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AT 61 DEGREES [Kindle Edition]

Mike S Martin
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Book Description


Authors note.
I've been asked many times by various people what inspired me to write this book. The answer is the same now as it was when I first put pen to paper. It's in recognition of the motorcycle riders and racers out there who are probably fast enough and talented enough to be up there with the best riders in the world, whether that be Superbikes or MotoGP, but will never get the chance.
This book is also dedicated to a friend who one sunny morning climbed onto his bike and never came back.

A Stunning & Moving story that will have you gripped from beginning to end as you follow one mans Breathtaking & Emotional journey into the world of Motorcycle Riding and the MotoGP World Championship. An "on the edge of your seat" read that will have you discovering all of your emotions. Experience the jubilation, humour, frustration and desperation that comes with being a motorcyle rider, racing elbow to elbow with the best riders in the world against the likes of Valentino Rossi,Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner.

When life doesn’t give us what we hope for, we are forced to dream.

But what happens when the dream becomes a nightmare and betrayal is your only friend?


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 800 KB
  • Print Length: 430 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Martin; 1 edition (31 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005KMBS1S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #77,487 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 7 April 2012
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Wow...Downloaded this book on my kindle and took it away on holiday. Unfortunately the Tenerife sun just had to wait. I started to read this and got so engrossed in the story, just couldn't put the book down. I got so involved with the plot, I even dreamt about Aaron's next race and how well he would compete. For someone who can't settle into a book, I was amazed at this one. I am going to recommend this read to my friends. Congratulations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 27 Sept. 2012
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I bought this book to get me through long hard 12 hour nights. Although you know the content, read as being reality is pure fiction, you cant help to get fully immersed into the whole story. I let myself get fully immersed and got carried along without being able to put it down, totally engrossed and hanging on to every word.

Then it happened!! 75% of the way through the author dashed every dream and euphoria that i had let myself get drawn in by. The ending of this book is, I would say the worst i have ever read. I was actually physically sweating with fustration, already physically and mentally exhausted by my 12 hour nights it made me nauseous, no other book had every made me feel this way, not even Irvine Welsh's experimentation with literature. 5 stars for the beginning 1 star for the end.

I wish I could get the author by the scruff of the neck and beat him until he wrote the ending of the book I was expecting!! I even wish I could get my money back even though its only a paltry £2.....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive story 5 Sept. 2012
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Like some of the other readers here, I only downloaded this e-book on the strength that it was about motorcycles. I didn't read any reviews or descriptions of the book prior to downloading so the story really was a journey into the unknown! Once started, I found the book hard to put down. If you are into bikes I would really recommend this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good story but needs proof reading. 29 Sept. 2014
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I'm about half way though, the story is great and I'm enjoying it but it really needs a good edit. There are spelling and grammar errors and the odd sentence I had to read several times be realising that no, it didn't actually make any sense. It is slightly annoying but the story is good enough for me to get past this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read 22 Jun. 2014
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I recently met the author of this book while on holiday, I was talking to another fella about bikes like you do, it turned out he had the same model as me, the author was on another table who joined in the conversation, also being a biker we got chatting, asking him what he did for a living etc, he causally mentioned he had taken some time out to write a book!
the wife made a note of the title and on my return I downloaded the book.
I finished the book yesterday and found it to be a very good story indeed, I wish the fella good luck with any future writing.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 61 Degrees 21 Nov. 2013
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This is a great read, if you have ridden & Raced bikes as I have, this book will bring back some great memories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well worth a look 21 Oct. 2013
By jonny
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Having worked in the moto gp paddock for most of my working life I found this book very hard to believe, things do not happen this way but as I go further and further in could not put it down,the twist at the end makes it a must read and opens up the full story
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 61 degrees 17 July 2013
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if you are a motorbike fan you will enjoy this book
it has a good amount of facts and was just good to read
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor storyline. Clichéd to death 70's anecdotes
Badly written. Poor storyline. Clichéd to death 70's anecdotes. Stopped reading not far into the book when the main character had bifocular vision.
Published 2 months ago by gary holbert
1.0 out of 5 stars poor grammar/spelling usually breaks the spell (inadvertent pun)
i bought a kindle a couple of years ago as i have always been an avid reader who looks forward to the book - and now the kindle - disappearing as i become increasingly absorbed in... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Joe Crow
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Superb twists and turns. Good grasp of the racing world. Unexpected double ending which leaves the reader looking for a little more
Published 5 months ago by William Cowan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Top read for motorcycle sport enthusiasts.
Published 6 months ago by Hemisinus
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read
Published 7 months ago by levi
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book of the year to date.
One of the best books I have read in a long time, just could not put it down.

Very well written and it totally draws you in but became totally shell shocked at the big... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jon Monks
5.0 out of 5 stars best book for ages
brilliant with an ending completly out of the blue you must read it
Published 9 months ago by vjck
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing story
It keeps you gripped from start to finish. Many surprises along the way and it certainly leaves you thinking. You forget in places that it is fiction.
Published 13 months ago by gerald adkins
4.0 out of 5 stars 61 degrees
A nice read, holds your attention but at times is a bit far fetched for someone that is into bikesport. Was not expecting the twist.

Overall enjoyable.
Published 19 months ago by Wesley Grainger
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