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Fast N' Loud: Blood, Sweat and Beers

Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The breakout star of Discovery's hit automotive restoration show Fast N' Loud takes listeners on an entertaining ride through his wild life and behind the scenes of his hit show in this memoir and automotive handbook, revving with outrageous details and jaw-dropping stories and injected with the quick-witted, foul-mouthed charm viewers love.

"If we're gonna have fun, it better have a motor!"

In Fast N' Loud, Richard Rawlings pushes into high gear, sharing the story of his rise to success, his show, and the automotive know-how that has made him famous. He begins with his own story - how he went from flat broke to a seat at the table with some of history's most iconic car guys. His road to the top is full of dangerous twists and hilarious turns, with a few precipitous cliffs in between, including getting shot defending his beloved 1965 Mustang fastback from carjackers, blowing out of town Fear-and-Loathing style, and picking up chicks and vagrants along the way.

Rawlings then takes listeners behind the scenes of Fast N' Loud the series, sharing details on everything from the toughest car to restore to the easiest, his favorite restorations, travel and war anecdotes, and the best and worst cars to make it to the small screen. He finishes with a handy guide for classic and antique car enthusiasts that includes insider tricks of the trade. Want to know how to find a Model-T in mint condition? Need a carburetor for your '73 Ford Mustang? Want to meet other '60s Porsche owners? The answers are all here.

©2015 Richard Rawlings (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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Good read

Good read, enjoyed the story, would have been 5 star if Richard had read it himself.

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  • Michael
  • 2015-05-12

Great story and car flipping tips.

Richard should have narrated this himself this guys poor impression sucked. Otherwise it was a great book.

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  • Joseph DeMarco
  • 2019-02-26

decent listen! entertaining and exciting!

really enjoyed the story. I've seen Richard on Fast and Loud, and Garage Rehab. it's nice to hear his story of where he came from. he pays a bit of homage to his crew at Gas Monkey.
the performance was good. some aspects were a bit rough in tone. but still pretty solid listen.

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  • Brian G.
  • 2019-01-11

short but entraining

if you like to show it's worth a listen to. it's interesting to begin with but it feels like a hard sell towards the middle.

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  • Martin Leach
  • 2018-08-29

Lists of Interesting suprises

I listened to it in one session. I couldn't turn it off. I loved Fast n Loud show before this book and now, after listening to it, I appreciate it even more. Those that talk smack about Richard need to listen to this book and give him deserved credit for his talents, intelligence and hard work. He has earned his success.

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  • KP
  • 2018-01-12

Awesome!!

I enjoyed every minute of the book. I would have liked Richard to have narrated.

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  • Greg Allen
  • 2017-04-11

awesome

I loved it, a awesome behind the scenes look at how the brand was started.

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  • mark
  • 2017-03-23

A cool book not all about cars

I was able to get used to the narrator. Richard Rawlings narrating he intro was helpful to ease me into it.

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  • Rob Butler
  • 2016-11-08

Excellent

Great book. Great insight to Richard Rawlings and his story behind the gas monkey empire

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  • MIKE
  • 2016-04-28

Great Read

Great book for any car person. The book was entertaining and I would recommend it for anybody in the automobile business. Go Richard!

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  • J. Przywara
  • 2016-04-21

Thought it was great. Interesting story.

Makes you want to get out and better yourself..amazing how things work out..long live Gas Monkey