Squeezing the Orange

  • by Henry Blofeld
  • Narrated by Henry Blofeld
  • 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The quintessentially English cricket commentator, writer, oenophile, bon viveur, collector, and national treasure, fondly known as "Blowers", tells his colourful life story.
Born in Norfolk and educated at Eton and Cambridge, Henry Calthorpe Blofeld OBE, nicknamed "Blowers" by the late Brian Johnston, is best known as a cricket commentator for Test Match Special on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. His distinctively rich, cut-glass voice and his vividly eccentric observations of life on and off the pitch, have made him a household name, not only in Britain but around the world, wherever cricket is played. Blowers has been close to the heart of the game for over 50 years and his career has taken him to the far corners of the Earth.
This autobiography, stuffed to the gunwhales with delicious anecdotes, brings his astonishingly colourful story bang up to date.

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Most entertaining orange juice ever !

Would you consider the audio edition of Squeezing the Orange to be better than the print version?

Yes definitely - to hear it in Blower`s wonderful voice is a must.


What did you like best about this story?

The wonderfully descriptive nature to the stories much like his cricket commentary.


Which character – as performed by Henry Blofeld – was your favourite?

Love his very accurate take on Johnners.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A Vintage Innings.


Any additional comments?

Hugely enjoyable.

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- Laura

Excellent stuff from an ex public schoolboy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

He is an unashamed snob - got to read it!


What does Henry Blofeld bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Lots of fascinating facts - second only to Johnners.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The Long Room And All That.


Any additional comments?

A smashing read from a snob of the highest level - from a privileged background comes a plethora of stories. This guy didn't have to try hard - he is a successful and funny snob of the Eton variety.

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- Graham H. Jones

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-09-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited