I enjoy the book a little more each time I listen to it. I feel Bill Bryson is a linguistical genious. His whimsical journey through Australia's history, oddities, politics, and culture always leaves me thirsty for more.
First book I have listened from Bryson, it was witty, informative and gave an in depth look at Australia, will definitely listen to more Bryson.
Bill Bryson changed my view of Australia by visiting it the way I would like - on a ramble with lots of little-known history mixed in. On the downside, I wonder how much has changed since this was written in 2000. Glad he went when he did. I fear much of the otherness of the people has been lost now. But the vast unknown terrain remains as mysterious as ever for hardier souls than I to explore.
Perfect for a long road trip. Funny, informational, and the descriptions made the story come alive. Loved Bill reading his story. We feel like we travelled to Australia ourselves after hearing the story!
Bill Bryson has a way about him. His use of metaphors and adjectives is impressive and vivid. As someone who deeply loved Australia I feel he captured it beautifully. I cannot wait to hear more of his adventures. He has adopted a fan.