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The Sound of Summer

A Memoir
Narrated by: Jim Maxwell
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
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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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  • 09-16-19

Spot on Jim.

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

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  • Michael Mecham
  • 09-25-18

Jim Maxwell Unplugged

Jim Maxwell explains so many pieces of his cricket commentators career, loved it, thanks Jim!!

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  • SW TUBBS
  • 01-17-19

Straight Shooter

A straight shooter in relation to his working life at the ABC and his opinion of the Australian cricketers and teams.