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Publisher's Summary

Join Professor John Lloyd and curators Jimmy Carr, Humphrey Ker, Phill Jupitus and Sarah Millican as they plunge down the badger hole of ignorance in a search for the universe's most mind-boggling oddnesses.

The Museum of Curiosity is BBC Radio 4's monumental comedy edifice and the only one with gargoyles in the foyer. It allows nothing inside that doesn't make you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go 'hmm'. Fortunately, helping to fill its almost vacant plinths is a gathering of the world's most original minds. Among the guests bearing donations to the museum in these 25 episodes are Al Murray, Jo Brand, Pamela Stephenson-Connolly, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Sara Pascoe, Mark Watson, Richard Ingrams, Richard Herring, Cleo Rocos, Paul Sinha, David Frost, Richard Osman, Sandi Toksvig, Rich Hall, Clive Anderson, Neil Innes, Ken Dodd, Henry Blofeld, Tim Smit, Rufus Hound, Matt Lucas, Susan Calman and many more. In addition to all the episodes from series 5-8, the 2015 'Coding Special' is also included.

©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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  • Lady Vic
  • 02-18-17

Great programme, but this audiobook is incomplete.

Great programme but there is a duplicate episode at the end of the recoding, meaning an episode is missing.

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  • GWHarn
  • 03-14-17

Great show ruined by missing episodes

This collection is missing series 5 episode 2 and series 8 episode 6. Don't spend money on this until Audible have confirmed that they have corrected the problem.

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  • Nigel
  • 08-30-17

Still missing episodes - as of 30.Aug.17


This is such a great series, though shame they still haven’t corrected the file as it is missing two episodes.

Missing = series 5, episode 2 (instead we’ve got series 4, episode 2)
Missing = series 8, episode 5 (series 8, episode 6 is duplicated at end)

Whilst this may be annoying, I do recommend getting it. V.enjoyable.

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  • Gorilla Number 7
  • 03-17-18

missing episode problem nearly fixed! (March 2018)

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Very enjoyable as ever. The problems of the missing episodes from last year were very annoying. Just listened again and all the 4 series are now complete and in order, but the Coding Special is gone. Oh well...at least it means Audible paid some attention to the comments - maybe they will add in the special at some time.

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  • Fitzy
  • 04-29-18

great show poorly edited

Fans of QI will love this show. Each episode gives us experts in various fields offer up an item to be held in the infinitely elongated and random museum.
This show would be great if were not for the small and petty gripe i have with the sound quality.
Nobody seems to have told the guests about speaking into the microphones in front of them.
Every now and then the sound drops so quiet its hard to hear what is being said.
This happens enough that I gave up trying to listen to the whole series.

Its a shame, because other than that its a funny and informative show.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-05-17

great show<br />

loved it great narrator .Very funny . ooking forward to more episodes John Lloyd excellent

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  • Ryan Barrie
  • 06-08-17

Qi in your ears

An absolute brilliant program stuffed to the gills with a treasure trove of interesting facts and wit

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  • J. Sanson
  • 05-02-17

Brilliant comedy!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, educational and incredibly amusing.

What other book might you compare The Museum of Curiosity: Series 5-8 to, and why?

Series 1-4, and similar in context to both QI and The Unbelievable Truth

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The cast is brilliant throughout, exceptional contributions in each episode.

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

Always fascinated by learning new facts.

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The first two episodes have been cut short. I'd love it if this could be rectified in the edit, but otherwise it's brilliant, and amazing value for money. Can't wait for volumes 9-12!!!

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  • Stuart
  • 04-23-18

Excellent show

Various curators keep it variable season to season. Episodes are short but packed with facts and interesting discussions

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  • phoebe
  • 02-22-18

funny. witty. educational.

whimsical exploration of our world through our imagination. great guests and educational content. good to hear more females in the later seasons

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-24-18

loved it

funny stuff only complaint would be the start announcement could be quieter or the speech could be louder for better sound leveling that being said still a 5 star listen that's how good these are