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More Information Than You Require Audiobook

More Information Than You Require

Welcome to the paperless (or "audiobook") edition of More Information Than You Require, a further compendium of COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE assembled and illumined by John Hodgman, a Famous Minor Television Personality. It contains all of the half-truths, fake trivia, amazing made-up facts, and molemanic lore as the paper edition, narrated here by Resident Expert John Hodgman, occasionally interrupted by this veritable extravaganza of illustrious and sometimes presumptuous guests.
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Welcome to the paperless (or "audiobook") edition of More Information Than You Require, a further compendium of COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE assembled and illumined by John Hodgman, a Famous Minor Television Personality. It contains all of the half-truths, fake trivia, amazing made-up facts, and molemanic lore as the paper edition, narrated here almost entirely by Resident Expert John Hodgman, occasionally interrupted by this veritable extravaganza of illustrious and sometimes presumptuous guests: Dick Cavett, Jonathan Coulton, Zach Galifianakis, Ricky Gervais, Ira Glass, Robin Goldwasser, Rachel Maddow, Paul Rudd, Paul F. Tompkins, and Sarah Vowell.

PLUS: This recording includes ALL 700 MOLE-MAN NAMES as they were written and subsequently performed LIVE BEFORE A STUDIO AUDIENCE in an underground lair in Brooklyn, N.Y.

©2008 John Hodgman; (P)2009 Penguin Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"In every way a continuation of Areas of My Expertise, except in the ways it's clearly superior....More Information Than You Require is exactly the tonic for these truth-challenged times: a transformation of pedestrian reality through the enlightened power of imagination and insatiable list-making." (The Onion A/V Club)
"I love this book so much I nearly read it." (Justin Long)

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    Denise Northridge, CA, United States 02-27-10
    Denise Northridge, CA, United States 02-27-10
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    "Way more information than anyone would require"

    John Hodgman owes me 12 hours of my life back. Thanks to my OCD I listened to every minute of it. I will admit to getting a couple of minor giggles on Part 1 but Part 2 just spoiled everything. Sorry but he is just not funny. I enjoyed all his contributors but I don't think they listened to what they were getting themselves in to. Save your audible credits for something else!

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ken Premo Los Angeles 12-17-09
    Ken Premo Los Angeles 12-17-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Tedious"

    What begins as a infrequently humorous becomes tedious then painfully dull and finally unlistenable. Mr Hodgman found his perfect niche in commercials due to their short length; a book like this is unbearable. Even one of his co-narrators falls asleep during the reading of this book. Couldn't make it through the second audio download as I am not into self mutilation. Avoid at all costs!

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey Miami, FL, United States 02-06-12
    Tracey Miami, FL, United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Highly overrated"

    I thought about shutting it off within the first five minutes, but I decided to get through the interminable prologue before giving up on it. It does get marginally better, but I wouldn't recommend it.

    This is one of the most unfunny humor books I have ever read or downloaded. At times, I was vaguely amused, but my predominant emotion was annoyance. His voice is grating, and his repetition of "jokes" (his musical co-host is a feral mountain man) and phrases (I gave up after hearing "It Happened Today...in the Past" for the 200th time) is equally as grating. I truly don't understand why people found this so funny.

    I suppose if you enjoyed his previous book, which after listening to this one I won't bother to try, you would like this. For my part, I would recommend Bossypants for a clever, funny humor book read by the author.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Noah Stefan Tucson, Arizona United States 07-01-11
    Noah Stefan Tucson, Arizona United States 07-01-11 Member Since 2015

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    "Not funny at all - don't waste your credits"

    I wanted to like this book but I must honestly say that it was the most tedious and boring thing I have ever listened to. If the "joke" is to annoy your listeners than this book succeeds. Jonathon Coulton tries to save this trash but even he cannot. I think the real "joke" is that Hodgman has succeeded in wasting my money and my time.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Belmont, MA, United States 04-24-11
    Andrea Belmont, MA, United States 04-24-11
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    "Kept waiting for it to get funny"

    akin to listening to my 12 year old nephew. started skipping chapters to see if it got funny. wish I had read the reviews before buying.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robin 04-18-11
    Robin 04-18-11 Member Since 2015
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    "I really like John Hodges"

    However, this book format is boring. I find I can enjoy it more 15 minutes at a time.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alan Easton, MA, United States 11-13-09
    Alan Easton, MA, United States 11-13-09
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    "Waste of time and money"

    Absolutely no merit....as if my fourteen year old son and friends got together to make up funny history...only it isn't, not funny nor clever...don't waste your money

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    Lulabelle Georgia 11-12-09
    Lulabelle Georgia 11-12-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Sophomoric Indeed!"

    I feel it my public duty to warn others not to waste a credit on this mess. I can't say it any better than the reviewer from NC on 11/11/09: "sophomoric, repetitive, self indulgent prattle". I suspect that the earlier superlative reviews were planted.

    3 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey South Miami, FL USA 02-06-12
    Tracey South Miami, FL USA 02-06-12
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    "Highly overrated"

    I thought about shutting it off within the first five minutes, but I decided to get through the interminable prologue before giving up on it. It does get marginally better, but I wouldn't recommend it.

    This is one of the most unfunny humor books I have ever read or downloaded. At times, I was vaguely amused, but my predominant emotion was annoyance. His voice is grating, and his repetition of "jokes" (his musical co-host is a feral mountain man) and phrases (I gave up after hearing "It Happened Today...in the Past" for the 200th time) is equally as grating. I truly don't understand why people found this so funny.

    I suppose if you enjoyed his previous book, which after listening to this one I won't bother to try, you would like this. For my part, I would recommend Bossypants for a clever, funny humor book read by the author.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Binghamton, NY, USA 05-29-10
    Rick Binghamton, NY, USA 05-29-10 Member Since 2016
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    "A good way to waste your money"

    Had the potential to be funny but missed the mark. One of those few purchases I made that I regretted.

    Really should have read the customer reviews first would have saved me the money.

    Live and Learn

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful

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