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Grease Junkie

A Book of Moving Parts
By: Edd China
Narrated by: Edd China
Length: 7 hrs

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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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  • Kieran Edmonston
  • 16-05-2019

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
  • 22-05-2019

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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  • Darren
  • 10-07-2019

An engineering insight.

A fantastic journey into the brain of one of our own great modern day engineering pioneers. Fascinating!

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  • GLP01
  • 10-07-2019

Colourful, amusing & absolutely fascinating ...

Ed is a marvel - his book is absolutely enthralling & takes the reader / listener on a walk through his life, sharing his fascination with anything that moves or automates our daily lives often delving into history to explore the origins of an innovation that particularly captured his imagination. His photographic like memory recalls details of his exploits in so much colourful detail you feel like one of his friends experiencing the event or activity alongside him. I thoroughly enjoyed this masterpiece & Ed is now firmly on my top ten list of people I’d love to meet before I depart this mortal coil.

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  • The Missus
  • 03-07-2019

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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  • derek
  • 25-06-2019

Did really delve into the man not a lot about edd

Didn't really delve into the personal side of edd who he is, how he met his wife, how he med Mike brewer, which are key, too much scathered technical mombo jumbo

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  • Mr. G. Roberts
  • 21-06-2019

Brilliant

Really enjoyed this book. Been following Edd China for years. This book its a great insight into his life as a gease junkie. Highly recommended. Would have liked to hear more about his work on Wheeler Dealers but maybe that's material for another book?

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  • Glyn Stewart
  • 12-06-2019

awsome book loved it

ed is the boy never fails to impress and found loads about he's life lov this book

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  • George
  • 06-06-2019

Brilliant book brilliant bloke.

Fascinating to hear the story behind Edds many vehicles and adventures. A great listen. Recommended

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  • michael d porteous
  • 29-05-2019

Get to the point...

I enjoyed this book.... but... I, like I imagine others, bought it to find out the reasons for Ed leaving the show. This is somewhat addressed at the start, but then in chapter 1 Ed starts at the beginning. Great. Of course you need the whole background story. But then you get to the end of the book and still no inside info on what happened!
If Ed would have maybe stated in the beginning that this is the first book of a two parter (or three), then I’d understand, but no mention was made. I did see Ed on TV the other day talking about future projects, and another book may be in the pipeline. I just hope it has the warts’n’all info. Ed was the backbone of Wheeler Dealers. I used to fast forward through the other guys stuff. Not really interested in the guff and full on 0-69 handshakes.
So Ed, if you read this. Warts’n’all next time.
Apart from this gripe I thought the book was great. Very easy to listen to.
Can’t wait for the next.