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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.
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
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.
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