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Publisher's Summary

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne knows what it is like to live on the edge. The most successful rider in British Superbike history, he is the only person to have won the championship six times. Shakey is a living motorbike legend, with legions of fans across the country.

For the first time Shakey tells his life story, from being abandoned as a newborn baby in a London hospital, to multiple brushes with the law and working night shifts on the London Underground to fund his early racing career. Whether it was on his BMX or joyriding through Kent, the only thing Shakey ever wanted to do was race motorbikes.

Once he had got his break, Shakey quickly developed a reputation as one of the most exciting riders of his generation, and the thrill of every victory, every chicane and every overtake, as well as the hospital visits and painstaking recovery, is relived in heart-pumping detail.

Unshakeable is an incredible story of winning and risk-taking, of horrendous crashes in which he nearly lost his life, of Ducatis and monster motorhomes, and of hard-fought glory in one of the most exciting and dangerous sports on the planet. Told with breathless exhilaration, Shakey’s story is one of inspiration, break-neck speed and a life lived truly on, and over, the limit. 

©2020 Shane Byrne (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Shane’s achievements over the years have proved he is the complete racer and undoubtedly a world class rider. A true inspiration for our youngsters in the sport." (Niall Mackenzie, three times British Superbike Champion)

"You don’t get to be six-time British Superbike Champion without having talent and desire." (Wayne Rainey, three-time 500CC world champion)

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  • PJ Conway
  • 18-11-20

Excellent Listen.

I thought this was an excellent insight into the life and (dangerous) times of a Champion Motorcycle Racer. I only discovered Motorcycle Racing in the last 10 years and it is a fantastic sport and thoroughly nail-biting. I think Shakey has incapsulated that in his narration. I thoroughly recommend this audio book to anyone who has the slightest interest in the sport. And I have an autographed copy of the hardback too!

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  • Jessica Horn
  • 30-04-21

Brilliant

What makes this better than any others is shakey took the time to narrate it himself, felt so real listening to it, only thing I didn’t like was the voices from JR and petra, makes it so corny and seems fake but apart from that brilliant story of his life,

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  • John Whelan
  • 28-04-21

Best book I have ever listened.

Best book I have ever listened to,read by shakey and a view through his wife eyes Petra.

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  • Tabitha P.
  • 20-04-21

mega book

loved it, listened to it in about 3 sittings while working on the bike!

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  • Mike Turvey
  • 20-04-21

What a guy 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

absolutely loved this book , amazing guy & bloody unlucky . Could've been more BSB titles without a doubt..but very lucky to still be here to tell his story... 5 ⭐

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  • Ian Bell
  • 11-04-21

Amazing but cant find the attached pdf for photos

I loved this book i listened to it all in one day its a must for bike fans but i cant see photos on attached pdf it mentions

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-21

Top book so far this year

Enjoyed this from start to finish. Such an honest tale of a life dedicated to his sport only matched by the love for his family.
Shane wasnt handed it on a silver plate, he earned what he got and it tells. A humble champion with a bit more luck could have been a world superstar.
Tough as nails but a soft heart, big respect.

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  • dave
  • 03-03-21

Brilliant

Great insight. 😁 Would highly recommend to everyone. 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-02-21

fantastic in site to a great rider

loved it great in site to a great rider and explains a lot about his life

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-02-21

What a book

Amazing book amazing story and a unbelievable life just glad your still with us to tell the story hope you go on to good thing and we get more tales along the way A* must read

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  • Looshbaby
  • 01-11-20

Brilliant

Easy to follow and well constructed, Shakey has given us a very transparent and honest insight into his journey from rascal to racer.