Outstanding! As a layman with a passion for all things science, I found this to be a treasure trove of "Nearly Everthing". Beautifully written, easily understood and fascinating to the last word, witty to boot. I have enjoyed every minute of the 19+ hours. I know that I will listen to this delightful book over and over again.
If you have the slightest interest in expanding your grasp of the world around you then this audiobook cannot be recommended highly enough...a pleasure to listen to....hell. now i know what a SLUG really is....lol
I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have learnt a lot of interesting things about our planet and been amazed by some of the facts. Bill Bryson writes in an easy relaxed manner that means you don't tire of the subject.
Before I listened to this audiobook I had very limited interest in Science. This book has generated lot of interest in Sciences
However a sizeable portion of time in sharing trivial information about the scientist in question. I thought some of these sidelight were a bit too casual and (probably) un-researched.
Nevertheless a nice audiobook for my collection.
I found it hard to get out of the car while listening to this book. Every part of it was fascinating. This was the first of my Audible books and it will be awfully hard to top. Bryson manages to delve into complex topics but still be funny. William Roberts is wonderful, very easy to listen to. He delivers Bryson's dry wit brilliantly. This book has made me want to learn more about 'nearly everything'. Topics which have the potential to be dull are exciting and intoxicating in this book. If you listen to nothing else, you really need to listen to this. I know I will listen to it many times over.
This has to be the best audio book so far. Entertainingly read which is no mean feat given the length of the title. Although I glazed over on some of the details on details, every chapter unveiled the essence of "I never knew that !"
Based on this title, will try others by the author and narrator.
I love this book,and i love the narrator William Roberts :o)