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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of We Need to Weaken the Mixture by Guy Martin, read by Dean Williamson.

'I can't stop biting off more than I can chew. Maybe I'm wearing everything out, but I believe the body is a fantastic thing, and it will repair itself and I'll go again. If it's running too rich, I don't stop what I'm doing, just weaken the mixture and carry on.'

Since we last heard from him, Guy Martin has restored a 1983 Williams F1 car then raced Jenson Button in it; helped to build a WWI tank; ridden with Putin's favourite biker gang the Night Wolves; competed on the classic endurance circuit; stood on top of one of Chernobyl's nuclear reactors and taken part in his last ever Isle of Man TT.

Then there's the stuff he really can't wait to get out of bed for: 12-hour shifts for a local haulage firm and taytie farming in his new John Deere tractor.

Besides all this, he's saved his local pub from closure and become a dad.

But let him tell you his own stories, in his own words:

'You're getting it from the horse's mouth. No filter. I hope you enjoy it.'

©2018 Guy Martin (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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brilliant

loved it. brilliant book by a brilliant man. done a lot for the racing world and for people all around the world

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  • James
  • Dog Lane, Kelsall, United Kingdom
  • 25-10-18

"Keep um coming"

Never get tired of reading Guy's book even though sometimes I feel that Guys lost the plot, then he writes another & I think actually he just different.. The main thing is I always have a chuckle..

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non stop listen

As with all of guys other books, fully entertaining and he calls it like it is

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I found it enthralling!

I'm not into motorcycle racing in any way, shape or form. I ride a custom motorbike but can't stand sports bikes. So on the surface I'm not the sort of person you'd think would listen to this book. However, I've seen Guy on various rebuilding shows and they fascinate me. He seemed like a normal, down to earth bloke so I thought I'd give this book a chance and I'm glad I did! He gives an incite into a world alien to me (hasn't turned me into a racing fan though) and he comes across as the type of bloke anyone would want as a friend or in their corner. His work ethic is second to none. It's definitely well worth listening to! The narrator does a good job, not quite 'Guy' but then, who is? Someone else said it should be a Yorkshire narrator but I'm not sure why when Guy is from Lincolnshire! Download this book, you won't be disappointed. I'm off to get the rest of his books now....

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very interesting listen

Great listen, in true Guy Martin style. very open and honest. insightful and interesting. Also educational

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Top Bloke

Very interesting insight to the Legend that is Guy Martin.
Who wouldn't want Guy as their best mate? 😉🙂

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absolutely brilliant

excellent just like all guys books hopefully he'll Wright more in the future and narrates them himself

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Great Listen as always

Another great listen, Guys Personality shines out through Dean, thoroughly enjoyed the stories, and eagerly await the next one

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great book

another great book by guy , it's an awesome insight into how he thinks and why he does what he does.

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Bob on

Love the no nonsense approach always talks about interesting stuff and technical stuff without only appealing to the ones in the know.

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  • isla hillier
  • 30-10-18

brilliant

loved it. brilliant book by a brilliant man. done a lot for the racing world and for people all around the world

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  • James
  • Dog Lane, Kelsall, United Kingdom
  • 25-10-18

"Keep um coming"

Never get tired of reading Guy's book even though sometimes I feel that Guys lost the plot, then he writes another & I think actually he just different.. The main thing is I always have a chuckle..

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  • Andrew
  • 20-10-18

non stop listen

As with all of guys other books, fully entertaining and he calls it like it is

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  • Marie D.
  • 08-12-18

I found it enthralling!

I'm not into motorcycle racing in any way, shape or form. I ride a custom motorbike but can't stand sports bikes. So on the surface I'm not the sort of person you'd think would listen to this book. However, I've seen Guy on various rebuilding shows and they fascinate me. He seemed like a normal, down to earth bloke so I thought I'd give this book a chance and I'm glad I did! He gives an incite into a world alien to me (hasn't turned me into a racing fan though) and he comes across as the type of bloke anyone would want as a friend or in their corner. His work ethic is second to none. It's definitely well worth listening to! The narrator does a good job, not quite 'Guy' but then, who is? Someone else said it should be a Yorkshire narrator but I'm not sure why when Guy is from Lincolnshire! Download this book, you won't be disappointed. I'm off to get the rest of his books now....

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-12-18

very interesting listen

Great listen, in true Guy Martin style. very open and honest. insightful and interesting. Also educational

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-11-18

Top Bloke

Very interesting insight to the Legend that is Guy Martin.
Who wouldn't want Guy as their best mate? 😉🙂

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  • Dgoo1775
  • 23-11-18

absolutely brilliant

excellent just like all guys books hopefully he'll Wright more in the future and narrates them himself

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  • Steve Black
  • 23-11-18

Great Listen as always

Another great listen, Guys Personality shines out through Dean, thoroughly enjoyed the stories, and eagerly await the next one

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  • clive
  • 21-11-18

great book

another great book by guy , it's an awesome insight into how he thinks and why he does what he does.

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  • Chris Eckert
  • 17-11-18

Bob on

Love the no nonsense approach always talks about interesting stuff and technical stuff without only appealing to the ones in the know.