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Why does an international footballer with the World at his feet decide to take his own life On November the German national goalkeeper Robert Enke stepped in front of a passing train He wasyears old Viewed from the outside, Enke had it all Here was a professional goalkeeper who had played for a string of Europe s top clubs, including Jose Mourinho s Benfica and Louis Van Gaal s Barcelona Enke was destined to be his country s first choice for years to come But beneath the bright veneer of success lay a darker story In A Life Too Short, award winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his lost friend s life Reng brings into sharp relief the specific demands and fears faced by those who play top level sport Heartfelt but never sentimental, he tells the universal tragedy of a talented man s struggles against his own demons

11 thoughts on “A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke (Audio Download): Ronald Reng, John Telfer, Random House Audiobooks: Audible Audiobooks

  1. Paul Paul says:

    It feels wrong to say that this book is an Excellent read or throughly enjoyable because actually it s incredibly sad, thought provoking and tragic.I found myself almost hoping it wasn t going to have the terrible ending that it had even though I knew full well what happened to Robert Enke.It s a fascinating story and I hope that people who read this book will come away from it with a greater understanding of depression People often say things like how can a football or celebrity be depressed They ve got everything Money and possessions aren t everything Depression is an illness and I hope that this book educates people on depression as an illness and an almighty battle for the person suffering with it and for the loved ones of that poor soul.

  2. Andy Evans Andy Evans says:

    The author Ronald Reng deserves a lot of credit for this book The way he describes depression and how it affects Robert will strike a cord for anyone who has ever been afflicted by this cruelest of diseases.Robert Enke comes across as a humble, likeable and kind hearted person who never came close to understanding what a truly special person he was.Even though the reader knows that Robert committed suicide his death still feels like the worst kind of sucker punch at the end.Highly recommended.

  3. Mr J Reid Mr J Reid says:

    Has to be one of the most captivating sporting read ever Yes its sad, tragic however, the quality of how Robert s life is told captures your attention and ultimately your heart An excellent mix of sporting triumphs, lows with the mental impact of a man s struggles, the most captivating sport biog ever read

  4. Gilly Black Gilly Black says:

    This is a brilliant book but tragic It s about a short life in sport but much about life than sport Robert Enke committed suicide following a severe bout of depression and this book sets out to understand what came before the tragedy As a football fan I found this heart wrenching to read that even a man as great and successful as Robert Enke can still be haunted by dark thoughts and demons Heart breaking finale even though you know what the outcome will be, to read about his family and friends and their battle to lift Robert from the black times and a reflection on their love for him This book is well worth reading RIP Robert Enke.

  5. Bluearmy Bluearmy says:

    Let me begin by saying up front that I have bipolar disorder manic depression and so I know a thing or two about what Robert Enke must have gone through, but I also respect that depression is personal and the way it effects people and how sufferers respond to it are never the same from person to person.I don t know anything about Ronald Reng but he clearly has a deep understanding of the depressive illness and how it can make people feel not just the person with the depression both physically and mentally but the people around them, from loved ones to work colleagues and casual acquaintances His fluid style means the book unfurls like a work of fiction, although we are of course, never left in any doubt that it is an all too true and tragic story.Whether you like football or not Whether you have heard of Robert Enke or not Whether you can bring yourself to care about Robert Enke or not please, please read this book.I often feel myself bristle inside when I hear people talk about feeling so depressed, when they simply mean they feel a bit low or are having a bad day It s not a problem, I tell myself, it s just a word But that s the trouble, it is just a word, a word that people associate with that state of feeling a bit low Bad days We all have them Monday morning blues So the word has become diluted and this means that when someone is genuinely knocked out by clinical depression, people do question the illness what s wrong with them They ll get over it Stop being so bloody selfish Look on the bright side As one reviewer has already said, he wanted to give Robert Enke a shake and tell him to snap out of it, there are people far worse off.I felt Reng has done an excellent job of describing Robert Enke s depression as a medically recognised illness Sufferers know that there are millions of people in the world far worse off than them, they realise that they have a comfy life compared to say front line soldiers or African mothers walking miles for dirty water, so why do they feel this bad Why can everyone else cope with life and they can t And you sink lower and lower Hate yourself and Reng brilliantly lays out these thought cycles.As I ve said depression effects everybody differently Mental illness effects as many people as cancer and yet it is still a taboo A sign of weakness for all too many people There is no universal cure, what works for one person will not even touch the sides of somebody else s problems Robert Enke died believing that for him there was no cure Anybody who thinks that a depressive will ever respond to a good shake should be made to read this book from cover to cover, that way Ronald Reng s gifted friend will not have died in vein.

  6. Jais Jais says:

    Lovely book Once I was done I wanted others to read it as well More about depression and mental health than football A definite must read even if you aren t a football fan.

  7. JC JC says:

    Such an incredible book, one that will stay with me for a long time A fantastic tribute to Robert Enke, a fascinating and moving look into depression and how the pressure of professional sports can exacerbate the condition Truly outstanding writing by Ronald Reng I highly recommend this book

  8. Ashmeet Ashmeet says:

    The book is very touching It just sucks you in and you don t want to stop reading As for the quality, it was perfect Delivered on time in a great condition.

  9. Customer Customer says:

    Great insight into Robert Enke and what his was going thru dealing with depression A lot of great information on depression as well.

  10. Jonathan Vega Jonathan Vega says:

    La veritat s que s una bona manera d acostar se a la realitat dels esportistes d elit No tot s tan maco com sembla des de fora.

  11. gintokyo gintokyo says:

    How can someone at the top of their game still feel a failure To live the life of a professional footballer representing your country must be many boys dream It certainly was mine Robert Enke is not a name to rival Messi and Rooney, but his story is well worth reading as it tells us much about present day football than the constant buzz of tweets and tittle tattle that pass as reporting these days.