The Resource The lost continent, Bill Bryson, (electronic resource)

The lost continent, Bill Bryson, (electronic resource)

Label
The lost continent
Title
The lost continent
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
917.304
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E169.04
LC item number
.B782 2003ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Kerry Shale
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shale, Kerry
  • BBC Audiobooks Ltd
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bryson, Bill
  • Cities and towns
  • United States
  • United States
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The lost continent, Bill Bryson, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 2:18:51
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn173282649
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781405697569
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)173282649
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 33263 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The lost continent, Bill Bryson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 2:18:51
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn173282649
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781405697569
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)173282649
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 33263 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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