- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 10 hours and 18 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HarperAudio
- Audible.com Release Date: February 12, 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B29PPVC
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Solo: A Memoir of Hope Audible – Unabridged
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The members of the 1999 Women's World Cup have been deservedly lionized by the American media for what they did to grow women's sports in America, but the media has too often failed to recognize that the '99 athletes are human beings, not goddesses. Solo exposes the flaws of the '99ers for all to see. She gives appropriate respect for the '99 team's accomplishments, while also explaining how these veterans later abuse their privilege. The veterans on the 2007 team enable coach Greg Ryan to make the fatal and foolish decision to bench Solo in the World Cup semifinals against Brazil in favor of '99 veteran Briana Scurry, despite Solo having been the starter throughout the World Cup to that point.Read more ›
When you think of star athletes, you think of fame, fortune maybe, and having a life where everyone looks up to you. For Hope, the story did not go that way. She has had to face much adversity to get to the place she is today.
Her books takes you through stories about her personal family life, some of which could be really hard to share with people. Especially knowing the media hasn't always been on your side - there will always be critics. The stories are filled with emotion, and gives you a pretty good insight into the type of person she is, which does not include selfish.
There aren't many good ways to critique an autobiography, you can't judge the story, because it is all real. But, the writing in this book was full of intelligence and class. Hope has faced many issues with her team and with the media, she explains how every one of those events came about. She may not apologize for everything she says, which she shouldn't, but she gives her perspective on the situations and makes you realize that the media does, in fact, blow things up in order to get a good story.
It will have you crying one minute, then laughing the next. I guarantee, if you ever had a negative opinion about Hope, your mind will instantly be changed after reading this emotion-filled memoir.
5/5 stars. Beautifully written, and had me hooked from the very first page.
makes her what she is.
She has the reflexes of an Old West Gunslinger, and
the attitude of a Middle Linebacker.
That is why she plays the position she does.....Goalkeeper.
But this book is way more than just a soccer tale, it is also
the story of a person that has been trying to find out who she
is, and why her World is sometimes so confusing.
Hope can come off being brash, cocky, arrogant, demanding,
pushy, angry, standoffish, intimidating, opinionated, and above
all.........a goalie you would want in net, when the big game is on
In other words, she talks the talk, but she can walk the walk.
I have coached many soccer teams, men and women, and have
always enjoyed watching the Goalkeepers, as they are in their own
zones, and they have to be.
Many coaches, fail to understand, a goalie has to think of themselves
as unbeatable, or they can't be that "last man".
They have to love that kind of pressure, and want to be the one to save
I have had quite a few Goalkeepers, go on to play in college, and they all
had the look in the eyes, that you see on Hope.
Don't judge Hope Solo, until you have read her story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely loved this book. Great condition seeing as how it was used.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Hope Solo allows the reader into her innermost feelings throughout the book. She didn't sugar coat her life. She kept it real! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rena Cannon
I bought this for my daughter. I also read it. It was pretty good.Published 5 months ago by Deanna Hammond