This was a tricky book to get into, because it covers a wide range of science topics. The first chapters are more physics-orientated and this isn't my area of interest so it was a little difficult to understand. However, the 13 topics covered got more interesting (in my opinion !) and I ended up enjoying it much more than I expected.
I'm not sure if this is typically 'popular science' because some of the concepts were pretty dense, but it doesn't spoil later chapters. You don't need to understand chapter 3 in order to listen to chapter 5, for example.
Narration was comfortingly bland - no weird accent, and clear and steady.