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How to Land an A330 Airbus: And Other Vital Skills for the Modern Man | [James May]

How to Land an A330 Airbus: And Other Vital Skills for the Modern Man

Being given yet another pointless 'man manual' that told him 50 ways to tie a bow tie in under 30 seconds made James May certain there was a need for another kind of book. This book, in fact. He reckons there are nine vital things that a chap should be able to do.
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Being given yet another pointless 'man manual' that told him 50 ways to tie a bow tie in under 30 seconds made James May certain there was a need for another kind of book. This book, in fact. He reckons there are nine vital things that a chap should be able to do.

Not stuff you can download from the Internet, but really important things. You never know when you might need to land an A330 Airbus, or deliver twins. And there may well be a moment when being able to play a bit of classical music on the piano is absolutely crucial to your success with women. So read, learn, and be prepared - you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

©2010 James May (P)2010 Hodder & Stoughton

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    Many of the 'skills' it teaches are mundane, barely relevant. But it has a few good ones. Bonus points for the narration, by James May himself.

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    Katherine Hopkins, MN, United States 04-09-12
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    What did you love best about How to Land an A330 Airbus?

    May's penchant for detail is obvious in this book. I vacillated between fascination with the information he presented, amusement at his insane determination to investigate every little detail, and, only very occasionally a little bit of impatience at this endless detail. But running along it all is his fantastic dry wit, which is what really makes this so easy to listen to.


    What does James May bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I really think that hearing May read this is the best way to experience it. Only he could deliver all of his little jokes in just the right manner to make them work.


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    S. Anderson Salem, MO United States 11-17-11
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    "Truly Vital Skills"

    Ok, so I am pretty sure I will never use anything learned from this book. So what! I was entertained by every minute of this book and still find James May to be my favorite of the Top Gear hosts. This book is a must for any of his fans.

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    Where does How to Land an A330 Airbus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's one of my favorite books! Being a fan of "Top Gear" on BBC, I was amused to see that 'Captain Slow' had written a mans guide to things they need to know. If you have ever watched the show you know that cars are often described as completely pointless but you must buy one and here's why. That's is book!! Very amusing , completely useless, and absolutely fabulous!


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    "Captain Slow teaching us all we need to know."

    I listened to the chapter on landing the A330 Airbus on an A320 Airbus hoping the planes were similar enough in case my new skills were required.

    Only problem with the book - eating your mate (I fast forwarded the last 1/2 of that chapter). Otherwise - good reading!

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    "five stars isn't enough"

    Pure genius from the most thoughtful amateur mechanic and all round top bloke... IN THE WORLD!

    Practical advice for those rare moments I'm life where those not reading this book will be standing around like an extra on 'The Poseidon Adventure' before they get a steam pipe tumbling on their head as you calmly save the day.

    A must read/ listen.

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