Sound of Summer Jim Maxwell Autobiography
For more than four decades Jim Maxwell has called the cricket for the ABC. Since 1973 he has covered over 250 Test matches, including six tours to the West Indies, seven to the subcontinent, over fifty Ashes Tests and five World Cups. His distinctive voice, dryly understated humour and immense knowledge of the game have been part of the fabric of Australian cricket for forty years. It's not too much to say that Jim is the sound of our summer...In his long-awaited autobiography he reflects on his life and career in a book that is fascinating, warm, nostalgic and uniquely informed about the game he loves and has dedicated his career to...
Jim Maxwell started at the ABC in 1973, where he is now their most experienced cricket commentator. He has also edited Australia's longest-running cricket publication, The ABC Cricket Magazine, since 1988, as well as being the author of several cricket books, including The First Sixty Years, The Ashes From Bodyline to Waugh and Stumps, an anecdotal account of his experiences following the Australian team. He and his wife live in Sydney's eastern suburbs.