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3.0 out of 5 stars Why am I annoyed?, 30 Oct. 2008
This review is from: As You Do: Adventures With Evel, Oliver, and The Vice-President Of Botswana (Hardcover)
Having read and enjoyed Mr. Hammond's previous book,'On The Edge', and being a big Top Gear fan I jumped at this second volume of autobiographical tales.

And for the Top Gear fan there is much here to digest, how things are done to make the show as great as it is, behind the scenes anecdotes and what-happened-when-the-camera-went-off revelations abound. A large section is given over to their Polar adventure.

Also covered are Mr. Hammonds actions in the floods of 2007 and his meeting child-hood hero Evel Kinevel, all relayed in readable, funny stories that will make you smile.

But...

Having been so deeply moved by the sections of the first book written by Mrs. Hammond I jusy kept getting annoyed every time Hammond did something dangerous or silly for the sake of a TV show.

Now this is all just my humble opinion and Mr. Hammond is, ofcourse, free to live his life - but I just kept thinking that for a man who was so lucky to get a second chance he seems to have not learned from it or been changed by it.

Now maybe thats a good thing, maybe not... but thats why I got annoyed by it and thats why 3 stars.

Its a very entertaining read and fans of the show will not be disappointed.
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