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ben smail

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  • The Lost Continent

  • Travels In Small Town America
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855

Hardly anyone ever leaves Des Moines, Iowa. But Bill Bryson did, and after 10 years in England he decided to go home, to a foreign country. In an ageing Chevrolet Chevette, he drove nearly 14,000 miles through 38 states to compile this hilarious and perceptive state-of-the-nation report on small-town America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The road trip you're dying to take

  • By Miss on 13-04-13

loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-16

fantastic story and beautifully read. was like I was there with him travelling around America you don't hear about

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Spain

  • The Centre of the World 1519-1682
  • By: Robert Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Clyde
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

The Golden Age of the Spanish Empire would establish five centuries of Western supremacy across the globe and usher in an era of transatlantic exploration that eventually gave rise to the modern world. It was a time of discovery and adventure, of great political and social change - it was a time when Spain learned to rule the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant intro to a history I knew little about

  • By Mary on 08-07-15

easy listen a super insight to the spains history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-05-15

loved it! a insight into a very interesting and powerful narrative of the spainish empire.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful