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Mr. S. Kelly

London England
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  • River out of Eden

  • A Darwinian View of Life
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

The number-one Sunday Times best seller. A fascinating explanation of how evolution works from best-selling author of The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins. Complete and unabridged and read by Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward. The river of Dawkins' title is a river of DNA, flowing through time from the beginning of life on Earth to the present and onwards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book by Prof Dawkins.

  • By Mr. S. Kelly on 25-09-17

Another great book by Prof Dawkins.

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Reviewed: 25-09-17

He has once again made it easy to understand a complex scientific subject. Well done Prof Dawkins

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  • The End of Money

  • The Story of Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain Revolution
  • By: New Scientist
  • Narrated by: Mark Elstob
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

The End of Money is an essential introduction to cryptocurrencies and the blockchain revolution, which has been hailed as the greatest advancement since the invention of the Internet. Murder for hire. Drug trafficking. Embezzlement. Money laundering. These might sound like plot lines of a thriller, but they are true stories from the short history of cryptocurrencies - digital currencies conceived by computer hackers and cryptographers that represent a completely new sort of financial transaction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best crypto currency book

  • By Matt on 10-04-18

Very interesting and simple enough to understand.

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Reviewed: 17-08-17

Well read and simple enough for me to understand it all. The historical components are great to put thing in a framework that is relevant. very good overall.

  • The Neutronium Alchemist

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

The ancient menace has finally escaped from Lalonde, shattering the Confederation's peaceful existence. Those who succumbed to it have acquired godlike powers but now follow a far from divine gospel as they advance inexorably from world to world. On planets and asteroids, individuals battle for survival against the strange and brutal forces unleashed upon the universe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 2 massive gaps

  • By James Walker on 10-01-18

Another great book from Mr Hamilton & Mr Lee

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Reviewed: 30-03-17

What can i say I'm enjoying the series massively, and the author and voice actor works well. now on to the next book

  • The Fall of Hyperion

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 21 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825

In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. Onthe world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing - nothing anywhere in the universe - will ever be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Thomas on 11-08-11

Interesting story, performed well

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-12-16

Not my normal choice of sifi but was recommended and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well performed and produced

  • Hyperion

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic combination

  • By Mr. S. Gibson on 15-08-10

Interesting

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Reviewed: 12-11-16

A different interesting story, I do have to read the next book to find out where it's going