Though brilliantly read, this stuff is hard to grasp when you don't have the time to contemplate what you've just heard. That being said, it's so nice to be able to listen to it over and over again.
I just love Bill Bryson's books, but not when he reads them himself. His reading-voice distracts my attention from the content. In this book, the multitude of s-sounds, vocal abbreviations and vocal slurs(that leaving you wondering what he just said) are so annoying, that's it's quite a challenge to keep listening to him read the book. Maybe it would be better if he read in his natural American dialect - more like how he reads "A walk in the woods".
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