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Built for Speed Audiobook

Built for Speed

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Eddie smith 10/02/2018
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    love this book big fan now even more ,I couldn't stop listening wiped out in two days

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    Anonymous 07/01/2018
    07/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "If you love motorbikes and the tt it's right up"

    your street .been getting some funny looks around the pool on my holiday laughing to this book what a legend the man is

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    Mark 03/12/2017
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    "Good down to earth bloke who is a fantastic bike rider"

    Great book. Even if not a fan of TT would recommend. Very sorry to hear John got injured this year and wish him a speedy recovery.

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    Ian. 17/10/2017
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    "Excellent.. really enjoyed listening to this. "

    Blunt insightful and emotive.. Mcguinness really is a legend. Narrative was ok although someone needs to point out to Joe McGann what MX means. :)

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    Paul Thomas LIVERPOOL,ENGLAND 06/10/2017
    Paul Thomas LIVERPOOL,ENGLAND 06/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    what can I say what a listen lovely it from start to finish,Love the the John is and after listing to this I respect him more

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    andrew United Kingdom 30/09/2017
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    "Considerably better than Guys book"

    Enjoyed this book from start to finish , a genuine down to earth legend.
    Being a TT fan I can’t recommend this book enough.
    Great stories and a unique perspective into a real legend of the roads.
    Honest , frank , amusing and well worth buying...
    Great book .

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    Patrick U. 27/09/2017
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    "passionate and hilarious insight into a TT legend"

    John delivers a fascinating, honest, and hilarious account of what it is to be a motorbike racer and TT legend, what shaped him, those that helped him, friends and fellow paddock folk, who he is. Great stories and memories, the commitment to racing, the thrill and drama of road racing perfectly conveyed that made a self confessed ordinary bloke into a hero and inspiration to so many, and to me. Thoroughly recommended read or listen. Miss it, miss out.

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    Mr 29/08/2017
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    "Absolutely cracking"

    Even if you're not a fan of McGuiness. If you're into road racing you need this.

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    scott fergusson 29/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "I can't wait intill the next"

    I really did enjoy the books I've listened to about 3 times in the space of a week.

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