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Author: Bill Bryson Narrator: Nathan Osgood Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9780147526885
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A loving and hilarious—if occasionally spiky—valentine to Bill Bryson’s adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter. Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, a true classic and one of the bestselling travel books ever written. Now he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot, to see what has changed—and what hasn’t. Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis in the south to Cape Wrath in the north, by way of places few travelers ever get to at all, Bryson rediscovers the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly singular country that he both celebrates and, when called for, twits. With his matchless instinct for the funniest and quirkiest and his unerring eye for the idiotic, the bewildering, the appealing, and the ridiculous, he offers acute and perceptive insights into all that is best and worst about Britain today. Nothing is more entertaining than Bill Bryson on the road—and on a tear. The Road to Little Dribbling reaffirms his stature as a master of the travel narrative—and a really, really funny guy. Download and start listening now!

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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.”

    Amazon.com

  • “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.”

    AudioFile

  • “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.”

    BookPage

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

About the Author

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.