On the Edge: My Story Audio CD – Audiobook, 1 Apr 2009
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"Stuffed with his unique wit on just about everything to do with motoring." "Ladsmag, " on Richard Hammond's "Car Confidential"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Gripping account by Richard Hammond of life before and after his terrifying high-speed car crash. Abridged edition read by Richard and Mindy Hammond --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Previous reviews have accused Richard of 'cashing in' on his horrific accident but I for one was devastated by the news on the day and read every press release available to find out how he was doing and breathed a sigh of relief when he appeared to be fine. This book tells it from the horse's (and [with affection, Mindy] the mare's) mouth and explains the details that I really wanted to know - how the accident affected Richard and his family. I am in awe of this couple, the depth of love and patience that Mindy shows for her husband and gorgeous daughters throughout Richard's remarkable recovery, (though he impatiently sees it as prolonged), is totally inspiring. I am delighted to have him back on my screen and wish the entire family long life and happiness. I wanted to finish this with a plea to Richard to slow down and behave himself but no, keep doing what you're doing Mr Hammond (following all safety advice of course) I want you to spar with Jeremy for ever!
200 or so pages are dedicated to the accident and his recovery - written by Hammand and his wife in unison. Mrs. Hammonds sections of the book, from the moment she heard of the crash to returning home weeks later, are incredibly touching and a demonstration of what love can enable you to do.
She copes with unimaginable stresses and does her all to help not only her husband but her entire family through this trying time.
All-in-all this is a touching story of a family dealing with brain injury, it just so happens the injured one is famous, and recovering afterwards.
Those people who have ranted in their reviews about having no sympathy for those that have crashes as they happen everyday, please hope that you never have to live through this yourself or with a member of your family. Richard and his wife have shown real love and devotion to each other. Yes, they are making money but i have survivors who have read this book and they have identified with every word of the details about his recovery. This book allows 'Joe Bloggs' with a brain injury to realise that they are not alone in their struggles. This is what makes the book so important! Stop knocking the guy for telling his story, it has actually helped raise awareness of brain injury amongst people who have no experience of it and gives them the ability to have compassion for those that have. Just stop and think what the book is about rather than concentrating on the money.
The chapters written by Mindy Hammond were very moving and showed her great strength in dealing with the events as they unfolded. I would recommed this excellent book to anyone.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent account of a family and friends going through the emotions of seeing a loved one dealing with a serious head injury.Published 3 months ago by David Albert Lees
Bought this, of course, because I love Top Gear and I was always wondering how bad that crash really had been. Quite bad, that's for sure. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Samy
Moving, brilliantly written story of Hammond's high speed car crash and recovery, and the part his loving wife played in recovery. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Patrick L Dey
Nice insight of what happened that day and afterwards. Its a good read, but during the whole book I missed sensation of time. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a strange product that I borrowed off Matt who found it in a bin near ASDA.
Anyway I toyed with the idea of reading it for several seconds before reminding myself that... Read more
Not quite what I was expecting, most I had read already about himPublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
At times it felt a little uncomfortable reading such intimate thoughts, both Richard's and Mindy's, as it felt a bit like I'd sneaked a look at someone's personal diary. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer