Notes From a Small Island (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 2.9 • 49 Ratings
    • £11.99

    • £11.99

Publisher Description

After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such best sellers as The Mother Tongue and Made in America, decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while. This was partly to let his wife and kids experience life in Bryson's homeland, and partly because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another. It was thus clear to him that his people needed him. But before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. His aim was to take stock of modern-day Britain, and to analyze what he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite, zebra crossings, and place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey, and Shellow Bowells. With wit and irreverence, Bill Bryson presents the ludicrous and the endearing in equal measure. The result is a social commentary that conveys the true glory of Britain.

GENRE
Travel & Adventure
NARRATOR
WR
William Roberts
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
10:24
hr min
RELEASED
1996
1 January
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
SIZE
311.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Squidgletmoon ,

Blimey!

I love the Bryson wit but where did the pricing come from - excessively prohibitive - gonna get me the book - in fact for that price - gonna get the whole set! Shame.

Pod Eye! ,

Ouch!

I've heard many great things about this book and was going to purchase from Itunes (as the parent of a young baby I presumed easier to listen to than read!!). Not at this price though!! Far too expensive for my liking...

Em_lou ,

How much!

I am thinking the same as a lot of others!! I can't afford that. I love audio books but the prices are stupid!!