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The Man in the White Suit: The Stig, Le Mans, The Fast Lane and Me | [Ben Collins]

The Man in the White Suit: The Stig, Le Mans, The Fast Lane and Me

The Stig gets his kit off and reveals how he came to be Top Gear's iconic racing driver and so much more - including what it's like to thrash an Aston Martin DBS, train for the Army and face the terror of Jeremy Clarkson's underwear…When the Black Stig disappeared off the end of an aircraft carrier in 2003, we were introduced to The White Stig. Faster. Stranger. Harder to keep clean. And ever since, millions have wondered – who is The Man in the White Suit? They're about to find out.
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The Stig gets his kit off and reveals how he came to be Top Gear's iconic racing driver and so much more - including what it's like to thrash an Aston Martin DBS, train for the Army and face the terror of Jeremy Clarkson's underwear…When the Black Stig disappeared off the end of an aircraft carrier in 2003, we were introduced to The White Stig. Faster. Stranger. Harder to keep clean. And ever since, millions have wondered – who is The Man in the White Suit? They're about to find out.

Ben Collins caught the car the bug young, kicking his dad's boss in the balls for not giving him a company Jag. This was the attitude that eventually led him to spend seven years sharing a cabin with Jeremy Clarkson's underwear, James May's PhD thesis and Richard Hammond's hairspray. Because he is The Stig.

Now he tells all about life inside the iconic white helmet. What it's like to guide a blind ex-RAF officer around the Top Gear track; pit a drug dealer's Mitsubishi Evo against a Trojan tank; set a Vauxhall Monara against Chloe the dancing Ninja; and race double-decker Route masters against bendy buses. Not to mention all the inside stuff on how the show's amazing driving sequences are made.

He also reveals how he got to be there – setting a Dunsfold lap time faster than Michael Schumacher's. Breaking records with the best of the best at Daytona and Le Mans.

It's an awesome story, told by an amazing man.

©2010 Ben Collins (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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    vincent melbourne, Australia 05-26-11
    vincent melbourne, Australia 05-26-11
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    "Exit Stig Left..."

    This story is a real buzz. From his early obsession with aircraft, transforming into a junior cart racing and a meteoric rise to Le Mans and beyond Ben Collins tells a great story of overcoming incredible tests of charachter and endurance from special forces training to starring as the clandestine cult icon "The Stig" Lots of laughs, celebrity gossip, unlikely yet verifiably true situations with a touch of humble humanity,True grit and a fair sprinkle of colourful language. No flat spots in this tale, a high octane joyride with chequered flag. All you would expect and more 5 stars Ben

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Glenn 08-11-13
    Glenn 08-11-13
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    "The Stig rules!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes!!The untold story of a man of mystery!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Man in the White Suit?

    The indepth Army training was an revelation!!


    What about Ben Collins’s performance did you like?

    Read with conviction and humility.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Would The Real Stig Please Stand Up!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carl 05-09-13
    Carl 05-09-13 Listener Since 2010

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    "BRILLIANT! Captivating from beginning to end."
    Where does The Man in the White Suit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best books Ive ever read. Only my favourite book ever ranks above this one. Its so good I almost could listen again straight away.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Man in the White Suit?

    The 2nd half of the book where you get a deep insight into the mind of The Stig and how production of the show Top Gear is done.


    Have you listened to any of Ben Collins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First Ben Collins book and obviously his best.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Stig-a-riffic!


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for any Tog Gear fan. Even if your not, it may yet convert you.

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  • Matthew
    London, United Kingdom
    6/7/11
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    "Ok, just ok."

    Some say he has an ego the size of Brazil......This is poorly written and lacks any real depth.
    It would be good to understand a bit more about the ego in the white suit. Why did he leave TG? There is no detail where there needs to be explanation, and an ending which left me most disappointed.

    Overall, dull.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dean
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    7/11/13
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    "Fantastic"

    A good well writen story, Ben Collins as done a good job reading this book.

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  • Steven
    KELSO, United Kingdom
    5/27/13
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    "A good listen"

    I fair enjoyed this audiobook , the bit about his army training was very good , tells how ,why and what he did in the racing world , and how top gear came about , well worth your time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    Dublin, Ireland
    7/7/11
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    "Disappointing"

    I had to abandon three quarters of the way through. Very poorly written, a real shame.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Meena
    London, United Kingdom
    6/13/11
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    "Ok"

    This was just ok, at times it was a little boring, thought it was going to be better. Can't recommend.

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