Over the past two decades, Life in the Fast Lane has grown to become a true staple of Formula 1 literature. In essence a monthly diary of a Benetton grand prix mechanic, this essential book gives a behind-the-scenes account of daily life in the trenches of F1 during the tragic and turbulent 1994 season. The author´s unique point-of-view makes this book indispensable listening for any serious motor racing enthusiast. But Life in the Fast Lane is much more than an intelligently written, informative diary of this highly exclusive multimillion-dollar world. Its remarkable insider setting, its exceptional subject matter, its unfolding tension, its ease of narration - all of these thrilling ingredients - have been wonderfully blended, mixed together to be truly captivating. From January through to December, the enthralled listener is simply compelled to follow the author´s stunning racing year from start to finish. Written and narrated by popular author and Formula 1 television personality, Steve Matchett, Life in the Fast Lane is Matchett´s first book (three more soon followed), and its immediate success proved the catalyst to take him from a life in the pit lanes of F1 to a new life in America. For the past 20 years, he has been a broadcaster with FOX and NBC television, and now is an eloquent narrator of his own audiobooks. However, he was unknown outside of his highly clandestine industry. He was a Formula 1 race mechanic, a member of the Benetton grand prix team working alongside celebrities like Flavio Briatore, Michael Schumacher, and Ross Brawn. His fast-paced story of the frantic, unending backstage activity to become the fastest and best in the world gives a fascinating, unparalleled insight into Formula 1 during some of its darkest and most difficult days. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Matchett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118035/bk_acx0_118035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Fastest Show on Earth:The Mammoth Book of Formula 1 Chicane
Formula One driver Remy Sabatino is leading the Drivers´ Championship, in a car that is the quickest of the season by far. But that also means Sabatino´s Russian teammate is the fastest too.... Their rivalry couldn´t be more toxic ahead of the Grand Prix in Moscow. TV viewers around the world are about to witness the most catastrophic crash in Formula One history. Was this caused by the acrimony between these drivers? Matt Straker, former Royal Marine and corporate intelligence director, is again called in to investigate and he soon finds himself confronted by a corrupted legal system and battling with powerful - and violent - vested interests. Could it be that wrapped up in the political symbolism of the Moscow Grand Prix are, perhaps, the very seeds of its undoing.... DISCLAIMER: This is a work of fiction. All the characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the names, characters, or history of any persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental and unintentional. Even when recognisable names appear, their actions are fictitious. This audiobook is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trademarks of Formula One Licensing B.V. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Fenney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029873/bk_adbl_029873_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Along with three fellow motor racing enthusiasts, Steve Matchett - Formula 1 world champion mechanic; accomplished television broadcaster; and best-selling author - is trapped overnight in New York: a fogbound JFK airport. With no sign of the weather improving, talk between the stranded passengers inevitably turns to Formula 1. During the course of their cloistered night, with conversation fueled by regular trips to the departure lounge bar, our protagonists draw on Matchett´s encyclopedic knowledge of grand prix engineering, his easy familiarity with F1 paddock life, to piece together the perfect dream-team Formula 1 race car. By use of his enviable signature talent, his ability to explain complex issues using straightforward, uncomplicated language, Steve Matchett shows us how the various F1 teams have arrived at their current state-of-the-art designs - lays out exactly how a championship winning grand prix car is assembled.Originally published by Orion (of London) in 2004, The Chariot Makers is Steve Matchett´s third book. Along with Life in the Fast Lane, and The Mechanic´s Tale, this compelling, insightful story - its warm text reading as a novel - forms the final installment of the author´s entertaining, timeless, and highly acclaimed Formula 1 trilogy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Matchett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136776/bk_acx0_136776_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Experience Colleen Coble’s custom blend of suspense and romance.Her mother lied about her identity and her husband wasn’t who she thought he was. Can Bailey even trust herself anymore? Running for her life in the wake of her mother’s murder, Bailey Fleming escapes to the only place she can think of - a remote, dilapidated cabin in Lavender Tides. Intending to finally get to the truth behind the lies of her past, Bailey only finds more questions when bodies are discovered near her cabin hideout along with traces of a dangerous human trafficking ring. In an unlikely partnership with FBI agent Lance Phoenix, Bailey races to understand the mystery surrounding her life and circumstances before the murderer tracks her down. Meanwhile, Lance is determined to rescue his sister, Ava, who was abducted after running away from home as a teenager. An unexpected lead brings him to the remote cabin, and he wonders if Bailey - with her suspicious past and strange connections to his sister’s case - is really who she claims to be and if she can somehow lead him to Ava. Secrets at Cedar Cabin takes us back to the evocative landscape of Washington’s coast where nothing is quite as it seems. ´´Secrets at Cedar Cabin is filled with twists and turns that will keep readers turning the pages as they plunge into the horrific world of sex trafficking where they come face to face with evil. Colleen Coble delivers a fast- paced story with a strong, lovable ensemble cast and a sweet heaping helping of romance.´´ (Kelly Irvin, best-selling author of Tell Her No Lies)´´Once again Colleen Coble has delivered a page-turning, can´t-put-down suspense thriller with Secrets at Cedar Cabin! I vowed I´d read it slowly over several nights before going to bed. The story wouldn´t wait - I HAD to finish it!´´ (Carrie Stuart Parks, award-winning, best-selling author of Portrait of Vengeance and Formula 1. Language: English. Narrator: Devon O´Day. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/001468/bk_tnwd_001468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.