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Jenson Button Audiobook

Jenson Button: Life to the Limit

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Publisher's Summary

The full-length, in-depth and intimate autobiography from Jenson Button, one of Britain's greatest ever racing drivers.

Jenson Button is one of the finest racing drivers of his generation. His 17 years in Formula One have seen him experience everything the sport has to offer, from nursing duff cars round the track to winning world championships and everything in between. Here, Jenson tells his full story for the first time in his own honest, intelligent and eloquent style - from growing up as part of a motor-racing-mad family under the guidance of his father, John, to arriving at Williams as a fresh-faced 20-year-old to being written off as a playboy, distracted by the luxurious trappings of his lifestyle, and his fight back to the very pinnacle of his sport.

Jenson's world championship victory for the unsponsored and unfancied Brawn GP team is one of the most extraordinary against-the-odds sports stories of the century. Jenson's book lifts the lid on the gilded and often hidden world of Formula One. He reveals his relationships with some of the biggest names in the sport - Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso - as well some of the most colourful characters, such as Bernie Ecclestone, Ron Dennis, Frank Williams and serial winner Ross Brawn.

Above all he puts you right inside the cockpit, in the driving seat, travelling at over 200 miles per hour, battling the fear of death, showing you what happens when it goes wrong at high speed and allowing you to experience the euphoria of crossing the line first.

©2017 Jenson Button (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    K. A. Thomas 20/10/2017
    K. A. Thomas 20/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Decent book, good performance but..."

    ...the narrator made a lot of pronunciation mistakes in drivers' names. Not a major problem, but it does pull the listener out of the story as it jars somewhat. Could have been easily avoided with a bit of prior research.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Tonbridge, United Kingdom 01/12/2017
    Andrew Tonbridge, United Kingdom 01/12/2017 Listener Since 2010
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    "Interesting listen but narrator needed guidance"

    On the whole, I really enjoy this insight into Button's life and career (so far). He gives a good amount of detail, without going too far, and for a longtime F1 fan it was good to hear more about what really goes on "behind-the-scenes".

    Unfortunately, the narrator of this book clearly knows nothing about Formula 1 as he read everything far too literally, case in point saying "K.E.R.S" instead of "kers", and got the pronunciation of almost all the other drivers' names wrong, which for an F1 fan is very annoying to keep hearing them said wrong.

    Surely they could have found a narrator who was also an F1 fan or spent 10 minutes with the guy explaining the pronunciations.

    Even better, Button could have read it himself, which I think would have really added to the experience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    OrangeKey UK 30/10/2017
    OrangeKey UK 30/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story, some dodgy pronunciations."

    A great book that will appeal to Jenson Button fans and F1 enthusiasts alike.

    The only Issue I have with this book is some really poor pronunciations of really well known F1 drivers. Please to the narrators of these audio books, do some research first please as it sounds so unprofessional when you’re just guessing and getting it completely wrong. It does spoil the story as you’re trying to imagine Jenson himself speaking the words only for him to mispronounce his team mates name for example. It’s only a small detail but it shouldn’t happen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    munishp 20/10/2017
    munishp 20/10/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent biography"

    An excellent non controversial book. Best autobiography I have listed too in a while. Would have loved to have known more stuff about behind the scenes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cliente de Amazon 18/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Great insight to F1 world. a modern cowboy story"

    EXciting story, few misses on pronunciation, Jenson's not my fav, still easy and worth listening

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    mark 18/01/2018
    mark 18/01/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "Good listen"

    Good listen if you like formula one very interesting nice bloke good insight into racing

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    Mr B. 16/01/2018
    Mr B. 16/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant Jenson, Brilliant book."

    Excellent story and could quite easily be made into a film. Loved the part when he won the drivers championship and he makes a lovely tribute to his dad.
    Highly recommended this book.

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    Sean Donnelly 15/01/2018
    Sean Donnelly 15/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "It’s JB through and through "

    A great storyline of JB from the moment his passion is ignited by Pappa Smurf to go racing to his retirement from F1.
    The book amazing! The pronunciation of some significant names in the F1 world by the narrator though leaves a lot to be desired. A little frustrating for a JB and F1 fan but don’t let it stop you.

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    "Great book, read by Ramsey Bolton"

    Took a while to get used to the narrator, kept thinking he was going to dive into a speech from Game of Thrones. Great to hear it in Jensons words though.

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    Anonymous 04/01/2018
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    "brilliant
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    what a read really enjoyed this better than any other F1 driver's. an real insight in to the life you need to live to be successful

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  • S. Baker
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    19/01/18
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    I followed JB from the start of his F1 career so the book was a nice recollection of some brilliant and also sad times. l just wish JB would have narrated it himself.

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    05/01/18
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    "A must read for any F1 fan!!"

    What a great story about the life and career of JB. One of F1’s greats. Loads of laughs and some tears as well. Only fault is the amount t of chapters. I can see why the went that route. Each chapter is a part of time or story with in the story.

    I know JB will never see this but thank you for being a awesome driver and ambassador to F1.

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  • Anonymous
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    "Perfekt JB Fan book - well done"

    Super personal and all in all a very strong book.
    A good book behind a f1 driver that was among the greatest in his time.

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  • Ashley
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    "Excellent"

    A fantastic and candid autobiography by one of the best and classiest F1 Champions. JB's story includes his childhood, introduction to racing and path to F1, his racecraft and the technical side of racing, the teams and teammates he raced with each season, the close relationship he had with his father, and much more. A must-read for all race fans.

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  • Carl Jarrett
    29/10/17
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    "Lots of unheard details on my favorite driver"

    Lots of great things in this book I've never heard before. Quite moving in parts as well. If you like formula one, worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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