I highly recommend Michael Brooke's book about the patently absurd within our midst. The things in life that really don't make sense in science yet still elude clear explanation.
This books strength is making often complex postulation into complete sense to me as a reader. Brooks makes his statements in an entertaining & above all accessible fashion.
The biggest compliment that I can give is that Brooks writes in a fashion akin to a hero of mine Carl Sagan. Whilst using his own style he challenges the scientific status quo with great aplomb & I dare say with a little glee too! From telling us one moment that the medical industry are pulling the wool over our eyes to telling us that were short changed on human reproduction! As professional & as solid as his claims are you cannot help to read between the lines to see the enthusiasm in his arguments. Which besides being deeply thought provoking is thoroughly entertaining.
Matt Addis's narration is enjoyable & an appropriate choice for this audiobook. It is a weighty tomb coming in at a running time of over 8hrs but highly recommended & it will forever challenge your concept of the universe.
Michael Brooks has taken 13 widespread areas of science with large pitfalls for the armchair scientist (or interested layperson) and given a fair and honest account of those problems where science doesn't (currently!) quite work. Fascinating subjects such as the origin of death and the beginning of life are covered in both history and science, giving fantastic insight to those looking to expand their base of scientific knowledge. Along the way, Brooks manages to inspire the purest scientific notions into subjects such as Homoeopathy, traditionally almost a 'dirty word' with scientists, reminding us that science explores and understands, and must change if met with reasonable doubt, even if the changes can be unpleasant.
Overall, a fascinating book with some very interesting and thought provoking moments that may cause you to ask fundamental questions about life, the universe and everything. Expect to take a little time to process the information; this book isn't one to fall asleep to. This audiobook also has a clear narration, and was a pleasure to listen to.