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The lost continent [electronic resource] : Travels in Small Town America. Bill Bryson.

Bryson, Bill. (Author). Shale, Kerry. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781405697569 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (2 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: London : AudioGO Ltd, 2006.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Kerry Shale.
Summary, etc.: Hardly anyone ever leaves Des Moines, Iowa. But Bill Bryson did, and after ten years in England he decided to go home ? to a foreign country. In an ageing Chevrolet Chevette, he drove nearly 14,000 miles through 38 states to compile this hilarious and perceptive state-of-the-nation report on small-town America. From the Deep South to the Wild West, from Elvis' birthplace through to Custer's Last Stand, Bryson visits places he re-named Dullard, Coma and Doldrum (so the residents don't sue or come after him with baseball bats). But his hopes of finding the American dream end in a nightmare of greed, ignorance and pollution. This is a wickedly witty and savagely funny assessment of a country lost to itself ? and to him. Travel through small-town America with Kerry Shale's popular BBC Radio 4 reading of Bill Bryson's comic travelogue.
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 65207 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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