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The Fun Knowledge Encyclopedia

The Crazy Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts - Trivia Bill's General Knowledge, Volume 1
Narrated by: Rob Maxwell
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Have you ever wondered what happens to luggage that goes unclaimed at the airport? How about the origin of naming hurricanes after people? For a behind-the-scenes look at some of the craziest, interesting, and need-to-know facts, we've got you covered with The Fun Knowledge Encyclopedia: The Crazy Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts. The audiobook contains hundreds of trivia facts and stories, ranging from the interesting and informative, to the simply outrageous.

Are you the trivia buff in your friend group? Maybe you're just always hoping to learn more random facts to keep up your sleeve. Whether you're a regular trivia fanatic or someone looking for a fun audiobook to listen to, this audiobook goes beyond the scope of general knowledge into some of the most interesting facts and intriguing trivia tidbits out there.

Everyone can use some fun facts in their life! No other fact audiobooks cover anything and everything - from the most insane rent agreement in New York history, to the way in which the Titanic disaster could potentially have been averted. The knowledge encyclopedia you've been searching for is finally here.

Learn how much a hot dog cart permit costs in New York City, and explore some of the oddest houses in the world. The Fun Knowledge Encyclopedia: The Crazy Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts is the trivia audiobook of all trivia audiobooks. Find everything you've ever wanted, but never quite needed to know, all under one cover.

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this book is awesome!

this has so much information in it. its very, very interesting, and so many of the stories are downright funny, and there are a few that are just odd! it is very worth the credit. and worth the knowledge. I honestly loved almost every bit of inflation in this book!
Who would of known there was a SAND MAFFIA?


Rob Maxwell did a fine job reading this. you can also tell he had a blast doing it.

I would like to thank the author, narrator, or publisher for providing me this audiobook at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Fun book

This book is full of fun, interesting facts. It's an easy listen; though, I got more out of it listening in short (10-20 min) stints. The narration is great, too. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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Interesting but not for a binge reader like me.

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This book doesn't really have an overarching story, so I am going to judge it on the merit of the factoids and trivia it contained. In that reguard it was hit and miss, hitting more often than missing fortunately. I would say about an 80/20 split between interesting to forgettable bits. That said I use audible to binge books hours at a time so for a reader like myself who plans on listening to something for a long stretch this particular books style where it gives short bits then moves on to completely unrelated stuff was a bit taxing to get through.

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Bill O'Neill was excellent for his part, for me he was the thing that kept me coming back to listen for another stretch. Total kudos to him for a wonderful performance.

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Interesting stuff with no real thread between them. Probly good for a short 10-20 minute listen here and there, but not great if you want to sit down and listen to the book for a few hours.

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  • SWK
  • West Pymble, Australia
  • 05-29-19

Fun trivia

I liked this book more then other trivia books, as less items but each with a brief story.. so more fun and easier to recall

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Fun Knowledge

This is a great collection of fun facts narareted nicely by Rob Maxwell.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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Lots of Fun Trivia

Bill O’Neil writes a little of fun and interesting books. This one focuses on the fun! Never a dull moment here. I loved it!

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Trivia at its best!

Bill O'Neill has provided a fun way to expand your horizon. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Rob Maxwell has a great voice, excellent diction and wonderful cadence to hold your attention to the end!

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Fun general trivia to start new year

Always nice to get a little trivia in. I especially like books with varied topics like this one. It serves as a good break between other books and I like to use it as a reset while I figure out what I would like to read next.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Love this kind of stuff!

Keing a fan of sometimes useless trivia, this was right up my alley. Some stuff I knew, much of it I did not, and the presentation was engaging and easy to listen to. I especially loved the somewhat conversational delivery. I did, however, catch a couple of mispronounced words, and a couple of editing oopses (repeated passages and such), but no show stoppers, and certainly that substantially detracted from the material or presentation.

I received this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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  • Beth
  • CHICAGO, IL, United States
  • 11-24-17

Perfect for Trivia Stars

This book contains nothing but short, encyclopedia style entries about random facts or events in history. Arranged in no discernible order, it's hard to know what the purpose of such a book could be. Even if I was trying to find a specific entry or fact it might be difficult to do so. Still, it's fairly interesting reading and would likely keep you entertained on a car ride or during tedious household chores.

I really don't know how much of the knowledge I have retained as without context, the facts just go in one ear and out the other. Still, it might be useful for people who have a good memory or spend a lot of time playing trivia at bars.

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  • Eve
  • 05-31-19

Informative and entertaining

I absolutely love this book. There are so many fun facts in it. While some are random facts, others are stories that have backgrounds in folklore. I especially liked how the narration was conversational and with a hint of humour. Also, the stories are introduced in a fun manner that builds up an expectation about the knowledge to be revealed. I would say listening to this book while working, driving, or doing any other constructive activity is a great way to make that activity fun. I will definitely listen to it over and over again.

P.S. I received a free copy of this audiobook, and I have voluntarily left this review.

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