[Download] Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe By Bill Bryson

Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe

By: Bill Bryson
Narrated by: Bill Bryson
Length: 5 hours
Release date: Jul 4, 2000
Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1,312 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5)

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Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to travel writing as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet and heads for Europe. Travelling with Stephen Katz-also his wonderful sidekick in A Walk in the Woods-he wanders from Hammerfest in the far north, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. As he makes his way round this incredibly varied continent, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before with caustic hilarity.

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11 Responses to “[Download] Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe By Bill Bryson”

  1. Joellen Bame

    Love Bill Bryson
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

  2. Dexter Diket

    Bill Bryson: Always witty
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

  3. Corinne

    Bill at his best
    Would you listen to Neither Here Nor There again? Why?

  4. Brenda

    Takes me back
    I’m listening to Bryson’s book for the first time as I prepare for my own solo return to many of the sites he reviews. Despite differences in national currencies, the result of creation of the euro, and a few country name changes that resulted from some nasty civil wars over the years, I was transported back in time and with Bryson revisited many of the same places, sites, smells and experiences he describes. While a decidedly lightweight reflection of history, economics and social structure, it is nevertheless a delightful review of major tourist cities and provides travelers and would-be visitors with ideas of how a budget traveler might enjoy some of Europe’s greatest sites. Altogether a pleasant way to travel vicariously for a few hours.

  5. Mertie Pehl

    Okay and mildly witty
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

  6. Theodora A.

    reader beware
    I would have assigned this book a minus option if it were abailable. I thought Bill Bryson had lived in England, he must have something to say about European countries. But after he began from bragging about his lack of foreign language knowledge, I recognized a familiar type of traveller – opinionated, not interested in learning other peoples culture, ready for derision. That exactly what this book is about: derision and labeling of peoples and cities if they failed to please at the 1st glance. It amounts to outright lies and misrepresentation. Too bad, a city cannot sue for libel! I spent many weeks in the German city of Cologne in the course of 2 years. That’s Bill Bryson’s characteristic of this wonderful city bustling with life, very comfortable to live, with beautiful scenery, lots of public spaces, museums, a famous opera, etc., etc. : “Cologne is a dismal place, with its Cathedral occupying a huge ugly square similar to an empty parking lot”. (something like that – I could not post the exact citation since I don’t have a printed copy). Bill Bryson is so sensitive – he left Cologne in disgust after a night stay since he happened to find a pornographic shop at the train station! How ironic – considering that his book is a fine example of pornographic writing – sexual remarks in bad taste on each page. He described a bad travel companion who annoyed him by categorizing his farts – I can describe his book instead as a collection of verbal farts. Who is it written for? I can imagine someone who hates travelling (especially because of all those foreign languages), so he enjoys Bill Bryson’s book, and thinks: “How wonderful this guy saved me the trouble of seeng all those disgusting European places, with all those French and Germans who want me to obey their stupid rules!”. But someone who is open minded and curious please don’t trust this bunch of lies and distastful jokes. Go and see by yourself, or read Mark Twain if you want a funny travel book.

  7. Donna

    Makes me want to travel back to Europe!
    Would you listen to Neither Here Nor There again? Why?

  8. Porter Singeltary

    Having been to many, but not all, of the places described in this book I was delighted and completely entertained by the honesty and human awareness. Not too much detail. Plenty to keep me listening. I immensely enjoyed the tails of the places I have not visited. And the tails of those I have visited brought back many memories. I laughed out loud a lot.

  9. Gale Filler

    An American in Europe
    Hilarious, although snarky description of an American’s impressions of touring Europe. I thoroughly enjoyed the author’s exploits and his frequent errors in travel judgement made for an amusing tale.

  10. Julie B

    I just love all things Bill Bryson
    What made the experience of listening to Neither Here Nor There the most enjoyable?

  11. Winifred Scali

    Loved every minute of it !
    If you can’t travel yourself, this is the next best thing!
    Bill Bryson is the greatest when it comes to describing
    Geographical locations and all the minutia of getting from point A to point B. I laughed out loud many times.

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