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Now I Know Audiobook

Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts

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Publisher's Summary

Did you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon?

Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know. From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts.

Covering 100 outrageous topics, Now I Know is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn.

©2013 Dan Lewis (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Taylor 01-30-17
    Taylor 01-30-17 Member Since 2015
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    "No depth"

    It sites Wikipedia, and rarely contains enough information about any fact to be interesting. Only about 25% of the content can be considered novel.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    bookouri 04-14-16
    bookouri 04-14-16
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    "A book full of "believe it or nots""
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    This book reminds me of the old "Believe it or Not" segments. Granted this book is generally more "scholarly" than stories of bee beards and people who type every number between zero and a million, but it is basically a book of very short interesting factoids. I was not always convinced that the author's facts were exactly right. In some areas where I knew a little about the topic I found myself skeptical about the complete accuracy of his statements. But, I did manage to finish the book. If you like this sort of random bits of information, this is one of those books well suited for the short commute when you just don't have time to really get wrapped up in a plot.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    zenabuff Hell sometimes called Kentucky 04-07-15
    zenabuff Hell sometimes called Kentucky 04-07-15 Member Since 2013

    I have MS and LD and make spelling and grammar mistakes, please forgive the handicap.

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    "Interesting facts, Great Trivia,!"
    If you could sum up Now I Know in three words, what would they be?

    Thought Provoking! (Only needed two) The book is full of obscure facts and thought provoking facts nicely presented. If you are a trivia hound this the book for you.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There were not any characters in the books just list after list of thought provoking facts and of coarse I can't think of a single example to give you right now, (MS BRAIN no short term memory) But I liked all the facts and figures.


    What does Jeremy Arthur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A nice voice if a little montoned in parts, But it was nice to sleep to.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    There were so many it;s hard to pick just one, (Or in short my MS Brain can't remember one right now but as soon as I walk away and stop doing this I will remember a dozen.) There really were dozens of facts that were all cool.


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book that I really enjoyed. Wish I had a better memory to give you more facts. But it was very good and informative. I did find the narrator a little monotoned somewhat, but the book itself was a lot of fun. I truly enjoyed it. .

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua Kinnee 01-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "excellent"

    This is a fantastic collection of facts and stories. I was thoroughly impressed. Engaged the whole was through!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Winchester Pittsburgh 04-20-16
    S. Winchester Pittsburgh 04-20-16 Member Since 2014

    Wife, Mother, Photographer. Obsessed with Great White Sharks, urban legends, Sweet Valley High and horror movies.

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    "Interesting book, with lots of interesting stories"

    I would put the book on and listen to it while I worked, or cleaned up the house. The hundreds of short facts are almost all interesting, so it was a fun book to listen to. And now I can annoy my friends and family with all these facts!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Deep Reader 08-23-15
    Deep Reader 08-23-15

    Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.

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    "Bite sized facts"

    This is an excellent book with bite sized (around 5 minutes or less) chapters about various facts. Not interested in the fact currently discussed? It'll pass soon. Not all facts are equally interesting, but they're all amusing one way or another.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-31-17
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    "A few interesting things"
    Would you try another book from Dan Lewis and/or Jeremy Arthur?

    No it as basically like listening to a blog.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It is a collection of trivia so no really ending.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    the narration was fine


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe I tend towards a deeper knowledge of news. I did't find enough of the revealing stories to be that unknown. Not enough hits to out weight the misses.I want to remove it from my Audible library so it doesn't clutter it up.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    RobMaz 02-18-17
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    "How did this get published???"

    A massive quantity of the "facts" are taken directly from Wikipedia.
    Not sure how any publisher allows for such shoddy research.

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    WPA Member 02-17-17
    WPA Member 02-17-17

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    "Okay'ish"

    If you like fandoms facts. Some are interesting, some are just okay. Worth a discount price for background noise.

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    Tim United States 02-11-17
    Tim United States 02-11-17 Member Since 2011

    I read nothing that is popular.

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    "Nightstand Book"

    "Now I Know" is more like a coffee table book where you you just pick up and read to entertain your guests. You wouldn't want to read this book straight through like a novel because there is really no point. It's more like a trivia book with facts. Maybe keep it on your nightstand and read a page or two before going to bed and reading it out loud to your spouse to just to annoy them. Like fan death in Korea.

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  • john rush
    4/9/15
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    "VERY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE."

    This was very easy to listen to and extremely interesting. The facts contained within were excellent. Can wait to listen to the sequel 'Now I know more' . My young son also loved this as his brain is a sponge for facts.

    I would imagine there is a lot of work goes into a book like this, and appreciate the authors time and effort to bring this kind of information to people. I hope there will be more in the future. Until then I will subscribe to the daily emails. Big thanks Dan Lewis and to all involved.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • flying_fin
    12/16/15
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    "Some interesting pieces but largely Americana"
    What did you like best about Now I Know? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the style of the book and the narration, and there some very interesting pieces of information, but I found the overwhelming bias towards the USA (politics, sport, economy, history, popular culture) quite boring. A lot of the chapters mean nothing to a non American. Now I know, but I didn't want to know in the first place.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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