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The Audiobook of the Year 2019

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Length 11 hours 1 minute
Language English
Narrators Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski, Dan Schreiber & James Harkin

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Brought to you by Penguin.

The Audiobook of the Year is back, with yet another pro-rogues gallery of the most amazing, audacious and absolutely absurd news of 2019.


Featuring an audio-exclusive bonus chapter and live recordings for the Book of the Year 2019 tour.


Once again the fact-finding foursome behind the podcast No Such Thing As A Fish have been newspaper-trawling and website-crawling to create your ultimate guide to the past twelve months.

Learn which of Donald Trump's claims are so bizarre they can't even be fact-checked. Find out why every single French MP received camembert in the post. And get to the bottom of all the improvements made to the Ford company's robotic bum. All this and much, much more, including the news that:

· Two tourists planning to visit the Norwegian village of Å, ended up 1,310km away, in Aa.
· Five guys were arrested at a branch of Five Guys.
· Hollyoaks was partly written by the British government.
· The US town of Hell froze over.

From Assange to Zuckerberg, taking in Cardi B, CCTV, D-Day, and eSports, The Book of the Year is the only book you need to make sense of the year, no matter how senseless it might have seemed.

No Such Thing as a Fish is a team of researchers who work on the BBC TV show QI. Each week they gather together in their Covent Garden office and record a podcast discussing the most interesting facts they’ve discovered over the previous seven days.

In the five years since it launched, the show has been downloaded more than 200 million times, won multiple awards, been transformed into the spin-off topical BBC Two TV series No Such Thing as the News, performed national and international tours (including selling out the Hammersmith Apollo and the Sydney Opera House along the way), and was named one of iTunes’ top 10 most downloaded podcasts of 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The team is made up of James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and Dan Schreiber.

James is a script editor on QI, with a dozen series and seven bestselling books under his belt. He has also appeared on TV quiz shows Fifteen to One and Only Connect, reaching the semi-finals in the latter and embarrassingly crashing out of the former.

Andrew is a writer and comedian who also contributes to Private Eye magazine. His first novel, The Last Day, will be published in spring 2020. His nickname among No Such Thing as a Fish fans is ‘Lightning’ (or so he claims).

Anna is a script editor on QI who has previously worked in Scottish politics and Australian advertising, as well as selling fruit wine and hay-baling in the Highlands. She refuses to join Twitter. #GetAnnaOnTwitter

Dan is a comedian and producer who co-created the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series The Museum of Curiosity; has fronted numerous TV shows, including his own Channel 4 documentary; and, as a stand-up, saw his debut show named at the time as one of the top 100 most favourably reviewed shows of the Edinburgh Fringe. He ranked 100th.

Andrew Hunter Murray is a writer, broadcaster and comedian. He co-hosts the award-winning podcast No Such Thing As A Fish, which has been downloaded 500 million times and toured the world, and spent fourteen years writing for BBC2’s QI. He also writes jokes and journalism for Private Eye magazine and hosts the Eye's podcast, Page 94.

His first novel, The Last Day, was a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller, and one of the top 10 fiction debuts of 2020; his second, The Sanctuary, was a Waterstones Thriller of the Month.

Andrew lives in London, in a house which largely belongs to someone else (Barclay’s).

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The sheer scope of the research takes the breath away, and the humour is perfectly judged. ... packed with killer facts. Bitesize chunks of truth in a year of fake news. If you love fact-based trivia, you'll get a kick out of this. Expand reviews
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