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Bryson's words and Roberts' narration are perfect together. I listened to this as our daughter prepared for a year in Australia. I warned her not to get into situations where she might have to drink her own urine to survive - a recurring theme in the book.
"Intriguing/funny but let down by awful narration"
I'd buy another Bill Bryson book, but it'd have to be in written form as I found William Roberts' narration wholly off-putting.
His accent grated on my nerves and his pitch, tone, and timbre demanded continual focus and attention and resulted in the inability to relax during listening.
I much preferred the hard copy of the book which I found intriguing and well-flowing.
Based on my experience of this purchase, I can whole-hearted say that I intend to never buy another title narrated by William Roberts.
Totally disappointed is an understatement, Bill Bryson does all kinds of research, travelling to give first hand observations, and then is racist to the Indians, does bother to research to major sports of Australia (and tries to make fun of them to cover up) and comes across as a complete idiot. I thought I was going to listen to a humorous researched book, it's just not funny.... though it maybe to some Americans who think it's funny to laugh at things they don't understand - Zero Stars if I could!
Great to get an in depth experience of a visitor's experience to Aus - as I am, and could relate to the funny idiosyncrasies the author presents in a funny entertaining manner
"Lots of interesting information."
This is Bryson at his best. Drole, entertaining and full of information you will not find anywhere else easily. The narration is OK but it would be better to hear it in Bryson's own voice if that were possible.
Yes,the book is witty and informative.
Notes from a Small Island,also witty and informative
Bryson's encounter with the elderly couple
None in particular but I felt that Bryson loved Australia and its people
"I now want to go to Australia!"
I was really impressed with Bill Brysons account of Australia and now do genuinely want to pay it a visit...but..would struggle with where to start..it all sounds so amazing.
he does a great job of intertwining history with geology with facts etc. I was hooked from beginning to end.
"Adventures Down Under"
The narrator here was ok, but personally I prefer Bill narrating his own tales. This, while maybe not as laugh out loud funny as some of his other books, is nonetheless well worth reading. I really enjoyed it.
Is a wonderful travel writer never fails to please i am a great fan of his
"Wish it would go on and on forever :D"
An ode to Australia!Absolutely loved it and wish there was more - everybody should listen to this! it was so good that I will make sure to get bryson's other (audio)books.
"Brilliant book, expertly read"
So so amusing to listen to. Bill is so good narrating his own book and it adds a depth you perhaps lack from reading the book. Thoroughly recommend
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