even though I enjoyed the books, listening to Bill Bryson is more fun.
I’m a recent Bill Bryson fan and I love the book. I love every book of his I’ve listened to so far. Definitely find it better when he is the narrator.
Insipid and boring. Much of the book consists of the author finding fault in whatever he encounters in a mild-mannered way that he (mis-) construes as humorous. If you like listening to people whine, you'll love it!
I read a couple of these a few years ago but they’re even funnier narrated with BB hilariously deadpan delivery and sardonic tone. Having spent a lot of time in the UK, Bill’s take on the Brits and their quirks is spot on. Having travelled to many of the same places in Europe,mentioned in Neither here nor there, and having written about some of them myself I was struck by the similarities in our impressions of the various people and places scattered across the continent. As for I’m a stranger here myself, and someone who has lived in the US on and off for the passed 25 years I almost feel as if Bill is echoing my sentiments of the place.