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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (32,975 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Bryson Narrator: Bill Bryson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the WoodsIn A Sunburned Country is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiousity.

Despite the fact that Australia harbors more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else, including sharks, crocodiles, snakes, even riptides and deserts, Bill Bryson adores the place, and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path. Wherever he goes he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted, and unfailingly obliging, and these beaming products of land with clean, safe cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine fill the pages of this wonderful book. Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kateclysm | 2/10/2014

    " I always love Bryson, he brings a certain open and friendly point of view to traveling that I wish I had. It's awesome to be able to 'follow' him on his travels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jess Tait | 2/7/2014

    " I really enjoyed this. So funny, laughed hard many times. And interesting to read an outsider's perspective of our wide red land. Great detail and history with a healthy dose of personality. I want to travel Australia again. I wish I'd known half as much as he did when I travelled it all those years ago. Easy and hilarious, one of those books you read with relief and joy. Recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Harley | 1/18/2014

    " This is a great read, had me laughing so hard it was scary. A insightful "outside" look at Australia and the people, presented in an easy to read manner, but jam-packed full of interesting bits of information about Australia I never knew before. It really give me the desire to go exploring around the country more than I have already. Highly recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan Haines | 1/15/2014

    " This is trademark Bryson at his best, traveling around Australia and making witty comments. The book really gets good when he gets a traveling companion, similar to when his buddy joins him on the Appalachian Trail in A Walk in the Woods. "

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