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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Orion; Abridged edition edition (20 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409115291
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409115298
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 1 x 12.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,599,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Definitely a laugh out loud title! (SOUTH WALES ARGUS )

It's satirical stuff that ranges from the laugh-out-loud hilarious to the just plain bizarre.. (HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The team behind Radio 4's THE NOW SHOW present the fruits of a decade's staring at world events and tutting - in the form of the definitive guide to all the biggest, smallest, cheesiest, most irritating, most stupid, most gut-wrenching or most plain silly things, people and activities on the planet. Abridged edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stuart Bruce TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Mar 2011
Format: Hardcover
Despite the "World Records" theme, this book manages to keep the general format of Radio 4's The Now Show, with Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt, Jon Holmes, Marcus Brigstocke and to a lesser extent Mitch Benn all contributing short, satirical, and mostly hilarious monologues about the state of the world around the middle of 2009.

Knowing it can never be as up-to-date and topical as the radio show, there are some more broad diatribes about the modern world, which unfortunately at times can make you feel like you've accidentally bought the Grumpy Old Men tie-in book instead. Despite this, the book might still date quite rapidly, as like so many things in politics the subject matter that seems such a hot topic at the time might be totally forgotten about by this time next year.

The only problem is that some of this stand-up-style writing doesn't quite work as well in print as it does on the radio. Unlike the book tie-ins from other radio and TV shows, not that much thought seems to have gone into actually making this a book, where instead it reads like a bunch of draft scripts to be used or rejected from the radio show, recycled into a book. However recycling is of course A Good Thing and therefore it must be praised.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. B. M. Rogers on 18 Feb 2010
Format: Hardcover
this book is soo funny and most of the records are mae up which makes it sooo funny. people who are fans of the now show or like hugh dennis and steve punt should get this book NOW!! its soooooooooooooooooo good.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gaelle Bitaud on 5 Aug 2010
Format: Hardcover
Ah Yes. The Now Show. If you can't bother to read the press (even the local headlines) because let's face it, they can be either dull or misleading and sometimes both at the same time, you can no longer ignore the fact that there are people here on this planet who have the power to read the news for you. They're heroes: they read the news and then they explain it to you, clear and simple. Packed with merry tunes and elves and weird sounds and laughter, the fairy world of the Now Show is full of surprises as the cast explains the world to you, dear listener. So if you (as myself) find the local headlines can be confusing or even scary, don't be scared, no, the Now Show Team is here to help. Bless them.
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