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At Home by Bill Bryson
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Nov 19, 11

bookshelves: audiobook-read
Read from September 04 to November 15, 2011, read count: 1

This is my current companion in the car on audio book. My daughter, who is 19 and a huge history buff, thought it was going to be dreadful, but Bryson's dry wit is keeping us both entertained. So far I am not loving it as much as I did "A Walk In The Woods" or "Notes From A Small Island", but it is still excellent.

Just finished the last bit on Monday, was taking a break from listening/reading, to listen to podcasts and other things. At Home has the same problem as a lot of Bryson books in that it starts of great but really tapers off towards then end. Much like a sermon that goes on fifteen minutes too long, I find myself thinking about all the places the author should have ended the book.

Still fun though, and recommended.
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