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  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,590
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,856
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,830

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought-provoking

  • By Anonymous User on 30-08-2017

Essential listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-2018

Confirmed my suspicions and gave me loads of ammunition for a discussion ( argument ) well done

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,960

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a powerful book by a truly insightful author.

  • By Daniel Rimmer on 27-10-2018

Lots to think about

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-2018

It a time of “ fake news “ and obsession with trivia and personality politics, it’s refreshing listening to brain stimulation

  • More of Poirot's Finest Cases

  • Seven Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: full cast, John Moffat
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 62

John Moffat stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in seven more BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations. The stories in this volume are: Evil Under the Sun, Sad Cypress, Murder in Mesopotamia, Lord Edgware Dies, Halloween Party, Murder on the Links and Five Little Pigs. Based on the original novels by Agatha Christie, these superb adaptations feature a cast of outstanding actors playing an array of likely suspects.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent as always

  • By Telaga on 16-11-2017

Great fun

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-2018

Love Christie so great story and excellent performance ,but as usual with multiple stories it’s annoying to not easily find the start of individual titles

  • P. D. James BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi, Hugh Grant, full cast, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of P. D. James' acclaimed mysteries, plus P. D. James in Her Own Words. This collection includes: Cover Her Face, A Taste for Death, Devices and Desires, A Certain Justice, The Private Patient, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well done

  • By Jillian Hancock on 21-11-2018

Well done

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-2018

Loved the performance and stories ( written by a master of the genre)and although I’ve read most hearing a presentation such as this is great entertainment. However it’s very annoying not having the information about when the individual stories begin

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  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is just brilliant.

  • By completeaerogeek on 01-06-2017

What a fascinating universe

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-2018

So comforting to feel part of something so awesome, put my troubles into perspective! Mr Tyson voice also seems perfect, deep like the universe he explained so well

  • Treasure Island

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to life this timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny. When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins' parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great tale

  • By Alfergus on 24-06-2018

Wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-2018


There’s much more to this rollicking tale than I remembered. Well worth revisiting. Loved it

  • The Fifth Agreement

  • A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery
  • By: don Miguel Ruiz
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

In The Four Agreements, a New York Times best seller for over seven years, don Miguel Ruiz revealed how the process of our education, or “domestication,” can make us forget the wisdom we were born with. Throughout our lives, we make many agreements that go against ourselves and create needless suffering.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Could be summerised

  • By Artin on 03-04-2017

Pretty much perfect

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-2018

Peter Coyote’s deep , mature sounding voice seems just right to convey this timeless wisdom. Wish the whole world could hear and comprehend this masterful synthesis ( especially teenagers).