The Museum of Curiosity: The Complete Gallery 1 : Museum of Curiosity

  • by Dan Schreiber, Richard Turner
  • Narrated by Bill Bailey, John Lloyd
  • Series: Museum of Curiosity
  • 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Join Professor John Lloyd and Curator Bill Bailey as they plunge down the badger hole of ignorance in a search for the universe's most mind-boggling oddness's. 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 unless it makes you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go 'Hmm'. Secondly, it is almost completely empty. Fortunately, helping to fill its vacant plinths is a gathering of the world's most original minds. So listen in as Sean Lock, Brian Blessed, Alastair Fothergill, Ben Elton, Fran Beauman, John Gribbin, Alan Davies, Ronald Hutton, Jonathan Miller, Victoria Finlay, Arthur Smith, Richard Fortey and many more agglutinate an exhibition of the wondrous and impossible that includes the beginning of the universe, the entire Battle of Waterloo, the real Father Christmas and a quite interesting, relatively new way of knotting a scarf.

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A fun listen that makes you think

Simple concept, but well done. 2 hosts, in character as curators of a "museum of curiosity," each show has 3 guests from a variety of backgrounds, who "donate" an item to the museum (such as "the Nottingham Alabasters" or "Epping Forest" or "Silence") and then discuss why they feel it's worthy of inclusion. Fun way to explore odd topics in a half-hour format. Some guests are well-known, others not, but no dunces among them. I'd like to find more like this.

Also well-recorded, you can hear what everyone says, clearly.
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- J P

Packed with information, personality, and humor

Interesting, educational, and entertaining. I learned more than I expected, will listen to this again, and probably again. My only complaint is that the price is kind of high for the amount of time. To own the entire series will be over $50 if I continue to buy these, even at the discounted rate of platinum membership - hope these will be for offered on sale in the future instead.
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- Diana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-26-2009
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited