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A Biker's Life

Misadventures on (and off) Two Wheels
Narrated by: Henry Cole
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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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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A Truly amazing read I was hung on every word.

I have immensely enjoyed the television shows that Henry producers and presents.
His book is a wonderful autobiography of a fantastic Producer, Director, Writer, and most of all Biker
Thanks for sharing man see you on the road again soon x.

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just out of this world. Brilliant!

what a life you have led Mr Cole. A brilliant book and I will be coming back to it again.

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brilliant don't miss this

Henry Cole is not everyones cup off tea. Even if he isn't yours, you must read this book.
awesome

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absolutely loved this book.

What a guy, can't wait to hopefully bump in to him one day at a autojumble and talk bollocks
A must read for any biker ,shed lover or general oily

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Enjoyable, Eclectic mix

Having been an avid follower of Shed and Buried (shed dweller myself) and Worlds Greatest Motorcycle Rides, I have grown to enjoy Henry's honest, no nonsense delivery. His book provides a fascinating background to his personnal journey through life to date.
I thoroughly enjoyed this, maybe because I can relate to much of what is presented. Very honest, great listen

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excellent!

couldn't put it down.
Best book I've read in years.
There's a wealth of info that'll keep you alive and give you a good laugh at the same time.

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As a biker simply the best book I've ever read.

Amazing story and one I can relate to. simply an amazing read. would recommend it to.anyone who has a passion and love of motorcycles.

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Henry the legend

Being a young lad just turning 30 I can relate to Henry’s story in a lot of ways, it’s being an eye opener for me. Iv got a lot to learn and long way to go.
Cheers Buddy 👍

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Pure class

One of the best books on the market
Pure class from start to end
Loved it.

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  • MWG
  • London UK
  • 23-09-19

Henry Cole: A Bikers Life...

An excellent listen, thoroughly entertaining & illuminating, Cole gives a warts & all view of his life & many adventures, to say his life has been a rollercoaster is an understatement.
I'd highly recommend this book for bikers & non-bikers because theres so much varied content within, it's a social history & a great experience all in one.