Great writing with an eye for humor and the skill to make it funny. Bill Bryson fan? You will love this book.
After getting back from a French Polynesian trip, a friend recommended this book to me. It was wonderful, and I had a sense of a lot of this while we were there. Of course you never quite understand what is going on behind the scenes, but all of this made so much sense to me, and I could feel the nostalgia
This book is exactly what I love to read and beyond! I love how the true world past and present is presented. Witty, exciting, educational. I am so happy the author was able to get over his writers block and share his (and others) experiences. :) the narrator reads as if he wrote it!! A great narrator indeed!!
I will be looking for more books by this author as well as the narrator!
Even the first half was not all THAT bad ;). And since my math is wanting it might have only been the first third.
I purchased this book on a recommendation knowing nothing about it other than the title, which I found somewhat amusing. Having finished it, I can say that the book was a charming, funny, and informative account of life on a distant island - a subject that I did not know I had any interest in prior to this purchase, yet was consumed by it none the less. The narrator does a perfect job capturing the essence of the story, and I am overall pleased with the purchase and the time spent getting to know the author and the distant island in the South Pacific that was the subject of this delightful book.
The most fun you can have by getting close to somebody else's life
This book made me love audiobooks even more and decided to buy all the books from this author. From the way the author address you, the informality, it makes for such comical situations. I highly recommend this book
I don't know how much of this story I believe but I really enjoyed it. I think there is grain of truth in it all but completely exaggerated. But that's ok. Still a lot of fun.