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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents The Audiobook of the Year (2018), written and read by the team behind hit podcast No Such Thing as a Fish: James Harkin, Jane Hill, Dan Schreiber, Andrew Hunter Murray and Anna Ptaszynski.

Think you know what happened in 2018? Think again.

Following hot on the heels of the success of The Audiobook of the Year (or, more precisely, 12 months later), The Audiobook of the Year (2018) bravely delves behind the headlines to sniff out the best and most bizarre facts of the past 12 months.

Compiled and written by the creators of the award-winning hit comedy podcast No Such Thing as a Fish, all of whom are researchers for QI, it will establish - among other things - that:

  • Britain’s first robot shop assistant was sacked after a week
  • Donald Trump claimed the US sells F52 planes to Norway, even though F52 planes exist only in the game Call of Duty
  • During the Winter Olympics, it was so windy during the Women's Slopestyle Final that every single competitor was blown off her snowboard. 
  • A snail racing competition in Plymouth was postponed because the snails were too 'sluggish' to take part. 

Ranging from the distinctly offbeat to the wonderfully ludicrous - from the South Africans who were rationed to just one toilet flush per day, to the Nutella riots spreading across France, via the Miami bitcoin conference that stopped accepting bitcoin - The Audiobook of the Year (2018) promises a fact for every occasion and will prove the perfect Christmas gift for all trivia buffs.

©2018 No Such Thing as a Fish (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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loved it! Even better than last years!

I love them so much! Inertesting and funny as usual and could listen to these guys talk all day. I am a huge fan of QI, but these guys are the real stars of the show.

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Another fantastic audio book from these absolute legends

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Amazing

Loved it. Listened to it in it's entirety during a road trip between Melbourne and Sydney. It made the trip so much quicker. I did the same thing last year with the 2017 edition. I hope NSTAAF put out a new edition every year so I can continue the tradition.

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Not all facts/Trump Bashing

As you can tell by the cover there's a lot of trump bashing in this book. I would have given it a higher score, however, when they're quoting things Stormy Daniels says as fact I find it hard to believe everything their actually saying.

Generally I do enjoy there podcasts, but I'm just a bit over the Trump bashing and it appears they a bit one sided in there opinions.

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  • 10-20-18

loved it! Even better than last years!

I love them so much! Inertesting and funny as usual and could listen to these guys talk all day. I am a huge fan of QI, but these guys are the real stars of the show.

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  • Thomas
  • 12-21-18

Another fantastic audio book from these absolute legends

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  • 12-21-18

Amazing

Loved it. Listened to it in it's entirety during a road trip between Melbourne and Sydney. It made the trip so much quicker. I did the same thing last year with the 2017 edition. I hope NSTAAF put out a new edition every year so I can continue the tradition.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-19-18

Not all facts/Trump Bashing

As you can tell by the cover there's a lot of trump bashing in this book. I would have given it a higher score, however, when they're quoting things Stormy Daniels says as fact I find it hard to believe everything their actually saying.

Generally I do enjoy there podcasts, but I'm just a bit over the Trump bashing and it appears they a bit one sided in there opinions.

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Interesting and amusing

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  • 10-20-18

loved it! Even better than last years!

I love them so much! Inertesting and funny as usual and could listen to these guys talk all day. I am a huge fan of QI, but these guys are the real stars of the show.

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  • Thomas
  • 12-21-18

Another fantastic audio book from these absolute legends

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Amazing

Loved it. Listened to it in it's entirety during a road trip between Melbourne and Sydney. It made the trip so much quicker. I did the same thing last year with the 2017 edition. I hope NSTAAF put out a new edition every year so I can continue the tradition.

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Not all facts/Trump Bashing

As you can tell by the cover there's a lot of trump bashing in this book. I would have given it a higher score, however, when they're quoting things Stormy Daniels says as fact I find it hard to believe everything their actually saying.

Generally I do enjoy there podcasts, but I'm just a bit over the Trump bashing and it appears they a bit one sided in there opinions.

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  • Stuart
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Interesting and amusing

Interesting and diverse facts discussed amusingly. Excellent narration with lots of background knowledge to contextualise discussion