Summary

Fanatical about cricket since he was a boy, Miles Jupp would do anything to see his heroes play. But perhaps deciding to bluff his way into the press corps during England's Test series in India wasn't his best idea. By claiming to be the cricket correspondent for BBC Scotland and getting a job with the (Welsh) Western Mail, Miles lands the press pass that will surely be the ticket to his dreams.
Soon, he finds himself in cricket heaven - drinking with David Gower and Beefy, sharing bar room banter with Nasser Hussain, and swapping diarrhea stories with the Test Match Special team. Amazing! But struggling in the heat under the burden of his own fibs, reality soon catches up with Miles as - like a cricket-obsessed Boot from Evelyn Waugh's Scoop - he bumbles from one disaster to the next.
A joyous, charming, yet cautionary tale, Fibber in the Heat is for anyone who's ever dreamt about doing nothing but watching cricket all day long.
©2012 Miles Jupp (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By Barry on 13-04-13

Superb

This started life as a stage show that was hugely enjoyable and has now been extended to full length book. A must for both fans of cricket and for those who are ambivalent, it mixes humour and pathos as it follows Miles Jupp's attempts to pass himself off as a cricket journalist on England's tour of India through to his final realisation of the reality of his love for the game. I saw the show three times; this is a permanent and extended reminder of those, one one that can be listened to again and again.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 18-06-12

It's Just Not Cricket!

I know absolutely nothing about cricket and wouldn't have read this as a book but I adore Miles Jupp so I wanted to hear this as he is reading it himself.
It is more than just a cricket book- it is a hilarious listen as he goes through his love of the game and the journey, both actual and spiritual, he takes to what he thinks is going to be his dream job.
An absolute hoot!

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4 out of 5 stars
By SK_CT on 11-05-18

Nice fun read

I picked this up on a whim, and didn't regret. Cricket based books can be a real bore filled with pointless statistics, or self-glorifying autobiographies. This one presents an interesting view on the India-England test series, as presented from a non-journalist POV. While there were situations that the author might have been tempted to write condescendingly, I am glad he didnt and instead presents a balanced, neutral view. Worth a read if you are a cricket fan.

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1 out of 5 stars
By James on 15-06-13

Bailed out after 2 chapters -- nothin' happening

How could the performance have been better?

A real voice actor would have done better.

Any additional comments?

I gave it a good try, but after 2 chapters with no interesting characters developed and very little plot development, I couldn't go on.

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