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Dom Joly's Big American Vacation

By: Dom Joly
Length: 3 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Summary

Be warned - this raw, unpolished adventure across the States contains alligator wrestling, leather chaps and Vegas weddings. As a multi-award winning comedian and travel journalist, Dom Joly's take on any destination is always witty, sharp, hilarious and irreverent - even more so when that destination is the backwaters of the USA. 

Join Dom on a three-week odyssey across the USA as he explores the weird and wonderful oddities of American culture with his trusty sidekick (and complete stranger) Fiona. With the same level of widescreen storytelling you'd expect from a television documentary, Big American Vacation sees Joly rove across the continent in his Chrysler 'Enormoburger', investigating coffin races at the 'Cryonics Mardi Gras', drive-through weddings and late-night emergency Elvises, competitive turkey bowling, marijuana sommeliers and dude ranches.

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Critic reviews

"Hilarious." (Buzzfeed)

"A bi-coastal adventure across America, exploring the weird and wonderful oddities of life in the USA." (Daily Mirror)

"You won't find these tips in the guidebooks." (Comedy Central)

"An audio podcast odyssey that sees the Trigger Happy funny man embark on a road trip across the continent." (Loaded)

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Very enjoyable

Not always a fan of Doms work, but this is hilarious.
Well worth a listen, I was laughing out loud. Add to that, the odd places they visit wouldn’t be found in any normal package holiday.

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8 episodes of giggles

Beware when listening to this in public as people will be looking at you with bemusement as you burst out laughing every 30 seconds as I found in the gym and supermarket yesterday. Great listen!

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Sound quality terrible!

This sounded interesting but I had to give up shortly into the first episode. None of the people Dom Joly encounters are wearing mics so the conversations are virtually unintelligible. It's described as raw and unpolished but come on Audible - the clue is in the name- we have to be ableto hear what's going on!!

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Brilliant fun.

Dom Joly is rapidly becoming my new favourite listen. A truly funny and revealing journey around America, I hope to get more.

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properly funny.

getting stoned on a podcast is the funniest thing ever we need more of this 😂😂

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Enjoyable listen

I found this to be an enjoyable easy listen quite funny in some parts. I enjoyed the Las Vegas episode the most.

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Hilarious

Absolutely loved this, there were so many parts that I laughed and smiled to myself whilst walking down the street.
Most of the Americans just didn't get his humour at all which just made it even funnier.

I hope there is another series of his adventures soon.