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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Bryson Narrator: Nathan Osgood Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9780147526885
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The hilarious and loving sequel to a hilarious and loving classic of travel writing: Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson’s valentine to his adopted country of England

In 1995 Bill Bryson got into his car and took a weeks-long farewell motoring trip about England before moving his family back to the United States. The book about that trip, Notes from a Small Island, is uproarious and endlessly endearing, one of the most acute and affectionate portrayals of England in all its glorious eccentricity ever written. Two decades later, he set out again to rediscover that country, and the result is The Road to Little Dribbling. Nothing is funnier than Bill Bryson on the road—prepare for the total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Bryson] can be as gloriously silly as ever.”

    Times (London)

  • “Fans should expect to chuckle, snort, snigger, grunt, laugh out loud, and shake with recognition…a treat.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • Laugh-out-loud funny…It opens with Bryson describing (hilariously) the perils of growing older.”


  • “A gloriously funny read.”

    Daily Express (London)

  • “[Bryson] remains devoted to Britain’s eccentric place names as well as its eccentric pastimes.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Bryson’s capacity for wonder at the beauty of his adopted homeland seems to have only grown with time…He retains an outsider’s appreciation for a country that first struck him as ‘wholly strange—and yet somehow marvelous.”

    Washington Post

  • “You could hardly ask for a better guide to Great Britain…The Road to Little Dribbling is a travel memoir, combining adventures and observations from his travels around the island nation with recounting of his life there…Bryson is such a good writer that even if you don’t especially go in for travel books, he makes reading this book worthwhile.”

    Miami Herald

  • “This being Bryson, one chuckles every couple of pages…One also feels the thrum of wanderlust as Bryson encounters another gem of a town or pip of a pub. And therein lies the charm of armchair traveling with Bryson. He clearly adores his adopted country…and Bryson takes readers on a lark of a walk across this small island with megamagnetism.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Nathan Osgood does a fine job channeling the slightly grouchy but nevertheless charming author. Osgood is outraged, droll, tolerant, or positively gushing when the text demands it…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Bryson unearths colorful stories and shares his observations on British life, landscape and culture. Full of humor and wit, this is classic Bryson—readers couldn’t hope for a better traveling companion.”


  • A January 2016 LibraryReads Pick
  • An Amazon Best Book of January 2016
  • A BookPage Top Pick for January 2016
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week for January 2016
  • An Audible.com Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 9/14/2017

    " I love all of his books. So easy to listen to and get caught up in the story. This one was great!! "

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About the Author
Author Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is the New York Times bestselling author of At HomeA Walk in the WoodsThe Lost ContinentMade in AmericaThe Mother Tongue, A Short History of Nearly Everything—winner of the Aventis Prize—and various other works. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he now lives in England, where he has worked for both the Times and Independent and written for most other major British and American publications.

About the Narrator

Nathan Osgood is voice artist, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, and an actor who has appeared in such films as Mission: Impossible, Sahara, and Red Lights.