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Publisher's Summary

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

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  • Joe
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • 11-15-12

Not at all unabridged

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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Very Funny

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.)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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This book is hilarious.

This book had me cracking up the entire time. It's a quick, fun listen with two seriously funny narrators.

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meh

meh...yknow...meh..it wasn't complete crap. I like the end where the guy eats a turkey club

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  • Tom
  • BRUNSWICK, OH, United States
  • 07-11-13

Not worth the money or time

Would you try another book from The Onion and/or Avery Sanford and June Bunt ?

I might, the Onion is usually funny.

Would you ever listen to anything by The Onion again?

It depends on the story, this book might be better in print where one can brief through it without having to listen to everything.

What didn’t you like about Avery Sanford and June Bunt ’s performance?

It just did not excite me, it was too bland

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

boredom

Any additional comments?

Onion is hit and miss for me when it comes to funny. Sometimes they go to far, but most of the time not. This book goes from definition to definition and it drags out. To look at it in print would give the option to scan through to what looks funny.

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  • Oranges
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 02-05-13

boring, USA centric satire

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you're into USA history focused satire - give it a try, otherwise don't bother.

What three words best describe Avery Sanford and June Bunt ’s voice?

Great performance of what is actually very dull content.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom

2 of 4 people found this review helpful