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Not Tonight, Josephine

A Road Trip Through Small-Town America
Narrated by: Nathaniel Priestley
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

Two Brits, George and Mark, set off from New York City to explore the back roads of America. In this calamity-ridden travel tale, George sets out in true clichéd fashion to discover the real America.

Throw in plenty of run-ins with the police, rapidly dwindling finances, and Josephine - the worst car in the world - and you have all the ingredients for a classic American road trip. Will George and Mark make it all the way to California?

And then there is Rachel, George's girlfriend, left back in England. Would travelling to the United States without her turn out to be the stupidest decision he had ever made?

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Lighthearted and enjoyable

I enjoyed this book- it’s light hearted but gives an interesting and well described narrative of travels through small town America.

I am usually a fan of Bill Bryson’s books, and I feel that George Mahood has given him a run for his money in this book.

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Brilliant!

Just like all of George’s books, this one was excellent. Fantastic story telling and light humour! Definitely recommend a listen

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  • 02-08-19

America through the eyes of a Brit

I couldn't have loved this book more. It was an absolute joy to listen to.

I have listened to many travel books, mostly those of motorcycle travel, each of them have their own qualities about them and each their own level of "it was good but...". This book falls in with the few that do not come with that disclaimer. The story was well written, the narration was quite enjoyable and the accounts were well described. I'm a big fan of British humor, Mr. Mahood did well in broadcasting that in this book and it raised the enjoyment level for me all the same.

Despite all the noise that we hear from the media and social outlets at our disposal, it is nice to hear good words about America from someone who doesn't live here. He expressed his appreciation for what we have more so than many Americans do.

Each time I listen to a book like this it makes me yearn for a road trip. "Not Tonight Josephine" did nothing to quell that feeling and in fact inspired it more so. Thank you George. Thank you for visiting and seeing the beauty of America. I do hope you return someday, you missed so much more than you saw.

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