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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11,326 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Hammond Narrator: Richard Hammond and Mindy Hammond Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN:
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Richard Hammond describes his childhood and adolescence and the emergence of the adrenalin junkie, the first ridiculous stunts on his tricycle, and an increasing and near-obsessive attraction to speed and the smell of petrol. He finds an attractive girl, Mindy, who shares his interests and helps him organise his high-speed life. For such a lively and intelligent communicator, TV beckons and he becomes one of the daredevil trio, with Jeremy Clarkson and James May, who make such an enormous world-wide success of the revamped BBC-TV programme Top Gear.

He describes the personalities, the camaraderie, and the stunts with which they entertain their weekly audiences until the day of his 300 mph crash that took Top Gear off the air and plunged a nation into mourning. The day of the crash, his rescue and the flight to hospital in a coma are described, and then Mindy recounts the anxious waiting until he finally emerges from his coma to immediately pull out all his life-support equipment.

Richard then pieces together the stages of recovery as his shattered mind slowly reforms. We learn exactly what happened to him and the milestones in his slow recovery to full health. The final chapter recounts the return to Top Gear and the screening of the events of that fateful day. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie Golden | 2/14/2014

    " Nice enjoyable read with minor flaws. The world setting was pretty confusing throughout the book, and was never explained very well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Panasuk | 2/3/2014

    " I listened to the audiobook of this. I have to say that im glad I gave this book a shoot. It was nice to read from a female prospective that does not come off as wishy washy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maelle1973 | 2/3/2014

    " Just love it! the edge world is crazy and rater new to me, the characters are Wonderful, perfect balance between action and romance Hihihi can't wait to read the next book of the series bayou moon "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noodle | 2/2/2014

    " 7/10: Good solid read, something to get your teeth into. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nyimah | 2/1/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. At first I thought it was going to be a little to complicated for me with the three different regions and all. But it flowed well and had a good amount of dialogue and action. I enjoyed the characters. I may have to try the Kate Daniels series again... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Preeti | 2/1/2014

    " I enjoyed this overall, but it was bumpy ride. The plot was the weakest part of the book. On many fronts. The romance was OK--it had its moments. But is it possible for an ending to be too happy? The best thing about this was the worldbuilding of the Edge--its people and its rules, followed closely by the heroine's struggles to take care of her family. So I will read the next book in hopes of a story set in this intriguing world that I will like more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Löki Gale | 1/23/2014

    " I am big fan of escape novels and this is definitely one. The Andrews writing team does a wonderful job of creating a unique world and believable characters (who's dumb actions are well explained and justifiable). More of a sci-fi/fantasy novel, On the Edge is a great start to what I might think is my new favorite "mind-candy" series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylynn | 1/16/2014

    " Awful cover. Just awful. The book was fun, but leaned more toward romance than fantasy which wasn't completely to my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 1/16/2014

    " This introducted me to Ilona Andrews and then Kate Daniels! Terrific read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 12/19/2013

    " I love their writing style and can't imagine not liking a book this couple writes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charissa | 11/28/2013

    " This book was pretty good, was interesting. Had a good amount of paranormal and believable romance. ... eh... I'd read the sequel for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan | 8/27/2013

    " Enjoyed the story. Beware the R rated scene partway through chapter 22. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meryl | 4/8/2013

    " I enjoyed this far more than I expected. A light, fun, sexy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shanshad Whelan | 3/5/2013

    " Still fun to read, but not up there with the Kate Daniels stuff for me. This book was set up to be more of a romantic fantasy. The opening page was good stuff though, and I managed to tear through it pretty quick. Not bad as long as the reader knows to expect a lot of romance going on in the plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica Fox | 2/9/2013

    " At first i wanted to kick the main male character, but then he became awesome instead of chivalrous control freak. So yeah. <3 this book and this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phillip | 11/7/2012

    " Fun book, interesting fantasy universe. Themes WAY not for kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 8/17/2012

    " Not as great as the Kate Daniels but still very addictive. It's probably just the curse of having to fit so much into the one book, but it felt like the relationship was rushed. And then at times, it got too detailed and boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 6/20/2012

    " Interesting concept- three worlds to play around in. A good read; not once was I tempted to throw it across the room. I'm interested enough to try #2 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kiley | 6/14/2012

    " Way more romance novel than the Magic series. This and the second Edge series books were just ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 5/2/2011

    " an interesting new take on the fairy-world real -orld cross-over concept. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 2/26/2011

    " So-so, for what it was, basically romance with a second hand story attached. I like the writer so I found it a little more interesting than I do with romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mo | 1/12/2011

    " IF YOUR A TOP GEAR FAN YOU WILL LIKE THIS BOOK.
    HE WAS IN A MAJOR ACCIDENT IN A JET CAR....... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie | 11/24/2010

    " Reading this book is like listening to Richard Hammond himself. I am a huge fan of Top Gear and reading this book gives in an insight in what he is actually like as a person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 6/23/2010

    " Rather than being a book about cars and stunts, I found that On The Edge was a romantic book about a couple pulling through incredibly testing circumstances. Almost every page was heart warming and touching. Such Great book, but way too short! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lombe | 5/22/2010

    " It was touching and sweet the way his wife stood by him and loved him in such difficult circumstances... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/11/2010

    " One for the TopGear fans to read but also it leaves you pondering over the type of risks he takes for the show. I found it great to read his side and Mindy's side of events..Two very different recounts of that horrific event. He's bloody lucky to be alive and I'm glad he still is. "

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