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Publisher's Summary

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 new-found wisdom will help you to impress your friends, frustrate your enemies and win every argument. Henry VIII had six wives- WRONG! Everest is the highest mountain in the world- WRONG! Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone- WRONG! Everything you think you know is- WRONG!
©2013 John Lloyd and John Mitchinson (P)2013 Canongate Books Ltd in partnership with Faber and Faber Ltd
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By Matthew on 05-15-13

Awesome, but most of it was already in QI

If you could sum up QI: The Sound of General Ignorance in three words, what would they be?

Awesome, but I remember a large amount (60%) of the book from stuff that was on QI. Will likely listen to it again.

What did you like best about this story?

The info

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

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By L. Dryden on 07-08-14

If you like QI you will probably love this

The switch up between the two narrators is nicely done and keeps you listening. Works really well in audio book form. Facts are -by enlarge- interesting and I've certainly retained more info than I have from the show.
Overall interesting and amusing with some useful facts to wow your friends with...

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By Odwa on 05-04-16

Unnecessarily essential

I'm a general knowledge junkie and loved how this book flipped my "knowledge" on its head. Well researched and well presented (read).

I have to work hard at not being that annoying guy at parties now. Hmm, how do I use this information for good and not evil...

My teenagers even listened in and enjoyed it so entertaining for anyone!

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