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Another epic performance by Stephen Fry!

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Reviewed: 29-09-2020

This was amazing from start to finish! Stephen Fry's retelling of the Greek Myths is captivating, humourous and full of wonderful extras about the etymology of ancient Greek words and how the stories of the Gods are still entwined into modern culture. Fry brings so much life into each character and gives each god and goddess such relatable, human traits; I found myself openly laughing and despairing at the stories. This is certainly one of the best audiobooks I've ever heard - although not surprising from someone as talented, intelligent and well spoken as Stephen Fry.

Fantastic book!

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Reviewed: 22-06-2020

This was so thoughtfully written and amazingly researched. The author discusses the history, discoveries and current uses of some of the most common elements; and some of the rarer ones. Aldersey-Williams beautifully correlates the characteristics of each element with associated literary history, and also interviews some current scientists and element hunters. The narrator is perfectly suited to this audiobook, keeping me engrossed the entire time. I would thoroughly recommend this anyone who enjoys chemistry, popular science or history.

Even better the second time!

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Reviewed: 04-03-2020

I already have the physical copy of this book, which I absolutely loved; but having it narrated to me was a real treat! Once again Mortimer provides a fascinating, entertaining and thoroughly researched book. This follows on perfectly from his Medieval Time Traveller's Guide.

Perfect for criminology lovers

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Reviewed: 04-03-2020

Thoroughly enjoyable listen. Perfect if you're a criminology lover - or just interested in forensic psychology. Well researched and written; and the narrator does it perfect justice. I would recommend this to criminology and psychology students.

Excellent! So much emotion alongside science

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Reviewed: 27-07-2019

Dr. Shepherd discusses his long career in forensic pathology from his first post mortem to his final years as a professional. He speaks with so much respect for the deceased and their families, whilst still detailing the more gruesome aspects of his job. The story also focuses on Shepherd's family and the tension they often felt as Shepherd and his wife had little time for anything besides their medical careers. I was actually quite touched that he so spoke so openly and emotionally about his private life including his eventual battle with PTSD. Overall it was a pleasure to listen to and a little different from the usual forensic science books. Definitely worth a listen.

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Excellent book - entertaining, informative & scary

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Reviewed: 24-07-2019

Mahaffey continues his first class writing with this highly scientific, entertaining and terrifying book. Enjoyed every minute of it.

Informative & entertaining

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Reviewed: 24-07-2019

If you have an interest in toxicology or medical history (or anything else) you'll thoroughly enjoy this book. Each poisoning case has been researched in-depth and beautifully written. The author touches on mediaeval kings, to well known poisoning cases in the present. Each case is concluded with a modern scientific review, including any archaeological discoveries. I was sad when it ended!

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The most entertaining audiobook I've heard in ages

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Reviewed: 26-04-2019

This audiobook was fantastic. The style of writing, and the excellent narrator do it so much justice. I knew Trump was a cheat at everything in life, but I never knew he was this bad. The correlation between golf and him as a president is funny and terrifying! I didn't think I liked golf, but Reilly may have changed my mind. His book is full of well researched facts and he writes with passion. Absolutely 5 stars.

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Thoroughly enjoyable

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Reviewed: 13-04-2019

Absolutely loved this audiobook. Well researched, beautifully written and interesting from start to finish. The narrator was also excellent and suited the book.

Absolutely loved it!!

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Reviewed: 17-03-2019

Well researched and full of humour. I enjoyed every gory part. Definitely worth the purchase.

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