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John

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  • Made in America

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    In Made in America, Bryson de-mythologizes his native land, explaining how a dusty hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how Americans were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up, as well as exposing the true origins of the G-string, the original $64,000 question, and Dr Kellogg of cornflakes fame.

    John says: "Bryson Not Reading Makes For a Rare Fail"
    "Bryson Not Reading Makes For a Rare Fail"
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    Bill Bryson is both a great writer and reader. His books have been a high point in my time here at Audible, but the William Roberts doesn't get Bryson's pacing or timing and as a result much of the humor is lost. If Audible could get a rerecord, I would recommend this, but I would suggest not downloading it and reading it on paper or digital over this performance.


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