There are very few authors who can also perform their books as well as an actor could, and unfortunately Bill Bryson isn't one of them. However, even with his rather dull naration, some parts had me shaking with laughter. I can recommend this book, but with reservations.
I really enjoyed this book, despite its habit of repeating itsself on occasion. It kept me happily listening every day in the car as I slogged my way to work and back for about a week. I'll certainly keep my eye out for anything else he has written.
I think the review title says it all. Monotonous non-event after non-event made me give up after 6 hours of mind-numbing boredom. Perhaps the last 5 hours were a complete change, but I can't be bothered to find out.
This is a fantastic book. There wasn't a single moment of it which I would change.
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