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My Mother Warned Me About Blokes Like Me

Written by: Boris Mihailovic
Narrated by: Dave Ferguson
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Whether you're into dirt bikes, road bikes, ride a Yamaha, scooter or Laverda, if you've ever experienced the primal rush of riding a motor bike, the pain of crashing, the suffering of healing and the epiphanies of speed, then this book is for you.

My Mother Warned Me About Blokes Like Me is about friendship, treachery, girls in tight pants, and motorcycles that have been possessed by Satan.

It’s about brotherhood, camaraderie, drugs, alcohol, and being hounded by the police for daring to combine them all at once. It’s about racing 1000 kilometres through the night for money and thrills. It’s about massive amputations, bovine stupidity, maniacal genius and the wisdom of the old.

It’s about chance and fate and suffering, being two people at once and being handcuffed in a Melbourne gutter. It’s about being cold and crazy and hopeful and irredeemably lost. It’s about impossible highs and soul-crushing lows, about demons and brothers and dirt and danger, and houses with iron bars instead of glass in their windows. Essentially it’s about Boris Mihailovic’s life. With motorcycles.

©2012 Boris Mihailovic (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Ben
  • 14-04-15

Great Story and Humor

Would you listen to My Mother Warned Me About Blokes Like Me again? Why?

Yes. I've listened to it a couple of times and it still makes me laugh and dream of the open road and adventures yet to come.

What does Dave Ferguson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The accent definitely lends to the reading.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A life on 2 wheels: Adventure, misadventure, and humor.

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Great story!

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  • Carl Chivers
  • 20-10-15

Brilliant

Great stories and great performance.
A mist for anyone interested in motorcycles, freedom, or Australian humour

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-08-20

memories

Great book it brought back lots of laughs and memories from my many years of riding and parting with great mates.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-20

Reminiscent of my misspent youth.

loved this as it was so similar to so much of my life as well. you meet some of the greatest most unorthodox and funniest people when you learn the pure joy riding motorbikes can give you. Well written and full of funny tales. Well worth the time to listen too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-04-20

boring boring boring boring

this book was as boring as boring could be i wouldn't recommend it to anyone

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  • Pat Feige
  • 01-03-20

grand adventure

loved it. it's just a shame today's society has caused this type of lifestyle tone frowned upon. but alas I'm still doing it. good on you boris

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  • sam cragg
  • 31-01-18

Worth every cent

Great book. Have listened to it twice now. Very funny, would recommend it to anyone who love bikes and bike culture.

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  • seth1
  • 23-01-18

great read

What an awsome book. Listened to this book twice and would listen again. Well worth the read.

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  • Zaak
  • 31-07-16

Good refreshing read

Highly amusing listen. Opens your eyes to the 70's and 80's motorcyclist! Well worth a read if you want something different.

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  • Joshua
  • 21-07-16

HILARIOUS

well worth the read! stories were awesome, some were absolute gut busters and had me in teers.

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  • anna
  • 21-06-16

Absolutely brilliant

This book is perfect for every bikie who is not too hung up on etiquette. I could not read this for more than 30 minutes at any time, because by then I was choking in my own tears of laughter. Especially the part about the brother with the Triumph.... All the while I was choking out: that's me, omg that is me! Just not a Brother but I am a girl and not a Triumph but a Shovelhead. I still got it as my secondary bike and it is a Shevo bow(Shovel with an Evo engine) And it still lets me down, 29 years down the track. Should indeed burn it. Or start writing books. Do yourself a favour. Buy this book. One of the best presents you could ever have given to yourself.