The Billionaire and the Mechanic
- How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing's Greatest Race, the America's Cup
- Narrated by: Mark Ashby
- Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-04-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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Julian Guthrie’s The Billionaire and the Mechanic tells the incredible story of the partnership between Larry and Norbert, their unsuccessful runs for the Cup in 2003 and 2007, and their victory in 2010. With unparalleled access to Ellison and his team, Guthrie takes readers inside the design and building process of these astonishing boats, and the management of the passionate athletes who race them. She traces the bitter rivalries between Oracle and their competitors, including Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli’s Team Alinghi, and throws listeners into exhilarating races from Australia and New Zealand to Valencia, Spain.
With new television coverage and huge media, the America’s Cup is poised to be bigger than ever, and The Billionaire and the Mechanic is a must-listen for anyone interested in the race or this remarkable story.
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By Blaine on 01-29-16
Good but incomplete
As a novice sailor this was very engaging and insightful. That being said, the audiobook is NOT the latest version of the book and is missing the coverage of the AC in San Francisco which was added to the print edition.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful