If you like trivia, weird stories and just general interesting stories that relate to all aspects of life, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader is a book that is perfect for you to listen to when you have a little free time.
The original Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader was a book that was literally meant to help pass the time in the bathroom. It is filled with a number of stories in varying lengths so you could read a short passage if you weren’t going to be around too long, or longer sections if you may be there a while.
The audio book is, of course, a little different since you may not necessarily choose to take your audio books to the bathroom with you. In this case it may be the perfect book if you have a short attention span or if you regularly have small pockets of time to listen to a book and want a book you can keep going back to from time to time without forgetting where you are in the book each time.
So what kinds of stories are in the book? Well there are stories about Dr. Ruth and some of the things she did that made her into the icon she has become. Another passage will teach you all you may have ever wanted to know, and more, about various kinds of bats.
This is really a great way to take in interesting trivia and to learn a little more about all kinds of aspects of the world around you. At the time you are listening, you will likely just think they are curious and interesting stories. Down the road you may be happy you listened to them when they happen to give you the answer to a Trivial Pursuit question.
If you like learning all kinds of things, this is a great book to add to your collection. If you prefer only one storyline in your books, you may want to look elsewhere.
This book has various narrators from the Bathroom Reader’s Institute. Since this is a piecemeal kind of book, that seems completely appropriate for this selection. It’s an easy listen and there is no problem stopping and starting again to listen to new passages.