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The Sound of Summer : A Memoir - Jim Maxwell

The Sound of Summer

A Memoir


Published: 12th October 2016
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Published: 12th October 2016
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The long-awaited autobiography from the voice of Australian cricket.

For more than four decades Jim Maxwell has called the cricket for the ABC. Since 1973 he has covered over 250 Test matches, including six tours to the West Indies, seven to the subcontinent, over fifty Ashes Tests 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 forty years. It's not too much to say that Jim is the sound of our summer.

In his long-awaited autobiography he reflects on his life and career in a book that is fascinating, warm, nostalgic and uniquely informed about the game he loves and has dedicated his career to.

About the Author

Jim Maxwell started at the ABC in 1973, where he is now their most experienced cricket commentator. He has also edited Australia's longest-running cricket publication, The ABC Cricket Magazine, since 1988, as well as being the author of several cricket books, including The First Sixty Years, The Ashes From Bodyline to Waugh and Stumps, an anecdotal account of his experiences following the Australian team. He and his wife live in Sydney's eastern suburbs.



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Summer without Jim wouldn't be the same


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  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written


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    Comments about The Sound of Summer:

    I have really enjoyed the 'insider'information in this book! Over the years I have enjoyed Jim Maxwell's commentary, and am pleased that he can still offer some insights, despite his recent health problems!

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    ISBN: 9781742370828
    ISBN-10: 1742370829
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 320
    Published: 12th October 2016
    Publisher: Allen & Unwin
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.5
    Weight (kg): 0.79
    Edition Number: 1