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Stephen W

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  • "Sorry to say, disappointing"

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    All in all, a little dun and not nearly as funny as I had hoped for. It seems that the stories about CMJ were actually much funnier than the stories he told.


    Has CMJ: A Cricketing Life put you off other books in this genre?

    No not really, I enjoy cricket stories and biographies too, just this was somewhat of a let down


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Not the narrator's fault this time.


    Do you think CMJ: A Cricketing Life needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Silly question, the poor man is dead.


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    CMJ: A Cricketing Life

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    • By Christopher Martin-Jenkins
    • Narrated By Charles Collingwood
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    Christopher Martin-Jenkins, or CMJ to his many fans as well as listeners of Test Match Special, is perhaps the voice of cricket; an unparalleled authority whose insight and passion for cricket as well as his style of commentary have captured what it is that makes the sport so special. In his many years as a commentator and journalist - reporting for the BBC, the Times and the Cricketer among others - CMJ has covered some of the biggest moments in the sport's history.

    Stephen W says: "Sorry to say, disappointing"
  • "Not nearly enough"

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    What made the experience of listening to John Arlott's Cricketing Wides, Byes and Slips! the most enjoyable?

    Anyone who hear him speak on the radio will to this day miss his voice. This went some way to reminding one but not nearly enough....there should be another archive of his words


    What other book might you compare John Arlott's Cricketing Wides, Byes and Slips! to, and why?

    Incomparable


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The Clive Lloyd quote of course.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I have listed to it three times al the way through....


    Any additional comments?

    Don't worry that it's so short....it's worth it.

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    John Arlott's Cricketing Wides, Byes and Slips!

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    • Narrated By John Arlott
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    John Arlott was BBC's Voice of Cricket for more than 30 summers and reported on all the key cricket matches from the 1940s to his final commentary in 1980 at Lords. The imagery and wit of an incomparable broadcaster is captured here in a unique collection of historic moments.

    Stephen W says: "Not nearly enough"
  • "Hypnotic story"

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Tyson does not attempt to make himself anything other than what we all believed him to be. At times the savagery and attitude to others takes your breath away. is he really this articulate? I don't know but after this I would love to see his one man show. Despite his vile behaviour, one ends up liking the guy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography?

    So many, listing them would be dull.


    What about Joshua Henry’s performance did you like?

    Excellent, really seemed to fit Tyson's persona well.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the read

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    Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography

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    • By Mike Tyson
    • Narrated By Joshua Henry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Love him or loathe him, 'Iron' Mike Tyson is an icon and one of the most fascinating sporting figures of our time. In this no-holds-barred autobiography, Tyson lays bare his demons and tells his story: from poverty to stardom to hell and back again. In his first autobiography, 'Iron' Mike Tyson pulls no punches and lays bare the story of his remarkable life and career.

    Chris says: "An extremely open account of a rollercoaster life!"
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Sir Alex Ferguson: football legend

My dear old thing!

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