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Bill Bryson at his best.

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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: 13-10-19

This is Bill at his best, full of wonder and the ability to put across scientific information in a sometimes humorous but concerned and hopeful way,
His audiobooks are always enhanced when he reads them himself, this is no exception. You can listen to an abridged version on BBC Sounds radio 4, but I encourage you to get the full version it will become a go to textbook for healthcare personnel and members of the public and educational establishments.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

Could not stop listening overnight, hooked.

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

Worth being knackered due to no sleep as could not stop listening to this original perspective on humanity, funny, sad and profound. Well narrated.

Someone beat me to it. Brilliant

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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: 24-07-18

Extremely funny, erudite, poignant, I had a convoy behind me on way home from Sainsbury’s whilst listening on apple play in the car, couldn’t stop laughing. You can tell Adam Kay is speaking with great feeling and conviction of his experiences and what solutions are required for the NHS. After listening to this the word that came to mind was brilliant but the first reviewer had beaten me to it 🙂

Suprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Well read by the author. Focusing on leadership.
Oddly I came away thinking this guy is genuine and would make a great boss and President.

Sweet and Sourer.

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-15

What did you like best about The Road to Little Dribbling? What did you like least?

Best when he intereacts with people. Worst - sorry naration.

Would you be willing to try another book from Bill Bryson? Why or why not?

Always, admire and enjoy his work, just this time has a slightly bitter edge to it. Being a Yorkshireman myself, I can see he has taken on some of the Yorkshire characteristics.

Would you be willing to try another one of Nathan Osgood’s performances?

No, made Bill Bryson sound sour, I don't understand why Bill Bryson uses other narators, when he does it himself you become more empathetic to his point of view. Seems to have a random approach to having himself read his books or use someone else.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

Will listen again just to make sure I am not being unfair in assesment.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

Can't wait for the film there MUST be one!

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

Reviewed: 10-06-14

What did you like most about The Martian?

Pace, humour, the protagonist Mark, optimism and engineering credence.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Martian?

Getting glue on his fingers haven't all engineers done that at some time?

What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

Breathless pace and down to earth (excuse the pun) believability.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Liked the optimism encased in engineering scepticism.

Any additional comments?

I was let to this audible book by Leo Laporte the IT guy on iPad Today podcast from Twit.tv.I needed to lay down after finishing listening to this book it's draining, but in a good way.

Excellent narration of Iain's last book

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

Reviewed: 15-07-13

What made the experience of listening to The Quarry the most enjoyable?

the narration and the steely response to cancer with a touch of rage into the night with humour and understanding

Who was your favorite character and why?

the son

What does Peter Kenny bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

brings out the individual characters of the protagonist and the friends and especially his father

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

yes

Any additional comments?

just thanks to all involved especially Iain Banks and Peter Kenny

3 of 3 people found this review helpful