Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the publishing industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion's compendium of all things known.
Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, figures, statistics, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, The Onion Book of Known Knowledge is packed with valuable information - such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail". With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, The Onion Book of Known Knowledge must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.
©2012 The Onion (P)2012 Hachette Audio
Maybe I missed something but this claims to be unabridged. I bought the audiobook here and bought the actual print book as a gift and when I compared them I found that the audio version is missing a substantial amount of material. For a comparison I checked the number of entries for Y for both versions. In the print version: 22. In the audio: 2. I doubt the audio version has more than 1/5 of the content of the print version. I wouldn't be so annoyed if it wasn't for the fact that they both cost the same.
As for the content, it's pretty good but not as great as Our Dumb World or as most of the online content. It's got the weirdness you'd expect but the humor is kind of lacking.
I really enjoyed this book. I could not stop laughing, it is written in typical Onion fashion. If you are familiar with the tone of the Onion and its non seriousness and sarcasm than you already know what to expect. Well worth the money (or credit.)
If you're into USA history focused satire - give it a try, otherwise don't bother.
Great performance of what is actually very dull content.
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