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Darren Lockyer - Autobiography

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  55 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Darren Lockyer will celebrate his 34th birthday this year. Of those 34 years, 17 have been spent putting his body through hell in perhaps the toughest football competition on the planet. Lockyer has, quite literally, spent half his lifetime in the NRL. By season's end Lockyer is set to hold the all–time appearance record for club, state, and country. The remarkable longevi ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Random House Australia
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Mar 06, 2012 Michelle rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Broncos and Queensland fans
"That's pretty special in my book (and this is my book)"

Well Mr Lockyer, you're pretty special in my book (review) and this is my book (review) ;)

Some of my GoodReads friends will already know that I am a very proud Queenslander. I love watching NRL and my favourite team has always been the Brisbane Broncos (Dad made sure he indoctrinated me early on and I've loved them since I was 4 years old). Funnily enough, although I have loved watching every game on TV I have been to a total of four live g
I loved this book as it went through the life of a legendary footy player. Darren told us about his junior clubs and how he made it to the top clubs. This is interesting as Darren lockyer wrote it himself. This book shows me that anything can happen if you have the skill.
Like Shane Webke's book, this one is burdened by its politeness. I understand why they release these things as the players are retiring (sales of course!), but it means that, unless the player is willing to burn some bridges, you are going to get a self-censored story. I did think inserting comments from other relevant players and coaches was a great idea and in the end I discovered enough that I didn't know to make the read worthwhile.
I thought the book would be better. After a few chapters I realised I was reading the book because I felt I had too not because I wanted to. A few figures in the book were incorrect also. It was nice to touch base with his view of league but it would have also been nice to read about him as a person - something I think the book missed.
David Owen
A brilliant read. It's clearly not going to win any literary prizes but it's a wonderful insight into a master of the game and the game itself. I'm a rugby league tragic and a lifetime supporter of one of the greatest players the game has ever seen, Darren Lockyer.
just affirms what I already know; the greatest player to ever lace up a boot, out and out champion on the field and a deadset gentleman off it. I doubt I will see better in my lifetime.
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