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Audible Review: A Chosen Destiny by Drew McIntyre

At 35 years of age, Drew McIntyre is one of the most inspirational and successful professional wrestlers in the world. His life hasn’t been an easy one, both in and out of the ring, and all of this, and more, is chronicled in his newly released autobiography: A Chosen Destiny.

I’m fortunate to have received an autographed copy of Drew’s book. However, I chose to listen to the audiobook version, through Audible, because it’s narrated by Drew himself. Autobiographies read by the author, especially when they are someone famous, makes for a much more intimate and impactful experience. Drew does not disappoint with his narration. He provides a high level of energy and enthusiasm that made me smile and laugh while listening to his audiobook. Drew comes off as a genuinely nice person, and I hope to have the opportunity to meet him someday.

Being that this is a WWE publication, don’t expect any meaningful details about Drew’s time in TNA. He references it, but it reads like WWE edited out anything beyond the most superficial information about Drew’s time there. That’s unfortunate because Drew McIntyre had some incredible matches and moments in TNA, so it’s a shame that he seemingly wasn’t granted permission to explore this part of his career in greater detail in his own book.

If you’ve watched the WWE 24 documentary about Drew McIntyre on the WWE Network, then you already know most of the information in this book. However, don’t let that deter you from taking a deeper dive into the personal and professional issues that Drew had to overcome to fulfill his potential as The Chosen One. I consider myself to be one of the millions of fans in Drew’s corner, rooting for him to continue to make his mark on the world. The journey has just begun, and A Chosen Destiny, especially the audiobook version, is an excellent way to celebrate what’s been accomplished thus far.

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