Jack Goldstein Which book holds the record for being the one most often stolen from shops? Why was President Andrew Jackson's parrot ejected from his funeral? Why did a Brazilian Emperor not do anything to stop a military coup against his rule? And where are 50 percent of all the world's roundabouts found?
In this fascinating audiobook, Kent Harris talks us through more than 100 of his favourite facts, covering everything from animals to war, the corporate world, Hollywood and much more.
Warning: You should only listen to this book if you're 100 percent prepared to have your mind blown!
Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor Through JK Rowling’s series of Harry Potter books and the eight films, we have been introduced to a fantastic and magical world that many of us would like to visit. But what is the story behind what we see and read, and what are some little-known facts about the books, the films, the actors and the characters? This audiobook contains 101 amazing facts which you most likely didn’t know!
Jack Goldstein In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Charles King talks us through more than 100 amazing facts about the human body, including information about your brain, bones, vision and much more.
Whether you're studying human biology or are just interested to find out what makes us tick, this is the perfect listen for you.
Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor Are you the world's biggest Ed Sheeran fan? Or do you want to know everything there is to know about one of the most talented singer-songwriters of a generation?
In this excellent audiobook, Kent Harris tells us everything about Ed, from how he got started in the music industry, to his tattoos, collaborations with other artists and much more. Whether you're a brand new fan or someone who's been following Ed Sheeran for years, you're sure to enjoy these 101 amazing facts.
Jack Goldstein Did you know that Shakespeare wrote the world's first ever knock knock joke? How much of a ribbon worm's own body do you think it can eat and still survive if it gets a little hungry? Do you know what the most unusual lost property items that have been handed in on the London Underground are? And what surprising kind of song is the American national anthem based on? This absolutely fascinating audiobook contains over 100 facts covering various categories such as war, music, TV and film, ancient civilizations, royalty, and more. So whether you want to know which pirate ate a man's beating heart, or what Lennon and McCartney's unfinished play was called, then this is the perfect audiobook for you.
Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor What exactly is an avalanche? Why do tropical cyclones spin in different directions? What is the deadliest heat wave ever to have been recorded? And what are the three different types of lightning?
In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Andrew Baldwin answers all these questions and more as he talks us through over 100 amazing facts about the world's deadliest natural disasters. From floods and cyclones to landslides, avalanches, volcanoes and more, we learn about a wide range of subjects, all of which demonstrate the immense power of nature. An interesting addition to any audiobook collection!
Jack Goldstein Did you know that you're almost 2,000 times more likely to die from an asteroid hitting the earth than you are from a terrorist attack? Would you be shocked to learn that almost half of pilots surveyed admitted to falling asleep during a flight? Do you think world population growth is increasing or declining? And does a regular social drinker earn more or less than their alcohol-free counterpart?
In this fascinating audiobook, John Harnish talks you through over 100 statistics that will surprise, shock and amaze, covering subjects as diverse as life, death, crime, education, the environment and much more.
Jack Goldstein Do you know the main difference between the diet of a Tudor nobleman and that of a peasant? What was it that changed Henry VIII from an active and pleasant young man into a vastly overweight tyrant? What did a gong farmer do? And what was the purpose of a whipping boy?
In this excellent audiobook, narrator Jason Zenobia answers all these questions and more as he talks us through over 100 amazing facts about the Tudors. If you're interested in one of the most fascinating periods in English history, this is perfect for you!
Jack Goldstein Do you know how many cannons a Tudor ship could carry? How many people go missing from cruise ships every year? What is a hawsehole? And why are submarines painted black?
In this fantastic audiobook, John Harnish talks us through over 100 amazing facts about ships and boats, covering categories such as famous ships, seafaring terminology, naval ship classes and much more. So if you want to know which ship is the world's fastest or who made the deepest solo dive in a submarine, this is the perfect book for you!
Jack Goldstein & Jimmy Russell Every one of us has - at one time or another - wondered about what it means to be human. Do we have a soul? What is the mind's eye? Where do dreams come from; where do they go?
The greatest thinkers of our time have considered these questions and more; after much time mulling things over they have summed up the human condition in short - but incredibly deep - quotations.
For this audiobook, the authors chose over 100 of their favorite philosophical quotes from all walks of life. Some are well-known, some not so - and some will surprise you with their inclusion. Yet every single quote in this book is included for a reason. With contributions from the literary, film and gaming worlds to history's most prominent thinkers, this is the perfect addition to any bookshelf.
Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor Following on from Jack Goldstein and Frankie Taylor's popular 101 Amazing Harry Potter Facts, this wonderful audiobook contains over 100 amazing facts covering topics such as muggles in the series, the Ministry of Magic, the Weasleys, quidditch, the triwizard tournament and much more!
Through JK Rowling's novels and films, we have been introduced to a fantastic and magical world that many of us would like to visit, despite the chance of running into a Death Eater or even Voldemort himself.
If you love the world of Harry Potter, you'll also love listening to this audiobook!
Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor Are you a fan of the modern generation of royals? How much do you know about the lives of Prince William; his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; and the rest of the royal family?
In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Jason Zenobia talks us through over 100 facts about royals both past and present, covering areas such as traditions of the monarchy, kings and queens from history, the royal family today and much more. So no matter how much or how little you currently know, this is the perfect book for you.
Jimmy Russell & Jack Goldstein Slenderman has been seen around the world for over 2,000 years. This audiobook - dedicated to the authors, who tragically and violently lost their lives shortly after writing it - aims to tell you everything you want to know about Slenderman. What does he look like? What are his powers? What is his purpose? All this and more is answered by Jack Goldstein and Jimmy Russell.
Including excerpts from historical Slenderman documents (such as the 15th-century poem that ends with the words 'he watches you yet has no sight, he taketh you away at night'), this fantastic audiobook is the surefire way to learn all about Slenderman. The question, of course, is: dare you listen?
Jack Goldstein, Frankie Taylor Do you know which classical legend was a key inspiration for Suzanne Collins when she wrote The Hunger Games? Or why Katniss is so named? What amusing incidents happened to the cast and crew during filming? And what are the key differences between the books and the films?
This fantastic audiobook features over 100 fascinating facts, split into sections such as costumes, actors, books, films, unbelievable facts, and more.
Jack Goldstein Do you want to know the important facts about President Abraham Lincoln's Life? Amongst many other things, the 16th US president abolished slavery, made the Gettysburg Address, and was tragically assassinated whilst in office. This excellent audiobook gives you all the information you need to know about one of history's most important leaders, so whether you're writing a history project on "Honest Abe" or you simply want to find out more about one of the greatest presidents of all time, this is the perfect book for you.
Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor Are you the world's biggest Ariana Grande fan? Or do you want to find out everything there is to know about the actress, singer, and songwriter? If so, then this is the book for you! Contained within are over 100 facts about Ariana, from her childhood and first acting roles through to her emergence as a world-renowned singer with a vocal range to rival Mariah Carey. Narrated by Kent Harris, this is the perfect audiobook for everyone from new fans all the way through to die-hard Arianators!
Jack Goldstein Did you know that gorillas can catch human colds? Or that cows from different regions moo in different accents? What's the fastest animal in the water? And what disgusting thing does the hoopoe bird do to scare away predators?
This fantastic audiobook answers all these questions and more, covering everything from cats and dogs to creepy crawlies and gross facts. Narrated by Jason Zenobia, it would make an excellent addition to anyone's collection.
Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor Do you know Eminem's real full name? What did he want to do before his career in the music industry took off? What awards has he won? And how does he come up with his rhymes?
In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Kent Harris talks us through 101 amazing facts about the world's most famous rapper. Covering subjects such as his background, music, relationships and much more, this is an ideal audiobook for everyone from the casual listener right through to Eminem's biggest fan!
Jack Goldstein Bob Marley is the world's best known reggae artist. His songs have brought pleasure to millions across the world and his legacy lives on to this very day.
In this fascinating audiobook, Kent Harris tells you all about the great man, from his family to his work with the Wailers, his beliefs and much more. So whether you're a long-term fan or are new to the King of Reggae's incredible music, this is the perfect book for you.
Jack Goldstein How much do you know about the United States of America? Whether you have lived there all your life or have simply thought about visiting one day, listen to Charles King talk you through over 100 facts about the world superpower.
From information about the country’s economy, cities and landmarks to things you never knew about presidents and other famous Americans, this is a fantastic audiobook from which you’ll learn plenty of new and interesting information.
Jack Goldstein Which do you think is greater: the combined weight of all the insects in the world or all the humans? How many flowers does it take to provide the pollen for a pound of honey? What is the most venomous insect in the world? And how many dust mites are there inside your mattress right now?
In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Jason Zenobia answers all of these questions and more as he talks us through over 100 amazing facts about insects and arthropods, looking in detail into their incredible world.
Jack Goldstein & Jimmy Russell This side-splitting collection of 101 of the funniest knock-knock jokes you have ever heard is dangerously funny! All of the jokes have been organised into categories so that budding comedians can make their friends laugh at any occasion.
Knock Knock. Who's there? Kent Harris. Kent Harris who? No, that's actually the narrator's name! Never mind, on with the jokes....
Jack Goldstein Do you know the age of the youngest soldier to receive the Victoria Cross during the First World War? What role did tanks play in the conflict? And how much were Germany ordered to pay in reparations after the war?
In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Lawrence Keefe answers all these questions and more, talking us through over 100 facts about The Great War.
In addition to learning about one of history's worst ever conflicts, listen to Lawrence's moving narration of two famous poems of the time: 'In Flanders Fields' by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae and 'Dulce et Decorum Est' by Wilfred Owen.
Jack Goldstein Are you the world's biggest cat lover? Or are you thinking about getting a pet cat and want to know more about what to expect?
In this excellent audiobook, narrator Jason Zenobia talks us through over 100 facts about our favourite feline friends. Visiting subjects such as their behaviour, biology, why they are so great and much more, this is the perfect addition to anyone's audiobook collection.
Jack Goldstein Arr matey! Do you want to know all about the 10 most fantastic, fearsome, and famous pirates of all time? Dare you hear of how Francois L'Olonnais ripped out a man's heart with his bare hands then gnawed at it like a ravenous wolf? And what of Sir Henry Morgan - callous pirate or loyal privateer? How did Cheung Po Tsai build up a fleet of 600 ships, and what happened to Anne Bonny after she was caught? Suitable for seafaring folk and landlubbers alike, this fantastic book introduces the listener to the 10 pirates throughout history who surely were the greatest of their age.
Jack Goldstein Did you know that a hippogriff is supposedly the offspring of a horse and a griffin? Or that a Greek sphinx generally has a male face, whereas an Egyptian one has a female visage? Where does the skunk ape roam, and how can you spot a kitsune in human form? Is Slenderman the most frightening mythical creature, or is that honor bestowed on the fearsome gashadokuro? This fantastic book introduces the listener to more than 100 mythical beasts and legendary creatures. Whether you are interested in the beasts of ancient Greece, medieval Europe, or modern-day America, this is the perfect book for you!
Jack Goldstein How long do you think the courtship dance between two seahorses can take? Which fish is thought to be responsible for the tales of giant sea serpents? How long is a large shark's gestation period? And when is a beaver a fish?
In this fascinating edition of the 101 Amazing Facts series, narrator Jason Zenobia talks us through over 100 amazing facts about fish...so if you're ready to find out which fish the Romans used as a recreational drug and in which American states it is illegal to get a fish drunk, this is the perfect audiobook for you!
Jack Goldstein Did you know that Shakespeare introduced thousands of words into the English language? Do you know what unusual item he left to his wife in his will? Have you heard of the conspiracy theory that suggests Shakespeare didn't write the plays we attribute to him today?
In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Kent Harris talks us through all of this and more as we discover over 100 amazing facts about the Great Bard. Whether you've seen all his plays or you're just learning about England's greatest playwright, this is the perfect audiobook for you.
Jack Goldstein Did you know that an albatross can fly 15 million miles in a single lifetime? Or that flamingos can eat only when their heads are upside down?
Narrator Jason Zenobia takes us on a captivating trip through the life of the bird as we learn fascinating facts about subjects as diverse as mythical birds, parrots, seabirds and much more. So if you want to know the collective noun for thrushes or how deep a penguin can dive, then this is the perfect audiobook for you.
Jack Goldstein Do you know what the ancient Romans used instead of soap? Which emperor made his horse into a senator? Who was the god of music, light and truth? And how would a gladiator request an honourable death in battle?
John Harnish answers all these questions and more as he takes us on a fascinating trip through the ancient Roman world. Whether you're studying this amazing period in history or are simply interested in how our ancestors lived, this is the perfect audiobook for you.
Jack Goldstein Do you know which species of dinosaur was named after Hogwarts? Which were the largest and the smallest dinosaurs? How can you tell the difference between a brontosaurus and an Apatosaurus? Narrator Jason Zenobia answers all these questions and more as he talks us through over 100 amazing facts about dinosaurs.
All manner of subjects are covered, such as unusual dinosaurs, physiology, behaviours and more. Whether you're a dinosaur expert or you are new to such a fascinating subject, this is sure to be a great addition to your audiobook collection.
Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor Are you the world's biggest Beyoncé fan? Do you want to find out everything there is to know about the ex-Destiny's Child singer and global superstar? If so, then this is the audiobook for you! Contained within are 101 amazing facts about how Beyoncé got started in the music industry, the numerous awards she has won, her family life with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy, and much more. Narrated by Kent Harries, this is the perfect audiobook for everyone - from the newest fan, to the most dedicated member of the BeyHive!
Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor For as long as humans have lived on this earth, nature has done its very best to rid the planet of us. This audiobook not only looks back at a number of times in recorded history where the future of our very existence was put in jeopardy, but also asks whether we could survive a resurgence of these pandemics - or even an entirely new as-yet undetected threat. From the plague of Justinian, through the Black Death and Spanish flu, to the 2015/16 Zika outbreak, we explore how each epidemic began, spread, and threatened to wipe us out. This fascinating audiobook takes the listener on an unmissable journey through some of the darkest and most serious threats to mankind.
Jack Goldstein From her days as Hermione in the Harry Potter series to her emergence as one of the finest actresses of her generation, Emma Watson has become a favorite across the world. This book tells you everything you need to know about Emma from her first tentative steps in school plays to behind-the-scenes information from her recent films and her career as a model. If you're an Emma Watson fan, this is the perfect book for you!
Jack Goldstein Arrr matey! Are you loaded to the gunwalls? Do you know what Blackbeard's ship was called? Which pirate ate a man's heart? Who makes the list of the top 10 pirates of all time? All these facts and more can be found in this excellent quick-listen guide to pirates. Whether you're Henry Morgan himself or just some unlucky Jonah, this book containing over 100 facts is sure to float your boat. Land ahoy!
Jack Goldstein Do you want to know all of the important facts about Barack Obama? Among many other things, the 44th US president battled a global economic crisis, pulled troops out of war-torn Iraq, and introduced a universal health-care system. This fantastic audiobook gives you the information you need to know about President Obama in handily organized sections.
Whether you are writing a history project on the president or you just want to find out more about the first African American to become the leader of the free world, this excellent collection of facts about Barack Obama will prove both fascinating and entertaining.
Jack Goldstein During our lives, many of us, at some point, realize we are not as happy as we could be. The hectic pace of the world today can leave us unfulfilled and listless. But help is at hand! This easy-to-follow audiobook talks you through 10 simple steps to increase your feeling of happiness and contentment, and is suitable for both men and women, young and old, from all walks of life. Each step contains an explanation as to why it will have a positive effect on you, and concludes with a simple exercise to try. If you have ever felt that you were not enjoying life to its full potential, this is the perfect guide for you!
Jack Goldstein & Jimmy Russell There are days when we all need a little pick-me-up. This fantastic audiobook contains 101 fantastic motivational and inspirational quotes from the past 2000 years of human culture. With sources including prominent historical thinkers, lines from movies and TV shows, and some of the greatest inspirational lyrics of all time, these individual pieces of advice will help you get through the day and achieve your goals with a smile on your face. Whether you are finding life a struggle and need to hear some positive words, or you are looking to inspire and motivate others, this is the perfect collection of quotes.
Jack Goldstein Are you a fan of leading British actor Benedict Cumberbatch? Whether he's playing Sherlock, a Star Trek villain or one of his many other roles, the ever down-to-earth Cumberbatch has endeared himself to fans across the world with his quirky style and amazing acting abilities.
This fantastic audiobook contains everything you need to know about Ben, from his upbringing to awards he has won, music that he likes and so much more. Whether you're a new fan or you've been following him since his first forays into the entertainment world, this is the perfect book for you!
Jack Goldstein Knock, knock. Who's there? The Amazing Book of Knock Knock Jokes. The Amazing Book of Knock Knock Jokes who? The Amazing ummm...let's start again.
This audiobook, The Amazing Book of Knock Knock Jokes, contains 150 hilarious jokes for kids of all ages, as well as a short section on the history of the joke style that will probably interest your parents (but it's OK, you can skip over that bit).
The author believes that every single one of these jokes will make your head fall off with laughter and your sides split with mirth, so highly recommends exercising caution. Although wouldn't it be great if your head really did fall off?! Let's find out....
Jack Goldstein Did you know that the dog who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz earned more money for the film than any of the munchkins did? Or that three quarters of the women James Bond has slept with have tried to kill him? Would you be surprised to find out that censors in New Zealand cut The Muppet Movie because (according to them) it featured scenes of gratuitous violence? And who would have thought that Jack Nicholson was a strong contender for the role of Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs? If you enjoy going to the movies, then you'll love this book that contains over 300 amazing facts about your favorite flicks. Organized into sections as diverse as cameos, props, costumes, stunts, original endings, bad decisions, and many more, this is the perfect book for all film fans.
Jack Goldstein Do you know who was said to be the god of the ancient Egyptian underworld? What type of mask do you think an embalmer would wear while carrying out the mummification process on a body? And who was the most successful of all the pharaohs? In this fascinating guide, Hilary Beaton talks you through one of history's most interesting eras: Ancient Egypt. With over 100 amazing facts, this is the perfect audiobook for everyone from casual listeners to dedicated students of Egyptology.
Jack Goldstein & Jimmy Russell Jack Goldstein, Jimmy Russell and Kent Harris blast you with their humour cannon with 101 amazing jokes about animals. With subjects such as cats and dogs, horses, farm animals and even dinosaurs, once you've heard all of these you'll have a joke for every occasion. Just make sure you hold onto your head - you don't want to laugh so hard that it falls off!
Jack Goldstein Do you know the origin of the word Nazi? Who were the key figures involved in the Second World War, and what terrible weapons did they unleash? How did the war begin, and when did it actually end?
In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Lawrence Keefe talks us through over 100 amazing facts about the Second World War. With sections including key figures, statistics, weapons and more, this is an excellent addition to anyone's audiobook collection.
Jack Goldstein & Jimmy Russell Warning! Warning! This collection of jokes is dangerously funny. The hilarious Kent Harris has a bunch of jokes to tell you, with some about animals, some about medicine, some real classics, but all starting with those famous words 'doctor, doctor'. So make sure to tell your whole family they should prepare themselves for their sides splitting before listening to this awesome audiobook....
Jack Goldstein Did you know that in medieval times dogs were known to have accompanied their masters into battle wearing suits of armour? Or that the Rhodesian Ridgeback was first bred to fight lions? In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Lawrence Keefe talks us through over 100 facts about dogs, covering categories such as evolution, health, behaviour and more. So whether you want to know who the heaviest dog that ever lived was or why the wagometer was invented, this is the perfect audiobook for you!
Jack Goldstein Do you know in which castle the world's oldest football was found? What is the correct term for the person in charge of a buttery? How do you tell the difference between a trebuchet and a mangonel? And what on earth is an oubliette?
In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Charles King answers all these questions and more as he introduces us to over 100 facts about castles. So if you want to know the history of castles from the early beginnings through to their golden age and final decline, this is the perfect audiobook for you!
Jack Goldstein How many works in total do you think Mozart composed? What award was bestowed on him by the Pope? How many languages could he speak? And what rather unsavoury subject was he seemingly obsessed with?
In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Charles King answers all these questions and more as he visits the intriguing world of one of the world's greatest ever composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Perfect for everyone from those new to the world of classical music right through to serious long-term fans, this is an ideal addition to any audiobook collection.
Jack Goldstein Did you know that an old tradition in Scandinavia tells of a Yule Goat who wanders around villages ensuring people have properly prepared for Christmas and demanding presents from everyone? Or that in 1659 it was illegal to celebrate Christmas in Massachusetts? What on earth is a Turducken? And how many Christmas tree farms are there in America?
In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Kent Harris answers all of these questions and more as he talks us through over 100 amazing yuletide facts.
This audiobook includes two versions of each chapter: one with background Christmas music to put you in a fantastically festive mood, the other with nothing to distract from the amazing facts. Tracks 3 to 12 are chapters 1 to 10 with music; tracks 13 to 22 are the same but without.
All background music is included under license from Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.