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Publisher Description

Why does an international footballer with the World at his feet decide to take his own life? On November 10, 2009, the German national goalkeeper Robert Enke stepped in front of a passing train. He was 32 years old. Viewed from the outside, Enke had it all. Here was a professional goalkeeper who had played for a string of Europe's top clubs, including Jose Mourinho's Benfica and Louis Van Gaal's Barcelona. Enke was destined to be his country's first choice for years to come. But beneath the bright veneer of success lay a darker story.

In A Life Too Short, award-winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his lost friend's life. Reng brings into sharp relief the specific demands and fears faced by those who play top-level sport. Heartfelt but never sentimental, he tells the universal tragedy of a talented man's struggles against his own demons.

GENRE
Biography
NARRATOR
JT
John Telfer
LENGTH
13:25
hr min
RELEASED
2012
May 28
PUBLISHER
Random House Audiobooks
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
614.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Blackieecfc ,

Eye opening

Fantastic book, really makes you aware of what pro footballers can go through, the highs as well as the lows. Poor guy, and through this book you can see how the death of one Man changed the face of German football. Excellent read.

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