A loving and hilarious—if occasionally spiky—valentine to Bill Bryson’s adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter.
Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, a true classic and one of the bestselling travel books ever written. Now he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot, to see what has changed—and what hasn’t.
Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis in the south to Cape Wrath in the north, by way of places few travelers ever get to at all, Bryson rediscovers the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly singular country that he both celebrates and, when called for, twits. With his matchless instinct for the funniest and quirkiest and his unerring eye for the idiotic, the bewildering, the appealing, and the ridiculous, he offers acute and perceptive insights into all that is best and worst about Britain today.
Nothing is more entertaining than Bill Bryson on the road—and on a tear. The Road to Little Dribbling reaffirms his stature as a master of the travel narrative—and a really, really funny guy.
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Not the same
I love Bill Bryson's writing style and his sense of humor. I also love hearing him read his own stories. I own many of his other audiobooks and I enjoy listening to his voice. Unfortunately this book isn't the same when read by someone else.
Warning - This audiobook is NOT read by Bill Bryson
I adore all of Bill Bryson's books. My fiance & I have listened to more than half a dozen of his audiobooks, all narrated by the author himself. We just love him. So, before a long road trip this weekend (12+ hours of driving), I decided to download a new BB book for the trip.
Much to my horror, when we began playing the book at the beginning of the trip, we realized that Bill Bryson is NOT the narrator of this book! It's some other guy. We couldn't even get through 5 minutes of it. The audiobook is completely ruined, and I just wasted $30.
It didn't occur to me to check the narrator before I purchased, since all of his other books are narrated by him. I definitely feel cheated. What a waste.
Don't even consider purchasing this audiobook unless you've never heard one narrated by Bill Bryson.