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The Audiobook of the Year Audiobook

The Audiobook of the Year

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Publisher's Summary

Random House Audiobooks presents The Audiobook of the Year, written and read by the team behind hit podcast No Such Thing as a Fish: James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and Dan Schreiber.

In a year when much of the news was believable but fake comes an audiobook packed with stories that are unbelievable but true.

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.

You'll discover the curious details behind the main headlines - how Donald Trump slept on the 66th floor of a 58-storey building, what effect Brexit had on Coco Pops, and why China's president can't stand Winnie the Pooh - as well as hundreds of stories you may have missed entirely, like the news that:

Qatar built a refugee camp for camels
2,000 bees were stolen in Beeston
The victim of Britain's first ever shark attack ended up with a cut thumb.

From bizarre arrests to baffling elections, via a surprising amount of sausage news, The Audiobook of the Year is an eye-opening tour of the incredible year you didn't know you'd lived through.

©2017 No Such Thing as a Fish (P)2017 Random House AudioBooks

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    Rob 08/11/2017
    Rob 08/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Perfect for Fans of the Podcast!"

    I was unsure how a book format would work but these guys smashed it. It kept the conversational tone of the podcast and was full of QI facts. Only thing that doesn't come across well on audio is when they read out lists but this only takes up a few minutes of the whole book. Well worth a listen

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Rhiannon 13/11/2017
    Rhiannon 13/11/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Great! Listened to it in one go!"

    Great work as always, really enjoyed the podcast feel! An easy, interesting and enjoyable listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Callum 12/11/2017
    Callum 12/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun and Fact Filled "

    This is just like on of there podcasts but really long. I love putting this on before work and then relaying all the fun facts I learnt.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Physics Geek 18/11/2017
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    "9 hours of the podcast. Brilliant."

    The podcast that this comes from is wonderful (check it out if you haven't heard it) and this was worth paying for if it funds more free episodes. Lovely stuff, keep it up.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip 17/11/2017
    Phillip 17/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "No such thing as a bad review"

    Being a long time listener of the podcast this was a easy choice, obviously it lacks the normal back and forth between the team you get in the podcast but there is still enough to give the audiobook the edge over the paper version, great performance from all and enjoyable from A to Z.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Emily Coward 14/11/2017
    Emily Coward 14/11/2017
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    "9 Hour 24 Minute Long Podcast"

    I got the audiobook with a free audible trial. It is so good! I’m only on chapter 6 at time of writing but would highly recommend.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rob 16/11/2017
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    "Monkey mouth to bum resuscitation for the brain"

    I’m a big fan of the podcast and have been for years. It is rammed with facts that I hear and think ‘ooh, I must remember that’, and then immediately forget it as a new one comes along. I have just listened to 9 hours straight and can only remember the amazing fact about the man who saved a baby monkey’s life by giving it an hour of mouth to bum resuscitation. Which I think was one of the very first facts. There’s also something to do with Blink 1.82. Anyway, great audiobook. Scoring it down a point because there is less of the easy charming repartee than you get on the podcast, but it’s well recommended

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 16/11/2017
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    "Awesome book from the best podcast team"

    Not exactly the same as a really long podcast, but great nonetheless. There are bits read like a nornal audiobook with additional comments and banter from the whole team.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "The best book you'll ever listen to, buy it twice"

    The full review is optional, why does it need to have at least fifteen words?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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