My Spin on Cricket

  • by Richie Benaud
  • Narrated by Geoff Annis
  • 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

My Spin on Cricket tells the story of the great game through the eyes of one of its most popular commentators. Richie Benaud, former Australian cricket captain of distinction, has been a successful and highly respected writer on the sport for many years and is now globally admired for his work with both Australian and British television. Affectionately known as "The Voice of Cricket", he is uniquely qualified to pass comment on the state of the game, past and present, which he does in his own inimitable style.

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What the Critics Say

"A richly humourous celebration of the game." (Guardian)

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Customer Reviews

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Ruined by ill-conceived narration

Richie Benaud is a great, great man and is known for two key attributes in the world of cricket. The first is that he has a wonderfully rich voice that conveys the nuances of the better than any one else and the second is that he is an Australian. So why on earth is this book voiced by someone else? and not just any old someone else but an English someone else.

Really disappointed. The book is still a really detailed and well thought out philosophies on the game but it looses so much because it is not done in Richie's tones. It sounds ridiculous to hear an Englishman recount his pride at captaining Australia. I have no issue at all with other books being narrated by people other than the author, except when the author is known for 'narrating' the story of just about every test match I ever watched up until his retirement.
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- Alex

And another fascinating thing happened...

Unfortunately I had never realised how uninteresting previous exposures to this great man have been. He is still a legend but it was very difficult to get through to the end.
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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-05-2006
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks