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sudbury, suffolk, United Kingdom
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  • Penguins Stopped Play

  • Eleven Village Cricketers Take On the World
  • By: Harry Thompson
  • Narrated by: Glen McCready
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Sports Book of the Year, 2007.
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...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Penguins stopped me working!

  • By Panda on 28-06-07

Cricket, fun!!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-11

A real adventure, who would have thought that touring the world, bring all corners the wonderful game of cricket could be so hard.
If I had run into so many problems I would have given up, but not this team of Sunday no-hopers, they press on with their travels, and thank goodness for that, as they stumble from one problem to another the humour keeps comming.
A well described journey, equally well read.
From begining to end, a real hoot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Thanks, Johnners

  • An Affectionate Tribute to a Broadcasting Legend
  • By: Jonathan Agnew
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Agnew
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Perfect for cricket fans everywhere, Thanks, Johnners is a rich blend of biography and anecdote, of antics and dramas on and off the pitch, in and out of the commentary box, filled with stories about the great names of cricket, including Fred Trueman, Geoffrey Boycott, Vivian Richards, Michael Holding, and Ian Botham.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How can you not love him

  • By Michael on 09-02-11

How can you not love him

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-11

Johnners! how can anyone not love him. A British institution, a loveble character but above all, the voice of TMS.
Here we get an insight behind the scenes of Test Match Special.
The controversy, the fun and the rigors of putting the program together.
This is not just a book about Johnners though, Agnew goes into detail of his own career and also other presenters of TMS.
A very good listern for lovers of the program and also cricket.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Harold Larwood

  • By: Duncan Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Harold Larwood is an England cricketing legend. During the MCC’s notorious 1932–3 Ashes tour of Australia, his ‘Bodyline’ bowling left Australia’s batsmen bruised and battered, halved the batting average of the great Don Bradman – and gave England a 4–1 series victory. But the diplomatic row that followed brought Anglo-Australian relations to the brink of collapse. Larwood was used as a scapegoat by the MCC, which demanded he apologise for bowling Bodyline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful book, superbly read.

  • By Anonymous User on 02-06-11

1st Class

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-11

I listened to this book over the course of 2 night shift and was annoyed everytime someone spoke to me.
This is a 1st class book, well written, and well read.
The story of a quiet man who just wanted to enjoy playing cricket, if only life was that simple.
Both touching and amusing if you like cricket history you will love this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Voice of Rugby

  • My Autobiography
  • By: Bill McLaren
  • Narrated by: Bill McLaren
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

From his days growing up in Scotland to his harrowing experiences fighting in Italy during World War Two, Bill McLaren has always been in the thick of it. Used to being caught up in the most dramatic moments rugby has ever seen, McLaren relives the highlights of his illustrious career, and talks of the game today and his regrets that rugby went professional.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The voice of Rugby speaks

  • By Michael on 19-04-10

The voice of Rugby speaks

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-10

Bill McLaren, the voice of rugby.
Read, by the great man, with both passion and humour.
A real incite into a life lived to the full, doing something he enjoyed, and getting paid!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful