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"This is Bryson at his best." (Amazon.co.uk)
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"Bitter or Sweet ? I'm not sure !"
I really enjoy Bill Bryson and his sense of observational humour really appeals however, although this was funny at times, because it was a collection of smaller clips I found that I could not get my teeth into it as much. It is worth having in a collection because it is enjoyable but I would not put it high on my list of Bill Bryson must haves. I was expecting it to be like Notes From A Small Island but in this respect I was a little dissappointed.
As always, Mr Bryson is very entertaining, and he provides a very interesting account of the trials and tribultations of returning to your mother country after years of being an Alien in another land.
"Great book, terrible narration"
As an avid fan of Bill Bryson, I couldn't wait to download and play this, possibly my favourite book of his. Unfortunately the narrator's voice is so grating and misinterpretive of the content, I cannot listen for more than 10 minutes at a time. It's such a shame. I gave 3 stars for the content, I really love this book, but had to take away for the narration.
Brilliant written as usual.
Excellently read as usual.
A joy to listen to as usual.
Do yourself a favour and get this book.
"Great book, well written."
Overall a fantastic buy but for me William Roberts does not have a voice I appreciate listening to hours of.
":) loved it"
Loved the book and I enjoyed the narrator's reading.... If you like Bill Bryson's witty view of life you will love this one
"What a legend"
More please in no less than fifteen words; which Bill would in no doubt comment on.
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