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The Great Book of Ohio: The Crazy History of Ohio with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia

A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States, Book 6
Narrated by: Scott Miller
Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Want to learn more about the state of Ohio? How much do you really know about the Buckeye State? There’s so much to learn about the state that even natives don’t know! In this audiobook, you’ll learn more about Ohio’s history, pop culture, folklore, sports, and so much more!

In The Great Book of Ohio, you’ll find the answers to the following questions: 

  • Why is Ohio called the “Buckeye State”? 
  • Why is Ohio known as the “Mother of Presidents”? 
  • Which superhero originated from the state? 
  • Which Ohio musicians went to high school together? 
  • What urban legends haunt the state? 
  • Which national sports league was formed in Ohio?

And so much more! 

This audiobook is packed with trivia facts about Ohio. Some of the facts are surprising, some of them are strange, and some of them are goosebumps-inducing, but all of them are fascinating. You’ll learn everything you could have wondered about Ohio and then some. 

Whether you’re just learning about Ohio or you already think you’re an expert on the state, you’re bound to learn something new in each chapter. Your friends will be amazed at your knowledge during your next trivia night. Even your history teacher will be impressed!  

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Ohio

This is a good book for fans of random trivia. This is about Ohio, the home of the presidents.

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Ohio's Turn

O'Neill continues on his American states series with Ohio. Now, as a Michigander (born & raised), I have an innate hatred of all things Ohio, but even I need to admit this was a good entry in the series. In all seriousness, it's a good overview of the roughly last 150 yrs of Ohioan history.

Audio: Miller has narrated a few of O'Neill's other titles, and brings his same quality here. I still wish they added in an additional effect or a different pronunciation to differ between the main text, headings and sub headings; but that's a small quibble.

Recommended for: American history nerds

**I was provided with a promotional copy; at my request, and have voluntarily left a fair and honest review**

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Another great set of trivia

Bill O'Neill has been turning out great books on trivia focused on various states. This book of Ohio trivia is a very enjoyable way to get to know more about the state. It's a light-hearted, fun way to pick up unusual facts about America on my long commutes.

This is a wonderful series of trivia books, and I hope he writes many more.

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

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Cool Book.

There are so many interesting things about Ohio, and this book presents a lot of these facts in a fun way. I enjoyed listening to this audio book, and look forward to more of such from the author; perhaps something on Kansas :).

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Discover WHY Ohio Is at the Heart of It All

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

Ohio is truly at the heart of it all. The information, factoids and stories found in this book about Ohio will have you saying "I didn't know that !" Everyone will be attracted to state due to the diversity of amazing info. Topics include ghost stories, unsolved mysteries, 6 US presidential birthplaces info, food businesses that had their start in Ohio like Arby's, Wendy's, Skyline Chili, Kroger's, Bob Evans, Buffalo Wild Wings as well as Big Lots AND much more!
The audio performer does a great job reading the book with enthusiasm and promotional clarity. The author presents the geographical facts that Ohio is truly in the center of the population of a big portion of the US population. So take advantage of Ohio's closeness to you, educate yourself on Ohio by listening to this book and plan an Ohio trip!
One note of correction. The author starts out the book by stating that the state of Ohio is home to the Ohio River. Being born a West Virginian, I can confirm that the state of West Virginia owns the Ohio River. The state of Ohio's border line is the west shoreline of the river. Ohio can claim namesake rights only.

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Another Great Trivia Book

Here's yet another great book of trivia, this time dealing with Ohio. I love Bill O'Neill's trivia books. He does his research to bring the reader/listener great trivia that they may not know. I've listened to quite a few of Mr. O'Neill's trivia books and love the way he gives the facts in snippets and hits the key notes of the topic. If you enjoy trivia or just learning more about the states then you should check out his books. The narration is done well. Scott Miller has a clean and clear voice and reads at a really nice pace. Overall, an entertaining and fun way to learn about Ohio.

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

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  • Walter
  • 766 Diamond Cove North Providence, RI 02911
  • 03-06-19

Fascinating book!

This book is great! I love history and random facts, and this book has provided me with a rich content on both fronts. The narration is well-paced and nice. I love it, and totally recommend this book for everyone looking to get some fun 'insider info.' about The Buckeye state.

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More learning made fun

This is the ninth book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I grab everything of his I get offered. I’ve liked everything I’ve listened to.
I especially liked the list of outdated laws, and history of play doh.

This is the second book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Scott Miller ) and I would listen to another. He did well reading this content, helping to keep things flowing and interesting.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
Please feel free to comment on whether you found my review helpful.

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Who would've guessed

The Great Book of Ohio: The Crazy History of Ohio with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia: A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States, Book 6. Who would've guessed about Ohio.
It is as the title states full of random facts and trivia, great general knowledge - well presented and a great light learning listening experience.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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Neat Trivia for Someone New to the State

I just moved to Ohio and requested a review copy of the book to try and learn a little more about my new state. I thought this was a decent light listen that didn't require a whole lot of avid attention. It was GREAT for my morning commute since it didn't require a whole lot of backstory to just pick up where you left off.
I would say I already knew about 1/3 of the info, but there were a lot of new facts and trivia that I found interesting.

The narrator for this book was good as well. I'd put him at above average, but I'd like to hear him at a different type of title (such as a fiction book) in the future to really make a full determination. He did well with this book, though.

I requested and received a free review copy of this audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 02-21-19

Did you know that ...?

The sixth in this fun series of facts and trivia about the different states of the USA. Perfect for people who go in for general knowledge whose competitions, enjoy collecting bizarre facts, or are just plain curious about people, places, ideas and things.
As with the other books in this series, the format remains the same: each chapter covers different aspects of Ohio- history, sport, pop culture, including famous people who were born of grew up there, (Did you know Paul Newman came from Ohio?), as well as ideas, inventions and attractions. Each chapter is the followed by a brief quiz.
The book is fun, fascinating and informative. The narration by Scott Miller is clear and enthousiastic. Altogether, a most enjoyable book. My one complaint is the frequent deletion of the phrase, 'Have you ever wondered...? ' as a header to different sections and which is then repeated when the facts begin to roll again. It works on written text but not on audio.

But that is a minor irritation. My thanks to the rights holder of The Great Book of Ohio, who, at my request freely gifted me with a complimentary copy, via Audiobook Boom.I have previously read others in the series and, like this one, enjoyed and benefited from each. Recommended.