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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This story of Murray's life makes you realise what a wonderful and privileged life he had and that he also appreciated it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Become a Merry Stalker of Murray Walker
The impression you get from decades of commentary and TV appearances is that Murray Walker is a thoroughly nice chap. This may be the case, but do the nicest people make for the best autobiographies? In the case of ‘Unless I’m Very Much Mistaken’ the answer is probably no. You may catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar, but for an...
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 26 May 2014
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Not the most exciting biography Ive read, but very good all the same and worth getting. The bloke is a legend for his commentaries, but this shows there is much more to the man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 28 Feb 2014
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This story of Murray's life makes you realise what a wonderful and privileged life he had and that he also appreciated it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 1 Jan 2014
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A book about a legend behind the microphone. He loves the sport he has talked about for so long. A real insight into the life of the man behind the voice. A great read! I really enjoyed this book and for me read it quickly over five days between Christmas/New year.
I would recommend this to all that follow motor sport and have experienced the magic of Murray and his "style" of commentating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars you should see the photos I can't show you, 1 Nov 2014
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A wonderful trip down memory lane with Murray. Seemed like he'd been commentating all his life but he had a proper job for a long time before he became a full time commentator. I certainly do miss his voice on F1 races even with all his Murrayisms.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Become a Merry Stalker of Murray Walker, 15 April 2014
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The impression you get from decades of commentary and TV appearances is that Murray Walker is a thoroughly nice chap. This may be the case, but do the nicest people make for the best autobiographies? In the case of ‘Unless I’m Very Much Mistaken’ the answer is probably no. You may catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar, but for an autobiography to really entertain you sometimes need a bit of an acidic personality.

‘Much Mistaken’ was released in 2002 just after Murray’s retirement from full time commentary. It covers his childhood, through the war, his early days commentating on bikes with his father, all the way up to his most visible time as the leading commentator for BBC and later ITV Coverage of the Grand Prix. With a tale that spans almost 80 years it is clear that some elements of his life are going to be brushed over. His childhood and marriage are mentioned, but Murray is clear in explaining that these areas are private. I for one am not too worried as it is the stories about famous racers that I am more interested in.

However, these are actually quite infrequent, usually a nice word here or there. It is only with Murray’s days co-commentating with James Hunt that any friction is present. Murray appears to get on with everyone, walking blinkered through life – ignoring the apartheid that plagued the South Africa he visited many times, nor touching on the abhorrent excess that Grand Prix can be rightly accused of on occasion. Nope, this is a gentle book for fans of motorsport and nothing more.

For these people they will be in clover. There are in-depth discussions of various racing styles from TT to British Touring Cars. The elements that actually proved the most interesting to me were Murray’s war years and his time as an Advertising Agent. Here he is in-depth and has stories you have not heard. Hard to imagine that an autobiography from a man who knew Hunt, Schumacher, Senna et al. that it would be his Mars accounts that would be the most explorative elements. ‘Much Mistaken’ is a frivolous and fun autobiography, but lacks the depth of bite to be a real winner.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 26 Aug 2014
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A good read
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