I adore Bill Bryson's books, and this one is the usual blend of fascinating facts and fun anecdotes, so it's ironic that I would object to the author's narration. His voice is just low enough that every other phrase seemed to be a throwaway comment and it was a physical effort just to hear what was going on. In this case I would have preferred reading the book to myself.
I'd heard a lot of buzz about this title and finally chose to get in on audible. I loved every minute of this warm, loving book. It felt as though a cozy quilt enveloped me as the characters came to life and became friends and neighbors. I would highly recommend this narration.
This was a wonderful story. That said, it's rare that I wish a book would come abridged but this would be one. There were many times I felt the narration needed paring down, particularly the first third of the book.
The narrators brought this amazing story to life. I could see, hear, smell and taste Mississippi in 1963.
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