Quirky sense of humor that makes you chuckle.
It did definitely made me laugh number of times. Of course it is not laugh-riot, but makes you chuckle/smile.
I've heard of these 3 for years and was happy to finally get to them - but unfortunately I was disappointed. If you're unfamiliar with Bryson's work, and want to read 3 good ones, start with "A Short History of Nearly Everything" (his best researched), then read "A Walk In the Woods" (his best travelogue), then "At Home" (his most interesting and insightful). The 3 in the "Collector's Edition" may have served him well in honing his writing style, but I think the modern reader can easily pass them by (unless you just want to read everything he's ever written, which I suppose is why I read them).
I listened while on a road trip across middle America and Yellowstone in July. Bill is interesting and has a fine way e with words. Only rated a 3 because he stayed too sound 'grouchy' after a while. Nothing is good enough. The last section was awful, to many numbers and figures and lists of him just complaining about America.
I enjoyed his writing and the memories he shared.
Bland, unexciting, flat.
No, because of the narration. It is somewhat flat and emotionless and so I would listen for awhile and come back to it later.
It's pleasant, light reading. Author reads it. Not as good as his Appalachian trail book. If you want a good story, use your credit for Les Miserables instead
makes a great substitute! His quasi-biographical rants and essays always leave you wondering how much is actually true
Bill Bryson' s books are a treat. Even though I've listened to these stories before, I laughed again at the wonderful tales. And, Bill Bryson is a great narrator.
Yes. I would certainly do so before visiting one of the locations.
"Let's Go! Get another travel guide"
I always enjoy it when Bill Bryson narrates his owe work. I think this is because he writes with an American voice, but his actual voice is somewhere between a British and an American accent. Consequently, the interpretation completely changes when someone else reads it.
Audible should not sell Bill Bryson books without his narration.
Self narration from Bryson himself is like the whip cream on top of his humorous, witty memories. You'll also find many neat facts stuffed in as well.