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Publisher's Summary

In 1992, when Michael Rutter was just 20 years old, he followed in his dad’s footsteps and began a career as a professional motorcycle racer.

He has been racing ever since.

This is his story of highs and lows, survival, luck, and persistence, set against the raw, infectious atmosphere of the racing paddock. It is also a story of growing up with a global superstar for a father - Tony Rutter.

Listen to Michael's account of spending his childhood watching his dad’s career - from fighting for world championships to fighting for his life after a devastating crash in 1985. Undeterred, Michael would go on to build his own career and forge his own unique path.

This is the remarkable tale of how Michael has stayed competitive for 30 years, and stepped out of his four-time-world-champion dad's shadow to add his own name to the list of all time greats of the sport.

Michael has started 431 British Superbike races, 20 World Superbike races, and 16 MotoGP races, while also competing in road racing, where he has started 90 Isle of Man TT, 83 Northwest 200, and 24 Macau Grand Prix races.

Michael Rutter: The Life of a Racer is a gripping journey into the mind and life of someone who was born in to the race paddock, and who has been there ever since.

©2019 Michael Rutter and John McAvoy (P)2021 Michael Rutter and John McAvoy

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Road racing history in the making

Look, you can enjoy road racing if you don’t listen to this book. Michael is a legend and such an amazing guy. I’ve had the pleasure of standing on the grid with him, and until listening to this book, didn’t realize how much he and his dad had accomplished.

Worth every second you’ll spend listening!!

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  • duncan mcnaught
  • 07-18-22

Great Bloke Great Stoty

Written from the Heart a great story and a down to earth bloke., has a great love of the sport and his Dad says it how it is! And yes he’s careful with his Money , but not to the point of drying out his Tea Bags to use again! Thanks

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  • DANIEL T.
  • 05-23-22

cracking listern

enjoyed it very much, shows that the life of a racer is pretty damn tough. will buy the next one.

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  • Darren Kingston-Smith
  • 05-09-22

Brilliant

Loved it, very hard to put it down. So funny and memorable times had.

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  • Adam B.
  • 03-17-22

Good listen

A frank insight into a decent career I enjoyed hearing memories of competitors and bikes of past and present 👍🏻

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-14-22

Some great stories from a true Racer.

Don't hesitate on getting this book!
Blade has done a great job.
Great Audio book.

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  • TT Fan
  • 07-31-21

One of the best books

I've read / listened to a lot of books by Motorcycle racers, some good, some bad, but I found this to be one of the best. interedting with lots of laughs along the way.

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  • Eric
  • 07-03-21

Great insight, poor narration

Really enjoyed getting the learn more about Michael unfortunately the narration of the audiobook is terrible. Completely monotone, start to end. Go of the kindle or physical copy.

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  • 04-01-21

Very poor narration.

Sounded at times that punctuation was an issue. Stop start mid sentence. So irritating he could not pronounce the word "Phenomenal"

The story was excellent and despite the poor narrative, got a real sense of the joy Michael gets from his and his father's riding. Fully enjoyed.

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  • Ian Eva
  • 03-28-21

Awesome

Just like the rider himself this book is awesome. Have always followed the blade and this is must have for any fan

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  • M. Quayle
  • 02-18-21

Excellent Account

Thoroughly enjoyed hearing Michael’s story. Followed the latter years of his Fathers career and have been a fan of MR’s career right from the off. Was in the hedges to witness his first TT win
A very modest account from a patron of the sport
Thoroughly enjoyed

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  • Ben
  • 03-09-21

Blade 👊✊

A fantastic insight into the life of one of the greatest motorcycle racers. The many stories and insight are a real treat for anyone into motorcycle racing and events like the Isle of Man TT.