Thanks, Johnners

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 09-02-11

How can you not love him

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.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Chand on 30-08-11

Piece of cake

Superb account narrated by Aggers himself.
I loved all the anecdotes of TMS box tomfoolery
Wish there were more people in world like Aggers and Johnners, the world would be a better place.
Thanks, Aggers!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Tom on 22-09-11

Cheer up Aggers!

NOT, as I had hoped, 100 humourous recollections of Brian Johnson.

Rather; jolly recollections interspersed with criticism of Johnners and all involved at TMS. It then descends into "100 things wrong with the modern game". T20, DRS, no good commentators coming through, South African playing for England etc etc.

I did get a sense of the jolly atmosphere of TMS - as one gets on the radio. But there was just so much moaning! Aggers has used his book to complain about things that, as a neutral BBC man, he cannot do on air. Shame

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Barry on 24-06-15

A fantastic read

A must for any cricket /TMS fan without doubt - expertly read by Aggers with brilliant tales of cricket

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Nigel on 07-04-13

Thanks, Aggers

Jonathan Agnew's book and reading remind me of those days when, like many others, I sat watching Test Matches on telly with the sound turned down and listening to Test Match Special. To hear classics like "He couldn't get his leg over" and the ensuing snorts, giggles and cries of "Oh, Aggers, stop it" as well as the stories that Johnners would never tell, like World War 2, remind us fans of why he was so special to us. For those who love cricket and the characters who helped foster that love, this book is a must. It is told in a way that tells his life and achievements as well as showing him as a family man and bon vivant. Sadly it seems we won't see his like again (with apologies to Henry Blofeld and Geoff Boycott).

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Kevin on 23-12-12

An entertainng insight

I prefer audiobooks read by the author, as it brings a new perspective to the narrative. This is no exception - Jonathan Agnew (Aggers) reads his book in an entertaining way, and the stories and anecdotes provide an interesting insight into the world of Aggers, Johnners and TMS. Not rip-roaring, but definitely worth a listen!

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