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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.
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
William Roberts read the the story so well, all the little inflections and sarcasm came out beautifully, the story was riveting and I had to listen to it again and again. Utterly brilliant
No, I prefer hearing the voices in my head than the terrible 'Australian' accents in this.
I would say, not a book, but Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins
I cried - the accents made me weep.
Great tale, interesting, but please, please don't ask this narrator to do Australian accents again!
"Australia here I come!"
Excellent book, great humour, makes the world seem a great place, makes you want to go there.
"A good book ruined by the narrator"
The narration is terrible. Why does this person narrate the Bill Bryson books? I don't think his voice suits the subjects at all. The attempt at accents was painful. Why get someone to narrate a book on Australia if they cannot even do a passable accent? He should've left them alone. Bill Brysons excellent books are being murdered by this narrator. I will not be listening to anymore.
"Bill Bryson war schon besser"
Nachdem ich bereits einige Bücher von Bill Bryson gelesen und gehört habe muss ich sagen, dass dieses Buch eines der schwächeren ist.
Es handelt sich keineswegs um ein Buch, welches zum Beispiel vor einer Australien-Reise interessant wäre zu lesen. Der Autor bewegt sich zumeist im Hinterland, auf Pfaden, die regulären Touristen aus Zeitmangel wohl unerschlossen bleiben.
Es ist eine etwas wirre Aneinanderreihung persönlicher Erlebnisse.
Man muss jedoch sagen, dass das Buch sehr gur gelesen wurde, das Zuhören an sich ist also nicht das Problem
"Not enough depth"
I love bill but this seems rushed, as a travel writer how can you set timescales to the journey. come on bill
I loved everything about this book. The narrator is excellent and Bill Bryson has a wonderful sense of humour.
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