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Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead

My Adventures as a Road Racing Truck Fitter
Narrated by: Dean Williamson
Length: 9 hrs
Categories: Sport, Other
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Summary

"The maddest 12 months of my life. The journey starts with an oddball race up an American mountain and ends with me checking myself out of hospital with a broken back. Again..."

As Guy Martin's grandfather, Voldemars, frequently reminded him, "When you dead, you dead". So, before it's all over, Guy Martin is making the most of the time he’s got.

In this past year alone, Guy has raced the Isle of Man TT and finished on the podium; bike trekked through India; competed in solo 24-hour bicycles races; flown a stunt plane; broken a go-kart speed record down a French mountain; and dusted himself off after a dramatic crash at the Dunrod 150 Superbike race. And he’s done all this around his day job as a truck mechanic.

But let Guy tell you about it himself: "This book starts in a Transit, ends in a Transit, and in between I’ve raced a few pushbikes, raced a few motorbikes and got a fair few stories to tell you". Spot on.

©2015 Guy Martin (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks

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A man on a mission or two

A look in to a year of a most extraordinary mans life and in to a very different way of thinking of his life , I found it deep in places ,but humorous through out . A man that certainly puts 100 % in to the things he does . A person with good old type values .

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top Guy

the most interesting genuine person, says it like the way it is, no messing, very enjoyable listen.

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Very intriguing and honest.

Makes sense of a lot of what you see in the news. Blatantly honest and revealing. Funny, witty and intellectual at times.
I looking forward to see what he does next.

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The book was really good but it needed a Yorkshire man to narrate it top marks guy keep at life

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real down to earth man

loved every minute. he is a real life caractor with real passion for life and work.

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great. very entertaining.

I was so into it that the end came very suddenly.
very well narrated also. can't wait for the next one.

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Amazing.....

amazing, this is a great listen too, I have loved listening to this book anywhere I go....

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Bloody Brilliant!!

Fantastic I was gutted when I realised I was at the end.
And it wer proper good!

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It's was good.

It's was a intresting listen. if you have seen the tv programs then it all makes sense. if you haven't you might struggle to place it together. .

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second book just as good as the first

with his witty old school look on life guy doesn't disappoint with his riding storys and general every day life issues and how he manages to cage the "chimp"