• Grease Junkie

  • A Book of Moving Parts
  • By: Edd China
  • Narrated by: Edd China
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Grease Junkie

By: Edd China
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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook editon of Grease Junkie by Edd China.

'Think fast. Think big. Think the unthinkable!'

As you'll discover in his incomparable memoir, inventor, mechanic, TV presenter and walking tall as the definition of the British eccentric, Edd China sees things differently. 

An unstoppable enthusiast from an early age, Edd had 35 ongoing car projects while he was at university, not counting the double-decker bus he was living in. Now he's a man with not only a runaround sofa, but also a road-legal office, shed, bed and bathroom. His first car was a more conventional 1303 Texas yellow Beetle, the start of an ongoing love affair with VW, even though it got him arrested for attempted armed robbery.

A human volcano of ideas and the ingenuity to make them happen, Edd is exhilarating company. Join him on his wild, wheeled adventures; see inside his engineering heroics; go behind the scenes on Wheeler Dealers

Climb aboard his giant motorised shopping trolley, and let him take you into his parallel universe of possibility.

©2019 Edd China (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Great fun for the car guy or gal

Really liked hearing Edd's stories. reminds me of a few automotive adventures I've had in the past

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great biography for car lovers

if you like cars and or enjoy Edd China, this book is a must listen

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A man, a legend

Great listen, i loved it! Great story, told by a great narrator. Edd, you rock! 🤘

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Zen and the Art of Mechanical Tinkering

I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. I didn't know about the Wheeler Dealers show but this popped up in my recommendation list and thought I would give it a go after listening to the sample. As a fellow nerd, I really enjoyed the sometimes lengthy segments about problem solving mechanical or concept issues. Have started looking at Edd's YouTube channel as a result and look forward to seeing many future projects.

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If you love Edd, you'll love the book

It's a view into one of the most inspired minds in the automotive industry. I loved him on the show, but didn't realize the crazy history behind his persona.

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One of the great automotive geniuses of our time!

Every Edd China fan should read this book.
Beautiful story of a man who never took no for an answer. Thoroughly enjoyable start to finish.

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brilliant i say!

man you were absolutely brilliant!

would have like imigin to appear more than once

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Please apologize. This is crap.

What was I thinking? I thought I was going to be part of his experience with Wheeler Dealers and Top Gear. But all I heard was a cleaver guy that virtually makes the equivalent of a parade vehicle. I was expecting a guy talking about Porsche’s, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Corvette and other cars. Give Edd an award for all his cleaver vehicles. But seriously. Is this really enough to create a book after?

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A great audio book!

What a great book! I enjoyed the journey through Edd’s World. An inspiration to get out there and turn a few wrenches!!!

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  • Jim 8888
  • 08-26-20

Avoiding the Rock in the Road

If you're hoping for an expose of Wheeler Dealers, forget it. In fact, if you're just interested in the 13 or so series of Wheeler Dealers that you've watched on telly, forget them too. Edd hardly mentions the programme that made him famous or, when he does, it's kind of in passing. He's clearly put it behind him and is moving on. What we get, in this book, is all the other projects Edd has been involved with in the course of his life, from schoolboy to overgrown schoolboy. But. I like Wheeler Dealers! I'd have liked to have heard more about it. Not the gossip or infighting, just how it was made, how it built its fan base, why it became such a success. Edd was the reason I watched it. He's a likeable guy, and comes across well in this audiobook, but there's a steely side to him, I suspect, that means he has to get his way. He disguises it well, but he seems driven and motivated in whatever he sets his mind to. I enjoyed listening to the book, but I felt there was quite a big hole in it that could have been filled.

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  • Kieran Edmonston
  • 05-16-19

The story Lofa of a Legend

I received my copy of booth the hard back and audiobook today I started reading as soon as I got home and can't put it down.

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  • C. Lee
  • 05-22-19

Edducational

Interesting to hear the back story of builds seen on Wheeler Dealers and to find out that there is so much more to Edd China than grease and Mike Brewer. An absorbing listen. More TV please Edd.

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  • S. Howard
  • 08-12-19

I really wanted to like this... but...

Although really well read by the man himself, I am left really disappointed by the book. Although the crazy motor driven vehicles that Edd has built are to a degree instrumental to his storey, there is just way to much detail about each and every one. I found myself skipping chunks as I was just over listening to how a motorised sofa was built in great detail, followed by a bed and a bathroom. All great stuff to mention but it just got in to too much detail about each one.

Much as I would like to, I just can't recommend this book, Edd is a really nice guy I am sure and that is exactly how he comes across but I just could not find enough in here to keep me entertained.

I have listened again, and again to Henry Coles book and I was expecting something similar from Edd I guess but unfortunately it just didn't deliver... As I said in the headline, sorry, I really wanted to like this.

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  • Jerome
  • 08-02-19

Edd on form

if you like wheeler dealers, or if you've even slightly into cars and engineering you'll love this book.

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  • The Missus
  • 07-03-19

Why!?

Why did you do this edd?? Nothing your loyal fans don't already know. It's like your talking what was missed out from the early wheeler dealer. Tell Mike b to do 1

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  • Liam SanDerSar
  • 07-24-22

The man, the myth, the legend.

Loved it. A great insight into the man himself, from youth to the present day and all of the mishaps and victories along the way. Including a great insight that you wouldn't know about just from watching Wheeler Dealers or his YouTube channel.

Would definitely recommend.

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  • Razvan Tudose
  • 03-06-22

I've enjoyed so much!

I've enjoyed the book, and Edds's voice is so calming. Do not hesitate to buy the book or audio book

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  • Tecstel
  • 02-23-22

An insight into the mechanical mind of Edd China

I didn't realise how clever Edd is until I listened to this audio book.
I share his passion for amphibious vehicles and believe he could write a book on that subject alone.
If you are a petrol head, listen to this book, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Robert
  • 01-19-22

Cracking audible nice listen

cracking Audible nice listen easy going and really enjoyed it on my Commute to work and back

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  • Marc
  • 07-30-21

For all fans of Wheeler Dealers

Looking forward to what Edd does next! Very dignified explanation of leaving WD, and his creative genius

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  • Liam
  • 04-27-21

Very well performed, as always.

How can you not like Edd China? What he does is wonderful.
Strange way to end the book but only left me wanting more. Hope he does more books soon.