I Can’t Believe You Just Said That

  • by Danny Wallace
  • Narrated by Danny Wallace
  • 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Passive aggression. Road rage. Snarky tweets. Queue jumpers. Idiots who are #justsaying. Fat shamers. Victim blaming. Furious waitresses who refuse to sell you a hot dog...
We are ruder than we've ever been. In this incisive and very funny book, Danny Wallace investigates the new wave of rudeness that threatens to overwhelm us. He travels the world, visiting our rudest critics, interviewing psychologists, psychiatrists, bellboys, cab drivers, bin men, barristers, politicians, a limo driver called José and at least one expert in cooked meat production. In doing so he uncovers the hidden truths behind what makes us rude, whether it can be caught and how one small moment of rudeness - like being declined a hot dog - can snowball into disaster. From the jihadist who launched a blistering attack on the "bad manners" of his fellow ISIS militants to the mayor in Bogota who recruited an army of mimes to highlight inconsiderate driving, this is a very funny and powerful exploration into the way humans work and why it is surely time for an antirudeness revolution.

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One of my favourite audible books

I think I saw a review saying "It doesn't seem that interesting from the title- but it is amazing". This is accurate. Every syllable of Danny's story is engaging, thought-provoking and ultimately a great snapshot of where we currently are as a society. Great stories, great narration and a truly fascinating audiobook.
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- Matt

More like this Mr Wallace, please


If you are reading this waiting for an operation, I hope no one has been rude to the medical staff. Danny Wallace explains the impact rudeness has on our lives. How human temperament can be perceived differently if you are either male/ female. And that if you are impolite you’ll probably earn more money compared to a well-mannered person. Danny even pays a market research company to ascertain people’s view on rudeness, dubbed the Wallace report, and how long they are prepared to wait for a hot dog. Plus loads more.

I’ve read and enjoyed many of Danny’s previous books, the last being ‘Friends like these’ in 2008. Now with two children, this is a comparatively mature book to his previous work, but is also told with his same wry wit.

Whilst it might not have the craziness of ‘Yes Man’, ‘Join Me’, or ‘Are you Dave Gorman?’, Danny Wallace can still tell an engaging story.

The 8-hours whizzed by. Please Mr Wallace, more like this
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- Mr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-06-2017
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks