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I can't think of anywhere I'd less like to be than in a car. When you're driving a car, you're not taking part, you're a spectator. You're in a can; if it's cold you turn up the heating, if you're hungry you have a wine gum. You might be looking at what's going on, but you're definitely not a part of it.  

A Biker's Life is the dramatic, humorous and candid memoir of one of the most recognisable names in motorcycling.   

Henry Cole's passion for motorbikes began when, at the age of eight, he was first introduced to a 'man cave'. His great-uncle Redbeard's corrugated iron shed was 'stuffed to the gills with old motorbikes' which Henry helped rebuild and ride. Since then, Henry's life can be charted through the bikes and journeys he has been on - from a stifling public-school education, via many years battling addiction, to the big-sky iconic routes Henry has ridden for over 20 series as presenter of numerous TV shows.   

This audiobook reminds millions of motorcyclists why their bike gives them the freedom to be exactly who they want to be: to say 'I'm doing my thing'. When you ride a motorbike you become part of a worldwide community of kindred spirits - those of us who will not be pacified by driving a car but instead live for adventure, escape and the sheer thrill of the throttle.

©2019 Henry Cole (P)2019 Quercus Editions Limited

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listened to the whole thing twice

I can relate to the stories Henry tells in this book. He's a man after my own heart as a bike lover and restorer. Great work funny and interesting. well worth a listen..or 2

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Bikers life

Very good book no holding back says what he wants and says it like it is really enjoyed it

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Fascinating Life Story

This is the warts and all life story of Henry Cole. I enjoyed this audio book and Henry’s voice adds to the book. It is well written and well told.

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short and simple

if you like Henry Cole already you'll enjoy the story if u don't it won't really do much for you...his a bit marmite

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fantastic insight into a fantastic life

what a brilliant insight into to a a cracking bloke who is so down to earth, yet so eccentric... always been a fan of his shows from the very beginning and this book is excellent

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Absolutely Ace Book

If this message reaches Henry himself then give yourself a huge pat on the back mate. Your story is not only humorous but honest, inspiring and and thought provoking. I now have a shed and in it I now have a bike, a Royal Enfield 350 kick start. I've taken it to bits and restored it and although I'm not allowed to ride it due to a brain op, I'm hoping to get my licence back one day. I'm with you all the way in your troubles and failures but like you said, you don't learn if it doesn't go wrong. If you were my neighbour I'd be in heaven. Keep going Henry, you are a breath of fresh air.
Rick

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Entertaining and funny

Really enjoyed this, like I knew I would, Henry Cole with his dry sense of humour. Brilliant book.

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Simple AWESOME.

I have always enjoyed Henry's TV programmes.
now I know why ,so much history that has made him what he is .
Huge respect for rising above all the barriers that have faced him. feel like this book gave me a real insight to Henry .

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School of life

Quite frankly the best book I’ve experienced. She loads of important shit and humour. Thank you for sharing Henry.

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Funny and so honest

A proper geezer doing geezer stuff.

A real insight into a man that's been there