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    • 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 4,327
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,700
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,697

    Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion on the Appalachian Trail resulted in the best seller A Walk in the Woods. Now, we follow him "Down Under" to Australia with this delectably funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance that combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity. More from Bill Bryson.

    • 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 4,779
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,292
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,282

    Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that comfortable home. To remedy this, he formed the idea of journeying about his house from room to room to “write a history of the world without leaving 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 4,779 ratings

    Regular price: $39.93

    • 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 1,704
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272

    In the first of three essays included in this audiobook, Bill Bryson decides to move his wife and kids back to his homeland, the United States, after nearly two decades in Britain. But not before taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. The result is a hilarious social commentary.

    • 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 3,411
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,036
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,025

    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 - a fascinating and gripping narrative featuring such outsized American heroes as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and yes Herbert Hoover, and a gallery of criminals (Al Capone), eccentrics (Shipwreck Kelly), and close-mouthed politicians (Calvin Coolidge). It was the year Americans attempted and accomplished outsized things and came of age in a big, brawling manner. What a country. What a summer. And what a writer to bring it all so vividly alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why 1927?

    • By Mark on 10-18-13

    Regular price: $35.00

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,970
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007

    In A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson takes his ultimate journey - into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It's a dazzling quest, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This audio edition is abridged!

    • By Brent on 08-04-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • A Walk in the Woods

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580

    After 20 years in Britain, Bryson returned to the U.S. and decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. This is his humorous, inspiring account.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book, but hardly abridged

    • By Jeff on 09-18-09

    Regular price: $21.27

    • 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 1,330
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 846
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 839

    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 arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself.

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

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

    Regular price: $23.95

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson’s quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. His challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged!

    • By David Steenburg on 07-23-17

    Regular price: $19.19

    • 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 1,846
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022

    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. As one of the best and funniest writers alive, his is perfectly positioned to mine his memories of a totally all-American childhood for 24-carat memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero.

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

    • By David on 11-30-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Notes from a Small Island

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 589
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 278

    From the best selling author of A Walk in the Woods, comes this hilarious social commentary that conveys the true glory of Britain. Check out more Bill Bryson.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Crackin' yarn, lad!

    • By Dave on 03-28-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Body

    • A Guide for Occupants
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In the best-selling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe. Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • At Home: A Short History of Private Life

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting content but poor narration

    • By Anonymous User on 07-31-18

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Neither Here Nor There

    • Travels in Europe
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 641
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 280

    You'll stop at Europe's most diverting and historic locales and view the Old World through Bryson's tourist eye view in this affectionate, blisteringly insightful, and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wish he were my neighbour.

    • By Heather on 08-29-12

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Life & Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    Bill Bryson's hilarious memoir of growing up in middle America in the Fifties, complete, unabridged and read by the author. Born in 1951 in the middle of the United States, Des Moines, Iowa, Bill Bryson is perfectly positioned to mine his memories of a totally all-American childhood for 24 carat memoir gold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I just loved it!

    • By Robin on 08-22-11

    Regular price: $16.30

    • I'm a Stranger Here Myself

    • Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 665
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    After living in Britain for 2 decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and 4 children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens - as he later put it, "it was clear my people needed me"). They were greeted by a new-and-improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, 24-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Cather on 12-22-06

    Regular price: $21.27

    • 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 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    One Summer: America, 1927, is the new book by Britain’s favourite writer of narrative nonfiction, Bill Bryson. Narrated by the man himself, One Summer takes you to the summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and changed the world forever. In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day, a semi-crazed sculptor with a plan to carve four giant heads into a mountain called Rushmore, a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and a youthful aviator named Charles Lindbergh who started the summer wholly unknown, and finished it as the most famous man on Earth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bill in usual greatness... but too much baseball!

    • By Simon on 05-10-14

    Regular price: $25.08

    • A Walk in the Woods

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states, and over 2,000 miles. It stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Maine in the north to Georgia in the south. It is famous for being the longest continuous footpath in the world. (Compare this with the Pennine Way, which is a mere 250 miles long.) It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable

    • By Genevieve on 02-09-11

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Ascent of Rum Doodle

    • By: W. E. Bowman
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale, Bill Bryson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    First published in 1956, The Ascent of Rum Doodle quickly became established as mountaineering classic. As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,000-and-a-half-foot peak, many thought it inspired by the 1953 conquest of Everest. But Bowman had drawn on the flavour and tone of earlier adventures, of Bill Tilman and his 1937 account of the Nandi Devi expedition. The book's central and unforgettable character, Binder, is one of the finest creations in comic literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious. Definitely a find, not to be missed.

    • By Isle of New York on 02-06-14

    Regular price: $18.58

    • Neither Here Nor There

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here Nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A dissapointment after other Bryson's tales

    • By Nina on 06-02-10

    Regular price: $19.19

    • Journeys in English

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    This highly entertaining BBC Radio 4 series is written and presented by Bill Bryson and based on his best-selling book, Mother Tongue. In it, he romps through the history of Britain to reveal how English became such an infuriatingly complex - but ultimately world-beating - language.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you can read this, buy this programme!

    • By Joseph on 07-13-12

    Regular price: $15.49

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