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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader

Thousands of readers told us they wanted Uncle John in their cars. Of course, he couldn't visit each of them personally, so here's the next best thing: an audio version, jammed with interesting, helpful, and humorous trivia and information from the Uncle John backlist.
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Publisher's Summary

Thousands of readers told us they wanted Uncle John in their cars. Of course, he couldn't visit each of them personally, so here's the next best thing: an audio version, jammed with interesting, helpful, and humorous trivia and information from the Uncle John backlist.

  • Learn how America's favorite sport came to being called "box ball"
  • Hear how two kooky brothers and their "collections" became the basis of a psychological condition
  • Get the real dirt on why Americans fear halitosis and body odor
  • Find out what happened to women's sports when a male chauvinist took on a determined feminist sports champ
  • Get acquainted with the warm-hearted folks of Gander, Newfoundland, and their smaritan efforts on 9/11
  • Get the picture on why the most well-known portrait in America was never finished
  • And much, much more

    © and (P)2004 Portable Press

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      Berrett T. Maynard Salt Lake City, Utah 05-09-05
      Berrett T. Maynard Salt Lake City, Utah 05-09-05 Member Since 2002

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      "Just plain fun facts in a easy to listen to format"

      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.

      4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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      Genevieve Montreal, Quebec, Canada 01-20-11
      Genevieve Montreal, Quebec, Canada 01-20-11 Member Since 2009
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      "Highly recommended!"

      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.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Shannon Chicago, IL, United States 03-27-06
      Shannon Chicago, IL, United States 03-27-06 Member Since 2005
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      "I craved more"

      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.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Ben East Brunswick, NJ, USA 05-16-07
      Ben East Brunswick, NJ, USA 05-16-07
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      "Great family reading"

      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.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Curtis Sherman Oaks, CA, USA 03-17-06
      Curtis Sherman Oaks, CA, USA 03-17-06
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      "This book is lots of FUN"

      If you like trivia, you'll love this book, my only complaint is I wanted more.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Steven Hudson, MA, United States 02-26-14
      Steven Hudson, MA, United States 02-26-14 Member Since 2012
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      "Great conversation starter"
      Where does Uncle John's Bathroom Reader rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

      It ranks among the top 20%.


      What other book might you compare Uncle John's Bathroom Reader to and why?

      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.


      Did the narration match the pace of the story?

      A little quick at times. Or, maybe I'm dim-witted


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

      No. All interesting in it's own right.


      Any additional comments?

      It's fun, well narrated, though faced-paced at times. You need to rewind frequently to absorb some of the facts presented.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Joel Sheboygan, WI, United States 12-18-13
      Joel Sheboygan, WI, United States 12-18-13 Member Since 2010
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      "Could have picked much better material"
      Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

      It depends upon how bored you happen to be at the moment... Perhaps a good filler.


      Would you recommend Uncle John's Bathroom Reader to your friends? Why or why not?

      No! The material was lacking and the funniest stuff was left out.


      Which character – as performed by Full Cast – was your favorite?

      Do not have a good grasp on the readers, but the did do very well with mixing it up.


      Do you think Uncle John's Bathroom Reader needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

      If they put into it half the preparation they use for their books, then yes. But another one like this, I hope not.


      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      LeSLiE Hillsborough, NC, United States 05-10-12
      LeSLiE Hillsborough, NC, United States 05-10-12 Member Since 2007

      QUESTION : DOES LISTENING TO AUDIO BOOKS MAKE YOU SMARTER? If so, I'm. Freakin Genius!

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      "Bathroom, Outhouse, Anywhere Reader"
      If you could sum up Uncle John's Bathroom Reader in three words, what would they be?

      Facts, FUN, Fabulous


      What was one of the most memorable moments of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader?

      I liked the trivia about baseball.


      Which scene was your favorite?

      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.


      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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