "

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About the Author

Shaquille O’Neal is a retired American basketball player and current analyst on the Emmy Award–winning television program Inside the NBA. Following a successful career at Louisiana State University, he was drafted into the NBA by the Orlando Magic. He has won many awards and accolades throughout his time in the NBA, including being a four-time NBA champion, a three-time finals MVP, a 15-time NBA All Star, Rookie of the Year, and a four-time NBA champion. He won three consecutive championships with the Los Angeles Lakers from 2000–2002. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Shaq Uncut: My Story and two other books, Shaq Talks Back and Shaq and the Beanstalk: And Other Very Tall Tales.

About the Narrator

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of dozens of Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.