Bill Bryson – Bill Bryson Collector’s Edition

Notes from a Small Island

After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson decides to move his wife and kids back to his homeland, the United States. 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 that conveys the true glory of Britain.

Neither Here nor There

Thirty years after backpacking across Europe, Bryson decides to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth, carrying with him a bag of maps, old clothes, and a stinging wit honed to razor sharpness by two decades of adult experience.

I’m a Stranger Here Myself

Bryson reads “somewhere” that nearly three million Americans believe they have been abducted by aliens; clearly the Americans need him back. So after years of raising his family in Britain with his English wife, the brood moves to the States, allowing Bill to chronicle the quirkiest aspects of life in America as he reveals his own rules for life.

Author: Bill Bryson
Narrator: Bill Bryson
Duration: 17 hours 11 minutes
Released: 6 Sep 2010
Publisher: Random House Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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Whether he’s being lovingly critical or unabashedly admiring of English quirks, Byrson is always amusing — never crass, just constantly chuckling at the English as I chuckle and sigh at the doings of a favorite aunt. Priceless writer, doesn’t lose his charm on second or even third listening.