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Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne knows what it is like to live on the edge. The most successful rider in British Superbike history, he is the only person to have won the championship six times. Shakey is a living motorbike legend, with legions of fans across the country.

For the first time Shakey tells his life story, from being abandoned as a newborn baby in a London hospital, to multiple brushes with the law and working night shifts on the London Underground to fund his early racing career. Whether it was on his BMX or joyriding through Kent, the only thing Shakey ever wanted to do was race motorbikes.

Once he had got his break, Shakey quickly developed a reputation as one of the most exciting riders of his generation, and the thrill of every victory, every chicane and every overtake, as well as the hospital visits and painstaking recovery, is relived in heart-pumping detail.

Unshakeable is an incredible story of winning and risk-taking, of horrendous crashes in which he nearly lost his life, of Ducatis and monster motorhomes, and of hard-fought glory in one of the most exciting and dangerous sports on the planet. Told with breathless exhilaration, Shakey’s story is one of inspiration, break-neck speed and a life lived truly on, and over, the limit. 

©2020 Shane Byrne (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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"Shane’s achievements over the years have proved he is the complete racer and undoubtedly a world class rider. A true inspiration for our youngsters in the sport." (Niall Mackenzie, three times British Superbike Champion)

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Excellent Listen.

I thought this was an excellent insight into the life and (dangerous) times of a Champion Motorcycle Racer. I only discovered Motorcycle Racing in the last 10 years and it is a fantastic sport and thoroughly nail-biting. I think Shakey has incapsulated that in his narration. I thoroughly recommend this audio book to anyone who has the slightest interest in the sport. And I have an autographed copy of the hardback too!

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Amazing

Loved every minute great to get the story straight from The Man Himself. Hope he makes a full recovery.

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rubbish!!

I thought i liked Shane Byrne watching and following him on t.v , not anymore . He sounds like a proper clown

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First audio book

loved it fantastic content very moving a great insight into a great British 6 Times BSB champion

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Awesome

Love this book so much heart and passion along with a great helping of humour and reality, brilliant read

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Best 2 wheeled racing biopic to date.

Having listened to almost all the racing biopics on Audible , I found this one covered much more than the racing side of his lifestyle in a manner that had me compelled as to what happened next , despite already knowing. Adding a different perspective from his Mrs also added to the story. It doesn't have any boring bits and was interesting from start to finish. Well worth a listen , nice Job Shane & Matt

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Incredible

This book gives such a great insight to the mind of Shane “Shakey” Byrne. Not only that but Shane irons out some of the things in his career that weren’t covered in the media, giving great in depth stories throughout. This book made me laugh and brought tears to my eye, highly recommend this to any racing fan.

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good book unbelievably story from abandonment to super star father and family man well done

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fantastic

An absolute pleasure to listen to what a fantastic insight into Shane's life and the ups and downs of his life. I really enjoyed it.

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Champion

Brilliant audio book that gives you an insight in to the life of a racer I’ve followed all his career. The highs, the lows and the bits that we’ve never known. One of my favourite biographies so far. #67