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**Revised and Edited Edition Now Available**

Justin Roberts always dreamed of being a ring announcer at World Wrestling Entertainment. From playing with action figures of the Ultimate Warrior, the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels, Bret Hitman Hart and Hulk Hogan to actually announcing these larger-than-life characters to the ring, Roberts lived out the dream of countless, passionate wrestling fans worldwide.

Best Seat in the House is the inspirational story of Roberts' ambitious journey to becoming a full-time ring announcer at WWE, performing all over the world and announcing weekly live events, TV shows, and the enormously popular pay-per-view spectaculars for more than a decade.

In addition to announcing the top wrestlers in sports entertainment from Nature Boy Ric Flair, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter, King Kong Bundy, and the Iron Sheik to Dwayne the Rock Johnson, Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena, Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Chris Jericho, and the Undertaker, Roberts also relives entertaining and candid moments with his real-life superhero coworkers, workplace politics, grueling travel schedules, harsh requirements of WWE talent, and the overall merciless treatment from the higher-ups whose decisions can affect nearly the entire wrestling industry.

This book is the all-access backstage pass for those who have always wondered what it would be like to work at WWE under the infamous Vince McMahon and travel all over the world in cars, buses, and planes with the biggest stars of professional wrestling.

Justin Roberts pulls no punches and gives you an uncensored, raw look at the journey of a young man chasing, catching, and living his dream.

©2017 Meyer & Meyer Sport, Ltd (P)2017 Meyer & Meyer Sport, Ltd

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Better than I expected

I never gave much thought to Justin Roberts. To me he was a ring announcer who was never in the for front of my thoughts. I thought he was a sort of a take it or leave it kind of guy. However, I took a chance and listened to his audio book and I'm glad I did. Now, I realize that there's so much more to him than I originally thought. If you're a WWE fan you owe it to yourself to check this out. The only critisms I have is that at times he seems to rush through his own readings and that occasionally the audio had been incorrectly edited so that sometimes it repeats itself. Other than that it was very enjoyable and eye opening. Great job Justin!

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Well done

Wasn't expecting much from this when you think of all the wrestling books out there to chose from but was pleasantly surprised. one of the best wrestling books I've read. There's not too many books from this era of wrestling, but I believe Justin Roberts set the bar with his story.

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Oh No You Didn't...

If you're a wrestling fan and are looking for a good behind the scenes story of what really goes on in the WWE, then this is the book for you. Jason takes you on his journey through the world of the WWE in a way that makes you want to cheer for him and hope that he gets all that he has coming. You can really feel the joy that he has for the wrestling industry as a whole and the passion that he has for doing the best he can with each and every opportunity given to him. He tells it like it us and gives you a view rarely seen of what it's like to work in the WWE. I really enjoyed his book and recommend it to anyone who considers themselves to be a fan of wrestling.

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great listen for a wrestling fan

Justin sounds like just another wrestling fan, passionate. You can hear the passion in his stories and them emotions during the tough parts. good job Justin.

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Excellent Read

I really appreciate the honestly in this book. Really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend it if you are or have ever been a wrestling fan.

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very good

love the book. a great ride in to the world of professional wrestling. Justin Robert's dies a great job and you can feel the love of the story he is telling.

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Great!.......just a small but.

As a wrestling fan I absolutely loved this book! It had lots of things I had not heard before it was really worth the listen, the only tiny complaint I had was his reading. It was a really nice to hear this in his own words you just have to look past a few skips and repeated lines but nothing that really distracts from the story itself. If you love wrestling you'll love this book!!

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  • 2017-06-23

Honest book detailing the life of a WWE performer

Been waiting for the audio version of this book since I first heard about it on the Pro Wrestling Torch. Justin offers some great insider insight to the world of WWE. He pulls no punches for those he was mistreated by, and he is very open about those who helped him in his career.

The book is one of my favorite wrestling books, but there is an element of sour grapes that taints story to some degree. I believe what he says has happened but there seems to almost be the element of "I believe you, but want to hear what the other side has to say about this too", but we don't get that here obviously.

The only other minor gripe I had was the lack of editing before the audio book was published. The book is littered with instances where a line is repeated or corrected without editing out the flubbed line. If you can get past that and have a thirst for what WWE is like behind the scenes, you'll probably enjoy this book a great deal.

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  • 2017-08-06

insightful inspirational AND TRULY TRUTHFUL

this is honestly the best book I've read! justin roberts really takes you for one hell of a ride! that puts you quite litrally in the best seat in the house! you will cry! you will laugh and sometimes get out right angry! it is a story of a life long fan who wanted nothing more than to live his dream! and actually accomplished it! a must own! for any true fan! That inspires to get into the business that we all love called pro wrestling! because it really is the bestSeatInTheHouse! 🙌

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  • 2019-06-06

Good Story but bad audio production

Great WWE insider information from a true lifelong wrestling fan by Justin. I believe every word spoken, those guys at the seem like real jerks and I could tell they chased true talent away. Either way great story, but due to audio repeat, skipping; and at times it appears as if Justin is drinking liquid while reading text.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-25

decent story, terrible performance

this is the worst audible book I've ever listened to. I got through it because I enjoy the subject matter but he continuously smacks his lips or makes some noise with his tongue before he speaks. additionally, there 15 or 20 or more times when he reads part of a sentence and then it repeats with a second take. hard to believe no one edited that stuff out.

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  • Cory Adams
  • 2018-08-07

Decent

Well there were some problems with it and he complains a lot but there were also interesting parts too

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  • 2018-08-02

Some re recordings in the recording. Kinda strange

Story was great, narration had some repeat recordings. If audible fixed it up then it would get five stars from me.

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  • goofyroller
  • 2018-06-16

Needs editing

Several outtakes have been left in the book. Good story for fans, slapdash production disclaimer.

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  • H. Utomakili
  • 2018-03-17

Like being a Fly on the Wall in the WWE

What made the experience of listening to Best Seat in the House the most enjoyable?


I just wanted to hear stories of the modern-day wrestlers I love to watch and an unfiltered version of how the bosses (i.e. Vince, Stephanie, HHH,etc) run the shows. Justin gives you SO MUCH MORE! I couldn't stop listening about what really goes on in the background of the WWE.

What about Justin Roberts’s performance did you like?


Nostalgia takes hold, you can't help it when you hear him perform the same announcements of the wrestlers intros like CM Punk or John Cena performed in the audiobook as he performed on television. Awesome reenactment!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?


The true story behind the "Conner's Cure" Organization. It a profound and revealing story in the book. When you hear the details yourself, the truth really do hurt as a WWE fan. I enjoyed the story, but very Sad. WWE should be ashamed for how they treated Justin in this aspect. They got away with murder.

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  • Joseph Hogan
  • 2021-08-11

Not what I thought

I’ve always liked Justin Roberts and always thought he did a great job. I thought there would be more to the book than what was in it.

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  • Synthie
  • 2021-07-07

Such an eye opener!

Love Justin! didn't like how he was treated over there but glad he's AEW now!