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The Way I Heard It

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Mike Rowe

7 Hours 56 Minutes

Simon & Schuster Audio

October 2019

Audio Book Summary


Executive producer and host Mike Rowe presents a delightfully entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America’s #1 short-form podcast, The Way I Heard It, along with a host of personal memories, ruminations, and insights. It’s a captivating must-read.

The Way I Heard It presents thirty-five mysteries “for the curious mind with a short attention span.” Every one is a trueish tale about someone you know, filled with facts that you don’t. Movie stars, presidents, bloody do-gooders, and villains—they’re all here, waiting to shake your hand, hoping you’ll remember them. Delivered with Mike’s signature blend of charm, wit, and ingenuity, their stories are part of a larger mosaic—a memoir full of surprising revelations, sharp observations, and intimate, behind-the-scenes moments drawn from Mike’s own remarkable life and career.

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  • Scott M.

    this is a great book... or at least that's the way I heard it...

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  • Anonymous

    FINALLY! Someone picked up where Paul Harvey left off, (God rest his soul.) I loved this book. Funny, witty, true, and amazing. Mike could read Lottery ticket numbers and make it interesting. Joan Rivers, a haunted mansion, gameshow hosts... yep, it's in here. Ya gotta read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Mike Rowe does a great job with the story telling, in this book. I used to listen to Paul Harvey all the time. I think Mike Rowe does an excellent job of writing and narrating all the stories in this book. I also enjoy his personal stories and his sense of humor. Best book I've listened to in quite some time!!

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  • Anonymous

    this book was so hard to stop listening to. it filled my daily commute with new admirations, laughs, and gave me so much to ponder. best book I've listened to in a long time.

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  • Anonymous

    Very entertaining

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  • Anonymous

    Hilarious and compassionate. Subtle and powerful life lessons along the way.

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  • Victoria G.

    Great stories! Mike has a great voice for narrating

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  • Tasha M.

    Mike Rowe is a great story teller! Love listening to him!

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  • Heather E.

    Sitting in gridlock traffic is pleasant when it’s spent listening to Mike Rowe tell a story.

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