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Stephen

Hong KOngHong Kong | Member Since 2004

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  • In a Sunburned Country

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2059)
    Performance
    (637)
    Story
    (638)

    Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion on the Appalachian Trail resulted in the best seller A Walk in the Woods. Now, we follow him "Down Under" to Australia with this delectably funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance that combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity. More from Bill Bryson.

    Larry says: "Laugh out loud funny"
    "In a Sunburned Country"
    Overall

    I have only one complaint about this book. If it's your first audio book then it's hard to see you finding anything better. He's witty and incisive bringing to life a country I've had the pleasure to visit on a few occasions. He draws word pictures which bring to life the people, the geography and even the social attitudes, particularly in his comments about the appalling Australian treatment of Aborigines. Even then he handles it with a wry humour and moves on in his own inimitable way.

    The man's a star!!

    It would get 10 stars if they were avaialble!!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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