Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa. For twenty years he lived in England, where he worked for the Times and the Independent, and wrote for most major British and American publications. His books include travel memoirs (Neither Here Nor There; The Lost Continent; Notes from a Small Island) and books on language (The Mother Tongue; Made in America). His account of his attempts to walk the Appalachian Trail, A Walk in the Woods, was a huge New York Times bestseller. He lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his wife and his four children.

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Best Sellers

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,573
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,286
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,241

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating; Perfect for Adult ADHD

    • By Sean on 05-13-04

    Regular price: $38.95

    • A Walk in the Woods

    • Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Rob McQuay
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,894
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,233

    The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America - majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Informational

    • By Moises C. on 03-29-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • In a Sunburned Country

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,361
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,732
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,728

    Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion up, down, and over the Appalachian Trail...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Laugh out loud funny

    • By Larry on 06-09-03

    Regular price: $31.93

    • At Home

    • A Short History of Private Life
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,808
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,309

    A fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another wonderful Bryson

    • By Tina on 10-23-10
    • A Short History of Private Life
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 10-05-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,808 ratings

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Bill Bryson Collector's Edition

    • Notes from a Small Island, Neither Here Nor There, and I'm a Stranger Here Myself
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291

    In the first of three essays included in this audiobook, Bill Bryson decides to move back to the United States, after nearly two decades in Britain. But not before taking one last trip....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So good I hated for it to end

    • By J. Dominy on 08-08-12

    Regular price: $39.93

    • One Summer

    • America, 1927
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,436
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,060
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,049

    One of the most admired nonfiction writers of our time retells the story of one truly fabulous year in the life of his native country....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why 1927?

    • By Mark on 10-18-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Mother Tongue

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 854
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 768
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 770

    With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience, and sheer fun of the English language....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More satire than history

    • By Barbara on 12-18-15

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Shakespeare

    • The World as Stage
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 854
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 847

    William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too Little, Too Short

    • By Charles L. Burkins on 11-30-07

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Made in America

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 993
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 826
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 828

    In Made in America, Bryson de-mythologizes his native land....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bryson Not Reading Makes For a Rare Fail

    • By John on 02-28-14

    Regular price: $22.38

    • The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

    • A Memoir
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,854
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031

    Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century, 1951, in the middle of the United States, Des Moines, Iowa, in the middle of the largest generation in American history, the baby boomers....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, but not for squeamish

    • By David on 11-30-06

    Regular price: $23.93

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