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  • On the Edge

  • By: Richard Hammond
  • Narrated by: Richard Hammond, Mindy Hammond
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Richard Hammond describes his childhood and adolescence and the emergence of the adrenalin junkie, the first ridiculous stunts on his tricycle, and an increasing and near obsessive attraction to speed and the smell of petrol. He finds an attractive girl, Mindy, who shares his interests and helps him organise his high-speed life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lesson for us all?

  • By Greg on 04-12-07

Well worth a listen.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-07

Having been a fan of Richard's since he first appeared on Top Gear I was expecting this book to be both fascinating and funny. What I wasn't expecting was to sit in the waiting room at the railway station with tears in my eyes listening to his wife Mindy read her thoughts and feelings about his accident!

A very moving, frank and amusing autobiography. I would recommend this book to anyone.

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