As You Do

  • by Richard Hammond
  • Narrated by uncredited
  • 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The wry, honest and often hilarious chronicles of a very brave and clever TV presenter, Arctic Explorer and general drawer of the Short Straw. Moving quickly on from the devastating crash that nearly killed him he ranges widely over his life and times: a visit to Glastonbury with James May reminds of him of his early years of playing in a band and how and why he never quite made it as a rock star; the stunts and other perils that come his way like the TopGear North Pole race (why is it Richard who is out in the howling elements in a dog sled whilst the others are in the heated cab of an all-terrain vehicle?), Africa where he falls in love with and repatriates a stray car, and the US (once to be chased by Rednecks in middle America, the other in pursuit of his mad hero Evel Knievel); his passion for cars, what he owns and why and although he loves his wife why it is a toss-up whether he says hello to the wife or the cars first. Balancing home and family with a crazy, peripatetic working life (or not, sometimes), the hamster is well and truly back on the wheel.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I only wish it had been unabridged!

Where does As You Do rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As You Do ranks high on the list. Richard Hammond's self effacing sense of humor makes for a very fun listen

What was one of the most memorable moments of As You Do?

His description of meeting the sled dogs in the arctic race was epic! Not to put in any spoilers, but he literally gets dragged across the ice and through pile after pile of "doggie deposits" while the dogs essentially ignore him (they are very big and powerful) in their quest to reach their owner, whom they really care about.

What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

This was narrated by the author, who does a fantastic job with the pacing and tone.

Any additional comments?

It's short, and full of laughs, I heartily recommend it.

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- Rafael

A must for Top Gear fans

The sequel to "On The Edge", his first book after his horrific crash in the rocket car. Hammond's humour is one that we can all relate to. Even after becoming a huge celebrity and a successful family man and surviving a bone-chilling crash that should have killed him, he still writes with the innocence of a cheaky 10-year-old, but with the the intelligence of a graduate. His rants with his co-hosts are always hilarious and the tales of top-fueled craziness never left me wanting. Very well written, very well read. Great book. It was great to get another insight into his amazing life. And I feel like I know him like a friend after reading it. Definitely worth listening to.
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- Ron "Literary graduate and published columnist turned glorified grease monkey."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-14-2008
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited