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The full-length, in-depth and intimate autobiography from Jenson Button, one of Britain's greatest ever racing drivers.

Jenson Button is one of the finest racing drivers of his generation. His 17 years in Formula One have seen him experience everything the sport has to offer, from nursing duff cars round the track to winning world championships and everything in between. Here, Jenson tells his full story for the first time in his own honest, intelligent and eloquent style - from growing up as part of a motor-racing-mad family under the guidance of his father, John, to arriving at Williams as a fresh-faced 20-year-old to being written off as a playboy, distracted by the luxurious trappings of his lifestyle, and his fight back to the very pinnacle of his sport.

Jenson's world championship victory for the unsponsored and unfancied Brawn GP team is one of the most extraordinary against-the-odds sports stories of the century. Jenson's book lifts the lid on the gilded and often hidden world of Formula One. He reveals his relationships with some of the biggest names in the sport - Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso - as well some of the most colourful characters, such as Bernie Ecclestone, Ron Dennis, Frank Williams and serial winner Ross Brawn.

Above all he puts you right inside the cockpit, in the driving seat, travelling at over 200 miles per hour, battling the fear of death, showing you what happens when it goes wrong at high speed and allowing you to experience the euphoria of crossing the line first.

©2017 Jenson Button (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Perfekt JB Fan book - well done

Super personal and all in all a very strong book.
A good book behind a f1 driver that was among the greatest in his time.

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Excellent

A fantastic and candid autobiography by one of the best and classiest F1 Champions. JB's story includes his childhood, introduction to racing and path to F1, his racecraft and the technical side of racing, the teams and teammates he raced with each season, the close relationship he had with his father, and much more. A must-read for all race fans.

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Lots of unheard details on my favorite driver

Lots of great things in this book I've never heard before. Quite moving in parts as well. If you like formula one, worth a listen.

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  • K. A. Thomas
  • 10-20-17

Decent book, good performance but...

...the narrator made a lot of pronunciation mistakes in drivers' names. Not a major problem, but it does pull the listener out of the story as it jars somewhat. Could have been easily avoided with a bit of prior research.

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  • OrangeKey
  • 10-30-17

Great story, some dodgy pronunciations.

A great book that will appeal to Jenson Button fans and F1 enthusiasts alike.

The only Issue I have with this book is some really poor pronunciations of really well known F1 drivers. Please to the narrators of these audio books, do some research first please as it sounds so unprofessional when you’re just guessing and getting it completely wrong. It does spoil the story as you’re trying to imagine Jenson himself speaking the words only for him to mispronounce his team mates name for example. It’s only a small detail but it shouldn’t happen.

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  • munishp
  • 10-20-17

Excellent biography

An excellent non controversial book. Best autobiography I have listed too in a while. Would have loved to have known more stuff about behind the scenes.

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  • Richard Davis
  • 12-06-17

A truly good guy! Good luck Jenson

Great story that was truly wonderful. A personable review of a career that was driven by a dad that loves his son . Jenson, enjoy your time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-02-17

Nothing like I expected

I have never followed Formula One, but this is a heart warming story of a father and son's journey to reach an unbelievable dream. You don't need to be a racing enthusiast to enjoy this book, but what was amazing was Jenson's ability to tell his story, well done Jenson. I thoroughly enjoyed it I would recommend this as a 'perfect' Christmas gift xx

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  • Andrew
  • 12-01-17

Interesting listen but narrator needed guidance

On the whole, I really enjoy this insight into Button's life and career (so far). He gives a good amount of detail, without going too far, and for a longtime F1 fan it was good to hear more about what really goes on "behind-the-scenes".

Unfortunately, the narrator of this book clearly knows nothing about Formula 1 as he read everything far too literally, case in point saying "K.E.R.S" instead of "kers", and got the pronunciation of almost all the other drivers' names wrong, which for an F1 fan is very annoying to keep hearing them said wrong.

Surely they could have found a narrator who was also an F1 fan or spent 10 minutes with the guy explaining the pronunciations.

Even better, Button could have read it himself, which I think would have really added to the experience.

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  • joel
  • 11-27-17

good book, poorly read.

poor pronunciations of too many names throughout the book. really annoying. spoilt much of the book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-27-17

Fantastic

Loved it! struggled to put it down.

#loveJB

touching strory from start to end fantastic

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-22-17

Great story, nicely written

Great to hear about Jenson’s life and experiences. Narrator was a bit pants, incorrect pronunciation of a lot of names etc, could have done with reading up on them first. Lacked a bit of emotion within the reading.

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  • M.G.Scotney-Jones
  • 11-22-17

Fantastic Book!

I love F1 and JB was always my fav driver growing up, so little surprise I loved this book. But I didn't realise how much I was going to enjoy it. an incredible insight to his younger years, his relationship with John Button and much more. completed in a day, I couldnt stop listening!