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Built for Speed Audiobook

Built for Speed

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Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Built for Speed by John McGuinness, read by Joe McGann.

'Then I was there myself, just another face in the crowd, watching the bikes fly by. The smells, the noise and the speed were all there for me to experience. It was like a massive injection in my head and it just blew my mind. I knew within seconds that I was going to be a TT racer. I didn't know how or what I was going to have to do to achieve this, and my dad wasn't going to be keen. Everyone around me was aware of the dangers, but from that moment I knew I had to do it.'

John McGuinness is one of the all-time giants of road racing, with a huge host of victories to his name. But his easy humour and down-to-earth attitude off the bike have always kept people guessing: what's the truth about the man inside the helmet that has kept him at the top of such a sport for over 20 years?

His autobiography tells the whole story, from his humble beginnings in Morecambe and getting his first bike at the age of three, to working as a bricklayer and cockle fisherman before deciding to follow his dream, and finally to his many victories in the most dangerous sporting event on the planet. He tells of what it takes to be a champion in such an exacting sport and to keep winning even though all logic tells you to stop - and when so many of your fellow racers are paying the ultimate price for doing it. This thrilling autobiography gets into the head of the man who stares death in the face and doesn't even flinch.

©2017 John McGuinness (P)2017 Random House AudioBooks

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    "quality. true living legend. and all round top man"

    loved hearing how he became the living legend he is today. going to listen to it again today

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    scott fergusson 29/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    I really did enjoy the books I've listened to about 3 times in the space of a week.

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    "Best book I have purchased so far!!!!"

    Amazing story and life so far and really well put together. Recommended for anyone even if you're not into racing.

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    Brian Davidson 20/06/2017
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    finished listning to this book in 24 hrs, great book particularly if you a racing fan.

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    R. Chandler UK 19/06/2017
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    Very straight forward and from the heart. Only disappointment was that I had got to the finish.

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    listened to it in two days, couldnt stop... a good insight info what it takes to be one of the fastest men on the island and what it took to get there.

    Will worth a listened. 👍

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    "Loved it !"

    Really good , enjoyable.
    I was a fan of John , now I'm an even bigger one !!

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    Massive Guy martin fan but ive listened to all his books got my free credit and saw this. Johns achievements are legendary but this book is more about the man and his passion for racing. The narration is superb.

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    Great lift story of an ordinary man doing unbelievable things. Inspiring and beautifully northern . Even if the reader can't pronounce some words correctly. Forgive for the great story .

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