Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Finally, an audiobook that I REALLY enjoyed! Bill Bryson's The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid is his account of growing up in 1950s Iowa - it's interesting, it's funny and it sure made my ironing time much more exciting :-). I could actually see the 1950s in my head while listening and I really loved it. Made me appreciate the simple things in life more.

Anyway, I think that memoirs are great as audiobooks because someone is actually telling you a story; I'll be on the lookout for others. I'll also be on the lookout for more Bill Bryson - I have his A Short History of Nearly Everything sitting on my bookshelf, but I just don't think that I'll get to it this year...


raidergirl3 said...

I've loved all the Bryson I've read, this one and A Short History are excellent.
The next one of his I want to read is the Appalacian Trial one.

He makes me laugh when I read.

joanna said...

That's why I think he makes good audio books - they're amusing and fun to listen to... if those qualities are missing I tend to drift off!