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Summary

Read by Diane Morgan as Philomena Cunk, the star of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe and Cunk on Britain.

Once in a blue moon, a book comes along that changes the world. The Origin of Species. War and Peace. 1984. The World According to Danny Dyer. And now, Cunk on Everything: The Encyclopedia Philomena, by Philomena Cunk.

Philomena Cunk is one of the greatest thinkers of the 21st century, and in Cunk on Everything she turns her attention to our biggest issue: why are there so many books?

Wouldn't it be better if there was just one? This is that book - an encyclopedia of ALL HUMAN KNOWLEDGE, from sausages to Henry of Eight to Brush Strokes to vegetarian sausages. 

Listen to it, and you'll never have to read another book again.

©2018 Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic reviews

"Cunk for PM." (Rachel Rile)

"Truly the intellect for our baffling times." (The Times)

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Incredi-cunk... which isn't a word. Except it is.

Loved it. Hilarious from start to finish delivered superbly buy the Queen of Everything. Bravo.

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Samey

I really enjoyed this to begin with but as it continued it became very samey... and I am only up to the letter D! Without the other people's input, like in TV show, Philomena's usually excellent character doesn't have anyone to bounce off and it all becomes a bit monotonous. I am sad to give a bad review as I loved the TV series. I am going to stop listening for a while and maybe if I pick it in a year or so it will be funny again!

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if you love Cunk, this is a treat

absolutely loved it. the delivery and humour is fantastic i burst out laughing in public several times. long time Cunk fan since she edged out Barry Shitpeas. Quality stuff, just wish there was more of it

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Hilarious

Every single line has something perfectly daft about it. Brilliantly written and delivered only a way Diane can.

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Hilarious

A must-listen! Fantastically written and read incredibly clearly, which is a relief as every gag is an absolute gem.

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Hilarious and well worth a listen.

I loved this book and laughed my way through it all. Philomena does a marvellous job of narrating and I’d definitely recommend the book if you’d enjoy some humour in your life.

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philomenas Good Cunking on Everything!!

this is the definitive explanation of every thing in the Modern world .Never mind all those Fictional Religious books that have been around for thousands of years THIS IS THE ONLY BOOK YOU'LL EVER NEED. (Apart from the Dictionarys and Road atlases)

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Funny, but perhaps better to read than as audio

Enjoyable audio, however the encyclopaedia format can get a bit repetitive when listening for large durations. I can imagine the book would work better if you want to put down and pick up at different points.

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Funny in parts

I love this woman but I must admit to being a tad bored when listening for any length of time but some genuine laugh out loud moments

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I Love Clunk

90 degrees out of phase with the world just fantastic.
It must be very hard to be so dumb

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