Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Top Gear’s Richard Hammond is joined by wife Mindy for this abridged reading of his recent autobiography which looks at his life before and after his infamous accident which stunned a nation and led to calls for the show to be axed.
As he has in a number of interviews, Hammond uses the book to make clear that the idea for his jet-powered adventure was his, born of his childhood obsession with cars and speed and not due to any failing of the BBC of Top Gear production team.
As the book switches from the buildup to the accident to the aftermath Mindy takes over the narration duties, relaying the events of the day from her point of view and the slow steps to recovery.
This is no a mawkish cash-in, the story the Hammonds tell is genuinely tear jerking and it’s impossible not to share in turn their pain, anxiety and elation as they deal with the aftermath of the crash and its impact on their lives.
Richard Hammond: On the Edge is published by Orion