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THE BODY A Guide for Occupants

by | Read by Bill Bryson

Contemporary Culture • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

The author narrates this travelogue, which takes listeners on a grand tour of the human body, visiting--as it were--the various organs and systems that make us who we are. As narrator, Bryson takes a studied approach, serious but short of clinical. This fits the detailed and sometimes complicated material. But he keeps it light by offering anecdotes and bits of trivia, such as how the phrase "lily-livered" came to mean cowardly. He pauses after most sentences, allowing listeners to digest what he has said, and varies his tone to suit the material, adding just a touch of a lilt to humorous passages. The book's structure makes the subject easy to follow, and Bryson's narration makes it easy on the ears. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9780147526915 $45.00 • Fourteen CDs

DD ISBN 9780147526922 $25.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2019

DD ISBN 9780147526946 $95.00

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