Down Under

  • by Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by William Roberts
  • 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Featuring a special introduction written for the audiobook edition and read by the authorAustralia has more things that can kill you than anywhere else. Nevertheless, Bill Bryson journeyed to the country and promptly fell in love with it. The people are cheerful, their cities are clean, the beer is cold, and the sun nearly always shines.

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Customer Reviews

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Great book, Shoot the narrator.

Very enjoyable script, but the attempts at accents, Yorkshire and pivotally Australian of which the narrator clearly has no knowledge leaves you leaping for the fast forward button.

He truly is excruciating, an excellent book ruined
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- Dafydd

Awful accent - buy the author-narrated version

What would have made Down Under better?

Either an Australian narrator, or the American not attempt a dreadful accent


What did you like best about this story?

Bryson's writing is superb


What didn’t you like about William Roberts’s performance?

His 'Australian' accent


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story is great, the performance is dreadful


Any additional comments?

Buy the version ('In a sunburned country') that's narrated by Bryson himself instead!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/055350259X/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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- S

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios