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Read by the authorNine CDs, 10 hoursJust in time for the 2000 Olympics-the bestselling quthor of A Walk in the Woods takes listeners on a truly outrageous tour Down Under.Compared to his Australian excursions, Bill Bryson had it easy on the Appalachian Trail.Â Â Nonetheless, Bryson has on several occasions embarked on seemingly endless flights bound for a land where Little Debbies are scarce but insects are abundant (up to 220,000 species of them), not to mention crocodiles.Taking listeners on a rollicking ride far beyond packaged-tour routes, IN A SUNBURNED COUNTRY introduces a place where interesting things happen all the time.Â Â Leaving no Vegemite unsavored, listeners will accompany Bryson as he dodges jellyfish while learning to surf at Bondi Beach, discovers a fish that can climb trees, dehydrates in deserts where temperatures leap to 140 degrees F, and tells the true story of the rejected Danish architect who designed the Sydney Opera House.
One thing I didn't expect was that he was so funny, I enjoyed his dicriptions of the country and I can visualize it very well. but as a jurnalist he is a comedian. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lise-Anne Caron
I generally don't read nonfiction as I find most of it very tedious and dull. However, Bill Bryson's book was exceptional. It was bright, funny and entertaining. Read morePublished 8 months ago by L. Weich
Best book before you travel to Australia. it's witty and full of awesome historical facts about the country told like a story not a history textbook so you really remember things. Read morePublished 8 months ago by LF
How can I review when it has never been able to be downloaded. Failure of Kindle.Published 15 months ago by Ron Bourgeois
I have been to Australia twice, once to Perth (12 days) and once to Cairns (10 days). En route to a 3 month stay in Brisbane, so decided to get stoked about it by reading more on... Read morePublished on July 8 2013 by JC
Bryson is at his very best here. His adventures in Australia are a tour de force of humour, historical and cultural insights, and an excellent list of the sorts of poisonous and... Read morePublished on June 29 2013 by Dr. Duncan M. Taylor
I ordered a used paperbound book on December 19th from Habituelle-Montreal but it was never received. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2012 by First-time Customer