- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: BBC Books (24 Oct. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849904871
- ISBN-13: 978-1849904872
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 598,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
I Didn't See That Coming (Voice) Paperback – 24 Oct 2013
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The story of the incredible winner of the second series of The Voice UK, Andrea Begley.
About the Author
Andrea Begley won The Voice UK in 2013, and her first album, The Message, was released by Capitol Records later the same year. When Andrea was six years old, she started losing her sight, and now only has 10% residual vision, but she’s never let that stop her. When she applied for The Voice UK, she was working as a civil servant, studying for a Masters Degree in law, learning the guitar and gigging around Belfast. Andrea lives in County Tyrone.
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Top Customer Reviews
Andrea is refreshingly honest, practical and open not only about what she can and cannot see but, more interestingly, about how she feels about her partial blindness. She is never sad, self-pitying or mournful. Her partial blindness is never a 'tragedy', a 'hurdle' or a something to be 'overcome' or 'cured'. Mostly it is not even an issue and occasionally it is an 'annoyance' or a 'frustration' which Andrea approaches with a wonderfully self-depreciating mixture of mischief and fun. But Andrea is very careful to emphasise that she is not a superhero. She has no extraordinary powers of hearing and is not one of those relentlessly perky 'super-crips' who feel the need to over-achieve as a kind of 'compensation'. She is simply hard-working, well-supported and ambitious and she has got where she is through a combination of an unforgiving work ethic, lots of luck and a fair bit of talent.Read more ›
Not only does it tell you about The Voice UK, but also about the changes and adaptability she has to live with due to her Glaucoma, a disease to the eyes, a condition other people like Edgar Davids also have to cope with. She tells about it without focusing on it, which makes the perfect balance for the book. It is like the colour of a painting, it makes the picture but the colour isn't the picture in itself.
To me it is a beautiful biography definitely worth reading. One of the things I really like about the book, and what sets the tone, is the amount of personal quotes, jokes and anecdotes used. This makes you really feel part of the journey. You really see it through her eyes. For those who like her music and are interested in her story of making it on The Voice read it. But that is the thing with the book, I feel like that is the only way you can fully enjoy it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I chose this book because Andrea is a close relation. The book is very informative and funny. She is a brilliant singer.Published on 19 Jan. 2014 by Mrs. J. Mchugh
Very down to earth, reads like she talks. It's great to get the behind the scenes scoop. Love the honesty and openness.Published on 24 Dec. 2013 by Linda Green