• The Great Book of Texas: The Crazy History of Texas with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia

  • A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States 1
  • Di: Bill O'Neill
  • Letto da: Derek Newman
  • Durata: 3 ore e 27 min
  • Versione integrale
  • Data di pubblicazione: 30 03 2018
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Editore: LAK Publishing
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Are you looking to learn more about Texas? Sure, you’ve heard about the Alamo and JFK’s assassination in history class, but there’s so much about the Lone Star State that even natives don’t know about. In this trivia audiobook, you’ll journey through Texas’s history, pop culture, sports, folklore, and so much more!

In The Great Book of Texas, some of the things you will learn include:

  • Which Texas hero isn’t even from Texas?
  • Why is Texas called the Lone Star State?
  • Which hotel in Austin is one of the most haunted hotels in the United States?
  • Where was Bonnie and Clyde’s hideout located?
  • Which Tejano musician is buried in Corpus Christi?
  • What unsolved mysteries happened in the state?
  • Which Texas-born celebrity was voted "Most Handsome" in high school?
  • Which popular TV show star just opened a brewery in Austin?

You'll find out the answers to these questions and many other facts. Some of them will be fun, some of them will creepy, and some of them will be sad, but all of them will be fascinating! This audiobook is jam-packed with everything you could have ever wondered about Texas.

Whether you consider yourself a Texas pro or you know absolutely nothing about the state, you’ll learn something new as you discover more about the state’s past, present, and future. Find out about things that weren’t mentioned in your history book. In fact, you might even be able to impress your history teacher with your newfound knowledge once you’ve finished listening! So, what are you waiting for? Dive in now to learn all there is to know about the Lone Star State!

©2018 LAK Publishing (P)2018 LAK Publishing

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  • Totali
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  • cosmitron
  • 12 04 2018

Texas size trivia fun.

Would you consider the audio edition of The Great Book of Texas: The Crazy History of Texas with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia to be better than the print version?

Have only listened to the book.

What did you like best about this story?

Texas is different..... it is a state of mind in many ways the trivia and stories in this book givethose not familiar with Texas a better idea of the unique quality of this diverse state.

Which scene was your favorite?

N/A

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It is not that type of book

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Luke
  • 05 06 2018

Title says it all: It's a book about Texas

This is the 2nd book I've listened to from these authors, and I've greatly enjoyed their manner of telling history in a fun & informative way, and so far I've yet to catch a mistake. O'Neill certainly knows his stuff.

Recommended for anyone looking to learn a little bit more about the Lone Star state

**At my request, I was provided with a free promotional copy, and have voluntarily left a fair and honest review**

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • TJ Fitz
  • 30 05 2018

Lots of Good Trivia Knowledge

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Overall I found this book very interesting. I came out with many more tidbits of knowledge on Texas. Most of the facts were interesting and entertaining. Since this was more of a "here's all the cool stuff on Texas" than it was a "read in this order story", you can easily skip facts that you are not interested in. For example, I skipped the section on famous Texan celebrities, because that's not my cup of tea. But skipping that section did not detract at all from my experience. Additionally, since it took me a few commutes to finish, I found myself going back to some of the sections I enjoyed more. And I plan on revisiting some sections in the future as well.
It's also nice because you can bookmark all the fun facts that stand out to you. I'd list some of my favorite facts, but I don't want to spoil any for potential readers. I set a few bookmarks so I can brush up on the ones I found most interesting; I feel like at least 3 or 4 of these facts will come up in pub trivia for me at some point.

I would say that I would recommend this book to anyone who loves trivia, anyone who lives in Texas, or anyone who is moving to Texas.

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Book Lover
  • 02 05 2018

Fun Read

Packed with interesting trivia. I live in Texas so it may be more interesting to me than a non resident but there was a lot of trivia that will be interesting to all. For example stories on the invention of white out and Dr Pepper. There was a wide range of trivia, from famous people from Texas to interesting wildlife (camels, zebras and bats to name a few) to places of interest to visit. Recommend if you are looking for a fun read for the whole family.

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Jess
  • 30 04 2018

Enjoyed

Always love these trivia books and this one was no exception. Fun facts and random trivia that will keep you entertained from beginning to end. Good narration as always.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Margaret
  • 29 04 2018

Good info

This is the second book I’ve listened to by this author and I would listen to another.
I enjoy the tidbit info and more detailed facts. Some of the information is quite funny.
The question and answer segment at the end of each chapter is a nice touch.

This is the second book I’ve listened to by this narrator and I would listen to another. He reads this so the book is interesting not plodding.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review

  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • SunsetSam
  • 23 04 2018

Very Helpful and fun. Great listen on a car trip

As a soon to be texan this book was a big help to understand the history, culture and the things that make Texas unique. I learned :

Why they call it 6 flags
Bonnie and Clyde connection
What happened to Davey Crockett ... sort of LOL
and many other fascinating tidbits about the Lone Star state ( you do know why the call it that of course)

I was given the book by the author to review and it was a great help to myself and has helped me to feel more "Texan" at least in knowledge. I think listeners will like it

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Stew81
  • 20 04 2018

Good book for road trips

Most people from Texas can tell you that Texas schools take Texas history very seriously. I started this book thinking I wouldn’t learn anything new but to my surprise there is quite a bit of Texas History and trivia in here that I hadn’t heard before along with some current an pop culture facts mixed in. My only complaint is the quiz section at the end of each chapter.... it made me feel like I was taking a test. At the same time I could see that part working well on a road trip with the kids. I was provided a copy of this audiobook for free at my request in exchange for an honest review.

  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Paul B Estrada
  • 17 04 2018

Intresting and fun

You dont have to be a super-fan of Texas to enjoy this book. It had some facts I already knew about Texas and many I didn't. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys trivial facts and stories such as those found in Readers Digest or Uncle Jon's Bathroom Reader as well as anyone interested in Texas. I would like to see more books about other states.

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Rayc
  • 16 04 2018

Interesting little known facts

Entertaining trivia book, Absolutely stuffed with little known and interesting facts.
I love this series of books, I always learn so much from them.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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