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A Biker's Life

Misadventures on (and off) Two Wheels
Narrated by: Henry Cole
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (198 ratings)

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Summary

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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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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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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Eye opening insight into an interesting life.

Frank and interesting, nearly all will see a little of them selves someware in this; I have to say his candid honesty has surprisrd me and made glad i listened. Thank you

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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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A must read / listen !!

I’ve been a big fan of Henry for a long time but never actually got round to reading his book. Thankfully I have now righted that wrong. A wonderfully honest account of his life that I finished in one day such was the quality of the contents. I simply could not stop listening to H narrate his book. It matters not wether you’re interested in bikes, sheds or even Henry Cole..... do yourself a favour a get this book. The lessons contained within are a priceless manuscript of how we should all live our lives. Thank you HC for a beautifully brilliant book.

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Excellent book really enjoyed it . lots of truths Highly recommended . A lot of me in there thank you Henry

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Really enjoyed this

Brilliant.. Proper laughed at parts, Henry comes across as a genuine nice fella, buy it

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Absolutely loved this book.

listening to Henry reminded me of what's really real, things we do to make ourselves happy .

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Absolutely superb

I can't recommend this enough, ok I'm slightly bias as I watch many of Henry's shows, but he really puts it on the line here, made even better in my opinion by his delivery in the audio, thanks Henry, not laughed as much in ages.