• The Big Fat Book of Interesting Stories

  • Quizzical Tales for Inquisitive Minds: Tickle Your Mind with the Greatest Collection of Utterly Random & Futile Yet Totally Awesome Stories About Everything
  • By: Erudition Hacks
  • Narrated by: Chris Reilly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Are you looking to expand your knowledge to completely random, utterly thought-provoking, thoroughly funny anecdotes?

Would you like to initiate the most stimulating conversations of the evening with mind-blowing stories?

With The Big Fat Book of Interesting Stories, you will always have at your disposal fun facts and trivia to tease your mind and amaze your friends and family!

Sink to the depths of the ocean with Violet Jessop, dance in the ballet that caused a riot, and fly away in a lawn chair! Stories have the power to transport us to places and times unknown: These stories will bring you to the craziest times in history and the silliest places on Earth.

This is not just a compilation of dry facts; the funny and tragical, heart-melting and mind-boggling stories in this book are written with great care to details, historical context, and most importantly terrible puns!

Just a few things you will discover in this book:

  • The funniest and most terrible little-known facts of history
  • Why London stank so bad in 1858
  • How a baboon ran a railway
  • How a fashion craze was born out of tar
  • Contemporary nuggets: unbelievable stories that are unfolding right now!
  • Why you can’t escape paying taxes (even during a zombie apocalypse!)
  • Discover the country that you can rent on Airbnb
  • The stories of heroes and villains forgotten by history
  • The exciting life of a pirate queen
  • The silly tales behind great (and not so great) discoveries
  • How a bagel won a war 
  • The spy story behind the creepiest doll
  • The gripping adventures of the men and women who survived the most harrowing conditions
  • How to survive a plane crash and a sinking boat
  • And much much more!

Satisfy your most unquenchable thirst for completely useless, yet totally funny tales of adventures, misfortunes, and happy accidents! 

What are you waiting for?

Get a copy of The Big Fat Book of Interesting Stories and get ready for the wildest, oddest, funniest stories about science, history, food, animals, and much more!

©2020 Erudition Hacks (P)2020 Erudition Hacks

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Trivia and facts!

Okay, I am going to start by saying that this may have ruined my family’s life a little bit, but in a funny way. Let me explain. My brother and I wanted to surprise our Grandad and got him this audiobook (he listens to a lot of various audiobooks) as we just knew he was going to enjoy it thoroughly. After listening to the first two stories, my Grandad followed Nan and just continued telling her whatever he was listening to. She found it cute at first, but my Grandad just would not stop. A five-star product - he still has a few stories left, but we are worried Nan will kill him.

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An outstanding journey

If you are a connoisseur of tales and can tell a good story when you see one, grab a copy of this audiobook for yourself. I have spent many evenings listening to audiobooks just before bed. I got this randomly since I purchased so many books, but I am delighted I did! The stories are not too long, but they do indeed take you on outstanding journeys, from warzones, through the woods and to the comfort of a warm beach. When you close your eyes, you can clearly imagine the stories as you follow them – incredible writing style and superiority over so many similar audiobooks! A 10/10 for certain.

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Loved it

Loved it.. can't wait for book two.... Paulette.
The reader did a great job.

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Are we all listening to the same book?

I have over 9 hours left and I have already skipped past so much. The stories aren't interesting, the narration is dull and boring. I'm trying to think of one redeeming thing about this book that would make me say "at least give it a go" but I can't. At this point, I just want my credit back! I wish I could get back the little bit of my time I spent listening to but, such is life.

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The greatest collection

This work is by far the greatest collection of short stories I have listened to so far! They vary in genre and topics, which is fantastic when you want just to let things play and continue sewing, exercising, sleeping, etc. I love the little facts and trivia the authors have included – very educational in certain aspects. I have to admit that I had to pace myself with it, though, as otherwise, I would have just listened to the whole thing in one sitting, haha! Very interesting, and the stories do suck you right in! I cannot recommend this audiobook enough!

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An incredible set of stories

What an incredible set of stories! Erudition Hacks truly knew just what I needed to have a peaceful night's sleep. I suffer from insomnia and paranoia, so I tend to leave some sound on in the background when I go to sleep. Usually, it's a YT video or a podcast, but I wanted to try stories. This guide was an incredible experience – I could not fall asleep at first, as I got so engrossed in the various tales I forgot actually to try to sleep, haha! Seriously though, it is a really good audiobook to have as both background noise and when you want to listen to something with a cup of tea or coffee. 5/5.

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Fine selection

This book is a fine selection of stories for anyone who enjoys simply sitting back and enjoying some literature over a cup of coffee. When you purchase this audiobook, this is what you get: high quality, incredible prose, and a wide range of topics. What more is there to want?

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Great gift for Nanna!

My Nanna adores listening to audiobooks while she knits, so I decided to buy her this as a random present. She has called me the next day after she listened to it for a bit and excitedly asked me if she could “wishlist” more audiobooks from this author, haha! 10/10 – great to see how much she enjoyed this!!

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Spin the tales!

Oh my Gosh, this was such an amazing experience! I have not had such a pleasant journey with literature in forever; thanks so much! I cannot recommend getting this audiobook enough: it will make you laugh, it will make you question things, and most importantly – it will make sure you have a good time!

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Phenomenal stories

These are some phenomenal stories if you ask me! When I read they were for adults, I was a bit worried, so the fact that they are family-friendly is perfect! They are all very fun and even educational, with their little facts and trivia!

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