Read by author- low, soft, understated- moves it from humour to comedy.Reading his own work is key to the success of his books in audio form.
Stories of wonder and good natured fun, vignettes used as a springboard for further discussion about that time in history. Beautiful language, offering the listener robust images of the 50s and 60s in the US.
Bill Bryson takes us back to a much simpler time and much happier place in a joyful, hilarious and somewhat emotional memoir.
I can't recommend this chapter of Billy's life highly enough.
Bryson is a master storyteller with endless whit. This is one of his best books I have yet to read. Although this book is set and revolves around growing up in the fifties I still found it relatable and humrous even though I grew up in the nineties. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a laugh, or just wanting that nostalgic feeling you get when you think back to the favorable memories of your childhood.
Even though Bill Bryson was a few years older than me, many of the experiences of his childhood brought back many of my own memories of the 50's and 60's. It reminded me of a simpler time yet one that wasn't quite as utopian as we all thought. I loved it!!!
The story takes me back to a time when kids were kids and we did really stupid things and survived. The story is bittersweet funny and made my heart ache.