In A Sunburned Country

In A Sunburned Country

Audiobook CD - 2000
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Nine CDs, 10 hours
Just in time for the 2000 Olympics-the bestselling quthor of A Walk in the Woods takes listeners on a truly outrageous tour Down Under.
Compared to his Australian excursions, Bill Bryson had it easy on the Appalachian Trail.Nonetheless, Bryson has on several occasions embarked on seemingly endless flights bound for a land where Little Debbies are scarce but insects are abundant (up to 220,000 species of them), not to mention crocodiles.
Taking listeners on a rollicking ride far beyond packaged-tour routes, IN A SUNBURNED COUNTRY introduces a place where interesting things happen all the time.Leaving no Vegemite unsavored, listeners will accompany Bryson as he dodges jellyfish while learning to surf at Bondi Beach, discovers a fish that can climb trees, dehydrates in deserts where temperatures leap to 140 degrees F, and tells the true story of the rejected Danish architect who designed the Sydney Opera House."
Publisher: New York : BDD Audio, c2000
ISBN: 9780553502596
Branch Call Number: 919.4 BRY
Characteristics: 10 compact discs (12 hrs.) : digital ; 12 cm

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IV27HUjg
May 09, 2013

This seems to be the very same as Down Under which is read by someone else. Sunburned Country is read by Bill & far superior! He has a wonderful voice, his humor meets my every need, I love all his works. What a way with words.

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hajt3
Mar 03, 2012

funny, but too fabricated, didn't remember much of detail abou tAustralia

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Jennmro
Jun 15, 2011

I loved this book so thought the audio book would be wonderful, but oddly enough, Bill Bryson's reading of it felt tedious. The book is packed full of facts which I found interesting to read, but the audio book delivery was dry and felt meandering. Not my favorite audio book.

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