The Lost Continent

  • Author Bill Bryson
  • Narrator Kerry Shales
  • Publisher BBC Audio
  • Run Time 2 hours and 19 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Travel writing.

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What to expect

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.

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