Random House presents the audiobook edition of Never Say Never, written and read by Nick Harris.
As 'The Voice' of motorcycle racing for 40 years, commentator Nick Harris became the biggest star not on two wheels in the paddock, and this is his mostly eyewitness, white-knuckle account of MotoGP's scorching 70-year history.
The story starts on the Isle of Man in 1949, when Geoff Duke, with his slicked-back hair and one-piece black leathers, became the nation's hero, defying the odds and winning the most dangerous race in the world on a British-built Norton. Just over a decade later at Mallory Park, another British champion and one of the greatest riders of all time, Mike Hailwood, screamed past a young Nick Harris on his 250cc Honda, and a lifelong passion was born.
Harris has been at the centre of the sport for decades, getting to know the riders as individuals, seeings feuds unfold, champions made, careers and sometimes lives ended. We'll see the biggest podium stars up close, from Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts to Valentino Rossi, and we'll meet the mechanics behind them, the manufacturers who poured millions into the teams and the organisers who, in the early days, ruthlessly compromised rider safety for profits. The drama has often been as tense off the track as on it.
This is the book the motorcycling world has been waiting for.
"The unmistakable voice of Moto GP." (Valentino Rossi)
What members say
- S. Howard
The Main Man of MoroGP Broadcasting
Thoroughly enjoyed Nicks book. Read by the man himself so plenty of enthusiasm and emotion. A great listen and re-cap of the first 70 years of motorcycle GP’s.
Not sure whether I was expecting too much but I did find the predominantly chronological nature of this book a little bit boring at times. Still some great stories and memories, worth a listen.