Here is a collection of review comments from newspapers, magazines and websites in Britain and America.

“I don’t often do book reviews but when the author is Richard Noble, I’m delighted to make an exception… in 12 short chapters he takes you through all the projects with which he has been involved over the last 43 years. You forget what an extraordinary and extraordinarily varied life his has been.”
Andrew Frankel, goodwood.com

“You can trust Richard Noble to give you a short title but a thrilling read… You’d be forgiven for expecting a rollicking romp through Noble’s own speed-record achievements but this is more than that, documenting the many other people behind the projects, the highs and the lows, and the fascinating stories. Above all, Noble is passionate about British engineering, and that shows through.”

Noble’s book is unusual for the fact that he has written every word of it himself. As a result, his partners and confidants are spoken of with an affection that no ghostwriter could have conveyed, and his press-on approach leaps off every page.”
Steve Cropley, Autocar

“A fast-paced thriller.”
Motor Sport

“Stories such as this are always best from the horse’s mouth – and few horses are as qualified to talk about land speed records as the legendary Richard Noble… We enjoyed reading this so much that we blasted through it in an afternoon.”
Auto Express

“Noble has issued a call to arms in his latest book, Take Risk!, which gives a candid account of his failures and successes and pays tribute to those who stepped up when the going got tough.”
RAF News

The book is a gentle, charming and interesting read, and comes highly recommended.”

“Richard Noble is a daredevil Englishman of the old school and in this entertaining little hardback he charts the ups and downs of his remarkable career.”

“The journey that Richard takes the reader on is really a behind-the-scenes story of how to go about building speed-record cars. There’s good humour along the way, too, which makes this an enjoyable read.”
Classic Car Weekly

“This is an engaging and enjoyable book. Noble’s race-along style is so fast-paced that it is also a swift read, but somehow that is apposite… a steal at £19.99.”
David Tremayne, GrandPrix+

“Noble’s story is an inspirational tale of overcoming the odds in pursuing his dreams and well worth reading.”
lacar.com (Don Taylor)

“It is all very much from the author’s own hand and he never hogs the limelight… Most of us will read and thoroughly enjoy the true-life adventure elements of Richard Noble’s achievements and aspirations. Hopefully, at least might think: ‘That’s what I want do do…’”
Best of British

“The fastest man on Earth pays tribute to the designers and engineers who made his record-breaking feats possible. Life-affirming.”
Classic Cars

“A terrific read and possibly one of the best books of 2020. Richard tells a gripping story that blends dreams with reality, success with failure. It is also eloquently written with an authority typical of the man.”
Retro-Speed Magazine

“Noble has written the book himself and all of the anecdotes are told first-hand, with wit in a way that’s unusual for such a warts-and-all account… enjoyable and informative to read.”
Ferrari Owners’ Club magazine

“An enjoyable old-fashioned read.”

“Noble’s personality bursts out repeatedly, evocatively, page after page.”
Society of Automotive Historians Journal

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