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Bryson has aged

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Where does The Road to Little Dribbling rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is pretty good. Not as well as his other works, but funny and insightful nonetheless.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Since this isn't a novel I'd rather name my favorite story. it is his story of a night he stayed in an... interesting house in the middle of nowhere in the seventies. More I won't say.

Have you listened to any of Nathan Osgood’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Nope

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Pretty much. It is a Bryson after all.

Any additional comments?

Bryson is now an old man as he frequently mentions. You can tell, too, in his comments about the state of Britain, young people and society in general. This can be annoying for some but since we all have older relatives, just treat him as one of those.

So far the best lecturer, decent content

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. Anyone interested in the period will find a broad and sometimes deep tour over the victorian times.

What other book might you compare Victorian Britain to, and why?

It is much much detailed and broader in perspective than Life In Victorian Britain by Patterson but much less contrarian and iconoclastic than A.N Wilson's "The Victorians". However, a more conventional take on this period is a good start.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The frank description of poverty and classicism.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The above.

Any additional comments?

The lecturer is (so far) the most enjoyable of the entire Great Courses library. Nice delivery, clear voice, pleasent accent.

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A joy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-13

For anyone interested in this era, this is a really good place to start. True, the style is a bit dry at times - this tries to be comprehensive after all - but never boring. The reader tries his best to give live to the dry text and generally succeeds, aided by the relatively simple language. A gem for the interested layman.

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