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The Audiobook of the Year (2018)

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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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hilarious! it's a book long NSTAAF episode!

hilarious! it's a book long NSTAAF episode! And I need to add more words. Snagglepuss!

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The best book to listen to over the holidays!

I love the podcast, and this book is a fantastic extension. I listened to it while walking the dog and frequently burst out laughing to the surprise of passers by. I’m going to make sure I buy a bunch of them next year for friends and family.

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  • Sharon
  • 2018-11-11

if you like the podcast, you'll love the book.

if you like the podcast, you'll love the book. always a joy to listen to!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-14

Informative, enjoyable and funny

I enjoyed last year's "Book of the year", I enjoyed this year as well. it's like a really really long podcast, with a strange lady interspersed in random moments. I'll definitely give it a re-listen!

(could maybe use a bit more attention in the audio editing part)

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  • Mike Sapp
  • 2019-02-23

brilliant

big fan of the podcast, the book is an excellent exclamation point on the year

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  • Daniel
  • 2019-02-05

A very QInteresting book

Did you know that in 2018....?
If not this is the book for you!
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  • Luke
  • 2019-01-23

I love these people

I'm a big fan of the podcast and this is basically just ten hours of that.

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  • Momstra
  • 2019-01-15

Seriously hilarious fun!

I love this podcast and I loved this audio book. The panel is smart and funny and clearly enjoys what they're doing. The facts are fact-checked and weird and entertaining. It's a great audio book to listen to while I work.

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  • Myra Langehorn
  • 2019-01-08

Fast Paced, Full of Whimsy

I don't know how I missed so many nonsensical news items throughout the year. I better expand my news resources.

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  • Glenn Johnson
  • 2019-01-05

Always entertaining.

The QI Elves present a book form of their wonderful podcast. Hours of fun listening!

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  • 2019-01-02

A-z hilarity

Hilarious things that happened in 2018. Despite covering things starting with all letters A to Z, I don’t think a single letter failed to mention trump— and it’s a British team in the year of brexit. Laugh because it’s better than accepting that the world is actually an SNL skit.

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  • Lauren
  • 2019-01-01

Brilliant!

Dan, Andy, Anna and James never fail to impress. As always- brilliant content matched with the quick witt and humor that the 4 hosts provide. Can’t wait for The Audiobook of the year 2019