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    • At Home: A Short History of Private Life

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,141
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323

    Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Fact Pact Bryson

    • By Stewart Webb on 06-06-10

    Regular price: £20.99

    • The Body

    • A Guide for Occupants
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    In the best-selling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe. Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson’s quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. His challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By William on 27-04-10

    Regular price: £18.00

    • One Summer

    • America 1927
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272

    One Summer: America, 1927, is the new book by Britain’s favourite writer of narrative nonfiction, Bill Bryson. Narrated by the man himself, One Summer takes you to the summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and changed the world forever. In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day, a semi-crazed sculptor with a plan to carve four giant heads into a mountain called Rushmore, a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and a youthful aviator named Charles Lindbergh who started the summer wholly unknown, and finished it as the most famous man on Earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bryson hits another Home Run

    • By Colin on 21-10-13

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Notes from a Small Island

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the States for a while but before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain. His aim was to take stock of the nation's public face and private parts (as it were), and to analyse what precisely it was he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite, a military hero whose dying wish was to be kissed by a fellow named Hardy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By DR on 17-09-16

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Life & Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 764
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 507
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 506

    Bill Bryson's hilarious memoir of growing up in middle America in the Fifties, complete, unabridged and read by the author. Born in 1951 in the middle of the United States, Des Moines, Iowa, Bill Bryson is perfectly positioned to mine his memories of a totally all-American childhood for 24 carat memoir gold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stupid grin on my face

    • By chris on 26-10-06

    Regular price: £15.29

    • A Walk in the Woods

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states, and over 2,000 miles. It stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Maine in the north to Georgia in the south. It is famous for being the longest continuous footpath in the world. (Compare this with the Pennine Way, which is a mere 250 miles long.) It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author Narration

    • By John Bates on 14-07-10

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Shakespeare

    • The World as a Stage
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    Shakespeare's life, despite the scrutiny of generations of biographers and scholars, is still a thicket of myths and traditions, some preposterous, some conflicting, arranged around the few scant facts known about the Bard: from his birth in Stratford to the bequest of his second best bed to his wife when he died.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • cuts through the rubbish

    • By Emily on 12-10-07

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Neither Here Nor There

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here Nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love it!!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-05-15

    Regular price: £18.00

    • The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Some say that the first hint that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came when his mother sent him to school in lime-green Capri pants. Others think it all started with his discovery, at the age of six, of a woollen jersey of rare fineness. Across the moth-holed chest was a golden thunderbolt. It may have looked like an old college football sweater, but young Bryson knew better.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another 'Bill' Classic

    • By Susan on 19-10-06

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Shakespeare

    • The World as Stage
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Ascent of Rum Doodle

    • By: W. E. Bowman
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale, Bill Bryson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    First published in 1956, The Ascent of Rum Doodle quickly became established as mountaineering classic. As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,000-and-a-half-foot peak, many thought it inspired by the 1953 conquest of Everest. But Bowman had drawn on the flavour and tone of earlier adventures, of Bill Tilman and his 1937 account of the Nandi Devi expedition. The book's central and unforgettable character, Binder, is one of the finest creations in comic literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good entertainment

    • By S Anthony on 01-02-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Journeys in English

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    This highly entertaining BBC Radio 4 series is written and presented by Bill Bryson and based on his best-selling book, Mother Tongue. In it, he romps through the history of Britain to reveal how English became such an infuriatingly complex - but ultimately world-beating - language.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A quick few lessons in our other tongue

    • By David on 12-02-10

    Regular price: £12.00

    • At Home

    • A Short History of Private Life
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    In At Home, Bill Bryson applies the same irrepressible curiosity, irresistible wit, stylish prose and masterful storytelling that made A Short History of Nearly Everything one of the most lauded books of the last decade, and delivers one of the most entertaining and illuminating books ever written about the history of the way we live. Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote a lot more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business – eating, sleeping and merely endeavouring to get more comfortable.

    • A Short History of Private Life
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 27-05-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

    Regular price: £20.00