© and (P)2004 Portable Press
If you are a trivia buff like me and like to peruse the bathroom readers
such as Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. This is the audio book for you. Granted I am on my third listen through on this one to pick it all up. Of course some are more intriguing than others but on the whole very interesting material split up among several readers so you never get tired of just one narrator's voice.
A lot of fun. If you only have five minutes in your car or an hour on the bus, this is the perfect book to listen to. Lots of fun facts, riddles and trivia.
I've long been a fan of Uncle John's readers, and have whiled away far more time than necessary reading them in the comfort and privacy of the smallest room in the house.
I was quite excited to think that Uncle John would now read to me in the car and while I'm out walking.
The listen was very enjoyable, with many interesting factoids, riddles and trivia.
The book seems a little dated (and I note the original reader was printed in 1988) but most of the stuff holds up well.
I liked the alternating readers, although there was one (a woman with a British-ish accent) whose manner I found a little jarring.
A minor complaint is that this is apparently an abridged version. I would like my full measure of trivia.
I hope that we will soon hear more from Uncle John.
I've always enjoyed the printed versions of the Bathroom Readers, so I got this on a whim, hoping that my tweener kids would enjoy it too. They can't get enough of it. I wish Audible also carried the newer version from 2005.
It ranks among the top 20%.
It's like any other esoteric book on trivia. It prevents "facts" about stuff and to it's credit, cites the resource it was derived from.
A little quick at times. Or, maybe I'm dim-witted
No. All interesting in it's own right.
It's fun, well narrated, though faced-paced at times. You need to rewind frequently to absorb some of the facts presented.
It depends upon how bored you happen to be at the moment... Perhaps a good filler.
No! The material was lacking and the funniest stuff was left out.
Do not have a good grasp on the readers, but the did do very well with mixing it up.
If they put into it half the preparation they use for their books, then yes. But another one like this, I hope not.
QUESTION : DOES LISTENING TO AUDIO BOOKS MAKE YOU SMARTER? If so, I'm. Freakin Genius!
Facts, FUN, Fabulous
I liked the trivia about baseball.
I enjoyed the story about the man who read his own obituary that was written by mistake. He wasn't pleased with what was said. So he decided to change his life.
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