Guy Martin: My Autobiography

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    • £6.99

    • £6.99

Publisher Description

The Phenomenal Sunday Times No1 Bestseller

‘It was the start of the third lap of the 2010 Senior TT, the last race of the fortnight. The last chance to get a TT win for another year, and I was pushing hard.

Ballagarey. The kind of corner that makes me continue road racing. A proper man’s corner. You go through the right-hander at something like 170mph, leant right over, eyes fixed as far down the road as I can see.

But this time something happened. This time the front end tucked …’

Guy Martin, international road-racing legend, maverick star of the Isle of Man TT, truck mechanic and TV presenter, lives on the edge, addicted to speed, thoroughly exhilarated by danger.

In this book we’ll get inside his head as he stares death in the face, and risks his life in search of the next high.

We’ll discover what it feels like to survive a 170mph fireball at the TT in 2010, and come back to do it all again. He’ll sweep us up in a gritty sort of glory as he slogs it out for a place on the podium, but we’ll also see him struggle with the flipside of fame.

We’ll meet his friends and foes, his family, his teammates and bosses and we’ll discover what motivates him, and where his strengths and weaknesses lie.

For the first time, here is the full story in Guy’s own words. From the boy who learned to prep bikes with his dad, to the spirited team mechanic, paying his way by collecting beer glasses in pubs, to the young racer at the start of his first race and the buzz he’s been chasing ever since.

This thrilling autobiography is an intense and dramatic ride.

Dean Williamson
hr min
21 May
Ebury Publishing

Customer Reviews

PeterG2YT ,

Very enjoyable book

I really enjoyed this audio-book, it being the second Guy Martin book that I have listened to. I downloaded and listened to ‘We need to Weaken the Mixture’ first, because I wanted to hear what Guy had to say about riding the iconic Honda 6 GP racer at Castle Combe track in that book. I was so taken with the writing style that I decided to go back and download this, the first installment of his autobiography and I was not disappointed.

I was particularly pleased that this book is narrated by Dean Williamson, the same person who narrates the third book, because he manages to capture the unique cadence of Guy’s voice and manner of speaking, which could have been no easy task.

AdeTaylor ,

Terrible narration

Such a shame. Guy's story is fascinating and as a fan and keen follower of the sport I was delighted to find this audiobook. Sadly the narrator has a really strange ponderous style which pauses mid sentence and seems to be surprised by what the next word is - like he's reading it for the first time too. It's also obvious he knows nothing at all about bikes - his pronounciation of most biking terms or famous racer's names is cringeworthy. I had to stop listening halfway through, which is not Guy's fault, but it's still a shame.

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