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Never Say Never

The Inside Story of the Motorcycle World Championships
Narrated by: Nick Harris
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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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.

©2019 Nick Harris (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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"The unmistakable voice of Moto GP." (Valentino Rossi)

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Nick Harris will forever be, the voice of Moto GP

I really enjoyed this chronological audio book, narrated by the man himself, Nick Harris. I'm glad that he brought out a book, and I will always miss listening to his voice commentating the Moto GP

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Brillant

Simply Brillant, a must Listen or read for any MotoGP fan, even though I am a Rossi fan I can appreciate that no sides are taken in this truly fantastic history of MotoGP.

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top read/listen

I was a Nick Harris fan before this book. He's knowledge and history of the sport is second to none. A must for any Motogp fan or just casual observer

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Fantastic book Nick Harris, Thank You

I loved every second of this book. I loved learning about the History of sport, I loved learning about the media side of the story and growing a larger appreciation of it, but most of all Nick Harris, Thank You for telling your story with such passion and that you yourself narrated your own book which is so, so, so awesome. Once again, Thank You Nick Harris.

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Good but...

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.

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  • N. A. Bond
  • 19-05-2020

What a star

This is a great listen well worth it you won’t be disappointed well done Nick Harris

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  • Moto
  • 10-05-2020

Great audio book spoken well by the author

Great audio book spoken very well by the author which is the only way it should be. Really enjoyed some of the stories of the biking heroes. Nick has had an amazing career and life so this is a must listen for any racing fan.

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  • Joe
  • 13-04-2020

Fantastic listen

Wonderful insight into several decades of grand prix motorcycle racing (and a brief departure into F1) from a genuine expert and (equally importantly) enthusiast in the field. Factual, funny, moving and entertaining - a great listen for fans of motorsport.

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  • Russell Magill
  • 07-04-2020

I had to stop listening

I’m a huge fan of all things motorsport and familiar with Nick Harris’. However after so long I couldn’t listen any more. Just constantly reading out race results, it was like listening to a timekeepers diary. Barely any information other than that. A brief description of getting into the job role and then just drawling on about race results. I can read these for myself on Wikipedia. Sorely disappointed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-01-2020

very enjoyable

Excellent combination of racing stats and experiences of happenings on and also off the track.

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  • dantheman46
  • 20-12-2019

Brilliant

Loved every minute of listening to Nick talk about the championship, champions, legends and his experiences over the years. Absolutely super 👍👍👍

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-2019

Fantastic

Just love Nick Harris. Have been following the MotoGp since 1999, so it's a pleasure to listen to Nick telling all these behind the scenes storys. Nick is presenting his story with such a passion, you can only love him. /Lennart

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  • Chris Stoica
  • 26-10-2019

Felt like listening to a statistical report!

Way too many statistics and not so much a story about the authors travels and what he has experienced in his looong career! I learned some stuff about the riders before my time (the 90s), but ended up being way too boring for me!

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  • Mr. C. J. Libby
  • 13-10-2019

a detailed and informative book

great book , packed with interesting stories and lots of information on a fantastic sport.

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  • Mr G Hammond
  • 20-06-2019

A must read for ... well everyone.

I was expecting an interesting review of the Moto GP, what I got was much much more. A fascinating story about yes Motorcycle Racing over the years, evoking lovely memories of some epic battles and stories over the years, with special behind the scenes insight. The bonus is how it's written and delivered in this audio book. The inclusion of Nick's story of fan to legend is joyous and a delight. Thank you, thank you. Only criticism is not a criticism, I was gutted when it finished xx