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  • The Audiobook of the Year (2018)

  • By: No Such Thing as a Fish
  • Narrated by: Jane Hill, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 449
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Think you know what happened in 2018? Think again. Following hot on the heels of the success of The Audiobook of the Year (or, more precisely, 12 months later), The Audiobook of the Year (2018) bravely delves behind the headlines to sniff out the best and most bizarre facts of the past 12 months. Compiled and written by the creators of the award-winning hit comedy podcast No Such Thing as a Fish, all of whom are researchers for QI.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-10-18

brilliant again

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Reviewed: 12-11-18

brilliant, factual and amusing just like the podcast :) would recommend to anyone who is curious about the oddest stories of the year

  • The Audiobook of the Year

  • By: No Such Thing as a Fish
  • Narrated by: James Harkin, Jane Hill, Dan Schreiber, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
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    5 out of 5 stars 565
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 554

The Audiobook of the Year is a feature-length edition of the award-winning hit comedy podcast No Such Thing as a Fish. Each week over a million people tune in to find out what bizarre and astonishing facts Dan, James, Anna and Andy have found out over the previous seven days. Now the gang have turned their attention to the news of the past 12 months.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for Fans of the Podcast!

  • By Rob on 08-11-17

As brilliant as the podcast

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Reviewed: 27-08-18

Always quite interesting and always amusing, would recommend it to anyone who like to learn and laugh at the same time, which sound a lot like my time at university except with less crying and social awkwardness.

  • Console Wars

  • Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation
  • By: Blake J. Harris
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

A mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the videogame industry. In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the videogame industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But all that would change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting tale, poorly told

  • By Mendo Shutaro on 21-06-14

Brilliant and informative book

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Reviewed: 01-04-18

I 100% intend to follow this book with more gaming history. It genuinely captured my attention and I enjoyed reading about how the consoles I loved as a kid came to be. The only disappointment is it ends in 96, I genuinely wanted it to continue to the present day

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,006
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    5 out of 5 stars 18,852
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,791

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

One of the best stories I have ever listened to

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Reviewed: 03-03-18

I can't stress how much I loved this book, I loved all of the 80's references and the gamer attitudes of all the characters. Will Wheaton performed brilliantly and made the book come alive.

  • Jam

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 808

We were prepared for an earthquake. We had a flood plan in place. We could even have dealt with zombies. Probably. But no one expected the end to be quite so…sticky…or strawberry scented. Yahtzee Croshaw ( Mogworld, Zero Punctuation Reviews) returns to audiobooks with a follow-up to his smash-hit debut: Jam, a dark comedy about the one apocalypse no one predicted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I hated almost every character...

  • By Jean Claude Ard Van Pierre on 09-08-17

Fantastic once again

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Reviewed: 25-07-17

more brilliance from Yahtzee, making a bizzare take on an apocalyptic event into a fab story which is fantastically performed by himself

  • The Life of Lee

  • By: Lee Evans
  • Narrated by: Lee Evans
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

Lee Evans is one of the best-loved comedians in the country; a Hollywood star able to sell out arenas in the blink of eye. But he was not always such a roaring success. Read unabridged by the man himself, the audiobook edition of The Life of Lee is an utterly hilarious and very moving autobiography, charting his ups and downs on the way to the top.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By AandL272 on 05-06-13

brilliant

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Reviewed: 24-04-17

Totally loved it, great story of how life churned out one of the most loved comedians the world has ever had

  • Absolute Pandemonium: The Autobiography

  • By: Brian Blessed
  • Narrated by: Brian Blessed
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,507
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,423
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,422

A memoir from national treasure Brian Blessed. There is no one quite like Brian Blessed. He's an actor, film star, trained undertaker, unlikely diplomat, secret romantic, martial artist and mountaineer. He's also a brilliant storyteller who will - and you must brace yourself - simply leap out of the story at you. Ready? Then listen to Absolute Pandemonium and you'll be taken on a riotous journey from his childhood, growing up the son of a miner in Goldthorpe, to finding fame in Z-Cars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A joyful, irreverent, nine hours of fun!

  • By Vernon Wright on 23-10-15

It's Brian Blessed, what a guy

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Reviewed: 05-04-17

fascinating life story and told so well. I loved spending 16 hours in his company listening to him talk