In a sunburned country

In a sunburned country

Audiobook CD - 2000
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Random House, Inc.
Read by the author
Nine CDs, 10 hours

Just 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.  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.  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.

Baker & Taylor
The author takes readers on a tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes.

& Taylor

Just in time for the 2000 Olympics in Australia, the bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods takes listeners on an outrageous tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes, leaving no Vegemite sandwich unsavored. Read by the author. Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio, p2000
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780553502596
Branch Call Number: 919.40465 B848i 2000 CD
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 12 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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Oct 19, 2019

If you have any sort of interest in Australia and enjoy Bill Bryson and his easy-going ways this is the book for you. I felt like I was traveling with him as he enjoyed and sometimes felt sad at all the amazing history of this "island" all by itself and away from the rest of the world.

This was a very enjoyable book.


May 09, 2013

This seems to be the very same as Down Under which is read by someone else. Sunburned Country is read by Bill & far superior! He has a wonderful voice, his humor meets my every need, I love all his works. What a way with words.

Mar 03, 2012

funny, but too fabricated, didn't remember much of detail abou tAustralia

Jun 15, 2011

I loved this book so thought the audio book would be wonderful, but oddly enough, Bill Bryson's reading of it felt tedious. The book is packed full of facts which I found interesting to read, but the audio book delivery was dry and felt meandering. Not my favorite audio book.


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