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.
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.
65yr young grandma , living in and enjoying MN. Reading is my favorite relaxation. Have always been a reader, now also is my grandchild.
No, guess I wouldn't. I TRIED listening to the first couple chapters, but all I can say is nothing caught my attention to listen to more...
boring .... but the contents were not interesting.
Sorry to the author and Mr Dheere. Nothing got my attention. Don't know if I should have tried to listen longer..... but contents were NOT what I was hoping to hear
I found it to be one of the better non fiction books I have listened to.
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.
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.
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.
New and interesting subject matter was covereed.
I did one chapter at a time.
I wish there had been a longer pause between each fact... It was confusing as to when soemthing ended and nother started.
Reading/Listening is FUNdamental!
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.
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?
Tom Dheere's narration flowed nicely. Each section had a nice segue to the next.
No. I just like the inessential knowledge. I find knowledge essential.
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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