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  • By: Chris Heath
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (245 ratings)

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Reveal: Robbie Williams

By: Chris Heath
Narrated by: Joe Jameson
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Summary

An intimate, funny and frank account of the moments behind the music, of the truth behind the headlines and of the fascinatingly complicated man behind the imperious entertainer, Reveal is Robbie Williams as you've never seen him before.

More than 12 years ago, Robbie Williams and Chris Heath published a groundbreaking memoir, Feel, about Robert P. Williams' rise to fame - a book that was met with worldwide acclaim from critics and fans alike.

Since that time Robbie has released six solo albums, reunited with his old band Take That and, in the wake of his 12th UK number-one album, returned to the stage with a sold-out run at Wembley Stadium.

In Reveal, best-selling author Chris Heath has been working closely with Robbie for many years to create a personal and raw account of fame, fortune, family and music - a vivid and detailed story of the real highs and lows as Robbie has found his way forward, that is unprecedented in its intimacy and honesty.

Long-awaited by millions, Reveal is the uncensored and compelling portrait of the man as you've never seen him before.

©2017 Chris Heath (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Open, honest and heart warming

I loved this book. I mostly listen to novels and put off this one even though it’s been on the list. I shouldn’t of because it’s the best thing I’ve listened to in ages. I am an unapologetic Robbie super-fan and proud of it, and I believe that Chris Heath conveys everything so nakedly and truthfully that this feels more like a brilliant fly on the wall docu drama and it really works. I was emotional and outraged learning of the negativity that Robbie deals with at times and I was also enthused and happy listening to the connection that comes through with Robbie and his wife Ada, who is clearly the best therapy Rob has ever had. There will always be haters, usually those who are spurred by jealousy and are pretty insensitive people, but there will also always be more of the people like me, who get this funny, eccentric, super talented legend. Rock on Robbie, this book is Awesome.

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Narrator putting me off

I was looking forward to this book. The narrator mimics the accents of those mentioned in the book. I find this annoying although appreciate the effort. Would rather it was read in one accent. Am sticking with it although I’m not sure I will listen until the end.

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self pity outstripped a promising start

I like Robbie. however the repetition of his self loathing got too much for me

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Goes on and on and on...

Very open and genuine, however the way the book was put together is painfully long and boring

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Gets confusing.

I just couldn't got on with this book. Usually I'm fine with stories or autobiographies bouncing to and for all over the place but with this book it just didn't make much sense to me. I got about half way through and just gave up.
Reader speaks same accent for everybody which to is confusing.
The book has had a lot of fab reviews so don't let me put you off reading it....this is just my personal view.
If you do go ahead and buy it I hope you have better understanding of all it than me and enjoy it.

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Really enjoyable

I’m a big Robbie fan and also live near Stoke-on-Trent so had a bit of a local angle too. Really interesting insight into Robbie’s mind and life over a fairly wide expanse of time. I found the timelines a little hard to follow at times, but I think that’s just me!
Contrary to previous reviews I actually liked how the narrator did the various different voices and I think his Robbie voice is spot on!

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read earlier Autobiographies

must read earlier Autobiographies for better context first. This book focuses on his later career and only has a chapter or two on takethat

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Robbie Williams

If you love Robbie you will love this. As I have been a fan from the beginning I felt that I had lived it too. Listening to the book was great it was almost as if Robbie was in the room lol

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Annoying

Throughout this I audio, I was constantly trying to work out who was more irritating - Williams or the author.
A totally egotistical book, about a man of a similar description. Why the general public find him so annoying is perfectly illustrated in these pages.
Would not recommend.

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Confused yet?

After seeing Robbie plug this book on Graham Norton I really fancied it. However, the story is too disjointed with too many time hops back and forth. The story teller is boring and laboured and his impersonations of the protagonists especially Guy Chambers and Eida is cringy and vomit inducing. Big miss.

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  • L. Elder
  • 01-10-17

Absolutely Briliant!

First of all I am in awe of the dedication of Chris Heath to making this book the no holds barred masterpiece that it is. The years spent putting this together is mnd boggling and I for one am very grateful. Secondly...the narrator Joe Jameson is masterful in bringing this story to life! He shifts into characters effortlessly and fluidly and made me question if Rob himself had actually recorded his own quotes.... he is that good! I smiled for my own reasons many times while listening but I also cringed at times. It is as raw as you can get! 👏

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  • GCS18
  • 22-07-20

What a Tool!

I LOVED this man until I listened to this book. He’s SUCH a dick. His humility is a toy he uses, NOT authenticity. Ugh I’m so disappointed. I don’t know what kind of saint his wife is but he’s lucky to have her. He also has a major victim complex. I was hoping he would be a better person. He’s also a dog with women and a nasty fighter. Maybe it’s all due to mental illness in which case shame on his enablers.

Positives- excellent narration. Well written.

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  • lisa
  • 03-11-18

Don’t waste your time.

What a let down. Totally boring. It gives a light on how full of himself, he is.
I am no longer a Robbie Williams fan.

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  • Andrea
  • 29-06-18

Honest and insightful, brilliantly read

A thoroughly enjoyable biography that provides an intimate look at Robbie the artist and human, disposing with false rumors and opening up the humorous, intelligent and vulnerable person that Williams is. The book benefits from the proximity of its author to Robbie as a friend and confidante. The quality of the narration cannot be topped, as Joe Jameson does spot-on voices of Robbie and others. It was like having Williams right in my ear!

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  • kaz47
  • 26-02-18

Love his music but not his life

I struggled to get half way, then I gave up. I am interested in mental problems of artists and performers, thus his life gave a deeper knowledge of the problems people have but it will always be a struggle to understand what goes on in our minds.

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  • AN.
  • 20-12-17

Amazing experience.

I'm always eager to learn more about Robbie, who is a one of a kind entertainer. I love this book! So many great stories. Besides, Joe Jamison, the narrator, is a true artist. Excelent reading rhythm and impersonation of the various voices in this book. Robbie's and Gary's were incredible. I almost thought It was them speaking.