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All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge | [Kee Malesky]

All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge

How much water do the Great Lakes contain? Who were the first and last men killed in the Civil War? How long is a New York minute? What are the lost plays of Shakespeare? What building did Elvis leave last? Get the answers to these and countless other vexing questions in All Facts Considered. Guaranteed to enlighten even the most seasoned trivia buff, this treasure trove of "who knew?" factoids spans a wide range of intriguing subjects.
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Publisher's Summary

For the best-selling miscellany market, an NPR librarian's compendium of fascinating facts on history, science, and the arts....

How much water do the Great Lakes contain? Who were the first and last men killed in the Civil War? How long is a New York minute? What are the lost plays of Shakespeare? What building did Elvis leave last? Get the answers to these and countless other vexing questions in All Facts Considered. Guaranteed to enlighten even the most seasoned trivia buff, this treasure trove of "who knew?" factoids spans a wide range of intriguing subjects.

  • Written by noted NPR librarian Kee Malesky, whom Scott Simon has called the "source of all human knowledge".
  • Answers questions on history, natural history, science, religion, language, and the arts.
  • Packed with valuable nuggets of information, from the useful to the downright bizarre.

The perfect gift for every inquiring mind that wants to know, All Facts Considered will put you at the center of the conversation as you show off your essential store of inessential yet irresistible knowledge.

©2010 Kee Malesky (P)2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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    Elizabeth L. Liberty, SC, United States 06-27-14
    Elizabeth L. Liberty, SC, United States 06-27-14
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    "The fun stuff you didn't know you wanted to know!"
    Where does All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I found it to be one of the better non fiction books I have listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge?

    It was very interesting to hear about the building of the Chrysler building and the steps the builder used to make it the tallest building in New York at the time.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did listen to this in 2 sittings. I think if you were on a longer trip you could do it all in one sitting and NOT feel overwhelmed.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed Mr. Dheere's narration of this book. I would like to make a comment about the pacing of the book. (I think this would follow under editing and NOT Mr. Dheer's narration) I felt as though the pacing was very fast. There seemed to be very little space between each fact/concept. I had trouble sometime realizing that we had changed subjects. Other than that, I really enjoyed the book.

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    T 06-19-14
    T 06-19-14
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    What made the experience of listening to All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge the most enjoyable?

    New and interesting subject matter was covereed.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did one chapter at a time.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there had been a longer pause between each fact... It was confusing as to when soemthing ended and nother started.

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    Teresa Kansas, United States 06-11-14
    Teresa Kansas, United States 06-11-14 Member Since 2013

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    "I Love FACTS! This was full of great information!"
    Would you listen to All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge again? Why?

    Yes I would definitely listen to this book again. It was an eye-opener. I love learning the origin of things, their meanings and the thought and history behind things.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge?

    There were several. I like the meaning behind the names of Italian food. That was great. I also love the fact that quarks come in flavors! Who knew?


    What about Tom Dheere’s performance did you like?

    Tom Dheere's narration flowed nicely. Each section had a nice segue to the next.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No. I just like the inessential knowledge. I find knowledge essential.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book and found it to be refreshing and would have loved to have had this when I was a kid. Good stuff! And I received the audiobook free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

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