The Eighth Wonder of the World by Bertrand Hébert audiobook

The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of André the Giant

By Bertrand Hébert  and Pat Laprade
Read by Graham Rowat

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665200011

  • ISBN: 9781665200004

  • ISBN: 9781665200028

Runtime: 13.42 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A definitive and exhaustive biography

Is there a way to find truth in the stuff of legend? You may think you know André the Giant—but who was André Roussimoff? This comprehensive biography addresses the burning questions, outrageous stories, and common misconceptions about his height, his weight, his drawing power as a superstar, and his seemingly unparalleled capacity for food and alcohol. But more importantly, The Eighth Wonder of the World transports listeners beyond the smoke and mirrors of professional wrestling into the life of a real man.

Born in France, André worked on his family's farm until he was eighteen, when he moved to Paris to pursue professional wrestling. A truly extraordinary figure, André went on to become an international icon and world traveler, all while battling acromegaly. While his disorder is what made him a giant and a household name, it's also what caused his untimely death at forty-six.

With exhaustive research, exclusive interviews with family and friends, and an exploration of André's amazing in-ring career and the indelible mark he left on pop culture, Laprade and Hébert have crafted the most complete portrait of a modern-day mythical being.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Narrator Graham Rowat sounds like a wrestling announcer as he describes a key match in Andre the Giant's career, the 1987 Wrestlemania at the Pontiac Silverdome. AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Bertrand Hébert

Author Bio: Bertrand Hébert

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Pat Laprade

Author Bio: Pat Laprade

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 13.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English