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  • Sophia

  • Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary
  • By: Anita Anand
  • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

In 1876, Sophia Duleep Singh was born into Indian royalty. Her father Maharajah Duleep Singh was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, one of the greatest empires of the Indian subcontinent, a realm that stretched from the lush Kashmir Valley to the craggy foothills of the Khyber Pass and included the mighty cities of Lahore and Peshawar. It was a territory irresistible to the British, who plundered everything, including the fabled Koh-I-Noor diamond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Christina M. Croft on 22-04-15

Heartful Telling of Herstory

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-01-19

This work has been the most wonderful experience. The heart, dedication and feeling put into this piece can be felt in every word, clause and sentence. I am very grateful to have been able to listen to this telling, and even more so that such literature is within my means. The imagery in my mind's eye was colourful, vibrant and vivid, as I watched Sophia's past, present and future unfold. I felt keenly the very visceral realness of the suffregette movement and passive protest of those in India and the British Isles --- in the grip of industral populism and patriarchy upon the people.

  • Scale

  • The Universal Laws of Life and Death in Organisms, Cities and Companies
  • By: Geoffrey West
  • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
  • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Geoffrey West's research centres on a quest to find unifying principles and patterns connecting everything, from cells and ecosystems to cities, social networks and businesses. Scale addresses big, urgent questions about global sustainability, population explosion, urbanization, ageing, cancer, human life spans and the increasing pace of life but also encourages us to question the world around us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mathematics and beauty without faith

  • By Mr Jeremy J Osborn on 22-01-19

Information and accessible

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-19

It was a long listen, packed full of realism and storytelling. The reading was a bit forced and often too punchy. But the overarching theme of scaling and complexity was thoughtful and insightful. Also very much appreciated the respectful and personal tone suited for the general audience, which is often lacking in much scientific writing.

  • Inferior

  • How Science Got Women Wrong - and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story
  • By: Angela Saini
  • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story. Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, Angela Saini takes listeners on an eye-opening journey to uncover how women are being rediscovered. She explores what these revelations mean for us as individuals and as a society, revealing an alternative view of science in which women are included rather than excluded.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential reading.

  • By Daisy Day on 25-08-18

Brilliant.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-18

A fantastic reading and we'll told overview of some missing stories of our human existence, along with the help of our animal friends.

  • The Library of Ice

  • Readings from a Cold Climate
  • By: Nancy Campbell
  • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Long captivated by the solid yet impermanent nature of ice, by its stark, rugged beauty, acclaimed poet and writer Nancy Campbell sets out from the world’s northernmost museum - at Upernavik in Greenland - to explore it in all its facets. From the Bodleian Library archives to the traces left by the great polar expeditions, from remote Arctic settlements to the ice houses of Calcutta, she examines the impact of ice on our lives at a time when it is itself under threat from climate change. The Library of Ice is a fascinating and beautifully rendered evocation of the interplay of people and their environment on a fragile planet and of a writer’s quest to define the value of her work in a disappearing landscape....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Is this book actually about something?

  • By Andrew D on 07-12-18

Informative and pleasant

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-11-18

This is an informative work and very pleasant to listen to. Looking forward to more such works.

  • If Women Rose Rooted

  • The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging
  • By: Sharon Blackie
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

This is the second edition of a uniquely empowering, international word-of-mouth best seller about wild landscapes, female mythology, and the challenges facing modern women. It is a book for any woman who has ever lost her way and who sees a wasteland at the heart of modern existence and longs to live a more authentic, rooted life once again.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narrator

  • By Elena Harris on 16-12-17

An authentic journey seeking sense in place

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this telling; easy on the ears and satisfying for the heart. It has helped to clarify many unspoken feelings.

  • Brotopia

  • Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
  • By: Emily Chang
  • Narrated by: Emily Chang
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasy land of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a "Brotopia," where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and network at sex parties. In this powerful exposé, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don't Be Evil! Connect the World!)--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Listen in small doses, but definitely listen

  • By Rhiannon on 24-07-18

Current, and a must listen!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-06-18

Highly listenable. Clear discussion on issues we all live (put up) with in tech and STEM fields.

  • Braiding Sweetgrass

  • Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
  • By: Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Narrated by: Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43

As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eloquently spoken, meditative story

  • By Isabella on 25-03-18

The stories we need before trusting in science.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-18

More satisfying than TV show or movie ever. I gave it a four (not five) stars, because I found the traditional gender roles mentioned to be quite out of place and hypocritical. But everything else was just what I needed to listen to in a senseful and reasonable way. A timely story full of learning, poetry and resonance.

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  • Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

  • By: Janna Levin
  • Narrated by: Janna Levin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

The authoritative story of the headline-making discovery of gravitational waves - by an eminent theoretical astrophysicist and award-winning writer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well told stories of experimental pursuits

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-01-18

Well told stories of experimental pursuits

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-18

easy on the ears, facts with the flow of storytelling, and a peek into the "old boys club" of physics

  • Storm in a Teacup

  • The Physics of Everyday Life
  • By: Helen Czerski
  • Narrated by: Chloe Massey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

What is it that helps both scorpions and cyclists to survive? What do raw eggs and gyroscopes have in common? And why does it matter? In an age of string theory, fluid dynamics and biophysics, it can seem as if the science of our world is for only specialists and academics. Not so, insists Helen Czerski - and in this sparkling new audiobook she explores the patterns and connections that illustrate the grandest theories in the smallest everyday objects and experiences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not such a big storm

  • By Viv on 05-02-17

Excellent. Will listen again... and again.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-18

I really enjoyed this book. Chloe's voice was easy to listen to and Helen's writing is easy to take in. If only more science literature was as pleasurable as this.