• Start the Car

  • The World According to Bumble
  • By: David Lloyd
  • Narrated by: David Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 27-05-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (83 ratings)

Summary

David "Bumble" Lloyd is a legend in our living rooms, a genuine "good bloke" all cricket fans feel they know inside out because of his infectious, larger-than-life personality and that distinctive Lancashire burr.
Bumble has become the one constant for passionate English fans in cricket's rapidly changing landscape. He has earned cult status as a commentator and pundit, with viewers loving his unerring dedication to the game's great fables.
The World According to Bumble: Start the Car revels in the quirkier and humorous side of cricket, while offering behind-the-scenes action of Lloyd's years spent following cricket around the globe, from Accrington to Lahore.
Bumble waxes lyrical on everything from the genius of Shane Warne to the merits of a Lancashire hotpot … and the delights of finishing the day with a couple of pints and a curry.
Enjoy the camaraderie that exists among the SkySports team - including former England captains Sir Ian Botham, Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain, and David Gower - and laugh out loud at the stories and anecdotes which have forged Bumble's character.
Whether he is holding up play to retrieve lost balls from the top of sight-screens, or enacting mock pitch reports from car parks, Bumble is capable of stealing the limelight at all times.
©2010 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bluemoonpete on 28-12-16

A really enjoyable listen

Thought this was a book that would make me smile and it did not disappoint. Only part I did not enjoy was a bit in the middle where he read various newspaper reports but overall a fun time was had and I will be following this up with another of bumble's books.

He has a great voice to settle you down, he sounds like everyone's favourite uncle.

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4 out of 5 stars
By J.W.GRAVES on 28-10-13

Bumble at his best

Where does Start the Car rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A great listen with Bumble reading it is special for all cricket fans

What did you like best about this story?

I liked all the anecdotes

Have you listened to any of David Lloyd’s other performances? How does this one compare?

this is the first I have listened to, but won't be the last

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

Difficult to make this into a film, but the tag would be "Bowled over"

Any additional comments?

Any cricket lover would love this

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