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Random House presents the audiobook editon of Grease Junkie by Edd China.

'Think fast. Think big. Think the unthinkable!'

As you'll discover in his incomparable memoir, inventor, mechanic, TV presenter and walking tall as the definition of the British eccentric, Edd China sees things differently. 

An unstoppable enthusiast from an early age, Edd had 35 ongoing car projects while he was at university, not counting the double-decker bus he was living in. Now he's a man with not only a runaround sofa, but also a road-legal office, shed, bed and bathroom. His first car was a more conventional 1303 Texas yellow Beetle, the start of an ongoing love affair with VW, even though it got him arrested for attempted armed robbery.

A human volcano of ideas and the ingenuity to make them happen, Edd is exhilarating company. Join him on his wild, wheeled adventures; see inside his engineering heroics; go behind the scenes on Wheeler Dealers

Climb aboard his giant motorised shopping trolley, and let him take you into his parallel universe of possibility.

©2019 Edd China (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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The story Lofa of a Legend

I received my copy of booth the hard back and audiobook today I started reading as soon as I got home and can't put it down.

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Avoiding the Rock in the Road

If you're hoping for an expose of Wheeler Dealers, forget it. In fact, if you're just interested in the 13 or so series of Wheeler Dealers that you've watched on telly, forget them too. Edd hardly mentions the programme that made him famous or, when he does, it's kind of in passing. He's clearly put it behind him and is moving on. What we get, in this book, is all the other projects Edd has been involved with in the course of his life, from schoolboy to overgrown schoolboy. But. I like Wheeler Dealers! I'd have liked to have heard more about it. Not the gossip or infighting, just how it was made, how it built its fan base, why it became such a success. Edd was the reason I watched it. He's a likeable guy, and comes across well in this audiobook, but there's a steely side to him, I suspect, that means he has to get his way. He disguises it well, but he seems driven and motivated in whatever he sets his mind to. I enjoyed listening to the book, but I felt there was quite a big hole in it that could have been filled.

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Edd on form

if you like wheeler dealers, or if you've even slightly into cars and engineering you'll love this book.

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Edducational

Interesting to hear the back story of builds seen on Wheeler Dealers and to find out that there is so much more to Edd China than grease and Mike Brewer. An absorbing listen. More TV please Edd.

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Brilliant

Anyone who's seen Wheeler dealers or is interested in engineering should read or listen to this. Funny. Interesting and captivating

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Some of the things you never knew about Ed

I really enjoyed this book and love that Ed is a normal guy that makes the extraordinary seem that much more achievable! The story jumped around at time but that’s part of its charm and making it reflective of how we all experience life. Thanks Ed and thanks Imogen for putting up with his antics we have all enjoyed.

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The really nice book to listen to.

Really nice book to listen to Ed gives a great rendition of all his projects. Insightful book for anyone who has enjoyed Ed creations and Wheeler dealers.

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A pleasure to listen too

This book is 7 hours long, not a huge book but honestly if felt like less. So easy to listen too, it just flew by. So interesting in how he has lived his life and the misadventures he has had to bring him to the tv screen, just wonderful. Hope he has another idea for a follow up book, it will go straight on my wish list.

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An entertaining insight

A fair representation of Edd's career so far! Amusing anecdotes, entertaining stories and explanations behind his various antics - as well as a "behind the scenes" look at some of TV's creations; I had no idea Edd was involved! Brilliant, a must read for any Edd fans.

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Edd's asengaging and interesting point of view!

Funny memoir from a polite man with a unique spin on life and overcoming challenges. Fan or not it's well worth a listen, Edd's wit and engaging tone will keep you entertained. Just wish it was longer!

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  • 15-06-20

Please apologize. This is crap.

What was I thinking? I thought I was going to be part of his experience with Wheeler Dealers and Top Gear. But all I heard was a cleaver guy that virtually makes the equivalent of a parade vehicle. I was expecting a guy talking about Porsche’s, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Corvette and other cars. Give Edd an award for all his cleaver vehicles. But seriously. Is this really enough to create a book after?

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  • Charles L. Packard III
  • 13-01-20

A great audio book!

What a great book! I enjoyed the journey through Edd’s World. An inspiration to get out there and turn a few wrenches!!!