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Peggy Creswell

Peggy Creswell

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  • Notes From a Small Island

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (62)
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    (63)

    Grab your umbrella and join best-selling author Bill Bryson for a grand tour through the heartland of the United Kingdom. As he wanders through tiny villages and bustling cities, his irreverent travelogue will keep you laughing out loud and eager to explore what lies just around the next corner. Before he returns to the United States after nearly two decades on British soil, Bryson decides to take a farewell jaunt through his adopted homeland. But his plans to neatly traverse the island by foot, bus, and train are soon thwarted.

    Sharon says: "Appallingly badly read"
    "Caution: Not Narrated by Bill Bryson"
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    Would you try another book from Bill Bryson and/or Ron McLarty?

    The thing I love most about Bill Bryson's audio books is his narration style. Without his narration, it's just another book. His intonation and whit are unmatchable. If I had noticed that this book wasn't narrated by him, I wouldn't have bought it, plain and simple.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • In a Sunburned Country

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2186)
    Performance
    (746)
    Story
    (744)

    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"
    "Bill Bryson brings Australia to life"
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    What did you love best about In a Sunburned Country?

    Love his narration style. Great listen--and I learned something about Australia, too!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of In a Sunburned Country?

    His discussion of Aborigines was enlightening.


    Have you listened to any of Bill Bryson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Excellent by any comparison.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens - as he later put it, "It was clear my people needed me." They were greeted by a new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item.

    Lynn says: "How strange! Not as recently written as described."
    "Caution: Not Narrated by Bill Bryson"
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    Would you ever listen to anything by Bill Bryson again?

    The thing I love most about Bill Bryson's audio books is his narration style. Without his narration, it's just another book. His intonation and whit are unmatchable. If I had noticed that this book wasn't narrated by him, I wouldn't have bought it, plain and simple.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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