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The lovely, true to Lancashire, Bumble tells a usual sports autobiog. At times, he presents an almost creepy toe-licking, obsequient acknowledgement of Sky's wonderful TV service. He is no writer. A tedious monotony of anecdote, and then poorly presented - a cliche ridden monologue. Cricket on TV is exciting to see and his apposite comments are memorable, but how dull to hear these tales and comments which are dry and lack lustre out of context.
It may be fun for him, but it does not transfer to an audience. His mates are world names, but he falls down, as many sports biographies do, on fawning to the names he drops at a regular basis. He is no Arlott, no Johnston, sadly.
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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.