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  • The World According to Bumble
  • By: David Lloyd
  • Narrated by: David Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

David "Bumble" Lloyd is a legend in our living rooms, a genuine "good bloke" all cricket fans feel they know inside out because of his infectious, larger-than-life personality and that distinctive Lancashire burr. Bumble has become the one constant for passionate English fans in cricket's rapidly changing landscape. He has earned cult status as a commentator and pundit, with viewers loving his unerring dedication to the game's great fables.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • simply great

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-09-18

Bumble Grumble

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-10

The lovely, true to Lancashire, Bumble tells a usual sports autobiog. At times, he presents an almost creepy toe-licking, obsequient acknowledgement of Sky's wonderful TV service. He is no writer. A tedious monotony of anecdote, and then poorly presented - a cliche ridden monologue. Cricket on TV is exciting to see and his apposite comments are memorable, but how dull to hear these tales and comments which are dry and lack lustre out of context.
It may be fun for him, but it does not transfer to an audience. His mates are world names, but he falls down, as many sports biographies do, on fawning to the names he drops at a regular basis. He is no Arlott, no Johnston, sadly.

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