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Christopher Gauci

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  • The Order of Time

  • By: Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
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    5 out of 5 stars 289
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it. From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written and beautifully read.

  • By Heisenberg on 27-04-18

Poetry & art meet physics to allude time

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Reviewed: 11-03-19

An amazing follow up to his other masterpiece "Reality is not what it seems". The concepts discussed are very abstract but we'll worth the the mental energy. Among the physics and mental acrobatics there are artfully communicated insights. I could not stop reading this book.

  • Reality Is Not What It Seems

  • The Journey to Quantum Gravity
  • By: Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
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    5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423

From the best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new audiobook about the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains how our image of the world has changed throughout centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening and mind expanding

  • By Stefan Richter on 28-11-16

Definitely 5/5

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Reviewed: 16-02-19

Carlo Rovelli is expectational. His understanding and passion for the subjects he discusses shines through the prose. A prose that is simple to understand and at times poetic in its execution. Roy MacMillian does a tremendous job bringing this book to life and has been a pleasure to listen to. I highly recommend this journey into the world of quantum loop gravity with Carlo as your expert guide.

  • Brief Answers to the Big Questions

  • By: Stephen Hawking, Professor Kip Thorne - foreword
  • Narrated by: Ben Whishaw, Garrick Hagon - foreword, Lucy Hawking - afterword
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 727
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    5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 639

The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the best-selling author of A Brief History of Time and arguably the most famous scientist of our age, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a profound, accessible and timely reflection on the biggest questions in science. Professor Hawking was a brilliant theoretical physicist, an influential author and thinker and a great popular communicator. Throughout his career he was asked questions by business leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs, academics and the general public on a broad range of subjects, from the origins of the universe to the future of the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Look up to the stars, not down at your feet.

  • By Heisenberg on 16-10-18

Inspirational as it is fascinating

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Reviewed: 07-12-18

I loved listening to this book. The foreward & afterward were especially touching.
Stephen is an amazing person, his brilliance in communicating complex ideas is one of a kind and what also shines through is his human side. His concern for the faith of planet earth, people and nature. His sense of humour is sweet, funny and to the point. I enjoy his jokes.... maybe he should be a sit down comedian.

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  • Animal Farm

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,856
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,493

Animal Farm is George Orwell's great socio-political allegory set in a farmyard where the animals decide to seize the farmer's land and create a co-operative that reaps the benefits of their combined labours. However, as with all great political plans, some animals see a bigger share of the rewards than others and the animals start to question their supposed utopia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant classic, superbly read by Simon Callow

  • By Anthony on 15-06-14

George Orwell strikes again :)

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Reviewed: 02-11-18

short , to the point and extremely effective in driving home his point.

a modern day fable, easy to read and with an important message.

  • Brave New World

  • By: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,821
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,821

On the 75th anniversary of its publication, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before. Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A. F. (After Ford, the deity).

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Marred by narration

  • By George on 06-08-11

Incredible

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Reviewed: 19-10-18

Different. Original. Thought provoking & sinister.
Aldous Huxley pulls you into this alien yet strangley prophetic world. I did not put it down till I finished the book!

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,691

Big Brother is watching you.... 1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three superstates. In Oceania, the Party’s power is absolute. Every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored under the watchful eye of Big Brother and the Thought Police. In the Ministry of Truth, the Party’s department for propaganda, Winston Smith’s job is to edit the past. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes hold of him and he embarks on a secret and forbidden love affair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent narration.

  • By Chris on 20-12-16

super haunting

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Reviewed: 11-12-17

amazing! It's incredible to think that invented when gorge wrote this stuff!
way ahead of his time!!

  • The Noble Art of Seducing Women

  • My Foolproof Guide to Pulling Any Woman You Want
  • By: Kezia Noble
  • Narrated by: Lynsey Frost
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

For years, men have been puzzling over what it is that women find attractive in a man. Now, the world's leading female pick-up artist trainer, Kezia Noble, is here to unlock the mysteries of what women really want in a man. Unlike male pick-up artist trainers, Kezia doesn't make assumptions about what women want - she knows exactly what it is they find attractive in the opposite sex.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than any other PUA book I've ever read

  • By Michael on 07-01-15

Useful & Insightful<br />

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Reviewed: 16-11-17

Useful and very insightful. All golden advice. You need to couple it with real life practice and it's always in the back of my mind when I interact with women.

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  • Maestro

  • Legend of Drizzt: Homecoming, Book II
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Something terrible, unspeakable, immense has come to Menzoberranzan and is leaving death and destruction in its wake. The primordial of Gauntlgrym stirs, sending Cattie-brie and Gromph to Luskan and the ruins of the only power that can keep the beast in check. The damage of the Darkening, of war, and of a demon-ravaged Underdark has sent cracks out across the North. Some of this damage may never be repaired.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Mr. Ronald L. Alcock on 24-01-17

What a finish!

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Reviewed: 13-05-16

Full of emotions and an explosive finish!
thoroughly enjoyed it :)

RA Salvatore proves himself more accomplished than Jarlaxele a true Maestro!