All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge

  • by Kee Malesky
  • Narrated by Tom Dheere
  • 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For the best-selling miscellany market, an NPR librarian's compendium of fascinating facts on history, science, and the arts....
How much water do the Great Lakes contain? Who were the first and last men killed in the Civil War? How long is a New York minute? What are the lost plays of Shakespeare? What building did Elvis leave last? Get the answers to these and countless other vexing questions in All Facts Considered. Guaranteed to enlighten even the most seasoned trivia buff, this treasure trove of "who knew?" factoids spans a wide range of intriguing subjects.


Written by noted NPR librarian Kee Malesky, whom Scott Simon has called the "source of all human knowledge".
Answers questions on history, natural history, science, religion, language, and the arts.
Packed with valuable nuggets of information, from the useful to the downright bizarre.
The perfect gift for every inquiring mind that wants to know, All Facts Considered will put you at the center of the conversation as you show off your essential store of inessential yet irresistible knowledge.

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Facts Considered ?????

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No, guess I wouldn't. I TRIED listening to the first couple chapters, but all I can say is nothing caught my attention to listen to more...


What didn’t you like about Tom Dheere’s performance?

boring .... but the contents were not interesting.


Any additional comments?

Sorry to the author and Mr Dheere. Nothing got my attention. Don't know if I should have tried to listen longer..... but contents were NOT what I was hoping to hear

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- Mary Pass "65yr young grandma , living in and enjoying MN. Reading is my favorite relaxation. Have always been a reader, now also is my grandchild."

The fun stuff you didn't know you wanted to know!

Where does All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I found it to be one of the better non fiction books I have listened to.


What was one of the most memorable moments of All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge?

It was very interesting to hear about the building of the Chrysler building and the steps the builder used to make it the tallest building in New York at the time.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen to this in 2 sittings. I think if you were on a longer trip you could do it all in one sitting and NOT feel overwhelmed.


Any additional comments?

I enjoyed Mr. Dheere's narration of this book. I would like to make a comment about the pacing of the book. (I think this would follow under editing and NOT Mr. Dheer's narration) I felt as though the pacing was very fast. There seemed to be very little space between each fact/concept. I had trouble sometime realizing that we had changed subjects. Other than that, I really enjoyed the book.

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- Elizabeth L.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-31-2012
  • Publisher: Adam Levison