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2.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 5 2.88 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kenneth C. Davis Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN: 9780739342848
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Don't Know Much About Anything: Everything You Need to Know But Never Learned About Famous People, Exceptional Places, Historical Happenings, Holidays and Traditions, Everyday Objects, Remarkable Inventions, Space, Sports, Food, Entertainment and More! is a compendium of around 275 columns, sorted into the subject categories listed in the subtitle. Quizzes on the atomic bomb, hamburgers, football, and The Wizard of Oz are included, along with the Emancipation Proclamation, cold weather, and Mother Theresa, to name a few.

Like all of Ken Davis' Don't Know Much About audiobooks, Don't Know Much About Anything will educate and inform listeners while allowing them to have fun.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elyse | 1/13/2014

    " A trivia book written in a "Question-Answer" format. Some questions were impossible to answer (at least for number challenged me), ie the population of a place, the distance between here and there. Some questions were asked twice! A sloppy piece of work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 11/4/2013

    " Love this book! I learn something new each time I pick it up and read an entry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Beatty | 6/29/2013

    " Fun! Book of quizzes about a variety of topics, i.e.: Houdini; Vietnam; Salem Witch Trials; Playboy. Lots of fun when on a long trip. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Jowett | 6/26/2013

    " I love this series of books but this one was kind of a let down with the layout and style. Rather than a page about the person or place or event, it's a blurb and then the answers to just four or five brief questions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa Brankovic | 6/4/2013

    " I liked the idea of quick blurbs about historical topics and people (plus much more), but I don't love the quiz questions. I think a more direct summary on each topic would be more interesting to me. I'm very thankful to be finished with this book....kind of painful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karina Ruiz | 3/20/2013

    " The simplest way to learn things that was impossible for me to learn in school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindi | 2/17/2013

    " not much to it, but it is somewhat interesting. Hoping my grandson will like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 12/25/2012

    " A bunch of facts about famous people, places, and things that you'll never use but fun to read about anyway. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie | 5/25/2012

    " This is a must for history buffs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MichelleG | 5/13/2012

    " He knows everything! So much to learn, and very interesting stuff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judith Pickens | 4/15/2012

    " It's not his fault I don't like this book, anything that calls edison brilliant without even mentioning Tesla has failed for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/26/2012

    " This book is a great concept to learn basic history and entertainment milestones that I would relate to being top "trivia" type questions. For me it was a good refresher for some key historic facts that you just forget over the years. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Saja | 1/15/2012

    " I skipped the sports section, interesting/great informations, but too much dates and history ;/ "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jamie F | 12/5/2011

    " Not for me. I listened to it in the car... I found the kid's voice that asked the questions to grow annoying and after having read first family, I much rather learn about history in less of a fast food way. With that said it could be great for someone else.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 AB | 6/19/2011

    " It's kind of nice...kind of. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/1/2011

    " Davis is clearly knowledgeable, but his writing style us awkward, distracting the reader from the interesting tale of American history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mislette | 3/27/2011

    " this book will open eye to the true not the novel you being reading at school.
    you will see the multicultural this nation is,what it represent. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 1/29/2011

    " This is a good book for people who know nothing about history. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David | 11/24/2010

    " Read the entire book for Growth of America Class. It had a few interesting takes on history, but all in all, i found it to be vague and rather droll. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 11/23/2010

    " 11/23/10 Nothing special, but not bad for a quick review. 2.5 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natefederman | 11/3/2010

    " Nice little refresher on American History. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 11/2/2010

    " Pretty good. I don't think it would have been as interesting if I'd read it instead of listening on audio ()car book, 10 min a day "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 10/28/2010

    " Perfectly adequate as either quarter-life refresher course or occasional reference guide. Davis is no hagiographer, but he's also not out to topple our national heroes, either. Davis's America is as it should be: a noble experiment with as many embarrassments as points of pride. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherri | 10/17/2010

    " It sounded so good from the cover -- it was going to be humorous, witty and contain little known and interesting facts about US history. It was a good review of the history of our nation but I was a bit disappointed. "

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About the Author
Author Kenneth C. Davis

Kenneth C. Davis is an American popular historian and the author of the Don’t Know Much About® series with more than four million copies in print worldwide. He is a frequent media guest on national television and radio, has written for the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, and has been a commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered.

About the Narrator

Jeff Woodman originated the title role in Tennessee Williams’ The Notebook of Trigorin and won the S.F. Critics’ Circle Award for his performance in An Ideal Husband. In addition to numerous theater credits on and off Broadway, his television work includes Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Cosby. A six time Audie Award finalist (and a 2007 winner), he has received seventeen Earphones Awards and was named one of the Fifty Greatest Voices of the Century by AudioFile magazine.