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Penguins Stopped Play Audiobook

Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World

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Publisher's Summary

It seemed a simple enough idea at the outset: to assemble a team of 11 men to play cricket on each of the seven continents of the globe - except that's not a simple idea at all. And when you throw in incompetent airline officials, cunning Bajan drug dealers, overzealous American anti-terrorist police, idiotic Welshmen dressed as Santa Claus, and whole armies of pitch-invading penguins, you quickly arrive at a lot more than you bargained for.

Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt (Doctor Mac from BBC2's Green Wing), Harry Thompson's hilarious book tells the story of one of those great madcap enterprises that only an Englishman could have dreamed up, and only a bunch of Englishmen could possibly have wished to carry out.

© The Estate of Harry Thompson; (P) John Murray

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    Richard London, United Kingdom 22/05/2009
    Richard London, United Kingdom 22/05/2009 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant"

    This is a terrific audiobook. Beautifully read and narrated and a wonderful story told with great humor. Characters abound and situations that you could not make up enhance the tale. Highly recommended

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    Lexie 29/08/2008
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    "A Delight"

    This book is charming, sad, funny and heart-warming, whether you are a cricket fan or not. The narration is very good, with just that edge of English Upper Crust.

    I enjoyed this immensely and plan to share it with my husband whilst on holiday.

    Go ahead and have a listen - you won't regret it.

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    Edward 21/03/2008
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    "Wonderful"

    Very amusing and well-read. Harry Thompson really was a genius - his other book, This Thing of Darkness, was absolutely brilliant. This one shows a completely different side to his character but, in its own way, is just as good. Any cricket fan will love this book - I got some very strange looks laughing out loud on the tube while listening to it.

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