A Less Boring History of the World

  • by Dave Rear
  • Narrated by Miles Jupp
  • 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Refreshes the parts other history books can’t reach.... A bit ropy on the Renaissance? In the dark about the Enlightenment? Or, in fact, do you need a revision course on the entire history of the world and want to read a witty, irreverent, definitely not boring romp through everything that has ever happened on planet earth – from 15 billion years BC to the present day? Good. A Less Boring History of the World tells you everything you need to know from the Big Bang to Barack Obama, taking in the Byzantines, the Black Death, the Boston Tea Party, Bonaparte, and Bin Laden along the way. Each historical episode is boiled down to edible, bite size chunks so that you can finally piece together all the different bits of history - and see how on earth we ended up in the mess we are today.
Whipping through the chaotic journey of man, past ancient civilisations, the rise of empires, and the fall of bankers, A Less Boring History refreshes your memory and broadens your mind. And, if that’s not enough, it will also make you laugh. A lot.


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A Less Boring Audiobook

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

the author

What was most disappointing about Dave Rear’s story?

Extremely boring and a tasteless sense of humour

What didn’t you like about Miles Jupp’s performance?

The performance was just OK. The history of the book didn't help at all

What character would you cut from A Less Boring History of the World?

The author

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- Mauro


Would you try another book from Dave Rear and/or Miles Jupp?


Would you ever listen to anything by Dave Rear again?


What didn’t you like about Miles Jupp’s performance?

just too silly for anyone older than 7

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Less Boring History of the World?

the whole book

Any additional comments?

win a few lose a few

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- Greg

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks