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Extended Audio Sample This Sporting Life, by David Storey
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (109 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Storey Narrator: Stephen McGann Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In post war Britiain a new writing style emerged from the bleak times. It was commonly known as kitchen sink drama. That sounds a little disrespectful now, perhaps, but these stories brought realism and raw emotion to their readers.

David Storey's This Sporting Life, set in the industrial north, brilliantly conveys 21-year-old steelworker Arthur Machin's love of his rugby league, his success on the field, and his feelings towards his widowed landlady, as well as his bouts of doubt and anxiety.

Stephen McGann perfectly captures the mood and the character in his reading. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Deanne | 2/2/2013

    " Traces a young man's career in Rugby, a brutal game. Do enjoy watching RU myself and support the Leicester Tigers. The book also describes Arthur's life within and outside the team, his relationships with friends, family and his landlady. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tim | 1/7/2013


  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris | 10/29/2012

    " The final description of the rugby match gave this novel an additional star. My main complaint is that I found the protagonist muted to the point of sometimes being difficult to understand, and he sometimes gave the novel a bit of a disjointed feel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mike Hawes | 10/13/2012

    " A real period piece this , *kitchen sink* drama they used to call it. Brilliant window into the early 60's. "

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