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  • Billy Connolly's Route 66

  • The Big Yin on the Ultimate American Road Trip
  • By: Billy Connolly
  • Narrated by: James McPherson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    4 out of 5 stars 33
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Billy Connolly, music-lover, biker, and scourge of the beige and bland the world over, has dreamed about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66 since he first heard Chuck Berry belting out one of the greatest rock 'n' roll records of all time. And now he's finally had the chance to do it, heading out on his custom-made trike in search of the real America that can still be found beyond the nation's freeways.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The book will be better...........................

  • By Colin on 25-10-11

brilliant story well told

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 18-01-18

compelling listening with good narration. Billy told some fantastic anicdotes and included some great characters he met along the way and some illuminating stories.

  • The Road to Little Dribbling

  • More Notes From a Small Island
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Nathan Osgood
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429

Twenty years ago Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was taken to the nation’s heart and became the best-selling travel book ever and was voted in a BBC poll the book that best represents Britain. Now, to mark the 20th anniversary of that modern classic, Bryson makes a brand-new journey around Britain to see what has changed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • funny, perceptive and grumpy

  • By Barbara on 11-10-15

informative, funny and very well read

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Reviewed: 20-12-17

Another fantastic book from Bryson, his narrative on what others would consider unimportant brings you into his world and highlights fascinating details other would leave out.

  • Dunstan

  • One Man Will Change the Fate of England
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

The year is 937. England is a nation divided, ruled by minor kings and Viking lords. Each vies for land and power. The Wessex king Æthelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, is readying himself to throw a spear into the north. Behind him stands Dunstan, the man who will control the destiny of the next seven kings of England and the fate of an entire nation. Welcome to the original game for the English throne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dunstan Isn't quite a Caesar

  • By Simon on 16-05-17

Well, well, well

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-17

Well written, well narrated, well worth a listen. If you enjoy engaging historically accurate dramatised books then this is the book for you, especially if you like other books by Conn Iggulden.