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    • The Book of General Ignorance

    • By: John Mitchinson, John Lloyd
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
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      4 out of 5 stars 149

    Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, science, nature, and more, The Book of General Ignorance is a witty gotcha compendium of how little we actually know about anything. It'll have you scratching your head wondering why we even bother to go to school.

    Revealing the truth behind all the things we think we know but don't, this book leaves you dumbfounded about all the misinformation you've managed to collect during your life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Brilliant!!

    • By Septimus MacGhilleglas on 01-22-09

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan

    • Volume One
    • By: John Lloyd Stephens
    • Narrated by: Scott Nilsen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    These are the true life tales of adventure and travel throughout Central America by John L. Stephens who employed Frederick Catherwood to create artistic renderings of their discoveries. First published in 1858, the world was amazed and intrigued by their travels.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic Account

    • By Dan G on 09-15-09

    Regular price: $43.37

    • QI: The Sound of General Ignorance

    • By: John Lloyd, John Mitchinson
    • Narrated by: John Lloyd, John Mitchinson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Listen and learn! The Sound of General Ignorance brings you all the best bits of the number one bestseller The Book of General Ignorance in handy audio form. Allow yourself to wallow in the misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge'. Your newfound wisdom will help you to impress your friends, frustrate your enemies and win every argument.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome, but most of it was already in QI

    • By Matthew on 05-15-13

    Regular price: $9.80

    • The Museum of Curiosity: Series 9-12

    • By: John Lloyd
    • Narrated by: Jo Brand, John Lloyd, Noel Fielding, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Join Professor John Lloyd and Curators Noel Fielding, Jo Brand, Romesh Ranganathan and Sally Phillips 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.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Museum of Curiosity: Series 5-8

    • The BBC Radio 4 Comedy Series
    • By: John Lloyd
    • Narrated by: Dan Schreiber, John Lloyd, Richard Turner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    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'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quite Interesting Indeed!

    • By William on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Museum of Curiosity: Series 1-4

    • 24 episodes of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game
    • By: John Lloyd, Dan Schreiber, Richard Turner
    • Narrated by: full cast, John Lloyd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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 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 Neil Gaiman, Sarah Millican, Clive James, Kate Adie, Sir Terry Pratchett, Ronni Ancona, Jon Ronson and many more.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not complete

    • By Robin on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $25.58

    • 69: Sultry Short Erotic Stories of Need and Desire

    • By: Alison Tyler (editor), Violet Blue, Donna George Storey, and others
    • Narrated by: Emily Cauldwell, Chloe Malone, Annie Hinkle, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 23

    For those who like their erotica fast and frenzied, the genre's most popular raconteur offers you 69: Sultry Short Erotic Stories of Need and Desire. In this delightfully dirty collection, Alison Tyler has gathered the crème de la crème of erotic fiction authors to pen 69 brief romps–among them, Violet Blue, Donna George Storey, Thomas S. Roche, John Albert, Kristina Lloyd, Justine Elyot and Jeremy Edwards.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Stories!!

    • By Steve on 03-21-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 1339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop (QI Facts 2)

    • By: John Lloyd
    • Narrated by: Alexey Bagdasarov
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Following the sensational success of "1227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off", the QI team returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten: pigs suffer from anorexia. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn. It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit. J. K. Rowling has no middle name. The first computer mouse was made of wood.

    Regular price: $3.54

    • The Fur Trade Gamble

    • North West Company on the Pacific Slope, 1800-1820
    • By: Lloyd Keith, John C. Jackson
    • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In an era of grand risk, fur moguls vied to command the northwest and China markets, gambling lives and capital on the price of beaver pelts, purchases of ships and trade goods, international commerce laws, and the effects of war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Interesting History

    • By Sarah Moon on 07-09-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Museum of Curiosity: Complete Series 4

    • By: John Lloyd
    • Narrated by: John Lloyd
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    The Museum of Curiosity is, as ever, hosted by the Professor of Ignorance from the University of Buckingham, John Lloyd. For this fourth series, he is joined by the intensely curious comedian Dave Gorman as his Curator. The Museum of Curiosity has a unique method for collecting exhibits. Once a week it welcomes three luminaries from widely different specialist fields and asks them to bring with them their most treasured items to donate.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • My Father, Frank Lloyd Wright

    • By: John Lloyd Wright
    • Narrated by: Robin Lawson
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 14

    Frank Lloyd Wright, designer of some 800 buildings, is widely regarded as the twentieth century's greatest architect - an unconventional genius who transformed both residential and commercial building design with his concept of "organic" architecture. In this charming memoir, Wright the architect and father, "a rebel" and "a jolt to civilization," comes to life through the vivid recollections and firsthand knowledge of his son.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A personal, positive look at Wright

    • By Matt on 09-08-04

    Regular price: $13.97

    • The News Quiz: Complete Series 75

    • By: John Lloyd
    • Narrated by: Sandi Toksvig
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Series 75 of the show that takes a satirical look at the week's news. Chaired by Sandi Toksvig. Episodes include "Bills, Blair and Belhadj"; "Ghettos, Gap Years and the God Particle"; "Weirdos, War Games and Website Dating"; "Conferences, Catfights and Cuts"; and "Conservative Revolts and Charity Shops". Panellists include Dominic Lawson, Jeremy Hardy, Fred Macaulay, Andy Hamilton, Susan Calman, Marcus Brigstocke, Hugo Rifkind, Julia Hartley-Brewer, Laura Solon, Phill Jupitus, Bob Mills, and others.

    Regular price: $17.06

    • Not the Nine O'Clock News: Memory Kinda Lingers

    • Vintage Beeb
    • By: John Lloyd
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
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    Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson and Griff Rhys Jones star in Not the Nine O'Clock News: Memory Kinda Lingers (Vintage Beeb) featuring sketches from the groundbreaking BBC TV series plus the live Drury Lane Theatre show Not in Front of the Audience. Not the Nine O'Clock News is one of the great classics of British television comedy, with co-writers including Richard Curtis, John Lloyd, Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin, Colin Bostock-Smith, and Howard Goodall.

    Regular price: $15.49