in sunburned country

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By Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson narrates his own hilarious, thought-provoking nonfiction books, and by listening to him, you hear the story exactly as he wrote it—with every punchline perfectly different. In a Sunburned Country, a tour of the lethal animals of Australia, isn’t so much about the plot as it is about the quirky nature of both the country and the author. Our alternate choice? A Short History of Nearly Everything.