The Smartest Book in the World

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307 Ratings

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3 out of 5 stars
By BruceLee on 06-24-17

The narration gets better after a few chapters

It was enjoyable, if you like history and facts with a spin. Top 5 Lists were a prominent writing style a couple years ago (thanks BuzzFeed) and a good chunk of this book is also in that format. When the book diverges away from that style is when it is most entertaining.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jonathan on 03-06-16

Great listen

This book is great! It's fun and interesting. I like how Proops' personality really shines. It's like listening to an extended episode of his podcast.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By J. R. Spencer on 05-23-18

apparently an acquired taste...

Wasn't at all what I expected. Was kind of like listening to someone read Entertainment Tonight. I have never listened to Greg Proops podcasts, and was not familiar with his style, and I guess that is at least part of the problem (for me), because seemingly everyone else loved it. Not my style !

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By love3n1 on 01-10-17

love love love

so wonderfully read and written! beyond fantastic. something tells me I will be listening to this book about one time a year so I might retain even a portion of the amount of awesome this book contains!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Nathan on 05-04-16

Great read

If you were a fan of the podcast, you'll love the book. Roman emperors, baseball, music, women's rights, and all the boring preachy parts. They're all in here.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Wes on 08-06-18

DNF

I am not sure what I was expecting with purchasing this book. It sounded great from its summary, but I found it un-readable. It was unfocused and the author frequently went on tangents.

DNF

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