The Eighth Wonder of the World, Bertrand Hebert
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The Eighth Wonder of the World
The True Story of Andre the Giant

Narrator: Graham Rowat

Unabridged: 13 hr 25 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 04/28/2020


A definitive and exhaustive biography Is there a way to find truth in the stuff of legend? You may think you know Andre the Giant—but who was Andre 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, Andre worked on his family's farm until he was eighteen, when he moved to Paris to pursue professional wrestling. A truly extraordinary figure, Andre 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 Andre's amazing in-ring career and the indelible mark he left on pop culture, Laprade and Hebert have crafted the most complete portrait of a modern-day mythical being."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