Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ BBC Radio 2004
CS ISBN 0563524871 $24.95 Two cassettes
CD ISBN 0563524928 $29.95 Two CDs
Iowa native Bryson returns from several years of residence in the U.K. and takes a long driving trip in the U.S. to see what he's been missing. Not much apparently; he turns his rapier wit on everything and everyone he runs across. Kerry Shale picks up beautifully on Bryson's caffeinated style. He reads billboards! He describes tacky towns! He treats us to tales of family trips with his parsimonious father! He voices glum room clerks and grumpy gas station attendants! An all-you-can-eat adventure in Amish country is a comic vignette in itself. The pace is rapid, but Shale makes sure you don't miss a word, so come along for the ride. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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