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The Mechanic

By: Marc 'Elvis' Priestley
Narrated by: Marc 'Elvis' Priestley
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Mechanic written and read by Marc 'Elvis' Priestley.

In the high-octane atmosphere of the Formula One pit lane, the spotlight is most often on the superstar drivers. And yet, without the technical knowledge, competitive determination and outright obsession from his garage of mechanics, no driver could possibly hope to claim a spot on the podium. These are the guys who make every world champion, and any mistakes can have critical consequences.

That's not to say the F1 crew is just a group of highly skilled technical engineers, tweaking machinery in wind tunnels and crunching data through high-spec computers. These boys can seriously let their hair down. Whether it be parties on luxury yachts in Monaco or elaborate photo opportunities in gravity-defying aeroplanes, this is a world which thrills on and off the track.

Join McLaren's former number one mechanic, Marc 'Elvis' Priestley, as he tours the world, revealing some of Formula One's most outrageous secrets and the fiercest rivalries, all fuelled by the determination to win.

This is Formula One as you've never seen it before.

©2017 Marc 'Elvis' Priestley (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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Great story

Elvis presents a great story and some of the secrets of life as a mechanic which is a completely different perspective from the regular books that we get to listen.
A great listen to any F1 fan.

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a good yarn but hard to listen too

I liked this. But I found the way Marc narrated it to be hard to listen too.
His over enthusiastic approach, which results in most lines being delivered as if they're the punch line of a climatic and life changing event, just becomes over the top and annoying.
His insights into LH personality during Spygate is amazing, and imagine having Kimi as a drinking friend!?! the Glory years of F1

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Great

I really enjoyed this
Not to long and boring either
Recommended for any sports fan

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Thoroughly enjoyable and endearing insights

Great overview of life from the pit Lane - from power brokers of F1 to drivers to the mechanics and technical teams.

Easy listening narration, fun stories and an engaging listen

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Great insight into a wild lifestyle

Thoroughly enjoyable and made more entertaining by the fact Elvis narrated it himself, would definitely recommend to all motorsport fans.

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F1 rocks

Great insight in the world of formula 1. Interesting to hear what went on behind the garage of an f1 estabished team.

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awesome thanks

the book is z great insight into the competitive world of f1. It is a must read for any motorsport fan.

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awesome book

great insight to know all the behind the scene stuff of a f1 garage and more.

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Great in that it really goes into detail behind the scenes! Excellent book “Elvis”! Really McLarenesque

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loved it

thanks for the great listen Marc! your insight is like none other. You are the reason I watch F1 and find it so interesting, so thank you

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