I've read and loved many Bryson books - 1927, In a Sunburnt Country - but this one reads like the petulant college freshman returning after a semester abroad with an affected accent, ready to tell his fellow Americans everything that's wrong with their country and why Europe is so much better. It's strange, this one's actually much funnier than I thought Bryson could be, but the tone is just off. He goes off on random tangents about everything and only about half of his gripes are interesting. The rest of the gripes are just... gripey. I enjoy snark, but most of this is just grumbley.
Yes, of course. He's a wonderful writer in general, and even this one isn't *that* bad.
I like his voice, but he over-acts. I prefer the narrator to read, not act. This guy is definitely acting and adding specific character choices to every line read, whereas I'd prefer he just read it mostly flat and let me add my own.
No specific scenes, more a general tone complaint.
Bryson is great, but as a fan, I'd check out other titles first.
Again? Weird question. It's a fantastic book though. Engrossing memoir of a Soviet childhood told in an interesting way.
Hey, how about you just let me write a review instead of asking dumb questions?
She didn't over act and she did all the accents beautifully. I only noticed her in a positive way.
Sure. Hey, Audible, these questions are dumb. A lawyer would object to them as leading, and they'd never hold up.
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