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    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson’s quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. His challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged

    • By Robin on 2017-11-29

    Price: CDN$ 25.79

    • Bill Bryson's Appliance of Science

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Sunday Times best-selling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson, teams up with The Science Museum to celebrate the ideas and inventions of the incurably curious. Across this five-episode series, Bill Bryson, with the help of The Science Museum's curators, takes us object-by-object through some of the museum's lesser known inventions and discoveries - and the human stories behind them.

    Price: CDN$ 17.76

    • At Home

    • A Short History of Private Life
    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that comfortable home. To remedy this, he formed the idea of journeying about his house from room to room to “write a history of the world without leaving home.”

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, I learned a lot

    • By Karen on 2018-02-25
    • A Short History of Private Life
    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 2010-10-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 42.34

    • A Walk in the Woods

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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    The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states, and over 2,000 miles. It stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Maine in the north to Georgia in the south. It is famous for being the longest continuous footpath in the world. (Compare this with the Pennine Way, which is a mere 250 miles long.) It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Malcolm Pinchin on 2018-01-21

    Price: CDN$ 28.64

    • Notes From a Small Island

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Grab your umbrella and join best-selling author Bill Bryson for a grand tour through the heartland of the United Kingdom. As he wanders through tiny villages and bustling cities, his irreverent travelogue will keep you laughing out loud and eager to explore what lies just around the next corner. Before he returns to the United States after nearly two decades on British soil, Bryson decides to take a farewell jaunt through his adopted homeland. But his plans to neatly traverse the island by foot, bus, and train are soon thwarted.

    Price: CDN$ 37.04

    • The Road to Little Dribbling

    • Adventures of an American in Britain
    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Nathan Osgood
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, a true classic and one of the best-selling travel books ever written. Now, he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot, to see what has changed - and what hasn’t. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bryson does it again

    • By Veronica on 2018-09-16

    Price: CDN$ 46.31

    • Neither Here Nor There

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here Nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia.

    Price: CDN$ 25.79

    • Neither Here nor There

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Neither Here nor There Bill Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia.

    Price: CDN$ 26.49

    • One Summer

    • America, 1927
    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    One of the most admired nonfiction writers of our time retells the story of one truly fabulous year in the life of his native country - a fascinating and gripping narrative featuring such outsized American heroes as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and yes Herbert Hoover, and a gallery of criminals (Al Capone), eccentrics (Shipwreck Kelly), and close-mouthed politicians (Calvin Coolidge). It was the year Americans attempted and accomplished outsized things and came of age in a big, brawling manner. What a country. What a summer. And what a writer to bring it all so vividly alive.

    Price: CDN$ 46.31

    • The Lost Continent

    • Travels In Small Town America
    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hardly anyone ever leaves Des Moines, Iowa. But Bill Bryson did, and after 10 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.

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

    • Shakespeare

    • The World as Stage
    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself.

    Price: CDN$ 31.69

    • Made in America

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Made in America, Bryson de-mythologizes his native land, explaining how a dusty hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how Americans were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up, as well as exposing the true origins of the G-string, the original $64,000 question, and Dr Kellogg of cornflakes fame.

    Price: CDN$ 30.07

    • Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Oliver Rohrbeck
    • Length: 21 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wie groß ist eigentlich das Universum? Was wiegt unsere Erde? Und wie ist das überhaupt möglich - die Erde zu wiegen? In seinem großen Hörbuch nimmt uns Bestsellerautor Bill Bryson mit auf eine atemberaubende Reise durch Raum und Zeit: Er erklärt uns den Himmel und die Erde, die Sterne und die Meere, und nicht zuletzt die Entstehungsgeschichte des Menschen.

    Price: CDN$ 35.48

    • Notes from a Small Island

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
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    After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the States for a while but before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain. His aim was to take stock of the nation's public face and private parts (as it were), and to analyse what precisely it was he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite, a military hero whose dying wish was to be kissed by a fellow named Hardy....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I liked it

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-09-07

    Price: CDN$ 25.78

    • Neither Here Nor There

    • Travels in Europe
    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
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    You'll stop at Europe's most diverting and historic locales and view the Old World through Bryson's tourist eye view in this affectionate, blisteringly insightful, and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul.

    Price: CDN$ 28.59

    • Breve storia di (quasi) tutto

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Andrea Oldani
    • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    La nostra vita, ci ricorda Bill Bryson, è il risultato di "una straordinaria dose di fortuna biologica", l'esito di una serie lunghissima di eventi, per molti versi assolutamente misteriosi. Questo libro prova a spiegare come un tale colpo di fortuna si sia potuto verificare.

    Price: CDN$ 15.51

    • Una passeggiata nei boschi

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Luca Ghignone
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
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    L'Appalachian Trail, che dalla Georgia al Maine taglia quattordici stati americani snodandosi per oltre 3400 chilometri, è il capostipite di tutti i sentieri a lunga percorrenza e dimora di una delle più grandiose foreste della zona temperata del globo. All'età di quarantaquattro anni Bill Bryson, in compagnia dell'amico Stephen Katz, decisamente sovrappeso e fuori forma, si cimenta nell'impresa di percorrere il leggendario sentiero. Nessuno di loro ha la minima cognizione delle norme elementari di sopravvivenza nella natura selvaggia.

    Price: CDN$ 14.09

    • En kort historie om næsten alt

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Tobias Hertz
    • Length: 19 hrs and 31 mins
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    En fascinerende enmandsfærd gennem virkeligheden, videnskaben og videbegærligheden - fra Big Bang til menneskets molekyler og fra galaksernes grænseland til atomernes afkroge - der med god grund blevet en international bestseller. Her er bogen, der besvarer alle de allermest nærliggende naturvidenskabelige spørgsmål, så enhver kan forstå det. Bill Bryson er ikke meget for at rejse, siger han selv. Til gengæld er han inden for hjemmets fire vægge umættelig i sin nysgerrighed efter at forstå den fascinerende verden omkring ham, inden i ham, deroppe og dernede.

    Price: CDN$ 17.26

    • It's teatime, my dear! Wieder reif für die Insel

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Oliver Rohrbeck
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
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    Vor zwanzig Jahren beschloss der Amerikaner Bill Bryson, England zu seiner Wahlheimat zu machen. Damals brach er auf zu einer großen Erkundungsreise quer über die britische Insel. Inzwischen ist er ein alter Hase, aber dennoch entdeckt er immer wieder Neues, was ihn fasziniert und amüsiert. Kein Wunder also, dass es ihn reizt, diese Insel erneut ausgiebig zu bereisen. Von Bognor Regis bis Cape Wrath, vom englischen Teehaus bis zum schottischen Pub, von der kleinsten Absteige bis zum noblen Hotel, Bryson lässt nichts aus und beantwortet zahlreiche Fragen.

    Price: CDN$ 30.74

    • Sommer 1927

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Charles Rettinghaus
    • Length: 20 hrs and 55 mins
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    Es ist die Geschichte eines Sommers, und doch ist es so viel mehr. Das Jahr 1927 ist für Amerika entscheidend auf dem Weg zur Weltmacht. Es sind die goldenen Zwanziger: Der Aktienmarkt boomt, das Fernsehen wird erfunden, die Filme sind nicht mehr stumm, und verrückte Pläne entstehen, wie der, vier Köpfe in den völlig unzugänglichen Mount Rushmore zu meißeln. Es ist die Zeit, in der ein junger Flieger namens Charles Lindbergh Ruhm und Ehre erlangt, aber auch die des Al Capone und des größten Schulmassakers aller Zeiten.

    Price: CDN$ 35.48

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