The Lost Continent

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19921228]

Bill Bryson 's travels in small town America,

, abridged and read in five I Parts by Kerry Shale. (1) Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921228]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921228]

Unknown: Bill Bryson

Unknown: Kerry Shale.

Producer: Lissa Evans.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921229]

2: "I drove into a little town which I shall call Dullard, lest the people recognise themselves and take me to court..." Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921230]

3: Missouri. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930101]

Final part.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930104]

Bill Bryson 's travels in small-town America, abridged and read by Kerry Shale. The sixth of ten episodes.

Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930104]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930104]

Unknown: Bill Bryson

Read By: Kerry Shale

Producer: Lissa Evans.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930105]

7: "Delaware may well be the most obscure of all the American states. I once met a a girl from Delaware and couldn't think of a single thing to say to her."

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930106]

8: "The most splendid thing about the Amish is the names they give their towns - Blue Ball, Bird in Hand, Intercourse..."

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930107]

Episode 9.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930108]

Final episode.

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Back in Iowa - Bill Bryson rediscovers the small town America which he'd fled years ago.

Back in Iowa - Bill Bryson rediscovers the small town America which he'd fled at the earliest opportunity.

Read Kerry Shale.

Bill Bryson recalls his childhood in Des Moines and starts his rediscovery of America.

Bill Bryson Borrows His Mother's Chevrolet And Rediscovers The Land That He Fled At The Earliest Opportunity small town America.

Bill Bryson Borrows His Mother's Chevrolet, And Rediscovers The Land He Fled At The Earliest Opportunity small town America.

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Back in Iowa - Bill Bryson rediscovers the small town America which he'd fled years ago.

Back in Iowa - Bill Bryson rediscovers the small town America which he'd fled at the earliest opportunity.

Read Kerry Shale.

Bill Bryson recalls his childhood in Des Moines and starts his rediscovery of America.

Bill Bryson Borrows His Mother's Chevrolet And Rediscovers The Land That He Fled At The Earliest Opportunity small town America.

Bill Bryson Borrows His Mother's Chevrolet, And Rediscovers The Land He Fled At The Earliest Opportunity small town America.

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Lost in a seedy town in Illinois - Bill Bryson rediscovers the America he left behind.

Read Kerry Shale.

Bill Bryson begins his odyssey.

He questions the necessity of Musical Shoe Trees and meets the People With 'Bar-B-Q' Eyes.

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Lost in a seedy town in Illinois - Bill Bryson rediscovers the America he left behind.

Read Kerry Shale.

Bill Bryson begins his odyssey.

He questions the necessity of Musical Shoe Trees and meets the People With 'Bar-B-Q' Eyes.

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With a visit to Mark Twain's boyhood home in Missouri, Bill Bryson rediscovers America.

With a visit to Mark Twain's boyhood home in Missouri, Bill Bryson rediscovers the America he left behind.

Read Kerry Shale.

Bill Bryson visits Mark Twain's boyhood home, but not the Drive-In Dinette next door, and wonders about breakfast cereal.

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With a visit to Mark Twain's boyhood home in Missouri, Bill Bryson rediscovers America.

With a visit to Mark Twain's boyhood home in Missouri, Bill Bryson rediscovers the America he left behind.

Read Kerry Shale.

Bill Bryson visits Mark Twain's boyhood home, but not the Drive-In Dinette next door, and wonders about breakfast cereal.

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From Illinois to Mississippi via Tennessee - Bill Bryson investigates the America he left.

From Illinois to Mississippi via Tennessee - Bill Bryson investigates the America he left behind.

Read by Kerry Shale.

Bill Bryson becomes depressed in Illinois, confused in Mississippi and finally learns to love 'The Strip'.

Bill spends the evening in Carbondale - a town without a centre, a town where no-one walks anywhere, a town without 'a town'.

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From Illinois to Mississippi via Tennessee - Bill Bryson investigates the America he left.

From Illinois to Mississippi via Tennessee - Bill Bryson investigates the America he left behind.

Read by Kerry Shale.

Bill Bryson becomes depressed in Illinois, confused in Mississippi and finally learns to love 'The Strip'.

Bill spends the evening in Carbondale - a town without a centre, a town where no-one walks anywhere, a town without 'a town'.

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From Elvis Presley's Tupelo birth place to North Carolina - Bill Bryson rediscovers America.

Read by Kerry Shale.

From Elvis Presley's Tupelo birth place to North Carolina.

Bill Bryson rediscovers America

Bill Bryson fails to understand Southerners, despairs about students, finds an oasis in Georgia and arrives in Bryson City.

Episode 5 of 10.

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From Elvis Presley's Tupelo birth place to North Carolina - Bill Bryson rediscovers America.

Read by Kerry Shale.

From Elvis Presley's Tupelo birth place to North Carolina.

Bill Bryson rediscovers America

Bill Bryson fails to understand Southerners, despairs about students, finds an oasis in Georgia and arrives in Bryson City.

Episode 5 of 10.

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From North Carolina to the Appalachians - Bill Bryson continues his rediscovery of America

From North Carolina to the Appalachians - Bill Bryson continues his rediscovery of the America he left behind.

Read Kerry Shale.

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Bill Bryson visits the Smoky Mountains, experiences the Believe It or Not Museum and goes in search of the Melungeons.

Bill Bryson is (eventually) impressed by Colonial Williamsburg, and remembers a sobering childhood trip to Washington DC.

Episode 7 of 10.

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From North Carolina to the Appalachians - Bill Bryson continues his rediscovery of America

From North Carolina to the Appalachians - Bill Bryson continues his rediscovery of the America he left behind.

Read Kerry Shale.

Episode 6 of 10.

Bill Bryson visits the Smoky Mountains, experiences the Believe It or Not Museum and goes in search of the Melungeons.

Bill Bryson is (eventually) impressed by Colonial Williamsburg, and remembers a sobering childhood trip to Washington DC.

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06Bill Bryson Continues His Rediscovery Of The America He Left Behind. Read Kerry Shale

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Bill Bryson rediscovers the America he left behind.

Read Kerry Shale.

From Virginia to Philadelphia via Washington DC - Bill Bryson rediscovers the America he left behind.

Bill Bryson is (eventually) impressed by 'Colonial Williamsburg' and remembers a sobering childhood trip to Washington DC.

Bill Bryson visits the Smoky Mountains, experiences the Believe-It-Or-Not Museum and goes in search of the Melungeons.

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Bill Bryson visits Philadelphia, wanders about journalists' desks, eats huge amounts of food and catches a bus.

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Bill Bryson is, eventually, impressed by Colonial Williamsburg, and remembers a sobering childhood trip to Washington DC.

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Bill Bryson rediscovers the America he left behind.

Read Kerry Shale.

From Virginia to Philadelphia via Washington DC - Bill Bryson rediscovers the America he left behind.

Bill Bryson is (eventually) impressed by 'Colonial Williamsburg' and remembers a sobering childhood trip to Washington DC.

Bill Bryson visits the Smoky Mountains, experiences the Believe-It-Or-Not Museum and goes in search of the Melungeons.

Episode 6 of 10.

Bill Bryson visits Philadelphia, wanders about journalists' desks, eats huge amounts of food and catches a bus.

Episode 8 of 10.

Bill Bryson is, eventually, impressed by Colonial Williamsburg, and remembers a sobering childhood trip to Washington DC.

Episode 7 of 10.

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From Philadelphia to a bus bound for New York - Bill Bryson rediscovers America.

From Philadelphia to a bus bound for New York - Bill Bryson rediscovers the America he left behind.

Read by Kerry Shale.

Bill Bryson visits Philadelphia, wanders about journalists' desks, eats huge amounts of food and catches a bus.

Bill Bryson is (eventually) impressed by Colonial Williamsburg, and remembers a sobering childhood trip to Washington DC.

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Frightened in New York and overwhelmed in New England, Bill Bryson heads for home.

Episode 9 of 10.

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From Philadelphia to a bus bound for New York - Bill Bryson rediscovers America.

From Philadelphia to a bus bound for New York - Bill Bryson rediscovers the America he left behind.

Read by Kerry Shale.

Bill Bryson visits Philadelphia, wanders about journalists' desks, eats huge amounts of food and catches a bus.

Bill Bryson is (eventually) impressed by Colonial Williamsburg, and remembers a sobering childhood trip to Washington DC.

Episode 7 of 10.

Frightened in New York and overwhelmed in New England, Bill Bryson heads for home.

Episode 9 of 10.

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Frightened in New York and overwhelmed in New England, Bill Bryson heads for home.

Read by Kerry Shale.

Bill Bryson is frightened in New York and overwhelmed in New England.

He heads for home.

Bill Bryson visits Philadelphia, wanders about journalists' desks, eats huge amounts of food and catches a bus.

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Bill Bryson returns to Iowa, muses on health care, student life and drugs.

His mother offers him a sandwich.

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Frightened in New York and overwhelmed in New England, Bill Bryson heads for home.

Read by Kerry Shale.

Bill Bryson is frightened in New York and overwhelmed in New England.

He heads for home.

Bill Bryson visits Philadelphia, wanders about journalists' desks, eats huge amounts of food and catches a bus.

Episode 8 of 10.

Bill Bryson returns to Iowa, muses on health care, student life and drugs.

His mother offers him a sandwich.

Episode 10 of 10.

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Musing on life back home in Iowa - Bill Bryson concludes his rediscovery of the America he left behind.

Read by Kerry Shale.

Musing on life back home in Iowa - Bill Bryson concludes his rediscovery of America.

Bill Bryson returns to Iowa, muses on health care, student life and drugs.

His mother offers him a sandwich.

Frightened in New York and overwhelmed in New England, Bill Bryson heads for home.

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Musing on life back home in Iowa - Bill Bryson concludes his rediscovery of the America he left behind.

Read by Kerry Shale.

Musing on life back home in Iowa - Bill Bryson concludes his rediscovery of America.

Bill Bryson returns to Iowa, muses on health care, student life and drugs.

His mother offers him a sandwich.

Frightened in New York and overwhelmed in New England, Bill Bryson heads for home.

Episode 9 of 10.