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  • The Sound of Summer

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jim Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Jim Maxwell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Summary

For more than four decades, Jim Maxwell has called the cricket for the ABC. Since 1973 he has covered 285 Test matches, including over 50 Ashes Tests, six tours to the West Indies, seven to the subcontinent, and five World Cups. His distinctive voice, dryly understated humour and immense knowledge of the game have been part of the fabric of Australian cricket for generations of listeners. It's not too much to say that Jim has been the sound of our summer. 

In his long-awaited memoir he reflects on his life and career, on key cricket moments that he's witnessed, and on the many and varied characters he's met along the way. The Sound of Summer is a deep insight into one of our best-loved commentators, and a fascinating, warm, nostalgic and uniquely informed view of the game he loves.

©2016 Jim Maxwell (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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The voice of reason

Lovely to hear Jim reading his own memoir. He gives his first hand account of many of the historical moments in cricket, and some insight into things that i had no idea had gone on. Jim's voice has always been a comfort. Must be something in his tone and his honesty and humour. He isn't the most fluent of narrators at times, but this seemed to add to the honesty of the words. My only regret about the book is that it ended and i will have to wait for a while to hear Jim's optimistic outlook on cricket and life.

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Spot on Jim.

Speaks well about the game he knows home and away. Some great tails from the distant and recent past.