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The Audiobook of the Year (2018)

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Summary

Random House presents The Audiobook of the Year (2018), written and read by the team behind hit podcast No Such Thing as a Fish: James Harkin, Jane Hill, Dan Schreiber, Andrew Hunter Murray and Anna Ptaszynski.

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, it will establish - among other things - that:

  • Britain’s first robot shop assistant was sacked after a week
  • Donald Trump claimed the US sells F52 planes to Norway, even though F52 planes exist only in the game Call of Duty
  • During the Winter Olympics, it was so windy during the Women's Slopestyle Final that every single competitor was blown off her snowboard. 
  • A snail racing competition in Plymouth was postponed because the snails were too 'sluggish' to take part. 

Ranging from the distinctly offbeat to the wonderfully ludicrous - from the South Africans who were rationed to just one toilet flush per day, to the Nutella riots spreading across France, via the Miami bitcoin conference that stopped accepting bitcoin - The Audiobook of the Year (2018) promises a fact for every occasion and will prove the perfect Christmas gift for all trivia buffs.

©2018 No Such Thing as a Fish (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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Excellent Listen

Am a big fan of the "No Such Thing as a Fish" and this year's book of the year has more of the feel of the podcast. Last years was the book read aloud - and enjoyable for that. This year has more interaction between the 4 and more of the podcast feel.

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great content- shame about the weird editing

Love the content but bad editing nearly spoilt this. Multiple takes were left in and sometimes words were interrupted randomly.

still enjoyed it though

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  • 23-01-19

Great book but plagued with poor editing

I really enjoy the podcasts to a 9 hour version is great for me. It suffers from poor editing however with lots of repeated sentences not being removed and chapter titles inserted in the middle of sentences.

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Great long podcast episode

If you enjoy "No such thing as a fish" you won't be disappointed. Like an extended episode, with additions you won't get in the print edition.

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Like a very long podcast

Since it's written and narrated by the NSTAAF team, it's like a 9 hour podcast with the same demeanour and banter. If you're a religious follower of the podcast then you'll notice a few repeats, but the majority of the content is new and fresh. Unlike most current-event-based productions, this could be visited years down the line and still be interesting. NSTAAF did a great job producing a light-hearted review of the year's weird news,, exactly as I had hoped it would after following the weekly podcast.

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great fun

This book was enjoyable and informative

If you enjoy hearing about the bizarre news that tends to go unnoticed this audio book is a must.

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A lot better than last year

This year’s audio book was performed a lot better than the stilted version of last year’s; a lot better

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Great.

Great, very entertaining and I loved dipping into it. work colleagues fed up hearing about it.

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Always a pleasure

Love the podcast and this book doesn't disappoint. There are many funny moments and additional facts.

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loved it made me laugh for hours

great time loved every second gettimg the 2018 version next cant think of five more words

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  • Sharon
  • 11-11-18

if you like the podcast, you'll love the book.

if you like the podcast, you'll love the book. always a joy to listen to!

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  • Melissa
  • 14-08-19

Perfect way to summarize a year

I mean, there is not much to review about this book other than to say that it was a 10 hour No Such Thing as a Fish Podcast which I can't complain about; makes a perfect way to summarize each year. The Audiobook version is 100% the only way to go for this particular book.

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  • patrick turchan
  • 12-06-19

This book is just what I was looking for comedy. I'm glad ive found. It. I'm hope to buy more of them

Dale Turchan Patrick1335@att.net
Please email. Me when there's more of them Thank you. For your help..

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  • Kim
  • 09-04-19

No such thing as a bad audiobook

Absolutely loved every moment, tried to drag it out to prevent it from ending to soon and am about to start it again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-03-19

Informative, enjoyable and funny

I enjoyed last year's "Book of the year", I enjoyed this year as well. it's like a really really long podcast, with a strange lady interspersed in random moments. I'll definitely give it a re-listen!

(could maybe use a bit more attention in the audio editing part)

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  • Mike Sapp
  • 23-02-19

brilliant

big fan of the podcast, the book is an excellent exclamation point on the year

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  • Daniel
  • 05-02-19

A very QInteresting book

Did you know that in 2018....?
If not this is the book for you!
fantastic

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  • Luke
  • 23-01-19

I love these people

I'm a big fan of the podcast and this is basically just ten hours of that.

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  • Momstra
  • 15-01-19

Seriously hilarious fun!

I love this podcast and I loved this audio book. The panel is smart and funny and clearly enjoys what they're doing. The facts are fact-checked and weird and entertaining. It's a great audio book to listen to while I work.

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  • Keith Olsen
  • 08-01-19

Fast Paced, Full of Whimsy

I don't know how I missed so many nonsensical news items throughout the year. I better expand my news resources.