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Andrew Luck: Inside the Making of a No. 1 Pick [Kindle Edition]

Jon Wilner
2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Andrew Luck is about as regular a guy as you’ll ever meet. So how did the Stanford quarterback end up as the projected No. 1 pick in the 2012 NFL draft — the most polished college QB since Peyton Manning? This biography by award-winning journalist Jon Wilner is based on firsthand observation and interviews. It chronicles the path Luck took to the doorstep of NFL stardom: his childhood in Europe; the influence of his father, himself a former NFL quarterback; his nerdy, attention-averse personality; the astonishing success at Stanford; and the momentous decision to turn down millions of dollars from the NFL to spend one last season on the idyllic Stanford campus. Wilner, a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News who has covered Luck since his arrival at Stanford in 2008, also explores the extraordinary cognitive abilities that allowed this 22-year-old to call his own plays — something many NFL quarterbacks don’t do — and show NFL scouts that he’s a once-in-a-generation player.


Product Details

  • File Size: 145 KB
  • Print Length: 57 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007UYGBIY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #297,652 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Got it on sale @ $0.99, and still wasn't worth it October 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A very quick read, and probably explained the discounted price. Probably get more enjoyment from reading the classifieds of a newspaper, than this short "book" allowed. Too bad. At anything more than $0.29, the value isn't there.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A sadly disappointing ebook October 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Just finished reading both Mr. Wilner's and Mr. Tims and I unfortunately have to say that Mr. Wilner's book was highly disappointing in terms of content and readability. Luckily the book was cheap but I would like to have back those 2 hours of my life. Lastly, I have to say that the people reviewing this book must be close friends of Mr. Wilner because I just don't see how anyone can rate this a 5 stars ebook.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars this book sucks October 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This was the worst sports book I have ever read. Does this writer even know about sports. In my opinion he should try his hand at something other than writing about sports. Simply Clueless writer!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of my precious time October 21, 2012
By RUTexan
Format:Kindle Edition
This books reads like the obituary section of my local paper. It's characteristic of a provincial author who demonstrates limited knowledge of the national sports scene.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars the book sucks. October 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
you want to be bored? read this book

you want to waste your money? buy this book

you want to learn absolutely nothing new, nothing you havent heard already on ESPN, etc? get this book

you want to hear a great use for this book? the bottom of your bird cage
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Suck to Luck October 21, 2012
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This book reminds me of the many tee shirts one could see around Indiapolis last year, "Suck to Luck". The book is a quick hitter that was published to capitalize on the Andrew Luck frenzy.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly Written, Short, All info available on wikipedia. October 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I am a die-hard Colts fan and really wanted to know more about Andrew Luck. It was disappointing to see Peyton Manning gone but I am assured Andrew Luck is the future. A very BRIGHT future!

Unfortunately, this book is very poorly written and did not contain any useful information that wasn't already common knowledge. Open up the Andrew Luck entry on wikipedia and you will get the same information.

There is absolutely no reason to purchase this book.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pass on this one October 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Andrew Luck fans, don't get ripped off. Book is a waste of time and money. The author put very little into it and clearly just trying to rip off Andrew Luck fans, $2.99 at a time. Great football biography coming out in March, btw on Ray Rice. That's a must read for NFL fans.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good overview if you aren't familiar with Luck's college career
If you're a close follower of Stanford football, you won't learn much in this quick, easy read.

However, if you're a more casual fan, Wilner's book will offer you great... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Nick Iyengar
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Jon Wilner does a great job of painting a picture of Andrew Luck's humility to the reader. This is especially impressive given that he did this without the benefit of any... Read more
Published 12 months ago by T$
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Andrew Luck is awesome. Great book. Seriously. Awesomely Awesome. Andrew Luck is a great quarterback. There should be more books about him.
Published 20 months ago by Jonathan M Maloney
1.0 out of 5 stars Seriously, a waste of time.
It's obvious the author is infatuated with the hype surrounding Luck, and this is essentially a lame attempt at a flattering "puff piece. Read more
Published on November 28, 2012 by C. James
1.0 out of 5 stars Spend an hour on the Internet instead
I was skeptical of the earlier reviews which gave this book such a low rating, but it turns out these people were mostly right. Read more
Published on November 8, 2012 by Football fan
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the time
Nothing of interest in this "book", can do better just googling it. No real style in writing and just regurgitates what fans already know - a definite waste of money and time.
Published on October 23, 2012 by Speasy
1.0 out of 5 stars Andrew Luck deserved better
Terrible read. Andrew should have picked a better writer. Wilner writes books the same way he votes in polls. Aboslutely clueless! GO RUTGERS!!!
Published on October 22, 2012 by KSJ
1.0 out of 5 stars Did a 3rd grader write this?
It is a crime every time someone buys this book. It stinks. No insight and written like a 3rd grader. How did this get published???
Published on October 22, 2012 by Wilner
1.0 out of 5 stars 1 star because Zero stars was not available
Wow. That's $2.99 and an hour of my life that I'll never get back. Poor Andrew Luck having this hack write a story about him. Read more
Published on October 22, 2012 by Margaret in NJ
1.0 out of 5 stars The writer who lost his way
Mr. Wilner, what you've written is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read. At no point in your rambling, incoherent "book" were you even close to anything that... Read more
Published on October 22, 2012 by xkiesterx
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More About the Author

Jon Wilner, a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News, has written about Pacific-12 Conference football and basketball since 1989. He has covered Stanford football and Bay Area college sports for the paper and its website for 12 years.

Jon's blog, College Hotline, gets millions of page views every year. He has won numerous Associated Press Sports Editors awards and has been a voter in the Associated Press football and basketball polls for more than a decade.

Jon, a native of Bethesda, Md., lives in San Jose with his wife and two children. Follow him on Twitter at @wilnerhotline, and on his blog at blogs.mercurynews.com/collegesports.


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