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Jenson Button

Life to the Limit
Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (120 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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A must read for F1-fans

Loved it, the story and his openness about his life. It's easy to like this man.

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Fantastic

Great book with some great stories and real insights. Highly recommended for any F1 fans.

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Absolutely Amazing<br />

I'm not a Jenson Button's fan. I bought this audiobook because I'm a F1 fan and I was expecting the best memories of a World Champion. Jenson, you transported me into every Gran Prix. I felt that I was there. Thanks for writing this piece of art.
Congratulations!

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Great book with a lot of stories!

Great book! It is an excellent combination of a bio, F1 stories and details of F1 drivers don’t come out very often.

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great read

Jensen is a great storyteller and is willing to tell it like it is. also great insight on what it feels like to be a F1 driver




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Great Listen<br />

I followed JB from the start of his F1 career so the book was a nice recollection of some brilliant and also sad times. l just wish JB would have narrated it himself.

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A must read for any F1 fan!!

What a great story about the life and career of JB. One of F1’s greats. Loads of laughs and some tears as well. Only fault is the amount t of chapters. I can see why the went that route. Each chapter is a part of time or story with in the story.

I know JB will never see this but thank you for being a awesome driver and ambassador to F1.

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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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  • 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 &quot;behind-the-scenes&quot;.

Unfortunately, the narrator of this book clearly knows nothing about Formula 1 as he read everything far too literally, case in point saying &quot;K.E.R.S&quot; instead of &quot;kers&quot;, 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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  • Philip Lane
  • 05-16-18

brilliant!

surprisingly honest and written with emotion & a good insight into a very secretive sport

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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-13-18

Boring

Surprised at how boring this book was!! Was hoping for real insight into jensons life but sadly not

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  • David Sammel
  • 11-12-18

Usually average!

Sports stars autobiographies are often underwhelming and seem contrived and written by someone else - this one has feel and a reality to it that makes me want to meet Jenson and share stories of high level sport which I am privileged to work in - his feelings ring true and his life is special yet normal. Just a damn good listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-27-18

Enjoyable

JB always struck me as a thoroughly decent chap and it was really interesting learning about the story behind the man. I thought the narrator was a great choice because he came across as being very "Jensonish" but would still have preferred Jenson to have read it.

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  • Mr. D.J.B
  • 10-14-18

Good, Not Great.

For any fan of F1, or Jenson Button this is an interesting listen. With that being said I do feel like it's a 'Lite' version of an Autobiography - with Jenson going into little detail about anything, and slightly too diplomatic on everything - bar his disdain for Richard Branson.
That being said the book was more than good enough to keep me listening and wanting more when it was time to stop...

A final word on the narrator who was excellent, it really felt like listening to the Jenson himself tell his story

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  • craig moore
  • 10-10-18

amazing book about one of the greatest F1 drivers

loved this book and so well written giving the inside look at motor sport from start out to F1

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-22-18

Best book ever written

if you're a fan of f1, sport in general or just like a good story you need this book.